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December 2017

With Imperfection Chapter 1 Live finished, Ray recently met Will Hill of Edge Ways to talk about further projects in the form of the Implant trailer, and one of Ray's new short stories, Stolen Innocence, to be filmed in 2018. Still under further discussion is the option to make a short film based on the novel, Implant.

Please keep calling back to the site for more details on all upcoming projects and appearances.

A leading Yorkshire magazine (On Magazine) also carries a review of Imperfection in the December issue. Read it here.

Ray would like to wish everyone who follows him a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

November 2017

Filming on the new Imperfection project has finished and is now in the editing suite and should be ready to roll out later this month. There is a new gallery page which contains a number of creepy stills from the sessions. See the Imperfection Live Gallery. Ray would like to thank Will Hill of Edge Ways for dreaming up the idea for such an excellent project, the St John's University of York for their cooperation, and a special mention for Lizzie Richards, manager of the Opera House in York for allowing the team the sole use of the theatre.

Following a successful few days filming, Ray met with Edge Ways crew manager, Will Hill to talk about further projects between them. The filming of the Implant trailer may take place in the first quarter of 2018, to be released shortly before the book. Will has also optined one of Ray's new short stories, Stolen Innocence, also to be filmed in late 2018.

During September, the Hull based theatre company, WHW, presented Big Daddy v Giant Haystacks. The play, written by Brian Mitchell and Joseph Nixon and directed by Neal Coulman had previously shown at the infamous Edinburgh Fringe. Being a huge wrestling fan, Ray attended the play and wrote the following review: to read, click here.

January sees a new short story to the site entitled, You See if I Don't.

October 2017

Following a successful meeting with a new film crew during September, a marketing idea has been agreed to continue promoting the second book in the Gardener/Reilly series, Imperfection. Filming for the new project, entitled, Imperfection: Chapter One – Live! is scheduled to take place in October in York and Leeds, and will be aired in the run up to Christmas. Please call back to the site for further details.

September 2017

Ray has written a review of his annual pilgrimage to the British Wrester's Reunion. You can find his review by clikcing the link below.

2018 British Wrestler's Reunion Review

August 2017

Ray features in the August edition of Down Your Way - Yorkshire's favourite nostalgia magazine - with his novel, Seven Secrets, in connection to the NYMR article published in the July edition. Available at newsagents and supermarkets or from their website:

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Down Your Way Website

Ray will be attending The British Wrestler's Reunion in Kent in August. Please call back to the site for a review and photographs of the day. Click the image below for details and directions to attend.

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The fiction on the site has also been updated this month (finally!) and features an old favourite from A Devil's Dozen, The Teeth Park. Story illustration is provided by the late great (or perhaps I should say, legendary), Sam Galentree.

July 2017

Ray recently went to see Cliff Richard in concert, Click here to read a review.

Later in the year also sees the release of teh author's new novella, Ryder On The Storm. Click here for the synopsis. Please note: Urbane Publications will only release the novella as an Ebook. Please call back to the site for more details.

June 2017

Resurrection is now available to buy. Please note that this title is only available as an E-book. Click Here to access the Amazon link. (Resurrection was previously published as The Priest's Hole by Damnation Books).

May saw the author attending his first ever crime writer's festival in Bristol. Other authors sharing the panel were G.X. Todd, Sarah Pinborough, and Yrsa Sigurdardottir, with David Penny as the Panel Moderator. Click Here , for a photo of that panel. On Saturday night a host of Urbane authors garthered for the Gala Dinner. Click here for a celebratory photo.

May 2017

June sees the publication of a stand-alone horror novel, Resurrection, released through Endevour Press. Please note that this title is only available as an E-book. Click here to preview the cover and read the synopsis.

Click Here: Amazon Pre-Order now available!

Ray will be attending Crimefest 2018 , the international crime fiction convention to be held at the Bristol Royal Marriott Hotel between the 18th and 21st May. On Friday 19th May at 13:40, Ray will be discussing Genre Jumping/Crossing Boundaries with other author's, G.X.Todd , Sarah Pinborough , and Yrsa Sigurdardottir . David Penny is the Panel Moderator. For more details about the Crimefest convention or the other authors listed above, or ticket prices for Ray's panel, please click on the links.

April 2017

Imperfection, book 2 in the IMP series, featuring detective's Gardener and Reilly is now available. Click Here to watch the official trailer, produced, and directed by Earthwalker Studios in conjuction with Creative Projects. Click Here to buy the book.

