You know that giddy feeling that you get when an author you’ve read is about to release something dark and creepy and totally awesome? That was me when I found out that Joseph D’Lacey was about to release a new book. This one’s indie and is co-written by screenwriter Jeremy Drysdale.
When I read D’Lacey’s Book of the Crowman, I was impressed by his gritty post-apocalyptic world and the way he used it to warn us what might happen if we don’t protect the environment. I was drawn in by the characters as they struggled to reconnect with both nature and themselves. And so I’m very much looking forward to reading D’Lacey’s newest creation, which should be released as an e-book within the next week or two. Be sure to keep an eye out for it!
For as long as anyone can remember, the Clowns and Humans of Blueville have co-existed peacefully. Sure, each species thinks the other is a little weird but that’s never been something to fight about.
Until, that is, a series of freakish terrorist attacks – seemingly perpetrated by clowns – turn the two bloodlines against each other. When war breaks out, the future of both species hangs in the balance.
It’s going to take a suicide mission to stop the carnage and only misfit circus trainee Colin Clarke and his three best friends have the courage to volunteer for this impossible task.
Their quest takes them to the mean streets of Cheadle, the most dangerous city in the world. There, in a final bid to defeat their true enemy, they must confront the darkness lurking at the very heart of clownkind.
About the Authors
Jeremy’s first script was ROTTEN for Rhino/Warners and GRAND THEFT PARSONS, starring Johnny Knoxville and Christina Applegate was his first feature. The film was an official selection for both the London and Sundance Film Festivals.
Jeremy wrote the worldwide bestselling video game BATTLEFIELD 2: MODERN COMBAT for Electronic Arts and BAD SANTAS for prime-time Channel 4. He has a television format for a comedy drama called TESTAMENT in pre-production with a Norwegian broadcaster and has just completed the pilot for a television drama set in 1950s London. His spec action thriller script LIVE! is in pre-production with The Solution for a shoot in New Orleans in summer 2016 with Aaron Eckhart and he has just sold another action thriller feature called BLANK to SND/Belga, which is expected to shoot in Kowloon in late 2016.
“Jeremy Drysdale writes with razor-blade precision: You’ll laugh, you’ll squirm, and you won’t be able to stop turning the pages.” Will Hill, author of the Department 19 series.
Joseph D’Lacey writes Horror, SF & Fantasy, often with environmental themes, and is best known for his unsettling novel, Meat. Joseph won the British Fantasy Award for Best Newcomer in 2009. He also writes children’s stories with his daughter.
“Joseph D’Lacey rocks!” Stephen King