Joe Pasquale turns horror writer | New anthology has a bullying theme

Joe Pasquale turns horror writer

New anthology has a bullying theme

Joe Pasquale is becoming a horror writer.

The squeaky-voiced comedian is to release a collection of ‘dark and surreal’ stories in November entitled  Deadknobs and Doomsticks.

Deadknobs and DoomsticksPublishers Caffeine Nights, who specialise in horror and crime books, say many of the 12 stories are laced with a theme of bullying.

Pasquale has also illustrated the book and the publishers say that he shows ‘where there is laughter there is also a dark and disturbing voice that draws on the horror genre to find a release’.

Managing director Darren Laws said: ‘Deadknobs & Doomsticks will appeal not only to his fanbase but lovers of horror stories. He has written some incredibly original, dark and quirky tales.

‘Joe is a multi-talented author and artist with a great ability to keep readers hooked, writing in a genre which we feel will surprise many people. There is a theme of bullying running through many of the stories which highlight a multi-layered approach that Joe has taken with each story, even though they are wide ranging in settings and subject matter.’

Stories include a young boy being taken to see his grandad on his 102nd birthday and discovering the dark family secret which leads to the longevity of all his family and an insomniac magician who hasn’t slept for twenty years and emotionally bullies his assistant/wife.

Deadknobs and Doomssticks will be published on November 30  in hardback. Click here to order from Foyles for £14.99

Published: 7 Aug 2017

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