Do you love strange characters, magical worlds and spooky stories? If so, you’ve come to the right place. My name is Eldritch Black and I write fast paced fantastical novels about other worlds, places both familiar and strange, and adventures set in mysterious, hidden places.
Have you ever wondered where monsters go after dawn? Or where they came from in the first place? Then The Book of Kindly Deaths is for you…
If you enjoy stories of dark Victorian gothic mystery and Gaslamp Fantasy, then my book The Clockwork Magician is for you. I also have short stories concerning the heroes from that book, Jake Shillingsworth and Professor Thistlequick and you can find them respectively in ‘The Curious Incident at Gloamingspark Yard’, and ‘The Ghosts of the Tattered Crow’.
I’ve also written a book about the most fiendish Krampus, you should read that now so you’re prepared for Krampusnacht. For more about this festive tale see Krampus and The Thief of Christmas.
Looking for a spooky adventure set on a rather peculiar island (based on Whidbey Island where I live)? Then ‘The Pirates of Penn Cove’ and ‘The Day of the Jackalope’ is for you! Both books are in my Weirdbey Island series and feature a secret society called The Society of The Owl And Wolf.
The Curious Origins of Eldritch Black
I was born in London, England and grew up with a deep love of the fantastical and strange. And the creepy which all started with an unfortunate incident in The London Dungeons when I came across a spooky hooded monk that I thought was a waxwork, but turned out to be a living, breathing human being. Or maybe it was a ghost… Whatever it was, it scared the life out of me. And so did the huge Victorian house I grew up in and the dark, terrifying basement that lurked below our apartment. Both were sources of dreadful inspiration.
Fast forward a few decades and I now live on Whidbey Island in the United States, a small island near Seattle. There’s still a basement below me but it’s of less concern than the things that lurk in the woods outside…
There’re strange creatures out there that gibber in the night and eyes that glow from the darkness between the branches. Thankfully, there’s four fierce cats around and they make exceptional guardians/decoy’s for potential encounters with monsters and beasts.
And now, I must return to the crypt, there’re stories to write and terrifying creatures to catalog.
Please, feel free to contact me here, or on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. I love chatting with readers and fellow authors, and anyone who isn’t the ghost of a centuries old monk.
Eldritch Black is Represented by:
Laurie McLean, Partner
Fuse Literary Agency