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Karl Drinkwater, ALLi Author Member

Location

United Kingdom

Genres

Fantasy/SciFi/Speculative, General Fiction, Horror, Literary Fiction, Thriller, Women's Fiction

Skills

Press/Media Interview, Reading/Literary Event, Self-publishing Workshop/Training, Writing Workshop

Biography

Karl Drinkwater is originally from Manchester but has lived in Wales for half his life. He's a full-time author, edits fiction for other writers, and was a professional librarian for over twenty-five years. He has degrees in English, Classics, and Information Science.

He writes in multiple genres: his aim is always just to tell a good story ... [read more]

Karl Drinkwater's books

2000 Tunes

2000 Tunes

"He started to sketch a face. A random face. With dark eyes and hair. Just any old face. He made the chin too small and drew over it, but then it looked like a double chin. That wasn't appropriate for...
Ah. He had been drawing Sam."

Mark Hopton's an outsider obsessed with Manchester music. He knows the dates, facts, band members, lyrics, histories and places. He can join them in complicated webs of association because he knows the secret: everything's connected ... [read more]

Cold Fusion 2000

Cold Fusion 2000

"She stared at him but her intelligent blue-grey eyes were a barrier, not a window. Eventually she leaned her head forwards, eyes closed tight, sighed, and touched her forehead to his. A tingle, echo of the past, the two of them frozen like an art gallery drawing."

Alex Kavanagh is a pedantic, physics-obsessed geek. He's a teacher who hates teaching; a lover who's just been dumped (again); a writer whose articles all get rejected; an adult who still lives at home and gets bullied at the bus stop by teenagers; and he's just had the worst day of his life ... [read more]

Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival

First the birds went quiet.

Then the evening sky filled with strange clouds that trapped the heat below.

Now Callum wakes, dripping in sweat. Something has come to his isolated Welsh farm. If he’s going to keep his family alive during this single night when all hell breaks loose, he’ll have to think fast. And when he sees what he’s facing, he suspects even that may not be enough. ... [read more]

Karl Drinkwater’s Horror Collection

Karl Drinkwater’s Horror Collection

Three Horror Books In One Tense Collection.

Turner

An isolated Welsh island seemed like the perfect escape for a convict on the run, a jilted woman, and a policeman seeking a quiet life. When the surly locals turn to murderous violence the three visitors are forced to flee together, trying to stay one step ahead of their increasingly insane pursuers.

They Move Below ... [read more]

They Move Below: & Other Dark Tales

They Move Below: & Other Dark Tales

Fifteen Tense Tales. One Sleepless Night.

Horror lives in the shadows.

It exists under the earth's surface in ancient caves; below the vast sea's undulating waves; under dense forest cover; within a storm's thick, rolling clouds; downstairs in our homes, when we hear the knife drawer rattle in the night. Even our minds and bodies harbour the alien under the skin, the childhood nightmares in our subconscious ... [read more]

Turner

Turner

Some Islands Don't Welcome Visitors.

An isolated Welsh island seemed like the perfect escape for a convict on the run, a jilted woman, and a policeman seeking a quiet life. When the surly locals turn to murderous violence the three visitors are forced to flee together, trying to stay one step ahead of their increasingly insane pursuers.

The bad news keeps coming. There are too many to fight ... [read more]