AA few weeks ago we promised you that 2020 would be an exciting year, and it is certainly shaping up that way.

We are extremely proud to announce that we have a new author in the Burning Chair family. Introducing… Richard Wall!

Richard is an extremely talented author, and we are proud to be publishing his second novel, a supernatural crime thriller set in 1960s America, which follows the story of a troubled Korean War veteran whose attempts to unravel a bloody mystery lead him into a battle for not just his life but his very soul. It is a gripping tale, certainly not for the faint-hearted, and for us was definitely a case of love-at-first-read. We’re confident you’ll feel the same too…

We will be revealing more about the story in the coming months, as we get it ready for publication. In the meantime, here is a bit more about Richard:

Born in England in 1962, Richard grew up in a small market town in rural Herefordshire before joining the Royal Navy. After 22 years in the submarine service and having travelled extensively, Richard now lives and writes in rural Worcestershire.

In addition to a novel, bizarre poetry and several short stories, Richard has also written songs, sleeve notes and album reviews for indie musicians. In 2018, a chance conversation with Hull musician, Andrew McLatchie (aka Half Deaf Clatch) resulted in the Beelzebub Jones trilogy of supernatural spaghetti-western concept albums, each featuring a short story written by Richard.

Richard’s stories reflect his life-long fascination with the dark underbelly of American culture; be it tales of the Wild West, or the simmering menace of the Deep South, or the poetry of Charles Bukowski, the writing of Langston Hughes or Andrew Vachss, or the music of Charley Patton, Son House, Johnny Cash, or Tom Waits.

A self-confessed Delta Blues music anorak, Richard embarked on a road trip from Memphis to New Orleans, during which a bizarre encounter in Clarksdale, Mississippi inspired him to write his début novel, Fat Man Blues. His second novel will be published by Burning Chair Publishing in 2020.

You can find out more by visiting www.richardwall.org

I’m sure you’ll join us in welcoming Richard to Burning Chair, and watch this space for news about this extremely exciting new novel…


Until next time, stay lucky

Pete & Si

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