Eldritch Black was born in London, England and now lives in the middle of a forest on a small island in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. Eldritch writes books for children, young adults, and adults with childlike hearts.
When he isn’t writing, Eldritch likes to collect shadows and discarded dreams.
His first novel “The Book of Kindly Deaths” was published by Spencer Hill Press and will be released on the 16th September 2014. You can find out more about this ghastly tale of dark bookish adventures here.
After spending much of his childhood growing up in a haunted Victorian house in South West London, Eldritch decided to set his stories down. He started at an early age with an epic fantasy about dragons, quests and an elf with an abysmally terrible name. One that is quite unmentionable.
Upon arriving in the United States Eldritch was officially ordered by the government not to work for six months. He used this time to write a book of gothic Victorian adventures with a side-serving of Steampunk. The characters from the first book can be found in some of the short stories on Eldritch’s Amazon page.
Eldritch recently finished a book about three medieval genies and two brothers at war which is out with publishers. In the meantime he’s reworking a monstrously strange tale of dark deeds, faerie’s and redcaps in a secret forest.
Below are a few snippets from reviews of my short stories:
The Ghosts of The Tattered Crow
“I really enjoyed this book. I couldn’t put it down. It has the real old fashioned ghosts from a bygone era. I can appreciate this type of ghost story. My only complaint is, I didn’t want it to end!”
The Demon of Gloamingspark Yard
“Standing on the shoulders of giant chill-inducing writers the likes of Poe and Dickens and King, he invokes magical whimsy, a colossal imagination stretching like a deliciously dark, endless road before him, a literary identity leaving behind a trail of lovable words and gorgeous eras that is inextinguishable, and, a deeply destined passion to craftily pry open that childlike tomb of macabre curiosity in all of us.”
The Demon of Gloamingspark Yard
“I loved this story and was immediately engaged. The language and style is unique and captivating from the start, the setting vivid and fittingly dark. Professor Thistlequick is wonderfully quirky and could easily carry a much longer story. I hope to see him again in the future and am very much looking forward to reading more from Eldtrich Black. Just great!”
The Book of Kindly Deaths is primarily a tale for Upper Middle-Grade readers as well as young (and old) adults alike. It’s written for the child in all of us whose been troubled by the shadows that grow and spread beneath our beds at night. The Book of Kindly Deaths is a tale concerning monsters, and the world that they come from. Yet as horrific and abominable as some of the monsters are, the novel shows that with strength and determination; any monster can be beaten.
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Eldritch is represented by Laurie McLean at Fuse Literary
The Book of Kindly Deaths is published by Spencer Hill Press
Seven unlikely facts about Eldritch Black
- Eldritch Black is absolutely terrified of spiders. Even tiny ones, because he knows they’ll grow to be far bigger ones.
- Eldritch lives in a house with a cat that never blinks (or if she does, she hides it very well).
- Eldritch owns a Theremin and has managed to learn how to play “Chopin’s Funeral March” on every single instrument he’s ever picked up.
- Eldritch writes most of his stories in a coffee shop on a pier over a cove. Sometimes the pier wobbles, distracting him with concerns regarding Krakens.
- Eldritch Black used to tell his younger sisters ghost stories. Until the parents of other children asked him to stop when his sisters began to tell his tales to their friends at school. One of the first concerned a dead boy who lived in their wardrobe.
- Eldritch Black once mistook the scratchings of a squirrel beneath the floorboards at night as a message from the other side. From a ghost to be precise. He spent many sleepless nights until the squirrel was discovered. The messages have yet to be translated.
- Eldritch Black has more stories than he has time to write. He’s currently considering assembling a clockwork scribe to assist on his behalf.