Good evening all!
Just a quick announcement to let you know that the Confessions Publicity Clients page has been updated to welcome on board another author who has chosen to go with us for some marketing and publicity.
We are always delighted when someone else decides to use our services, and every time someone new does, we will update the page with their bio. We also make no apologies for this becoming a regular occurrence. Long may it continue
We at Confessions HQ are delighted to announce that British author, feature writer and journalist, Roger Keen has chosen us to look after some publicity and promotion for him that will be starting very soon!
Roger has a new book, which was released in September, called Literary Stalker and we will be organising a publicity tour for it. Prepare yourself for seeing this book all over the place!
Please join us in welcoming Roger to the Confessions family and watch out for updates on the site, and the Facebook page!
You can check out the new additions by clicking this link or simply navigating to the Confessions Publicity Clients page from the main menu at the top of the Home Page.
What is Literary Stalker all about?
If you value your life, don’t dare to suggest to Nick Chatterton that he’s not a good writer!
Nick is embarking on his latest crime/horror novel – a pastiche of the Vincent Price movie, Theatre of Blood – where Nick draws up a hit list of his enemies within the writing world and gets his narrator to dispatch them according to the plots of classic crime and horror movies, such as Reservoir Dogs.
Top of the list is a writer who is both a superstar of the horror genre and who in Nick’s reckoning has wronged him the most. Nick first met Hugh Canford-Eversleigh at a reading more than a decade ago and fell madly in love with him, interpreting their encounter as the start of a magnificent affair. Nick’s feelings soon expanded into full-blown obsession, and he stalked Hugh, believing his love would eventually be returned. Nick was repeatedly rebuffed, much to his anger, but it was years later that his rage reached murderous proportions, due to an unexpected and outlandish twist of fate.
Now through his novel, The Facebook Murders, Nick is settling all his old scores, blurring the lines between autobiography and fiction – and with his obsessions reaching fever pitch, blurring the lines between writing about nasty stuff and doing nasty stuff for real.
Set within the milieu of British horror, fantasy and sci-fi writing, Roger’s new novel continues with the metafictional experiments of The Mad Artist – involving self-begetting and nested narratives looping and interfacing. As a horror/crime piece with liberal amounts of violence and multifarious nods to simpatico novels and movies, it plays with ideas of genre, and in the traditional of metafiction, it’s very ‘nudge-wink’, tongue-in-cheek and blackly comic.
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Roger Keen was born in London and attended art colleges in Plymouth and Bournemouth before pursuing a career in television. He began publishing fiction and non-fiction in the 1990s, specializing in noir short stories and articles and reviews concerning genre film and literature. He has a particular interest in the Surrealists, the Beat writers, 1960s psychedelia, cyberpunk and weird cinema.
Roger’s short stories have appeared in magazines such as Psychotrope, Threads, Sierra Heaven and Flickers ’n’ Frames; and his non-fiction has appeared in anthologies and magazines including Out of the Shadows, the PsypressUK Journal, Critical Wave, Writer’s Monthly and The Third Alternative. He also contributes to websites such as Reality Sandwich, The Digital Fix, The Oak Tree Review, Infinity Plus and The Zone.
Roger’s counterculture memoir The Mad Artist: Psychonautic Adventures in the 1970s was published in 2010. It is both an odyssey of druggy excess, in the tradition of Fear and loathing in Las Vegas, and a piece of experimental ‘reality fiction’, exploring the interface between autobiography, fiction and metafiction. The recently published Literary Stalker takes these elements further within the framework of a psychological horror/crime novel. Roger is currently doing research for a book on weird cinema, and when not writing he makes short films and likes mountain walking and skiing.
And for more about Roger, visit his site, or find him on social media: