Just how long can this Stronghold hold out against the zombie horde? When King Edward I of England built Grogen Castle in Wales, he proclaimed it the strongest fortress in the British Isles; impregnable to assault, armed with devices so fiendish that would-be attackers would die in multitutdes. But the Welsh have had enough of English tyranny. Armed with druidic magic and an ancient, mystical artefact, they summon an army to their banner even the most supersitious of Edward's soldiers could never have imagined. Soon, Grogen Castle finds itself beseiged by forces forged from splintered bone and rotten flesh. Just how long can this Stronghold hold out against the zombie horde?
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Paul Finch is a former cop and journalist, now turned full time writer. He first cut his literary teeth penning episodes of the British TV crime drama, THE BILL, and has written extensively in the field of children's animation. However, he is probably best known for his work in horrors and thrillers.
His crime debut novel, STALKERS is a no 1 ebook best seller and introduced DS Mark 'Heck' Heckenburg. This was followed last July by the sequel, SACRIFICE. The third in the series, HUNTED, will follow in February 2014. The Heck series will shortly be published in Germany, Poland, Turkey and Hungary.
To date, he's had twelve books and nearly 300 stories and novellas published on both sides of the Atlantic. His first collection, AFTER SHOCKS (Ash-Tree), won the British Fantasy Award in 2002, while he won the award again in 2007 for his novella, KID. Later in 2007, he won the International Horror Guild Award for his mid-length story, THE OLD NORTH ROAD. His short novel, CAPE WRATH (Telos), was short-listed for the Bram Stoker Award in 2002, and several other collections of his stories and novellas have been published since, all of them well received by fans and readers. His horror novel, STRONGHOLD, was published by Abaddon Books in 2010, along with his novelette, SPECIAL POWERS, which forms part of Stephen Jones's masterly mosaic horror, ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE (Robinson). Christmas 2010 will see the launch of another short novel by Finch, the festive terror tale, SPARROWHAWK (Pendragon). He has also written three DOCTOR WHO audio dramas for Big Finish - LEVIATHAN and SENTINELS OF THE NEW DAWN, HEXAGORA and a DR WHO novel for BBC Books, HUNTER'S MOON.
Finch is no stranger to film either, having written scripts for several horror movies. One of these, THE DEVIL'S ROCK, was released in 2011, while his short story THE BELFRIES, is shorty due to be adapted by Hollywood. A film adaptation of his novel STRONGHOLD is now in development.
Wearing an editor's hat, Paul is also responsible for the TERROR TALES series, a collection of ghost and horror anthologies exploring the folklore, history and geography of the various regions of Britain.
Paul Finch lives in Lancashire, UK, with his wife Cathy and his children, Eleanor and Harry.