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Rogue: a Near to the Knuckle Anthology
Publisher Marketing: The book you're holding in your hands, flipping across your screen or pirating, is a bold statement by a group of authors who are committed to controlling their own literary destinies. To representing themselves and their stories the way they want to. To producing quality literature without constraints, or middle-management foibles, or decisions based on what will appeal to this demographic or best reflect that group. To give you raw, uncompromising stories from the depths of their filthy imaginations. More punk than Cowell-esque candy pop, this collection captures a group of writers, writing in a spectacularly diverse myriad of styles at the very top of their game. You can feel the enthusiasm for the project and the license they've been given to indulge themselves laser from the page. These men and women, these Indie-writers, have jabbed a metaphorical mid-digit at an industry too enamoured with money and derivative diluted-down novels, and collected into this astounding anthology a hurricane of unique and distinct voices, deliciously, grubby, violent and uncompromising in each of their contributions. No money-men, no committees, just the desire, the skill and the talent to bring you a collection of depraved, emotionally-draining, twisted and deliciously funny tales from their black hearts. Contributor Bio: Douglas, Craig Craig Douglas was born in Ely, England. He spent most of his childhood in a northeastern mining village before joining the British Army. He has completed tours of Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Kososvo, Iraq, Cyprus (holiday tour) and a particularly violent tour of Afghanistan. Craig has now moved back to the UK and is a Health and Safety Officer. He spends time at home with his family and finds time in the morning to write and offers a cheap kindle conversion service. Craig writes short stories for the Creative Writers' group in MENSA. He has work in Volumes 2, 3, 5 and 6 of the Radgepacket series, the Harsh and the Heart, Celebrating the Military. Contributor Bio: Bracha, Ryan Ryan Bracha is 34 years worth of ideas just screaming to be unleashed on an unsuspecting public. By 24 he had written and directed his first feature film "Tales From Nowhere" which was well received and enjoyed a limited release around his native Yorkshire, his second screenplay "Dirt Merchants" never made it to screen but was an outlet for his desire to tell stories. Almost 4 years in the making, his debut novel, the Amazon number one best selling "Strangers Are Just Friends You Haven't Killed Yet" is a darkly comic satire based on the state of the media in the face of what appears to be a serial killer stalking the streets of Sheffield. His second novel, "Tomorrow's Chip Paper," a fast moving look at the current media infatuation with celebrity deviants, was released in Early 2013, and his collection of mad, bad and bizarre tales, 'Bogies, and other equally messed up tales of love, lust, drugs and granddad porn' in late the same year. His third novel, Paul Carter is a Dead Man was released to critical acclaim in January 2014. He is currently working on his fourth novel in between being a good husband and an excellent people watcher.