About

Welcome!

This is what I look like. Don’t point, children.

Craig Hallam is an author whose works span all corners of Fantasy, Scifi and Horror.

Tackling short stories since late 2008, his tales have nestled twixt the pages of magazines and anthologies the world over, his debut being in the British Fantasy Society journal.

His Gothic Fantasy novel Greaveburn, Steampunk trilogy The Adventures of Alan Shaw, and the dark short stories of Not Before Bed have filled the imaginations of niche and alternative readers with their character-driven style and unusual plots.

Recently taking a short break from fiction, Craig has chronicled his experiences of living with depression and anxiety on DownDays.org, a blog which is currently followed by thousands of people across the globe. Now, back in the fiction saddle, he’s working on a series of novellas about the futures of humanity with settings and characters the likes of which you’ve never seen.

He hopes to see you hovering above one of his pages in the near future.

 

 

Check out the books page for details on his novels, released from Inspired Quill Press.

 

Find him elsewhere:

Twitter: @BooksByCraig

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/craighallamauthor

 

“Written with considerable style.”

“A considered dismantling of the macho hero archetype.”

Nimue Brown, Hopeless Maine, on the Adventures of Alan Shaw series

 

“Witty, expressive and rich.”

Biff Raven-Hill

 

“A kick in the shinplates to more stereotypical fare.”

Steampunk Chronicle

 

Atmospheric…darkly visceral”

Daniel Powell, The Byproduct

 

“Sharp, sardonic wit that is unmistakeably British”

Nathan Robinson, Ketchup On Everything, Starers, Caldera

 

 

 

 

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19 thoughts on “About

  1. Awesome site and blog. Love the way you have it setup. And you have great posts and I can’t wait to read what you post next. Not to mention read your book “Not Before Bed”. Might just have to write a review when I finish it. I’ll let you know on that. Got to love amazon. You can find a new book, order it and read it in the matter of minutes.

  2. Craig,
    Great book! I just finished writing a review on Not Before Bed. I have to say that you outdid yourself. Every story was amazing. And I definitely felt like each one was unique and had its own feel and voice. Just wanted to say thanks for writing it and I look forward to reading more of your stories. Links for the review below.

    Cheers.

    http://asideofwriting.com/2012/02/27/review-not-before-bed-by-craig-hallam/

    http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/279368856

  3. Lol your About me made me giggle 🙂 Congrats on the debut novel 🙂 I would check out your short stories but scary stuff isnt for me. 😛 Hey thanks for following my blog too, Craig. See you around!

  4. Hey Craig,

    Long time no chat. Sorry about that. Got to love it when life gets crazy. I got an email from another author, Roger Colby, and he sent me this self interview blog chain and I thought that it would be something I should pass on to other great authors. Of course you came to mind. If you have the time or the inclination here are the questions.

    Cheers

    Conr’

    What is your working title of your book (or story)?
    Where did the idea come from for the book?
    What genre does your book fall under?
    Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
    What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
    Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
    How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
    What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
    Who or what inspired you to write this book?
    What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

    Be sure to link back to me as the originator and then tap 2-5 others who are writers like us who could benefit from the exposure.

  5. Hi Craig.

    YOur covers look fantastic. Congratulations on getting a novel together. That’s a job that’s well beyond me.

    Look forward to your posts.

    Cheers,

    Frank

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