31/10/2011 by Patricia Kennon · No Comments
Why write horror? It’s a question I get asked… a lot. The Witchfinder books are chock-full of things that I’ve always found scary – witches and demons, man-eating mists and living statues, blood-hungry zombies and ruthless humans who act ‘for the greater good’ – but what gave me such a morbid imagination, and was it fated that I should write tales of terror?
Like most writers, I can trace my influences and obsessions back to early childhood. Born into a family oftravellingshowmen, one…Continue Reading →
26/10/2011 by David Maybury · No Comments
Hi everyone, I’m baaaaaack!
David's Aunt Petunia is fine, but she has come down with a shocking case of Stockholm syndrome and made David give me the use of Inis again, bless her bruised and battered little heart. I didn’t get to read your problems, because I don’t really care about any of them, so I decided to let some of the Nightmare Club characters ask me for advice instead. The club is mostly populated by half-wits so they could certainly use my particular brand of down-home…Continue Reading →
25/10/2011 by David Maybury · No Comments
The magazine would like to apologize to anyone who was offended by yesterdays rude and brutal blog post - it was beyond our control - and would like to express thanks to those who feared for David's Aunt Petunia. She is now safely back with her family. Thankfully, today's guest hasn't kidnapped any members of our family. No, he just threatened us with a shovel... I mean, er, asked us nicely. Ever wondered what scares the best-selling and award winning Joe O'Brien?
Hi everyone - Joe O'Brien…Continue Reading →
24/10/2011 by Annie Graves · No Comments
Hi losers, it’s me Annie Graves, foe to many, friend to none. The Inis editors have left the doors open and I let myself in (thanks, David, your Aunt Petunia will be returned safe, if not wholly sound to you at the end of the week. Sorry for posting you the earlobes. I needed to make a statement).
As a part-time orphan and ghost enthusiast, I am pretty great at a lot of things. If you need to raise the dead, get out a ketchup stain or find the perfect way to get revenge on the boy who sits…Continue Reading →
20/10/2011 by David Maybury · No Comments
The shortlists for this years Irish Book Awards have been announced this morning with Benji Bennett, Oliver Jeffers, Sarah Webb, Claire Ranson and Steve McCarthy, Chris Judge and Gerry Boland in the Junior Kids Books Category and Derek Landy, Darren Shan, Anna Carey, Denise Deegan and Alan Earley in the Senior Category. (Click for more details about the awards)
Congratulations to everyone nominated! Now... who is your winner??