Award Winning Author Paul Kane at Waterstones Sheffield for Book Signing 1pm 2nd April 2011

Book signing in Sheffield by award winning author Paul Kane
If you’re anywhere near Orchard Square, Sheffield around 1pm on 2nd April and enjoy a really good read, you may want to toddle down to Waterstones. Paul Kane will be doing a book signing to promote his best selling Arrowhead trilogy, a post apocalyptic reworking of the Robin Hood mythos and part of the Afterblight Chronicles from Abaddon Books.
     Before I go any further I have to admit to a personal bias here. Paul is one of my oldest and most valued friends, so I’m not going to review the books; I’ll just tell you a little about the man and you can make your own mind up about his writing. We first met at a horror writers’ gathering in Sheffield and he later sent a story to the magazine I was co-editing at the time. It was beautifully crafted and I knew that there was more to this guy than a good sense of humour. Back then I didn’t know just how much more there was to come.
     Paul Kane is a British horror and dark fantasy writer, teacher and editor. So far he’s seen four collections of his short stories published and over a thousand articles and reviews to date. His non-fiction book The Hellraiser Films and their Legacy has been nominated for a British Fantasy Society award and he has interviewed such horror and dark fantasy authors as James Herbert, John Carpenter, Betsy Palmer, Rob Zombie, Stuart Gordon and Ron Perlman. His zombie tale Dead Time was dramatised as an episode in the NBC/Lions Gate TV series Fear Itself, adapted under the title New Year’s Day by Steve Niles (30 Days of Night) and directed by Darren Lynn Bousman (SAW II-IV & Repo), and starred Briana Evigan (Step Up 2: The Streets, Sorority Row) and Niall Matter (Watchmen, Eureka).
     He scripted a film version of his short story The Opportunity, directed by Lewis Copson, which premiered at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival starring Clare Coleman and featuring vocals by Stephen Coates (of The Real Tuesday Weld). More recently his story The Weeping Woman has just been filmed by award-winning director Mark Steensland, starring Tony nominated actor Stephen Geoffreys (Fright Night, 976 Evil).
     When he’s not busy doing all the above he teaches art, creative writing and film/media studies, and runs workshops with his wife the equally talented horror writer Marie O’Regan. So, like I said, you might want to toddle down to Waterstones to meet the man and pick up a copy of one of his books.

Sue Phillips.


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