… author of Escape From Furnace, The Fury, The Inventors, and the brand new Devil's Engine series

The 12 DEATHS of Christmas!!!

Christmas is almost upon us – just 19 days to go until the jolly old fat bloke squeezes down our chimneys and deposits sweet little droppings beneath the tree. I can’t wait! It’s my favourite time of year! I’ve already got a Christmas tree (actually I got two this year, one for the front of the house and one for the back) and everywhere you go there are sparkling lights, cosy greetings and merry music.

Well, almost everywhere you go… Because this year, to celebrate Christmas, the Chainsaw Gang (the group of bloodthirsty YA horror writers to which I proudly belong) have decided to shun colourful baubles and fluffy red stockings and celebrate with our very own version of The 12 Days of Christmas. Rest assured there are no pipers piping, maids a milking or turtle doves in this version (not unless you count the pie that Sarwat cooked for us all to eat whilst we were writing it), just plenty of… You’ll have to wait and see!

Starting today, and running for the next 12 days (duh!) we’ll reveal our masterpiece on some of our favourite blogs, along with our answers to a whole bunch of questions the bloggers posed to us (if you want to know which of us has really seen a ghost then check it out)! The schedule, and first line, can be found on the wonderful My Favourite Books blog, along with instructions for the next stop!

Enjoy, and have a very bloody Christmas!!