Mark Cassell

Biography

Mark Cassell lives on the south coast of England with his wife and a number of animals. He often dreams of dystopian futures, peculiar creatures, and flitting shadows. His jobs have included a baker, a laboratory technician, and a driving instructor, and 2018 sees him acting in the horror movie Monster directed by Matt Shaw.

As a familiar face on the UK convention scene, Mark sells his books as well as his photographic art, and doesn’t charge for selfies. The busy man that he is, he also hosts writing retreats for Writers’ HQ.

Primarily a horror author, his steampunk, dark fantasy, and sci-fi stories have featured in numerous reputable anthologies and zines. His best-selling debut novel The Shadow Fabric is closely followed by the popular short story collection Sinister Stitches and are both only a fraction of an expanding mythos of demons, devices, and deceit. The novella Hell Cat of the Holt further explores the Shadow Fabric mythos with ghosts and black cat legends.

The dystopian cyberpunk collection Chaos Halo 1.0: Alpha Beta Gamma Kill is in association with Future Chronicles Photography where he works closely with their models and cosplayers. He’s often alongside these guys at conventions all around the UK, and one of their shoots inspired the creation of his new Lovecraftian steampunk horror universe that begins with the novelette In the Company of False Gods.

Where to find Mark Cassell online

Videos

The Shadow Fabric
Leo remembers little of his past. Desperate for a new life, he snatches up the first job to come along. On his second day, he witnesses a murder, and the Shadow Fabric – a malevolent force that controls the darkness – takes the body and vanishes with it.

Books

Sussex Horrors: Stories of Coastal Terror and Other Seaside Haunts
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 41,710. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Take a terrifying journey to a coastline associated with candyfloss and amusement arcades, and see it stripped to the bone. Whether it’s seagulls that prove to be more than a nuisance, the mysterious inhabitants of a forgotten village, or a fisherman whose Easter eggs are not for consumption, the horrors are always there … and much closer than we care to admit.
Five Doses: A Collection of Horror, Cyberpunk, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Steampunk Stories
Price: Free! Words: 15,340. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » General
The author of the best-selling Shadow Fabric mythos administers some lethal doses of fiction across five genres.
The Shadow Fabric
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 95,010. Language: British English. Published: April 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Horror » Occult
Leo remembers little of his past. Desperate to begin a new and normal life, he falls into a conspiracy of demons, 17th-century devices, and modern-day deceit. Uncovering secrets long hidden from humankind, Leo’s memory unravels. Not only haunted by the past, a sinister presence within the darkness threatens his existence and he soon doubts everything and everyone...including himself.