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Wednesday, 27 July 2016


I've dipped my toes into the deep pool of self-publishing. How's it going, you may ask? It's going okay. I think. I didn't know what to expect, and I still don't know what to expect. I've sold a few copies of SCAVENGERS since its release on Sunday, and I'm quietly pleased with the reaction to it, so far. The reviews have been positive, and I've gained a few new readers in the process. It's still early days, so I'll see how things go.

So, what's next?

I'm currently writing a novella/short story called DEATHCRAWL. It's about mass demonic possession. The elevator pitch would be: HARRY BROWN meets THE CRAZIES. It's going to be violent, fast-paced and a lot of fun. I'm certainly enjoying writing it.

I'm also plotting a war/action novel tentatively titled INVASION UK. And some other, secret stuff...

Plus, there's a sci-fi horror novella also in the works. It's all happening over here.

And that's it.


Monday, 25 July 2016


So, my first self-published novella SCAVENGERS was released yesterday, and despite already self-publishing two short stories in the last few months, I found it quite daunting. I envisioned it being completely ignored or, even worse, derided by anyone who'd read it. Neither has happened so far, so that's encouraging. Although it's always a nervous wait for that first review!

Yeah, so, it's about two couples who are travelling to a holiday cottage in the countryside, during one of the worst storms in years. They find a car abandoned across the road, blocking their way, so then two of them get out to investigate.

They find the keys in the ignition. The radio's playing. The headlights are on. But no one is there.

Moments later, they're plunged into a nightmare from which there may be no escape. They will be hunted.

I really enjoyed writing this novella. I hope people enjoy reading it!


The children play in the woods. The children hunt in the woods.

They kill in the woods.

When Ray and his wife join another couple for a week in the countryside, they expect nothing more than a few days of relaxation, fine drink and good food. Instead they discover a terrible secret that threatens to destroy them all.

They will run and hide - and fight if they have to - but the fields will be covered in blood and screams will echo through the trees.

The SCAVENGERS are here.

A visceral, non-stop tale of horror from British Fantasy Award-nominated author Rich Hawkins.