Top horror and Dr Who author Mark Morris is to visit Plymouth to talk to fans about his work – and has revealed he’s written some of his novels in the city.
Mark has written more than 25 novels, including the popular Obsidian Heart trilogy, plus movie and games novelisations, and was described by Hellraiser creator Clive Barker as “one of the finest horror writers at work today”.
Mark travel from his home near York to appear in Nightmare Lights: The Words and Worlds of Mark Morris, at Plymouth Athenaeum, Derry’s Cross, on Saturday, October 22, from 7pm.
And Mark revealed he is no stranger to Plymouth and had written large chunks of some of his novels in the city.
“And I’ve written parts of novels in his house, bits of the trilogy I’ve just finished.”
Mark is also famous for his tie-in books, including novels based on the hit movies Noah, Hellboy and Vampire Circus.
“I’ve met Tom a couple of times and have interviewed Colin Baker on stage. And through writing audio dramas I met Peter Davison, Sylvester McCoy (below).
Within six weeks he had sold his first novel, Toady, to a publisher and said: “I then wrote a second book and kept going.”
Mark said the horror genre is buoyant and added: “The horror community has been really supportive and is quite vibrant. It will be great to meet people in Plymouth, I’m really looking forward to it.
“I have done lots of events like this before, 30 years of conventions and lots of Dr Who events too.
“I recently did the Bath Children’s Literature Festival, a Dr Who event, and drew phenomenal crowds.
Johnny Mains (below), famous for editing the Dead Funny books of comedians’ horror stories, and a top novelist too, will introduce and interview Mark, who he describes as also “possibly the sexiest man in horror”.
“Mark is very knowledgeable about old TV shows, so we’ll have a massive yarn, it will be brilliant. And people attending will be able to ask him anything.