Terrifying Tales are out

Terrifying Tales is the English translation of my Danish series, Tænkehatten Præsenterer. It’s a series aimed at horror-hungry children where stakes are real and the kill-count bites. Based on urban legends from around the world they are put in a modern context and let the main characters play around with the premise.

All are available at Amazon, but so far only as E-books.

Am I Beautiful?

Noah and Lucas have listened to scary stories in their after-school center. Urban Legends. Particular one story about a Japanese ghost that hides her face and hunt the living with a pair of scissors.

But ghost aren’t real.

Right?

Loosely based on the legend of Kuchisake-Onna.

Get it here: Terrifying Tales #1: Am I Beautiful?

 

The Bunny Man

Anton and Ida are moving to an old house in the middle of nowhere with their parents. The backyard goes straight into the forest and Anton think that is pretty cool.
Until he hears the story about The Bunny Man.

Based on the American urban legend about a tunnel called Bunny Man Bridge or Bunny Man Tunnel on the outskirts of the town of Clifton in the state of Virginia, USA.

Get it here: Terrifying Tales #2: The Bunny Man

 

The Pig Lady

Clara is the new kid in class. She’s shy and is glad when a group of girls invite her over after school.
On the way back there the girls take a small detour to show her something. The farmhouse where the legendary Pig Lady lived.
Before she started to chop off people’s heads, that is.

Legends about pig-faced women are common throughout the world. This story is loosely based on a version from New Jersey, USA.

Get it here: Terrifying Tales #3: The Pig Lady

 

Bloody Mary

Maya is babysitting Gemma and Frida and pass the time telling them scary stories.
The girls are shrieking with joy, but want more.
And Maya knows just the right scary game to play.
Invoking Bloody Mary.
Light a candle in the dark.
Stand before a mirror.
Call her name three times and she will come.
But that’s just a story. Right?

Get it here: Terrifying Tales #4: Bloody Mary

 

Black Eyes

Stories about the black-eyed children has been told for years. And they all come with the same warning:
Whatever happens, do not let them inside!

Harry and his mother knows nothing about all that. They have just moved to this tiny village in the cover of night. Mother is super stressed out and doesn’t really have time for Harry, so he wanders off to find new friends.
But this village seems strangely deserted.

Get it here: Terrifying Tales #5: Black Eyes

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I’m back, baby!

Hear Ye, Hear Ye – after a two year dry spell I’m getting back into the US market.

My Danish horror-for-children series is almost completely translated and will be available on Amazon soon.

Retold urban legends with a twist for those children who enjoys a slice of non-cute horror.

I’m very exited and a bit nervous about the reception, since US culture is very different from Danish culture, particular concerning children.

But it’s good to be back 🙂

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Finally a bestseller

Hello world.

I have been neglecting my english page here, since my Danish production became really huge. And I have ended 2019 in a very good spot.

My most recent title, Simbas Farlige Rejse (Simbas Dangerous journey) are now officially a bestseller.

It made the bestseller lists in TWO of the major Danish platforms, which is a first for me. Also – it is promoted next to names such as J.K.Rowling and Sigurd Barrett. You might not know Sigurd Barrett, but he is a big deal in Denmark.

Yay!

But I’m not done bragging yet 🙂

In Denmark we of course have libraries, but we also have a national digital library for downloading eBooks and Audiobooks.

In all self promoting glory, my title, Klovn, has just been named the most downloaded title in the children’s section. Not children’s horror section, but overall children’s section.

For the second year running.

That is mind-blowing to me. There are hundreds if not thousands of great titles for children out there, so to top the list not once, but twice in a row is incredible.

And of course Klovn is available in English as well – Clowns – although this version is considered YA. Different cultures marks stories differently I guess. ????

You can check it out on Amazon here: CLOWNS

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Back on Amazon

I’m back, Baby!

After my latest english novel, Clowns was published back in 2017 my publisher was suddenly kicked off Amazon with no warning.
Talk about bad timing.

It sent all the reviews and the PR I had been arranging down the drain. Now – two years later – they’re back and so am I.

