Hi, my name is Bill Davidson and I’m a Scottish mainly horror writer living in Dorset, which about as far South as you can get before you drop off the edge. Until recently, I’ve been too focussed on irksome stuff like paying the mortgage and working (Local Government manager, where laughs come fast and often) to call myself a writer and not be embarrased, but that has changed. I don’t see why I should pay my mortgage. Donald Trump doesn’t.

So, I’ve been writing like a rather easily distracted demon for the past two years or so and am sitting on two completed novels. But before I approached agents I reckoned I needed some short story writing credits.

In the last twelve months I’ve written dozens of short stories and my plan to get writing credits has turned into a real passion for writing shorter fiction. I love the short stuff!

To date, I’ve had ten stories accepted. Some of those are awaiting publication and will be added to the published stories page when that happens.

My reading tastes are varied, but if I had to choose two main influences they would be the King fella and Elmore Leonard. Oh, and for a series of novels it’s got to be Patrick O’Brian.


Six days into the beard growing competition and Dave seemed to be drawing ahead