Throughout April, Ray will be out and about around Yorkshire promoting Imperfection. Ray spoke to Phil White of BBC Radio Humberside on Wednesday 26th April and Richard Stead of BBC Radio Leeds on Tuesday 4th April. Listen to the interviews here:

Interview with Phil White of BBC Radio Humberside   © BBC Radio Humberside.
Interview with Richard Stead of BBC Radio Leeds   © BBC Radio Leeds

Earthwalker Studios have released a behind the scenes video for Imperfection. Click Here to watch!

Please check the site for details of further appearances.

February 2017

At the end of January, Ray joined the crew of Creative Projects Ltd on the Imperfection film set. The trailer shoot spanned three days using a variety of internal and external locations, including Howden, Hull and Goole. Another crew were also used to film them making the trailer, so there will also be a 'behind the scenes' documentary available before the book's release. For those wanting a little bit more of the action, head on over to Gardener's Gallery for a selection of stills from the three days.

Also whilst on set, Ray had the opportunity to speak to Darren Squires, the producer of The Reading Room, as featured on Estuary TV. The half hour documentary is to feature Ray talking about his life in writing, his current book, future books, and the announcement of a very special project. As yet there is no release date for the programme. Please call back to the site for more details.

Imperfection is now available for pre-order: Amazon link (opens another window)

January 2017

January heralds the start of a number of exciting projects for Ray, including a couple of exclusive assignments later in the year. Please keep checking the site for details.

Book 2 of the IMP series, Imperfection will be released in March. Click here for an exclusive cover preview and synopsis. Please contact Matthew at the email address below if you wish to pre-order, inquire about book signings or personal appearances.

matthew@urbanepublications

A stand alone horror novel, Resurrection will be published by the UK’s leading digital publisher, Endeavour Press during the first quarter of the year. Click here for an exclusive cover preview and synopsis. Please note, Resurrection is only available as an eBook.

Both the above titles will have film trailers prior to their release. Keep checking site for details.

The fiction on the site will be updated very shortly for the first quarter and features an old favourite from A Devil's Dozen, The Teeth Park. Story illustration is provided by the late great (or perhaps I should say, legendary), Sam Galentree.

December 2016

As we're approaching the end of the year, Ray would like to thank everyone for their support throughout 2016 - from pulishers to readers to the people working behind the scenes. There are a number of exciting new ventures lined up for 2018 and the site will carry more news in January.

At the end of November, Ray was travelling throughout Sweden and Germany One of the nights was spent watching the fabulous trio, Frontm3n. Click here to read the review review and the photos.

November 2016

Halloween Special: Beginning Oct 31st for one week, Double Dragon Inc are offering all three of the author’s titles: Calix, A Devil’s Dozen & A Detective’s Dozen for 99p (or 99c in the U.S.) on Amazon Kindle. Follow the links to the book page and click on the titles to take advantage of the offer.

When Ray is not writing and researching he likes to spend his time touring the country and watching his favourite bands. Saturday Oct 22nd saw him in Doncaster at The Dome for the Sixties Gold tour. Click here to read the review featured in The Goole Times & Chronicle.

October 2016

IMP series news: Book 2, Imperfection is due to be released March 2018: available for pre-order from Urbane Publications in late October or early November. Please keep checking site for details and a preview of the stunning cover.

Endeavour Press have confirmed The Priest's Hole will have a new cover and a new title, Resurrection: available for release early 2018. Please keep checking site for further details.

Ray can now confirm he will be attending and taking part in Crimefest 2018 : a four day event at Bristol's Royal Marriot Hotel (18th - 21st May), along with a host of other top names in the business. Please keep checking site for further details.

September 2016

Following a meeting in August with Matthew at Urbane, Ray can now confirm that book 2 in the IMP series, Imperfection will be available for pre-order from late October. Check back for further details.

Sunday 14th August saw Ray attending the British Wrestler's Reunion in Kent. Click here for a full review of the day.

September on the site means new quarterly fiction time. Follow the links to the fiction page to read the new instalment: Illustration courtesy of Iain Ross. Ray is always interested in reader opinion so please feel free to forward any comments via the site's contact page.

Ray has renegotiated the rights for his earlier cross genre novel, The Priests' Hole to be republished by one of the UK's leading digital publishers, Endeavour Press. Keep checking the site for further details.

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