Susan Boulton: author
Susan Boulton: author

Conventions 2019

 

 

Book Blogger- Author meet up 16th February 2019 -  North Safford Hotel Stoke-on-Trent.

 

Eastercon 2019 -  Ytterbium 19-22nd April 2019 Park Inn Heathrow London.

 

Edge Lit 8  - 13th July 2019 The Quad Derby.

 

Fantasycon- 18th-20th October 2019 - Glasgow.

 

Sledge Lit 5 - The Quad Derby - date to be announced.

 

 

 

Conventions 2018

 

Book Blogger and author meet-up Stoke-on-Trent.  29th September 2018.

 

Fantasycon 2018  19th to 21st October 2018.

 

Sledge-Lit 24th november 2018.

 

 

 

New flash fiction published on the Kraxon website. Very pleased with this, it was fun to write.

 

Honestly it wasn't me. Flash fiction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I will be attending Follycon, at the Majestic Hotel Harrogate from 30th March - 2nd April.

 

I am doing a panel on Friday 3oth at 8.00pm, titled;

Horrible Heroes....

 

It sounds fun!

 

Follycon, Harrogate.

 

 

 

Events booked so far this year are:

 

Follycon, Harrogate. 30th March -2nd April 2018

Edge Lit , Derby 15th July 2018

Fantasycon, Chester 19th -21st October 2018

Sledge Lit Derby (date to follow.)

 

 

 

 

An article about one of the characters in my novel, Hand of Glory , can now be seen on History Imagined.

 

Article on History Imagined.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On July 15th 2017 I will be attending Edge Lit 6 at the Quad in Derby.

 

Edge Lit 6

 

My short story, Mirror, has been published in the Kraxon online magazine.

 

Short Story, Mirror

 

 

 

On the 26th November 2016 at 11.30 am in the Quad in Derby UK I will be doing a launch, signing and small reading of Hand of Glory.

 

It is part of Sledge Lit.

 

panels, signings, events and the famous Raffle!

 

Sledge Lit

Two good reviews of Hand of Glory have come in.

 

One on Sffworld by N. E. White

 

Review on Sffworld

 

and one in the Starburst Magazine, one of the oldest genre magazines.

 

 Starburst review.

 

 

 

FantasyCon 2016 - Scarborough.

 

Panel; 

4pm-5pm, Saturday, Royal Ballroom

This Used To Be The Future

Why is so much SF starting to look back in time rather than forward?

 

 

 

 

 

Ebook of Hand of Glory now available.

 

 

So it begins again!
 

So excited!!!
 

Available from:

Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk
 

Ebook for now paperback soon following.

 

“And all that awake now be as the dead, for the dead man’s sake ..”


In Passchendaele near the end of the Great War, Captain Giles Hardy is trapped on barbed wire, wounded in mind and body, convinced he should be dead. But Giles’s true battle begins after he’s rescued and sent home. In the small town of Stafford, he struggles with terrifying visions of the atrocities he’s witnessed—and a recruit he served with.

The visions lead Giles to a man who exploits the grief of the bereaved with the help of a Hand of Glory, a mythical tool of thieves. A new friend, Agnes Reed, and the ghost of an old one, Corporal George Adams, aid Hardy in his investigation. Now he must catch the thief, destroy the hand, and lay to rest the men who will otherwise never leave the fields of Flanders.

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“In Hand of Glory, Susan Boulton deftly conjures the traumatic fragility of England in the years following the Great War, interweaving a love story and supernatural crime thriller with an unflinching appraisal of the true horrors of conflict. Recommended.” —Neil Williamson, award-winning author of The Moon King

“An intriguing story, beautifully researched with well-drawn characters and an involving central intrigue. Something a little different for the genre and all the better for it.” —Jo Zebedee, author of Abendau's Heir and Inish Carraig

“From the horrors of the First World War to the decadence of the Roaring Twenties, Hand of Glory is a revenge tale worthy of a Hammer Horror production. Grisly murders, creepy séances, and gaslight shenanigans, not to mention the overriding presence of a certain severed limb with an occult power from beyond the grave, are combined with a sense of mortal danger to keep the pages turning.” —Mark Yon, SffWorld

“A stunning and authentic tale of the supernatural, bound to give you goosebumps.” —Alex Davis, author, published in Dark Horizons, The Harrow, and Carillon

 

 

Hand of Glory cover.

