Wednesday 12 August 2015

SHOW-OFF AND TELL #4 - Ronald Kelly Original Artwork and Story

Number four in the Show-Off and Tell feature is a little bit different.

Ya’ll know the Jedi Master of Southern-fried Horror, Ronald Kelly? If you don’t then do yourself the biggest favour of all time and check out some of his work. Not only is he a fantastic author but his artwork is second to none.

Being the fantastic family man that he is, last year he offered up some of this artwork in exchange for a small donation to help get his daughter, Reilly, funds to make sure she made her People to People Student Ambassador trip to Europe, which she has just successfully completed.

I had just read Ronald’s book Fear (one of my favourite books of all time) and couldn’t resist asking for something featuring the monster from the book, the famous “snake-critter”.

This is what I got in the post a couple of weeks later!

Included with the drawing as well, and totally unexpected, was this very special copy of his short story, Beneath the Bed, limited to only 26 signed copies. I’m so proud to have both of these.

Like I said earlier, if you haven’t already, you really need to check out Ronald’s work. You won’t regret it.

If you would like to help support Confessions of a Reviewer then please consider using the links below to buy Fear or any other books written by Ronald. This not only supports me, but also lets me know how many people actually like to buy books after reading my reviews and features. Thanks.

Ronald Kelly has been writing horror tales set in the American South since the small-press days of the 1980s. His published works include Undertaker's Moon, Fear, Blood Kin, Hell Hollow, The Dark'Un, Midnight Grinding & Other Twilight Terrors, After the Burn, Hindsight, Restless Shadows, Cumberland Furnace & Other Fear Forged Fables, Hindsight, The Sick Stuff, Twelve Gauge, and Mister Glow-Bones & Other Halloween Tales. His audio collection of Southern-fried short stories, Dark Dixie: Tales of Southern Horror, was included on the nominating ballot of the 1992 Grammy Awards for Best Non-Musical or Spoken Album. He lives in a backwoods hollow in Brush Creek, Tennessee with his wife and three young'uns.

You can see more about Ronald at his website.

Ronald’s authors page is here.

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