Here’s a fantastic competition that’s free to enter. Write an 8 word story and the winner gets their entry displayed on a billboard! It’s open worldwide and I’ve already submitted 3000 entries. Kidding! It was only 2,876. @qldwriters @J_A_Henderson_
City of the Dead/Black Hart Storytellers are looking for entries to put in their first horror anthology. And entry is free!
There will be a launch for my new book The Royal Mile: A Comprehensive Guide at Blackwell’s Bookstore, South Bridge, Edinburgh on the 14th June. 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Come along so I’m not standing there on me own!
Black Markers by Jan-Andrew Henderson is now out (published by Amberley Press). A dark history of Edinburgh (hence the title) with a unique twist – it’s also the story of it’s most historic graveyards and a guide to where the the city’s movers and shakers are buried.
Fully illustrated, it’s the perfect coffee table book – if you want the coffee table to levitate and chase you round the room.
Get it now, while stocks last.
Here’s a short You Tube clip of Mackenzie Poltergeist attacks. All the pictures were sent in by people on City of the Dead tours and took place in the Covenanter’s Prison. They start off pretty meek but have escalated in severity over the years.
The music is nice, though…
The Mackenzie Poltergeist’s activities are chronicled in Jan-Andrew Henderson’s books The Ghost That Haunted Itself, Father Figure (written as Ben Scott) and Edinburgh: City of the Dead. All on sale from Cityofthedeadtours.com and janandrewhenderson.com
On sale at only £0.99 from this website.
It’s a history of the dark side of Edinburgh, which has a past as black as the Earl of Hell’s waistcoat. It’s a guide book to all the grisly and supernatural locations in the city. And it’s a bit of an investigation – into the occult in general and Edinburgh’s connections to it.
Just how did this city get such a sinister reputation? Is it all as insubstantial as a spectre? Or is there really something strange and supernatural going on?
I’ll let you in on a little secret.
Wait! Don’t go!
On it, I’ll be uploading a teenage/young adult novel in weekly instalments and it will be completely free to read. It might even be good.
As a bribe to keep you coming back, there will also be a weekly competition to win a signed book. Unfortunately, it’s one of mine, but it’ll be worth more after I’m dead.
There will also be other prizes, depending what I find in the local charity shop.
Finally, there will be book and film reviews, cartoons, plus lots of other wonderful stuff that I haven’t thought up yet.
In the meantime, here’s a picture of a hamster in a church.
J A Henderson.
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