Hot from Penmore Press, the cover of my novel Hand of Glory. Superb!

It features the artwork of Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson.

Information on the picture Here

Additional Events 2016

 

Sledge Lit - Derby - November  26th 2016

 

 

First reviews of Hand of Glory.

 

"In Hand Of Glory, Susan Boulton deftly conjures the traumatic fragility of England in the years following the Great War, interweaving a love story and supernatural crime thriller with an unflinching appraisal of the true horrors of conflict. Recommended." — Neil Williamson, award winning author of The Moon King.

 

"An intriguing story, beautifully researched with well-drawn characters and an involving central intrigue. Something a little different for the genre and all the better for it. — Jo Zebedee. author of Abendau's Heir, the inheritance trilogy andInish Carraig.

 

"From the horrors of the First World War to the decadence of the Roaring Twenties, Hand of Glory is a revenge tale worthy of a Hammer Horror production. Grisly murders, creepy séances, and gaslight shenanigans, not to mention the overriding presence of a certain severed limb with an occult power from beyond the grave, are combined with a sense of mortal danger to keep the pages turning." —Mark Yon, Sffworld and book reviewer.

 

 

"A stunning and authentic tale of the supernatural, bound to give you goosebumps." — Alex Davis, author, published in Dark Horizons, The Harrow

 

 

Author bio-Penmore Press

 

My author bio and information about Hand of Glory now up on Penmore Press site.Susan Boulton, Hand of Glory.

Great News!

My novel, Hand of Glory is going to be published by Penmore Press and it seems I owe the Senior Editor a nights sleep.

 

Penmore Press has acquired a Dark Fantasy novel, "The Hand of Glory" from author Susan Boulton -- a bone chilling tale set early 1900's England. Senior editor Michael James gave up a night of sleep reading it.

 

 

Panels at Mancunicon

The Fuzzy Set of Horror

Saturday 19:00 - 20:00, Room 7 (Hilton Deansgate) 26th March 2016

Ghost stories, supernatural, suspense, gore, shock horror, all of these used to be more or less recognisable and identifed as distinct genres. Today they are increasingly classified as just horror. What effect does this have on the writing, publishing, advertising and sales of the separate genres and what are we missing - or gaining - by merging the genres into a collective whole?

Sumptuously Gothic

Sunday 19:00 - 20:00, Room 6 (Hilton Deansgate) 27th March

The look and feel of gothic art and imagery in and out of the movies, from the work of Tim Burton to Penny Dreadful and the recent Crimson Peak, gothic art adds a new, old dimension to the production designers palette. This panel of artists, fans and authors discuss the phenomena, what makes it so velvety and rich and how it influences and manifests in their work.

 

 

Events for 2016

 

Mancunicon 2016

 

This year's Eastercon. 25th - 28th March 2016

 

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Edge Lit 5

 

16th July 2016

 

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Fantasy con 2016

 

This year's Fantasycon  23rd-25th September 2016

 

 

 

Events 2015

Sledge - Lit

 

On November 21st at the Quad in Derby I will be at Sledge Lit panelling and reading.... more details to follow.

Fantasycon 2015

 

On Friday 23rd October I will taking part in my very first panel at Fantasycon 2015 in Nottingham. I am getting very excited!

 

Room: Suite 2

5.00pm Stealing from the Past: Fantasy in History

 

Much fantasy has real-world fantasy settings. We’re writing novels, not textbooks, so how far can we bend history out of shape to suit our own ends? This panel explores the challenges of placing strange fictions in historical realities and what we can learn from them

choosing a setting: challenging assumptions about the period

how will it inform your characters?

research: how much is enough and what details to use?

the ‘clunk’: avoiding (or deliberately using) anachronisms

Moderator: Susan Bartholomew

Panelists: Jacey Bedford, Susan Boulton, Anne Lyle, Juliet E McKenna, Toby Venables

 

 

 

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