Lancaster author launches horror stories book
This autumn sees Lancaster’s very own A S Chambers burst back on to the local literary scene with a vengeance.
Unable to travel and promote his tales of urban fantasy and horror over the past eight months, he has found himself chained to his desk. This has resulted in the production of two books.
“It is safe to say that 2020 has been a very strange year indeed,” said Chambers, creator of the down at heel paranormal investigator Sam Spallucci, who lives and works in a fictional version of our very own Lancaster, “but it has meant that I’ve been able to concentrate far more on my writing.”
As result, the fifth Spallucci book Troubled Souls saw the light of day late in the summer.
It saw the Lancastrian version of Philip Marlowe chasing down errant angels, a ghost dressed as a Cherokee Chieftain haunting a local supermarket and a time-travelling serial killer who met a grisly fate on Morecambe Promenade.
“Not being able to promote the book in the traditional manner,” Chambers said, “I had to think outside of the box somewhat, so I used Kickstarter and offered people the chance to be killed off in the book.
“It was immensely popular and the funding for the project was reached within the first hour of it’s launch.”
A S Chambers has followed on from his latest Sam Spallucci adventure with a collection of short horror stories.
Eleven tales in total, they range from a meeting of a teenage girl and her estranged demonic father through to a power mad werewolf who has designs on global domination.
To promote the book, Chambers and cover artist Liam Shaw will be holding a socially distanced book signing at First Age Comics on Moor Lane on December 5.
Lucy Braithwaite. of First Age Comics, said: “We are very excited that A S Chambers will be returning to our shop for his book launch. It will be a great way to celebrate our reopening after the second Lockdown.”
Details of A S Chambers’ books and the upcoming book-signing at First Age Comics can be found over on his website www.aschambers.co.uk.
If you cannot get to First Age, A S Chambers Sam Spallucci books are also available on amazon.co.uk.