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Gary McMahon and Sharon Ring’s Partnership Announced

Hey everyone, you may have seen the news already but I thought I’d re-post it for those who might have missed it:

Sharon Ring (of Dark Fiction Review & Dark Fiction Magazine fame) has announced that she is now Gary McMahon’s (an Angry Robot author and the man behind Pretty Little Dead Things) agent!


Gary McMahon and Sharon Ring sign author/agent contract.

UK, December 10th 2010 – Picture the scene. Gary McMahon arrives at the crossroads in Manchester to meet with Sharon Ring, who might just make him the best guitar player in the world is acting as Gary’s agent in regard to two titles, The Quiet Room and Rain Dogs.

Gary is widely acknowledged as a powerful, new talent in British horror fiction. He received a British Fantasy Society nomination in 2009 for his first novel, Rain Dogs, and his short fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies, including The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror Vols. 19 & 20 (ed. by Stephen Jones). Tim Lebbon calls him a “bloody good writer indeed… heartfelt, talented, soulful… serious and mature.” Conrad Williams describes Gary as “a skilful writer… an able cartographer of these badlands.” With three novels already under his belt, plus two more mass market titles confirmed for release in 2011, Gary is set to reach a wider genre-loving audience.

On the subject of his new author/agent contract with Sharon, Gary was heard to say, “I’m hoping to learn some mighty guitar riffs and take the rock world by storm but, if she can get me a handsome deal on these two titles, then I guess that’ll do just as nicely. The only thing I’m worried about is that thing about signing the contract in blood whilst walking naked in a circle near a gibbet at a crossroads.”

Sharon’s reply to this was, “I really don’t know what all this guitar business is about; I just want to get the best deal possible for this author and his outstanding horror fiction. Guitars have got nothing to do with it.”

A full list of Gary’s published work can be found at
All enquiries regarding this deal should be directed to Sharon Ring: sharonlring(at)gmail(dot)com.


This is awesome news! I’ve yet to read Pretty Little Dead Things but I’ve heard only good (and twisted, terrible, horrifying) things about it, so I’m definitely looking forward to it. And I’m sure that Sharon will make sure to get the best deals for Gary – I’m certainly looking forward to help spread the news once the first acquisition is announced! Congrats to both Gary and Sharon! 🙂

Until tomorrow,



Posted by on December 9, 2010 in Announcements


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Angry Robot Books: When last were you scared?

The awesome SF/F/WTF? publisher, Angry Robot, have signed a new author!


Angry Robot, HarperCollins’ imprint focussing on innovative fantasy and science fiction, has turned its attention to reinvigorating horror.

Gary McMahon’s Pretty Little Dead Things and its sequel promise an
astonishing mix of David Peace and modern Japanese horror cinema to
create a truly unique fusion of intense writing and sheer terror.

Marc Gascoigne, Angry Robot’s publishing director, said: “Horror thrives in movies and graphic novels. Like our other recent discovery, Kaaron
Warren, Gary is at the forefront of a new generation of writers bringing
that energy back to horror fiction.”

McMahon added: “Working with the Angry Robot family, it feels as if I’m
participating in something fresh and vital. Exciting times lie ahead.”
Pretty Little Dead Things will be published in the UK and Australia this
July, and in the US (also by Angry Robot) in winter 2010. Its sequel, Dead Bad Things, follows in the Spring of 2011, with US publication shortly thereafter. All Angry Robot titles are available in paperback, eBook and audio formats.

About Angry Robot:

Angry Robot is the new genre imprint from HarperCollins, bringing you the best in new SF, F and WTF?! Our first titles hit the stores in the UK and Australia on 1st July 2009. We debut in the US in May 2010.

Want some info on what you can look forward to from Gary> Head over to the Pretty Little Dead Things page at Angry Robot, and get yourself introduced to Thomas Usher; I’ve got a feeling we’ll be hearing plenty about him…


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Posted by on January 25, 2010 in Angry Robot, Announcements


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