Coming Soon – Writer Interviews

Hello folks,

Now something tells me we may regret doing this, but in an attempt to procrastinate just a lil bit longer while we polish off the book we’ve come up with the slightly sadistic brain wave of doing a bit of a random interview with each other. To be honest I’m not sure if this is going to end up being more of attempt to send each other up for a wind up rather than a helpful insight for an audience but hey ho worth a go!

In the meantime here’s your chance to throw some Q’s in yourself. So if there is anything you’d like us to ask each other just click on the post and leave your question in the comments box at the bottom and who the question is for and we’ll tag it on for your enjoyment 🙂

Welcome

Hello and welcome to our humble little blog for ‘The Masonic Plague’.

Now you’d be forgiven for believing this to be some sort of fashionable new disease that is mercilessly spreading its ways across Europe but in actual fact this is simply a book. Albeit a very brutal, graphic, twisted and at times somewhat controversial book. The kind of book that you sit down and read and think ‘Hmm I’m feeling just a tad bit uncomfortable here, I know what, think I best take me a little swig of tea and read just a little bit more… Oh my God!’

Yes I think it’s fair to say this is not a book you would want your children to read, and maybe not your parents either, well not unless they were quite liberal in their tastes. Yes, maybe it should come emblazoned with a big fat 18 and overs sticker and maybe there’s the odd group of people out there that would rather burn this book in protest than read it over their evening cocoa. Still this was not ever a book that was designed to be timid. Me and co-author Anthony D. Redden had one simple premise in mind when we embarked on this project all those many moons ago and that was simple. To create the darkest, most surreal, uncomfortable horror novel we could possibly concoct, something that would be action packed, emotionally charged and unforgiving in its delivery.

Now after many years of toil and many sunken pints during our creative meetings the book is now complete, or at least Part One is…

But now here comes the hard part. We have a book, quite a large book in fact and we now face the challenge of getting the glorious monster published and well quite frankly this is where we find ourselves treading a little water.

You see between us we may have self published a fair few novelettes and a small pile of Dark Poetry collections thick enough to support the odd wobbly table leg but we’ve never attempted to get a whole novel published professionally and well this is the challenge we face.

Now we know that due to the nature of the content and the niche in which our creation rests that this is going to be no easy task, made even more difficult due to its rather beefy size of over 100,000 words, however to say we believe in the book is a monster of understatement and we are going to do everything in our power to make this dream a reality, especially as we already have Masonic Plague Part 2 along with several sequels all planned out for future consumption.

So this maybe all well and good but what is this blog all about? Well that is simple, we have no idea what we are doing and figured we would use this outlet as a way of communicating our thankless struggle. A step by step guide of how to/not to get your book published with every misguided decision, brutal set back and joyous development laid out for you to witness in all its bloody glory.

Join us for the ride, impart your advice and experiences and please find it in your heart of hearts to plough in your support to see this book in print and we will both be eternally grateful, we may even make you a nice brew for your troubles.

I thank you.

Jon

So a little teaser about the book!

Okay well obviously at this point we don’t want to give too much away but put simply ‘The Masonic Plague’ is a graphic horror tale set in 1890’s London, shortly after the Ripper killings ravaged the city. It’s a tale filled with brutal murder, conspiracy theories, corruption and tragically abused power. Imbued with twisted science fiction and elements of the supernatural with intriguing re-imaginings of classic creatures of the night, mythological figures of darkness and the odd ghoul all thrown in for good measure. A Games of Thrones for a twisted horror audience if you will.

If you like the sound of this so far and think you’d be interested to learn more, please like this post!!!

Rest Well,

Jon

We want your content suggestions!

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Okay we are shamelessly going to plug for any suggestions to help make this site what you ‘The Reader’ might want. Feel free to ask us questions in the comments sections and we’ll be happy to chat away and and tell you guys what you’d like to know, short of displaying the full book on here after all. The sensible, the odd, the random, the ridiculous, it’s all good. We may even be able to advise you on how to rewire a plug 🙂