As a huge admirer of the work Rebecca Parfitt does on her 'modern day penny dreadful, The Ghastling, it's a real honour for me to have my work appear in it's pages. 'The Silence of the Heart' is another story about those shape-shifters that inhabit the Yorkshire Moors (more info here).Always beautifully designed and illustrated, with carefully chosen stories, The Ghastling is a wonderful thing to have plop through your letterbox, so why not visit their online shop and grab yourself a copy? Or two?
Wednesday 26 July 2023
Me and fellow Manta Press author, Michael Wertenberg, recently had a Zoom conversation about my novella Holburn, our writing processes, inspirations, and Michael's own books. The video, which is part of Michael's 'Author's Talking Shop' series on his Youtube channel, can be viewed below. It was a pleasure chatting with Michael.
Sunday 15 January 2023
The Secrecy of the Heart concerns a confused young man named Benjamin whose car breaks down on the Yorkshire Moors, forcing him to seek refuge at an isolated house. Things at the house are not as they appear, but his time there will eventually lead him to an important revelation about himself. This story is linked to two stories I've previously written, The Shape of the Heart and The Lies of the Heart, as well as an as yet unpublished novel called The False Ones.
Monday 2 January 2023
I ain't lying. See it with your own eyes here.
Friday 24 June 2022
Very happy to report that my novella, Holburn, was published by Manta Press on August 9th 2022.
The book is now available from Amazon.
A huge thank you to Tim McWhorter, and the rest of the team at Manta for accepting this story and putting it out into the world.
Here are a few nice things people are saying about the book:
"A layered mystery wrapped in paranormal intrigue that will have you racing to the end!" - Steve Stred, Splatterpunk-nominated author of 'Sacrament' and 'Mastodon.'
“Holburn is a gripping tale of love, loss and the
irresistible force of family ties. Tim Jeffreys has created a headlong
rush of a story, gripping the reader and not letting go until the final
page. An addictively readable combination of horror, the supernatural and
the relentless pull of one’s own flesh and blood. Join Gael Drake in the
breathless search for his missing sister Ava, despite the apparitions she has
“Finally, a modern ghost story done right! One of the creepiest, most unsettling books I’ve read in a long while.” Tony Evans, author of Sour and Wicked Appalachia
“Jeffreys’ HOLBURN is a chilling novella filled with academy intrigue, haunted corridors, teen angst galore, and vengeful ghosts around every corner. Moody and with great, deeply flawed characters, this Gothic tale will keep you up all night waiting to see what manifests in the end.” - Gaby Triana, author of Moon Child and the Haunted Florida series, and editor of Literally Dead: Tales of Halloween Hauntings.
"Author Tim Jeffreys pulls off a page-turner with his new novella Holburn. When irreverent Irish rock guitarist Gael Drake learns his younger sister has gone missing from her school on a remote island Drake’s laid-back life takes a deadly serious turn. Readers who like their writing pacy with shocks and splashes of humour may well rate this a rattling good read. A lively blend of mystery, thriller and chiller from an author well-tuned to the weird. Energetic, entertaining fiction from Jeffreys whose setting and characters may strike a chord with many. Admirers of Gael Drake may wonder if more adventures lie in wait." - Matthew G. Rees, author of Smoke House and other stories, and The Snow Leopard of Moscow.
Friday 1 April 2022
Worth buying for the cover alone!
My thanks to editor Wayne Kyle Spitzer (who's own story 'Clouds' also appears in this issue) for accepting this story.