NEWS - THE ISLAND OF TERROR on special offer

My novella, PROFESSOR CHALLENGER: THE ISLAND OF TERROR is on special offer. Only 99c in the US until Tuesday, and, starting tomorrow ( Saturday ), will be 75p in the UK.

Professor Challenger has mostly played second fiddle to Holmes in the Conan Doyle canon, but the character has always interested me; the flawed scientist with a big heart and a bigger ego. Considering he appeared in so few tales from the Doyle pen, it is a testament to the depth of the character that he has survived at all.

From the Lost World, to the poison in the mist, and the day the Earth screamed, he captured my imagination when I was twelve, and I've loved him ever since. That, plus the fact that Doyle reports that Challenger was born in Largs, making him a Scotsman from a town just 6 miles from where I was brought up, means that when Dark Regions Press offered me the chance to play in his world, I jumped at it.

From there it was a matter of choosing subject matter and setting. As a creature feature nut, the subject shouted loudest, and the setting proved more of a problem. I was intending on a return trip to the Amazon plateau, but then I remembered Lundy Island, and everything just fell into place.


NEWS - Web site updated

The website has had a major overhaul. There's new content with details for all of my published works, a new look to the site, and sections about the genres I write in and the books published in those areas. There's also a new subsection particularly for mobile device users on smaller screens.

If any readers want to do me a favor, they can by clicking the Facebook and Twitter links at the top right of each page to share the news around - every little helps with social media.

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About William Meikle

William Meikle is a Scottish genre writer now living in Newfoundland

He has 20 novels and several hundred short stories in genre presses, anthologies and magazines. His current top seller is the sci-fi novel THE INVASION with 20,000 copies sold and counting.

When he's not writing Willie drinks beer, plays guitar and dreams of fortune and glory