August 5, 2019

This is a page of chapter notes that I wrote for Midsummer's Bottom. I often get asked (usually by budding authors) how I go about plotting my novels. There's no one simple answer, because I approach them in different ways. I don't have a set formula for creating a story -- I go with what feels right each time round. Sometimes I'll jot down only a few brief...

November 7, 2018

As with pretty much all authors, my literary influences are legion. I draw inspiration from all over the place, from things that happen to me or that I see, from movies and TV shows, and of course from books. Ever writer is in one way or another the product of the books they've read, and I've always worn my inspirations proudly, happy to openly tip my hat to...

November 6, 2018

The Evil And The Pure was released on the 1st of February 2014, and marks the point where I started to use a completely different name for my adult books. I commenced work on the book on 25th April 2001, and finished my final edit a "mere" twelve years later on 10th August 2013!

First of all, I didn't spend twelve years slaving away on the book! Since very...

April 24, 2018

My new book, Midsummer's Bottom, will be going on sale on June 21st. I am currently submitting advance eCopies to reviewers, in the hope of getting some positive advance reviews if they like it. If any of you are bloggers who write book reviews, or if you run a book review site or publication, or even if you just publish lots of reviews on a site like Amazon...

April 23, 2018

My next book, Midsummer's Bottom, goes on sale this coming Midsummer's Day, June 21st. To find out more about it and pre-order the eBook, click here: http://getbook.at/midsummersebook It will also be available as a paperback, or you can read it for free on Kindle Ulimited.

April 23, 2018

"This book was the epitome of exquisite weirdness. I loved it, and hoovered it down in less than a day. Excellent! Excellent! Excellent!"

There was a great new review for An Other Place on a site called Wicked Shorts. You can read the full review by clicking here: http://www.wickedshortsblog.com/2018/04/an-other-place-by-darren-dash.html

March 12, 2017

"Its luckless hero moves from ghastly scenarios to even ghastlier scenarios with such horrid reliability that his story reads like extreme black comedy."

There was a nice 4/5 stars review of An Other Place in SFX magazine. You can read the full review by clicking on the following link and going to page 113. https://issuu.com/internationalmagazines/docs/sfx___...

March 12, 2017

There's a cool mention for An Other Place in a YouTube post by Captain Wendy, who cites it as one of her 3 favourite books that she read in 2016. You can see what else she raved about here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0I6NMw0tWQ If you just want to listen to what she had to say about An Other Place, fast forward to the 5 minutes 30 seconds mark.

March 12, 2017

"Existing somewhere between speculative fiction and straight-up horror, it brings to mind The Twilight Zone (as referenced by Newman at one point). Yet even Rod Serling himself would have struggled to come up with an alternate world so completely off-the-wall and yet oddly meaningful as Dash has here."

That's an extract from a review of An Other Place on the ...

March 12, 2017

"The story was full of some very weird and unique ideas and Dash handles the world-building in a competent manner. The development of characters, especially Newman, was well done, and the descriptions were vivid. Dash is a skilled and proficient writer."

That was an extract from a review of An Other Place which appeared on This Is Horror. To read the full rev...

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