Phil Emery works as a writer and lecturer â€“ he has been published in the UK, USA, Europe and Canada since the seventies. A novel, "Necromantra", was published in 2005 and was recently released as an expanded e-book - a radio play, "Virtual Grafix", was produced by Minute Radio Drama and the short story "ID" was regularly broadcast on BBC radio until 2011. The stories "Last Scream of Carnage" and "Fifteen Breaths" were published in US fantasy anthologies. A novelette, "Blasphemer" came out from Damnation Press at the end of 2010, and another novel, "The Shadow Cycles" was published in 2011. A short story and verse collection, â€˜The Celt in the Machineâ€™ is now out as an e-book.
Phil Emery in 60 seconds
When did you start writing?A village outside Newcastle-under-Lyme
What do you love about short stories?The opportunity to create narrative intensity not entirely available in longer forms.
Do you write in other forms?Novels, poetry, graphic novels, plays - my abiding ambition is to tackle an opera libretto!
What distracts you from writing?Sleep.
Outside of writing, what are your other passions?Teaching and practicing martial arts.
What is your favourite book?
Who are your favourite writers?Robert E. Howard, Clark Ashton Smith and Lord Dunsany
Where is your dream location?North Staffordshire circa early sixties.
What one item would you put into Room 101?
Do you have any advice for new writers?Be very careful about taking advice...
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