Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Six of the Best with Jason Brawn #books

To help promote the latest Bestiarum Vocabulum volume, edited by Dean M. Drinkel, fellow contributor Nerine Dorman has kindly invited me as a guest on her weekly BlogSpot where I talk about my story and animals. 

To read this click here.

Monday, 2 December 2013


It's been a long time as I've been busy committing myself to a lot of projects.  I will soon announce them, so please watch this space.

Anyway enough of me as I've been doing lots of reading and found four books that will scare you, entertain you and leave you fully-satisfied.

1)  My good friend and fellow author Anna Taborska has just released her debut collection of macabre stories that are beyond great.  To purchase a copy, please click here.

2)  Another friend of mine, Greg James has his second instalment of his fantasy epic The Sceptre of Storms (The Age of the Flame).  Greg who also writes horror under the pseudonym G.R. Yeates achieved the number one bestseller spot on Amazon, with the first book of the series The Sword of Sighs.  Well done to him and a third tale will be released in the coming days.  To check out this book go on Amazon.

3)  David Fingerman a brilliant short story writer, who deserves a greater praise for his tales of suspense and macabre.  He is a modern day Edgar Allan Poe with influences from legends such as Charles Beaumont, Richard Matheson, Ray Bradbury and Stephen King.

David has been very supportive with my writing and when he asked me to write a blurb for this second collection of short stories, I was completely gobsmacked.  I beg you, please check him out.  His second volume of stories, Two Degrees Closer to Hell, is now available to order on Amazon.   

4)  Finally an anthology that marks the 40th anniversary of the Dracula Society, His Red Eyes Again, edited by Tracy Lee and Julia Kruk.  It features vampire tales from established authors like Anna Taborska, Berni Stevens, Tina Rath, Barry McCann, Tony Lee and Chris Priestley.  A short story of mine, titled A Night to Remember is included in this publication.  To purchase a copy, click here

There you have it.  I hope you all have a splendid Christmas and a great New Year!

Thursday, 8 August 2013


My short story, The Birthing Lady, which fuses Japanese folklore with English folk horror is one of the stories featured in Dean M. Drinkel's anthology, The Bestiarum Vocabulum,the second installment of the Tres Librorum Prohibitorum trilogy.

One of the authors is Barbie Wilde who played the female Cenobite in Hellbound: Hellraiser 2.

Western Legends Publishing

Thursday, 24 January 2013


2012 was a great year, releasing two novelettes as eBooks, which are selling well and the praise has been great. So thank you all for taking the time to look at my work.

Now for 2013, which will be a very challenging and busy year for me, as I have many projects in store. And I plan to build my readership.

Here they are:


A romantic ghost story, which I'm currently writing and I promise you that it will be a marriage of both horror and romance. This is a project that I have never done before, so I am really committing myself to this story. Hopefully, it will be a novella, the way the first draft is going.


This novella has been an on and off project since releasing STRANDED and REFUGE. But, I am dying to finish this book off, and I had a peek of what I've written and it looks great. This is also my first foray into the metal music genre, merged with folk horror. Just think of THE WITCHFINDER GENERAL two-timing with HOSTEL and BLOOD ON SATAN'S CLAW. So excited about this project. It was originally a screenplay, which no one wanted to touch because of its graphic scenes and it made them feel unsettled, despite loving the story. I agree with them, it will work better in prose.


My debut short story collection, featuring all of my 59 and counting published short stories, during the past five years. They will be re-edited and the cover will shock people.


A novelette about an ambitious journalist, who moves to a sleepy town with her boyfriend, while working on a book about a witch and soon unearths satanism and human sacrifice amongst the townfolks.


Another novelette about a student who wins a beauty contest and the prize is a photo shoot in a gothic mansion, in the middle of the desolate countryside where the real prize is her life.

That's about it for now. But will keep you posted in the coming months.

So long.

J xxx

Wednesday, 2 January 2013


The previous year was my most productive period of my writing career, publishing tons of short stories, poems and a few film reviews for a forthcoming book on Eighties British horror films. But, I needed to direct my career to the next level, and therefore my main aspiration for 2012 was to have my first ever book released.

This is what happened.

Novelettes, REFUGE and STRANDED were completed and submitted to a few publishers. One of them did like REFUGE and it made the shortlist, but failed to make the final cut.

After a long discussion with fellow horror/fantasy author, GR Yeates I made the bold decision of self-releasing them as kindle eBooks. The result was exciting and successful, launching two eBooks just in time for Halloween.

Horror readers flocked to download them and read them with pleasure. To me, writing and having people purchase your work and enjoying them is the greatest reward for any writer or artist. It shows their appreciation, and it's proof that there's always a reward for hard work and dedication.

So far my sales figures are building steadily in the UK, America and have just sold a unit in Germany this week. My other half always says, "mighty oaks from small acorns grow". And she is damn right!

To add to this, I have appeared in many interviews/blogspots and have had four short stories and a poem accepted for five different anthologies.

I would like to thank the following people who have made this happen:

Dolores Harrington
GR Yeates
Paul Mudie
Teri (Edit Fairy)
Tim Marquitz
Jim Mcleod (Ginger Nuts of Horror)
Simon Marshall-Jones
Arcevia Services
Dean M. Drinkel
Adrian Chamberlin
Mark West
Mandi Lockley
David Bernstein
Anna Taborska
Dave Jeffrey
Emma Ennis
Dark Gothic Resurrection Magazine
Dorothy Davies
Static Movement
George Wilhite
Patricia Anabel
Dale Eldon
Jaidis Shaw
Mallory Anne-Marie Haws
David Fingerman
Sheri A. Wilkinson
Christopher A. Ridge
Steve Blackwell

Please accept my apology if I've forgotten anyone.

Fast forward 2013. I plan to release a few more books, which will explode the scene as both traditionally published and self-published. So you have all been warned.