I haven’t published any titles in English since then – I mean, what would be the point outside Amazon – but now I going to aim for one title every year. We’ll see.

You can catch all my titles HERE.

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New titles out for children


So I tried something new.
I joined forces with a Danish youtuber and cooked up three horror stories for children loosely based on urban legends.
I’m not sure how the situation is in the US, but in Denmark fewer and fewer children are reading books, so I believe (hope) that this could pull some of them back.

Ben (the youtuber) has a channel, where he retell urban legends and spooky stories from around the world.

They wont be out until september, but the covers are ready. 🙂

I thought about translating them, but I’m not sure they fall within the acceptable spectrum for US childrens litterature.

They are fairly gory. 🙂

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I like the mailman today

I love a lot of things.

Heavy Metal.
Campy horror movies.
Engaging novels.
Playstation VR.

But most of all I love the thrill of getting a package from my publisher with my new title.
Even now – after 17 times – I get a rush when I open it up and fondle the cover for the first time.
This never gets old.

This Christmas something horrible is unleashed from below 🙂

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Jason wipes

In other news: I need this!

🙂

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Twice Upon An Apocalypse is a finalist

The summer is grueling here in Denmark. We are in the middle of the worst draught since 1864 and temperatures are soaring to record degrees.
We are not build for this. We’re Scandinavians.

As I suffer in the heat, I suddenly got notice that one of the antologies I’m a participant in has not only been nominated, but is a finalist in the eFestival of Words Best of the Independent eBook Awards.

Wohoo.

It’s the anthology Twice Upon an Apocalypse that has risen to prominence. A mashup of fairy tales with Lovecraftian mythos.

It a finalist both in the categories Best Anthology and Best Short Story with the short story “Follow the Yellow Glyph Road” by Scott T. Goudsward.

Voting is ongoing until August 15th, so go check out all the finalists HERE.

Awesome.

I now get to use this nifty logo to show off my new status. 😉

Now back to trying to cool off.

We have fortunately been spared the raging fires of Sweden and Greece, but this heat is slowly driving me insane.

One needs to compensate.

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Kamp on Instagram

So I finally caught up with the young people and are once more hip. YOLO and all that.

I am now on Instagram.

I had resisted it for a long time, since I had a hard time figuring out how to use the platform.

That is all in the past and a new, more hip Kamp has emerged. 🙂

I will post pics of stuff related to being a horror writer and the other stuff I tinker with in my daily life. Horror, Heavy Metal and kittens. For some reason there has to be kittens.  😉

Very soon I will be able to reveal the secret project I have been working on, and that will take place on Instagram.

My tag is forfatter_michael_kamp and you can join me HERE.

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A dream of Juggalos

“So … what have you been up to, Kamp? Why haven’t you updated your website?”

“Well, let me tell Ye a story, Lass …”

I have just sent in my new secret project to my publisher and are waiting for the editing phase to begin. Then I wrote an article for the Horror Writers Association and finally I’ve been working to expand my professional network in the US.

A major interview has just been published on The Horror Tree, and just as it was published and I was about to start a PR campaign on my English pages, my books suddenly disappeared from Amazon. I could get attention, but not translate it to any sales.

Gaaahh…

And when the weekend finally arrived and I was invited to an important wedding, (no, not the royal one) I was hit by some flu-like infection and went down for the count.

Now, I usually keep notes of my fever dreams for inspiration, but this time they were more weird than morbid.

I kept dreaming that hordes of Juggalos would crawl out from my armpits under the blanket and fill up the whole bed. Which makes no sense. Juggalos are fans of Insane Clown Posse – a band I have never listened to – and they paint themselves as black and white clowns.

Juggalos

Ok, so it makes a little sense anyway.

So I have been stressed out.

But now I can finally relax and concentrate on the family and my backlog with movies and series that I haven’t seen yet..

Except I should be finishing my spider story. It was supposed to be long done now, but I had to pause it, since the secret project had an approaching deadline.
And I should really be on Instagram.
And I should do something about my YouTube channel that see way too little use.
And I had really planned to translate one more Danish novel during the first months of the year, but now we are in late May.

Sigh.

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