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Special announcement – introducing Wayne Simmons (again!)

We’re pleased to announce that Wayne Simmons has officially joined the Infected Books team. Wayne will be taking responsibility for much of the marketing and promotion of the IB catalogue, a role which will be increasingly important given the ambitious plans we have to expand the Infected empire in 2015 and beyond.

Of course, Wayne’s no stranger to these parts, having already been published by IB. His brutal noir novella GIRL IN THE BASEMENT has been a huge hit for us. You’ll also know him from his previous novels including FLU, DROP DEAD GORGEOUS, and PLASTIC JESUS (which the Guardian described as “a stunning read, but not for the faint hearted“). Wayne’s also the driving force behind SCARdiff – a new horror expo which takes place in Cardiff each October. It’s only two years old, but SCARdiff’s already earned itself a place on the discerning horror fan’s annual calendar.

IB head honcho David Moody said, “I’m thrilled to have Wayne on board with IB. We’ve been good friends for a long time and have similar views on genre and publishing as a whole. I’m looking forward to us working together more formally, and seeing just how far we can spread the infection!”

Wayne and friends

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Girl in the Basement – competition time!

GirlintheBasementIt’s Friday and we’re feeling all warm and fuzzy over here at Infected Books. We’ve prizes to give away and there’s fun to be had in the process.

To celebrate the recent release of Wayne Simmons’ gritty thriller, THE GIRL IN THE BASEMENT, we’re running a good old fashioned ‘name that tune’ comp. Chapter seven and eight of THE GIRL features five tracks that are alluded to but aren’t named. We want you to identify each of the tracks based on the clues offered. Some are easy, some are a little more difficult. Let’s see who knows their pop music!

There are four prizes up for grabs: one pair of tickets for SCARdiff 2014, and signed copies of Wayne’s novels DOLL PARTS, FEVER and PLASTIC JESUS. Just complete the following form and press send! Entries need to be received by midnight, Thursday 8 August, and winners will be chosen at random.

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Find out more about THE GIRL IN THE BASEMENT by clicking here.

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