James Everington


"It's a special moment when you read a new author and immediately get the feeling that you're onto something special and such was the case here. The stories in this collection are evidence of great talent at work, both emotionally and intellectually stimulating." Dark Musings

I'm a writer of horror and strange stories from Nottingham, England. I enjoy the unexplained, the psychological, and the ambiguous in my weird fiction, and this is the kind of story I try and write. My main influences are writers like Ramsey Campbell, Shirley Jackson, and Robert Aickman.

My latest collection of stories, 'Falling Over', is out now from Infinity Plus and Spectral Press are publishing my episodic novel 'The Quarantined City' in six parts during the first half of 2015.

I drink Guinness, if anyone's offering.

Smashwords Interview

What are your five favorite books, and why?
Impossible to pick just five, but off the top of my head:

1. 'Alone With The Horrors' - Ramsey Campbell. The greatest horror short story writer of the last fifty years.
2. 'The Haunting Of Hill House' - Shirley Jackson. The best haunted house story I've ever read.
3. 'Dance Macabre' - Stephen King. His non-fiction book about horror. Had a huge impact on me...
4. 'Animal Farm' - George Orwell. I always feel so sad at the end of this one.
5. 'The Robber Bride' - Margaret Atwood. A fantastic author; this is maybe the one of hers I like best.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
The Kindle. The battery life on anything else is too short for the amount I read...
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Where to find James Everington online


The Shelter
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,780. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
It’s a long, drowsy summer at the end of the 1980s, and Alan Dean and three of his friends cross the fields behind their village to look for a rumoured WW2 air raid shelter. When they find it, the strange and horrifying events that follow will test their adolescent friendships to breaking point, and affect the rest of their lives... A horror novella of 15.5k words.
The Other Room
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,200. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
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The Other Room is a collection of weird horror fiction, containing twelve stories of the uncanny and the surreal. Influenced by writers such as Ramsey Campbell, Shirley Jackson, and Robert Aickman these tales, like all good horror stories, are as much about the psychology of the protagonist as the fate that awaits them.

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