Local author secures new book deal
CRIPPEN, by Dan Weatherer, has been released courtesy of Spectral Press, the same company who published his earlier book Neverlight, which was recently shortlisted for the inaugural Arnold Bennett Literary Prize.
Crippen explores the life and crimes of the notorious London murderer, Hawley Harvey Crippen.
Former Painsley Catholic College Student Dan, 37, who now lives in Meir Park told the Times and Echo: “I am delighted that the book has been picked up for publication as I have long had a fascination with the case of Dr Crippen.
“Though the book is classed as historical fiction, a great deal of research went into writing it, and I present an intimate account of the relationships between Crippen and his wife.
“It is currently reviewing well – fans of true crime literature will enjoy it!”
Crippen is Dan’s fourth solo release, and there are plenty more books still to come.
“I have another collection currently with a respected international publisher, and my collection of stage plays, The Dead Stage, will be out in 2018. Then there are the two novels that my agent is currently placing – rest assured there will be a glut of new work available soon!”
At the end of June, a story of Dan’s will appear in the charity anthology Trapped Within. All proceeds will go to The Stroke Association. Following that, seven of Dan’s short stories will appear in The Mammoth Book Of Spectral Horrors – a best of collection from Spectral Press.
In other news, Beige, Dan’s short film continues to be accepted into film festivals and has recently been shortlisted for the Twisted Tales category, at the Cardiff Mini Film Festival. Beige will also show alongside The Legend of the Chained Oak at the Swansea, Liverpool and Birmingham Horror conventions.
Crippen is available now via Amazon.co.uk in e-book formats. A paperback version will be available soon.
For more updates regarding Dan and his work, visit www.danweatherer.com.
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