The Next Big Thing

Posted: October 9, 2012 in Uncategorized

This is a Q&A, passed on to me and to be shared with five other writers… I will nominate you soon!

What is the working title of your book?
– Magick.

Where did the idea come from for the book?
– A trip to Loch Ness, on the shore opposite the one-time home of “black magician” Aleister Crowley.

What genre does your book fall under?
– Horror… definitely horror.

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
– Four unknowns and a period-type actor for Crowley… don’t know of many actors who spring to mind!

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
– Four friends visit Boleskine House, one-time residence of the infamous Aleister Crowley, and are besieged by demons and ghosts… will any of them survive?

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
– Very reluctant to self-publish as this seems mainstream horror, so the long haul of pitching it starts shortly!

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
– Since April, about six months, but still writing…. will probably finish the first draft in the next week or so.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
– Probably James Herbert, in his Sepulchre and Magic Cottage era… at least that’s what I’m aiming for!

Who or What inspired you to write this book?
– A visit to Loch Ness, on the northern shore opposite Boleskine, and the many intriguing myths that surround the place and the demonic rituals it hosted.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
– Some of the terrifying content is based on fact and I spent a very uneasy night on a follow-up research trip to Boleskine and Foyers.

  1. This is just my sort of thing, love Loch Ness, love Crowley, and incidentally his novel DIARY OF A DRUG FIEND is vastly underrated… let the adept be armed with his magick rood ‘PATER ET MATER UNUS DEUS ARARITA… ps there is a film written by Bruce Dickson of Iron Maiden fame, with Simon Callow as Crowley… it’s called CHEMICAL WEDDING and it’s OK too, though not brilliant…. Callow is good though.

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