The lovely Janine, of Janine’s Ghost Stories, put out a request for British Horror writers to be interviewed. She talked to yours truly about my life, my horror books and what’s coming next.
You can find the interview here. You can also follow Janine on Twitter – @disneynine
It’s World Poetry Day today and, in tribute to this, and given the current circumstances, the following is my contribution which seems rather apt. For more poems and short stories, see my anthologies: First Words and Unzipped: The Mind of a Madman.
From China, Covid-19 its name,
Travelled west, and here it came.
Affecting many, making them ill.
It’s one purpose, seeming to kill.
Coughing, spreading, without knowing.
Events cancelled, no movies showing.
Calls for calm, as it takes its toll,
Morons stockpiling toilet roll.
Panic buying, hand gels and soap.
People dying, a loss of hope.
This virus, it cares not.
Though it hates the weather hot.
Take extra care, if you’re unwell,
And it will, be just swell.
Wash your hands, to stop the spread,
Else you may, well end up dead!
©Copyright – David E. Gates – 2020
The Deeper Roots of Evil is the astonishing sequel to David E. Gates’ first horror novel, The Roots of Evil.
Eric Barber investigates his father’s legacy, uncovering devastating family secrets and a malevolent force that haunts the village of Ropely. A force that seeks to destroy, in horrific, bloody and violent ways, his friends and all that he holds dear along with those that perpetuate the sins of lust and perversion. Eric must battle the evil and come to terms with his history in order to survive.
eBook available now at Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, Apple iBooks and Amazon (Kindle). Available in eBook and Paperback everywhere from Friday 13th March 2020.