(Adventureland is about a magical carnival. Some children ...)
Adventureland is about a magical carnival. Some children board one of the carnival’s rides, the Ghost Train, and they never come back. Two teenagers set out to find the missing children by “crossing over” to a magical realm that is an intersection between heaven, hell, and limbo.
(Many of the residents of the small town of West Waltham a...)
Many of the residents of the small town of West Waltham are eccentric - either possessing occult powers or hallucinating that they do - an attack by a horde of werewolves is imminent. Another sizable portion of the town has succumbed to a disease that may be either mad cow disease or lycanthropy. Then there’s the question of whether Wulf - a mythical beast charged with stop¬ping the spread of an unnamed “evil” - truly exists or not.
(In The Hoodoo Man, a five-year-old “brought back to life”...)
In The Hoodoo Man, a five-year-old “brought back to life” after being shot in the head, suffers from a lifetime of nightmarish visions that are hallucinations or premonitions of things to come.
(A novel Angels tells the story of a car thief on the lam ...)
A novel Angels tells the story of a car thief on the lam who receives late-night calls from an angel.
(Sarah-Jane Dresden finds the first few pages of an uninsp...)
Sarah-Jane Dresden finds the first few pages of an uninspiring horror novel under her bed, but as she begins to read it, she realizes that the doomed heroine is herself and that the writer knows all her secrets. As more pages appear, Sarah-Jane is faced with a battle to preserve her own identity.
(This horror novel tells of the mystery of May Street - so...)
This horror novel tells of the mystery of May Street - something is promising wild desires and dark yearnings. Stevie Warner and his best friend Johnny Kane decide to investigate a miracle, but the trouble with miracles is that once started, they're difficult to stop.
(Challenging the Wolf is about a security guard who suspec...)
Challenging the Wolf is about a security guard who suspects his partner is one.
Harris learned to read early. He always loved reading and did the whole Richmal Crompton and Jennings and Darbyshire stuff when he was a kid. English was his best subject at school. He started reading horror when he was about 9 - The Pan Book of Horror, he read a lot but he never thought about being a writer.
During his school years, Harris worked for more than a decade at a variety of odd jobs and as a jazz/funk bassist.
Before becoming a writer, Steve Harris worked at Bramley Central Ammunition Depot and had a number of other jobs.
The first novel by Steve Harris, Adventureland, was published in 1990. In the United States, it was released in 1993 as The Eyes of the Beast. Harris’s 1991 novel Wulf, marked his first published foray into werewolf territory. Harris wrote about a more singular werewolf in the limited edition chapbook Challenging the Wolf, about a security guard who suspects his partner is one. More notable to horror aficionados is that the chapbook also contains as “a bonus” some twenty pages of an unpublished (and many critics deem too horrifying to publish) Harris' novel called Switch. The novel tells about a sadistic killer from the killer’s own point of view.
In Harris’s third novel, The Hoodoo Man, 1992, a five-year-old brought back to life after being shot in the head, suffers from a lifetime of nightmarish visions that are hallucinations or premonitions of things to come. His 1993 novel, Angels, tells the story of a car thief on the lam who receives late-night calls from an angel. Black Rock, 1996, is a novel-within-a-novel in which a woman discovers the partial manuscript of a horror novel in her flat. Oddly, though, the protagonist of the novel bears a striking resemblance to herself. The woman’s attempts to get to the bottom of the mystery lead to a haunted house on the coast of England. The Devil on May Street intermixes the subjects of Satanism and inter-generational conflict.
(Sarah-Jane Dresden finds the first few pages of an uninsp...)1996
(In The Hoodoo Man, a five-year-old “brought back to life”...)1992
(Many of the residents of the small town of West Waltham a...)1991
(This horror novel tells of the mystery of May Street - so...)1997
(A novel Angels tells the story of a car thief on the lam ...)1993
(Challenging the Wolf is about a security guard who suspec...)1998
(Adventureland is about a magical carnival. Some children ...)1990
"My school compositions were hard work. I wanted to be a rock star. I played bass in a number of bands. When all this finished and I found I had time on my hands. I read a lousy horror novel by a British author and thought, I could do better than this rubbish. And the idea was born. But could I write? I didn't know."
"I do love to travel and any excuse to do it is welcome. When I wrote Angels, I drove to Greece and back and used the route and places for the story. Straker's Island was set in Florida (after I'd traveled around Florida) and Miami Five Fifteen (as yet unpublished) is set across the UK and the US. Like reading, all travel gives you stock for future use."
"The Switch is a misunderstood book that gained me a reputation in the publishing industry as being a misogynist. With this book, I wanted to write something that would bring a reader as near to feeling actual pain as possible. It's nasty, there's no mistake about that. Or some scenes are."
"I was forced to watch the first Lord of the Rings movie and was sure I'd hate it (after the first few thousand words I couldn't summon up the enthusiasm to finish the bloody dull, boring book) but loved it to death. What does that say about me? I am dunno! Loved both the Harry Potter movies."