Wednesday, 19 February 2014

THIRTEEN - Audies Awards Finalist!

I'm unbelievably proud and excited to be able to announce that THIRTEEN, the portmanteau horror anthology I edited and co-wrote, has been chosen as a finalist in the prestigious 2014 Audie Awards!

As regular readers of this blog will know, THIRTEEN was released in August last year and, being chocked full of new stories from bestselling authors such as Stephen Gallagher, Kim Newman, Dan Abnett and Simon Clark, the audio anthology immediately began pulling in some amazingly fab reviews -

"...this is a great collection of supernatural tales, with a mournful and melancholy tone. They feel very much like old fashioned ghost stories and are genuinely chilling...those who like their spines chilled will be very pleased with Thirteen." rating - 9/10 - Starburst Magazine

"There are no clunkers in the anthology...A deliciously dark collation."  rating - 8/ 10 - SciFi Bulletin

Obviously I am very honoured, not to mention incredibly thrilled, for THIRTEEN to be nominated for an award, and a huge thank you must go to all 13 amazingly talented writers who contributed to the anthology, not to mention the producing / directing genius that is Mr Neil Gardner.

The presentations will be held on May 24th in New York, so please keep all fingers and toes crossed for us until then!

You can read the full list of all 2014 audio finalists HERE





Monday, 17 February 2014

Incoming - New Audio Day!


After what seems like 3 months of none-stop whirlwind activity, the first in a series of 30 minute audio plays that I'm writing for SpokenWorld/Ladbroke has finally been released.

Co-produced by Ladbroke and SpokenWorld Audios, Sometime Never stars the wonderful Simon "Hitch-hiker's Guide To The Galaxy" Jones and the fabulous Rosalyn "The Devil Rides Out" Landor.

I wrote the script back in December, on a very tight deadline. As producer / director Neil Gardner explains in the press release - "This meant Scott had to create and refine a script in just 4 weeks, and we had to work out a schedule that was being squeezed by Christmas deadlines. But when you have the chance to work with a legend like Simon, you move mountains.

You certainly do!

Needless to say, both Simon and Rosalyn are on excellent form, delivering the kind of wonderful performances that I knew they would deliver as I was writing the piece.

Also, somewhat amazingly, the first review of the audio play has gone up on t'interweb, and it's an absolute cracker!

"And so, 2014 welcomes the first full-cast audio from Spokenworld, starring Simon Jones and Rosalyn Landor, with a thoroughly intriguing story written by Scott Harrison."


Almost half an hour in length, this is one tale that crafts an instant ear-grabber, enhanced with fabulous sound design, and music from James Dunlop."

"Final mention must go to Harrison, who not only engineers a well-thought out idea for "Sometime Never" but shows genius un his approach, masterfully teasing us with a plot that will not only surprise but satisfy too - with past work including projects for Big Finish such as "Blake's 7" and "The Confessions of Dorian Gray", what else can you expect?"

You can read the full review by the perspicacious Mr Alwyn Ash HERE

And you can download Sometime Never for a mere £3.99 over at the SpokenWorld Audio site HERE





Sometime Never is the first in a new series of audio plays I am working on with Spokenworld / Ladbroke Audios, to be released throughout 2014. I hope to be able to bring you more news as soon as I can.

Until then, watch this space...and I hope you enjoy!







Saturday, 25 January 2014

Incoming - New Audio Day!

OK, so technically this audio isn't exactly 'new', in fact, the episode I wrote for this - series 1 episode 2, The Houses In Between - was actually released in November 2012, and there's been two series, a Christmas special, a Halloween special and a 2-part New Year's special since then...

However, originally released as a weekly download, the entire back catalogue of The Confessions Of Dorian Gray (including the Bernice Summerfield story Shades Of Gray, in which Dorian guest stars) has just been released by Big Finish as a whopping 10-disc box set!

You can buy the CD (which comes with a free download of all the stories) at the Big Finish website HERE

Featuring scripts written by such splendid chaps as Gary Russell, Joseph Lidster, David Llewellyn, Nev Fountain, Scott Handcock, and yours truly...

And starring Alexander Vlahos as Dorian Gray, and guest starring Sarah Douglas, Colin Baker, Lalla Ward, Katy Manning, Hannah Spearitt, Lorna Rose Harris and tons more!

Right, blog post over...stop reading right now and go and buy this immediately...

Seriously. Go now!!



Saturday, 18 January 2014

Twisted Histories Preview (3)

As Twisted Histories, the second in a series of anthologies I'm working on with Snowbooks, has finally hit
the book store shelves, we thought it'd be cool to post a wee taster or two from the spine-tingling stories on offer, just to whet everyone's appetites a little.

Over the past few days I've been posting the first couple of pages from random stories in the book, which will hopefully leave you wanting more.

I kicked off with the first chapter of my own story The Silence Between The Sound, then came Jennifer Williams' story The Tides Of Avalon (both of which can be read in the two previous posts). Finally we have Wayne Simmon's gruesome little tale, The Second Coming...







You can buy Twisted Histories online at -

- Amazon

- Waterstones

And in all good book shops.



Friday, 17 January 2014

Twisted Histories Preview (2)

As Twisted Histories, the second in a series of anthologies I'm working on with Snowbooks, has finally hit
the book store shelves, we thought it'd be cool to post a wee taster or two from a handful of the spine-tingling stories on offer, just to whet everyone's appetites a little.

Over the next few days I'll be posting the first couple of pages from random stories in the book, which will hopefully leave you wanting more.

I kicked off with the first chapter of my own story The Silence Between The Sound (which you can read in the previous post), up next is Jennifer Williams' story The Tides Of Avalon - an Arthurian re-imaging with a few mermaids thrown in for good measure.







You can buy Twisted Histories online at the following - 



As well as all good book shops.


Twisted Histories Preview (1)

As Twisted Histories, the second in a series of anthologies I'm working on with UK publishers Snowbooks, has finally hit book store shelves, we thought it'd be cool to post a wee taster or two from a handful of the spine-tingling stories on offer, just to whet everyone's appetites a little.

Over the next few days I'll be posting the first couple of pages from random stories in the book, which will hopefully leave you wanting more.

So, let's kick off with the first 'chapter' of my own story The Silence Between The Sounds.

The main action of the story takes place in the Desert of Judea, and in the court of King Herod, in 1BC, however, the opening pages are set some sixty years later.

Now an old man and plagued by nightmares, bondman Karsudan, once known as Amahl Damji, must face the most frightening decision of his life...






You can buy Twisted Histories online at the following places -

-  Amazon

- or Waterstones








Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Incoming - New Book Day!


Bit of a delay in getting to me, but this lovely boxful of anthology goodness has finally arrived at the door of Harrison Castle this morning.

Twisted Histories, the second anthology I've edited for UK publisher Snowbooks, was actually released a couple of weeks ago in late December, and is available to buy in paperback from all good high street bookshops or online at places such as Amazon and Waterstones.

The book features brand new horror & supernatural stories from:

Stephen Gallagher
Justin Richards
Alison Littlewood
Kaaron Warren
Wayne Simmons
Richard Dinnick
Scott Harrison
Jennifer Williams
Simon Bestwick
Susan Murray
Gary McMahon

Work is already under way on a third anthology, this time featuring multi genre stories all set on the North Yorkshire coast...

...but more on that soon.



FORTHCOMING PROJECTS:

Star Trek: Shadow of the Machine  -  eBook (Simon & Schuster)
Anthology III - paperback (Snowbooks)
The End  -  SF audio anthology   (SpokenWorld Audio)