This is the webthing of Toby Venables, author of The Viking Dead (zombies + Vikings) and the Hunter of Sherwood trilogy (AKA the Guy of Gisburne books) Knight of Shadows, The Red Hand and Hood. All four novels are based in specific historical periods.
I also write screenplays, one of which is maybe (possibly) about to potentially do something. Predictably, this one – the only one really worth talking about at the moment – is the one I can’t talk about. But with any luck it’ll all fall apart in spectacular fashion and then I can discuss at length what a masterpiece it obviously would have been.
Occasionally, I write academic things and present papers. Thus far, these have mostly been on zombie related matters, and include a chapter in the book The Zombie Renaissance in Popular Culture on real-life Norse zombies.
This site is very much a work in progress, and will expand, contract, groan and occasionally shriek in agony as it struggles to find its true form under the inexpert ministrations of its creator. Eventually, however, it may reach such a level of perfection that it will just do its own thing and I will no longer need to exist.
Page header: Cover art for The Viking Dead by the very excellent Gerard Miley