Tim Mendees

Biography

Tim Mendees is a horror writer from Macclesfield in the North-West of England that specialises in cosmic horror and weird fiction. A lifelong fan of classic weird tales, Tim set out to bring the pulp horror of yesteryear into the 21st Century and give it a distinctly British flavour. His work has been described as the love-child of H.P. Lovecraft and P.G. Wodehouse and is often peppered with a wry sense of humour that acts as a counterpoint to the unnerving, and often disturbing, narratives.
Since breaking onto the scene in December 2019, Tim has had over seventy published stories in anthologies and magazines with publishers all over the world including Eerie River Publishing, HellBound Books, Lovecraftiana Magazine, and Madness Heart Press. His critically acclaimed debut novella, Burning Reflection (Mannison Press,) is currently available on Amazon. He is also the project leader and twisted mastermind behind the Jack The Ripper and Cthulhu Mythos mashup anthology, 13 Victims (Black Hare Press.) His novelette, Carpe Detritus (Black Hare Press,) releases on May 15th.
This year will see Tim release several stand-alone books, including the short story collection, The Pseudopod That Rocks The Cradle (Mannison Press,) and the novellas, Spiffing (Red Cape Publishing) and The Creeping Void (Eerie River Publishing.)
When he is not arguing with the spellchecker, Tim is a goth DJ, crustacean and cephalopod enthusiast, and the presenter of a popular web series of live video readings of his material and interviews with fellow authors. He currently lives in Brighton & Hove with his pet crab, Gerald, and an army of stuffed octopods.
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Where to find Tim Mendees online

Series

The Hollowhills Cycle
Deep in the heart of Bodmin Moor lurks the isolated mining community of Hollowhills, a place of myth and superstition. Below the mines that give the village its name are a series of natural caves that snake deep into the earth. Unbeknown to outsiders, Hollowhills is home to more than just miners and their families... ...things that are older than mankind. ...things that should not be. Welcome to Hollowhills. We hope you enjoy your stay.
Burning Reflection
Price: $0.99 USD.
Boiling Shadow
Price: $3.99 USD.

Books

Innsmouth Cinema: An Eldritch Triple Feature
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 17,450. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2022 by Mannison Press, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Occult
Out-of-work set designer John Fjord meets his fate in old Hollywood; young fans Kevin and Dale find themselves seduced by the mysterious charms of twin Hollywood starlets; and friends Drew and Mike stumble upon more than they bargained for when crashing a modern movie set. Innsmouth Cinema presents the story of a B-movie dynasty as told in three thrilling tales by three thrilling talents!
Fronds
Price: Free! Words: 10,350. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Something strange lurking in the sea. When a sampling of marine life in the bay turns up a new species of seaweed, Ruth is ecstatic at the find. Excitement quickly turns to concern when the unusual seaweed begins showing characteristics no one has ever seen before and shouldn't exist. This short story is a prequel to his new release Miracle Growth and includes a bonus first chapter sneak peek
Boiling Shadow
Series: The Hollowhills Cycle. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,100. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2021 by Mannison Press, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
A grief-stricken teenager finds himself the target of an ancient evil intent on using him as a pawn in its deadly game. Fighting not only for his mind and body but the fate of humanity, William must uncover the secret of the shadow before it's too late.
The Pseudopod That Rocks the Cradle
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 83,110. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2021 by Mannison Press, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Prepare yourself to enter the twisted mind of Tim Mendees. In these pages, you will find eighteen tales of sanity-shredding horror. Join a cast of uncanny offspring, randy butlers, disturbed poets, and other colourful characters as they face off against eldritch abominations and the insidious machinations of the Great Old Ones.
The Good, the Bad, & the Cute: The Secret Ways of Dolls
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 22,120. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2021 by Mannison Press, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Modern or antique; benign or malevolent; porcelain, stuffed, articulated, or life-size, dolls have long been a subject of fascination. This eclectic collection of diminutive tales explores the many enchanting facets of these inanimate curiosities and their secret ways. But then again, "inanimate" is just the assumption...
To Be a Dark Mother: A Shared Experience in the Patchwork Lands
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 31,640. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2021 by Mannison Press, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
The Lord of the Lake deeply adores all his Dark Mothers, but he has developed a particular fascination with his next bride-to-be. In this shared experience, five separate voices cry out into the cosmos to tell their woeful tales. Come explore the depths of love, passion, hope, and hopelessness as the saga plays out in this bleak, dying corner of Ronald Linson's Patchwork Lands.
The Girl Who Hated Shakespeare
Price: Free! Words: 3,370. Language: British English. Published: June 29, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Horror » Occult
Cassie isn't happy. It's the first day of the new term and she finds herself lumbered with Shakespeare once again. Her sister, meanwhile, has been given the opportunity to perform something much more interesting. Come hell or high water, by the end of term... Cassie will perform The Yellow Play.
Put On Your Happy Face
Price: Free! Words: 10,280. Language: British English. Published: May 9, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Brian Campbell is a young reporter hungry for the case that will make his career. When a series of strange deaths start occurring in his home city of Manchester, he is drawn into a conspiracy older than the human race. Madness and death dog his every step as something unspeakable lurking in the world's waterways prepares to break free from its shackles.
Burning Reflection
Series: The Hollowhills Cycle. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,510. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2020 by Mannison Press, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
As a child, Aiden Conley thought that his eccentric uncle was a vampire. Now that he is older, he realizes that the truth behind the man's aversion to mirrors is far stranger. Madness and death dog Aiden's footsteps as he attempts to uncover the riddle behind the mirrors in this tale of cosmic horror.
Little Boy Lost: More Tales of Youth Disrupted
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,990. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2020 by Mannison Press, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
This multinational anthology has brought together authors from across the US, Canada, and the UK, with genres including horror, fantasy, drama, sci-fi, and even a little romance. What binds these stories together are the disruptions: losses of innocence, of people, of hope...of one’s mind. Fraught with peril, emotion, and journeys most incredible, this collection of tales is sure to draw you in.