Hey everyone, you may have seen the news already but I thought I’d re-post it for those who might have missed it:
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 http://www.garymcmahon.com/2008/04/publications.html.
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! 🙂