Thanks to BFS and the heads-up from Ally I've discovered that there's yet another platform I can use to bore the pants off anyone who inadvertently or masochistically looks my name up
I suppose my first break into writing 'proper' came when Steve Lockley
and Paul Lewis
accepted a story of mine for their horror antho called 'Cold Cuts
My contribution was called 'The Leaf In The Stone
' and, although it took me sixteen years to find out, it was mentioned in Ellen Datlow's Seventh Years Best Fantasy & Horror
where she said:
The writing quality is high although the stories aren't all that original. A few standouts by Bob Lock, Christopher Evans, Jane Del-Pizzo, Steve Lockley and Catrin Collier.
Some great names to be associated with
The following year Steve and Paul did Cold Cuts 2
and in a moment of madness accepted another story of mine called 'Nearly Home
Since then I've had quite a number of short stories published both on line and off, also some poetry.
In March 2007 I had my debut novel published by Steve Upham of Screamingdreams, it is called 'Flames of Herakleitos
' and is a dark fantasy with a touch of humour. I am slowly writing the sequel, and I do me slowly
I can reveal I was one of the anonymous writers in D.F.Lewis' Cone Zero
, where my story was called 'The Cone Zero Ultimatum
' and it garnered some very good reviews. I'm also responsible for 'Cerne's Zoo
' in Des' Cern Zoo
I'm hoping to get into his tenth, and final, Nemonymous book which will be titled 'Null Immortalis
' (fingers crossed!)
This year I have an urban fantasy named 'The Empathy Effect
' waiting to be published by Steve Upham. Again it is a dark story but is peppered with humour (it has to be, it's about a Swansea traffic warden with empathic powers)
So, that's about it for now.
You can find me on Facebook and also on my blog :http://bob-lock.blogspot.com/