Things you enjoy when you’re drunk

I’ve been stuck in bed all day swinging between hot and cold sweats as my body is currently being used as a battleground between some dreaded lurgi and my immune system.

While I’ve been trying to keep myself amused I have been perusing the files of some recently re-discovered SD cards.

I’d forgotten I’d got this. I took this video in Piccadilly Circus last February. I was very drunk, after spending several hours frequenting the hostelries of Leicester Square, celebrating achieving a lifelong ambition to meet Stan Lee, at the inaugural London Super ComicCon .

I must admit to being quite surprised at how steady this video footage is given my level of inebriation at the time. I do know when I watched it at the time I thought it was brilliant. Watching it back it’s not as good as I remembered, but it’s still good entertainment, so enjoy watching, if only to appreciate the things I enjoy when I’m drunk.

If you want to be a horror writer, do you have to be bald?

This year, on All Hallows Eve, I am heading over to Waterstones in Cheltenham for their Halloween Fright Night event. A delightful aquaintence of the Boyf and I is participating in the early evening event to showcase his awesome YA vampire novels, Blood and Alchemy, books one and two in the Mercian Trilogy.

The adult event which follows features the horror writers David Moody, Adam Nevill, Wayne Simmons and Joseph D’Lacey. All of these authors are new to me, because if there was one thing I’ve learnt from all my years attending book/writing festivals, that readings, and face to face events are a fabulous way of discovering new authors.

With this in mind, I decided to have a bit of a peek at their profiles on Fantastic Fiction.

I’m sensing a bit of a theme in appearance here….

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Clockwise from top left, David Moody, Adam nevill, Joseph D’Lacey (the exception that proves the rule?) and Wayne Simmons