Author: ajreid22

Writer dancing on the knife edge of sanity between the Mersey, the Dee, and the Irish Sea. Purveyor of weird, dark stories and poems for the broken-hearted. Love Dystopian, Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi and Adventure fiction. Author of “A Smaller Hell”, released as an e-book in 2012. Works completed but not yet published include novels “The Horseman’s Dream”, “Knights of Snowdonia”, “Grey Noise” and screenplay “Diary of a Caveman”. Current WIP is a metaphysical eco-revenge stage play exploring the dark side of Mother Nature. Interested in VR as a cross-platform story-telling tool. Other interests include boxing, Blues, Absurdism, Surrealism, Gothic literature, fishing, cigars, fires on the beach, Nature, films (David Lynch, Stanley Kubrick, Terry Gilliam, Peter Mullan, David Cronenberg) and cooking. Big fan of J.G. Ballard, George Orwell, Aldous Huxley, Iain Banks and H.G. Wells.

Ever Been Told You Have a Problem with Authority?

Ever been told that you have a problem with authority? Well, good for you if you have. If you’re STILL being told you have a problem with authority, even better. I’ve been called many nasty names in my long career of “non-conformism” (as one kindly ex-girlfriend put it) and accused of “living in my own…

By ajreid22 1st October 2022 0

The Knights of Snowdonia

The Knights of Snowdonia is another novel that’s been a long time coming. I’ve described it in various promos as: “An unabashed adventure/spy novel with guns, swords, motorbikes, explosives, assassins, the Holy Grail, the occult, secret societies, clones, samurai and Big Pharma/ human traffickers getting walloped.” The Knights are the frontline in a war that’s…

By ajreid22 8th March 2022 0

Rare Exotic Breeds Short Story Collection Released into the Wild

How Did Rare Exotic Breeds Come About? Over the past three years, I’ve been submitting short stories to various competitions globally. Rare Exotic Breeds is a collection of all the stories that were prize-winners or shortlisted. After two consecutive first prizes and publication in Writing Magazine, the editor suggested to me that dark, mischievous literature…

By ajreid22 14th October 2021 0

A Smaller Hell Now Available in Paperback

Pleased to announce that A Smaller Hell is now available in paperback format from Amazon. Mystery, Crime, Romance and Dark Comedy all wrapped up in 224 pages of literary mischief. “AJ Reid’s ‘A Smaller Hell’ is a fable of our time.” – ***** KT Acolyte “An electrifying piece of literature.” – ***** Whim “The author…

By ajreid22 26th September 2021 0