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Publication Order of The Three Births of Daoloth Books

The Searching Dead (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Born to the Dark (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Way of the Worm (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Universal Horror Library Books

as Carl Dreadstone
The Werewolf Of London (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Creature From The Black Lagoon (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Complete 6 Book (With:Walter Harris,Curt Siodmak,Ben Chapman) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Doll Who Ate His Mother (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wolfman (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bride of Frankenstein (As: Carl Dreadstone) (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dracula's Daughter (As: Carl Dreadstone) (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Face That Must Die (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Wake the Dead/ The Parasite (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Nameless (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Incarnate (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Claw (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night of the Claw (As: Jay Ramsay) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Obsession (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hungry Moon (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Influence (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ancient Images (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Midnight Sun (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Needing Ghosts (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Count of Eleven (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long Lost (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The One Safe Place (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The House on Nazareth Hill (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Voice They Hear (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silent Children (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pact of the Fathers (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Darkest Part of the Woods (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Overnight (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Secret Story / Secret Stories (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Grin of the Dark (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thieving Fear (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Creatures of the Pool (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Solomon Kane (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Seven Days of Cain (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghosts Know (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Kind Folk (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Think Yourself Lucky (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thirteen Days by Sunset Beach (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wise Friend (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Somebody's Voice (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fellstones (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Chimney (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Loveman's Comeback (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Changer of Names (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Bag (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
After the Queen (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mackintosh Willy (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Watch the Birdie (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Other Side (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Word (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Entertainment (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Never to Be Heard (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Story in It (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fear the Dead (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Just Behind You (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Digging Deep (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
With the Angels (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Revelation Of Gla'aki (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pretence (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Double Room - eBook Single (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Companion (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Inhabitant Of The Lake And Less Welcome Tenants (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
Demons by Daylight (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
SUPERHORROR (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Height of the Scream (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Companions (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cold Print (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Black Wine (With: Charles L. Grant) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scared Stiff (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Feasts (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Waking Nightmares (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alone With the Horrors (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Two Obscure Tales (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Strange Things and Stranger Places (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Far Away & Never (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghosts and Grisly Things (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Told by the Dead (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of Liverpool (With: Brian Patten,Eleanor Rees) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Inconsequential Tales (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Just Behind You (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Inhabitant of The Lake & Other Unwelcome Tenants (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cut Corners Volume 1 (With: Ray Garton,Bentley Little) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Holes for Faces (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
10,000 Ghost Stories (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hornsea Hauntings (With: Peter Crowther) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Visions from Brichester (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
By the Light of My Skull (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Companion & Other Phantasmagorical Stories (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Retrospective & Other Phantasmagorical Stories Volume 2 (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Village Killings & Other Novellas (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ramsey Campbell, Certainly (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Chapbooks

Through the Walls (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Core Of Ramsey Campbell (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horror: Another 100 Best Books (With: Kim Newman,Stephen Jones) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doors to Elsewhere (With: Mike Barrett) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Letters to Arkham (With: S.T. Joshi) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ramsey Campbell, Probably (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Black Labyrinth Books

The Walls of the Castle (By: Tom Piccirilli) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prisoner 489 (By: Joe R. Lansdale) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Booking (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Night Visions Books

Night Visions: In the Blood (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Visions (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Visions 2 (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Visions 3 (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Visions: The Hellbound Heart (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Visions 6 (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Visions 8 (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Visions 9 (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Visions 10 (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Visions 11 (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Visions 12 (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Refuge Collection Books

Heaven to Some... (With: Paul Kane) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The PI's Tale: The Refuge Collection 2.5 (By: Steve Dillon,Paul Kane) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Shadows Over Innsmouth Books

Shadows Over Innsmouth (By: Stephen Jones) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Weird Shadows Over Innsmouth (By: Hugh B. Cave,Stephen Jones) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Weirder Shadows Over Innsmouth (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Year's Best Horror Stories: Series II(1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Horror Stories No. 3(1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Great Black Magic Stories(1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Satyr's Head: Tales of Terror(1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jack the Knife: Tales of Jack the Ripper(1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Star Book of Horror No. 1(1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nameless Places(1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beyond Midnight(1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Disciples of Cthulhu(1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Horror Stories: Series IV(1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cold Fear(1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Whispers(1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rivals Of Dracula(1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Fantasy Stories 4(1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Horror Stories: Series VI(1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
New Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos(1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
New Terrors(1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
New Terrors Vol. 1(1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Forces: New Stories of Suspense and Supernatural Horror(1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
New Terrors II(1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scaremongers(1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
65 Great Spine Chillers(1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Horror Stories: Series XI(1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Horror Stories: Series XII(1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kingdom of Fear: The World of Stephen King(1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Halloween Horrors(1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cutting Edge(1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales From the Forbidden Planet(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gaslight & Ghosts(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
First Annual Collection(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Barbarians 2(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hunger for Horror(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Demons & Dreams: The Best Fantasy and Horror 1(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hot Blood Tales of Erotic Horror(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Book of the Dead(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Second Annual Collection(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Third Annual Collection(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Fantasies(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Fantasy 2 / Demons and Dreams(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Voices 2(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best New Horror(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Now We Are Sick(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Voices 3(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best New Horror 2(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Darklands No 1(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cold Blood(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Taboo #5(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Architecture of Fear(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Borderlands 4(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best New Horror 3(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Vampires(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fifth Annual Collection(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Giant Book of Zombies(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deathport(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Giant Book of Best New Horror(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
100 Hair-Raising Little Horror Stories(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best New Horror 4(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Zombies(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Frankenstein(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Anthology of Fantasy and the Supernatural(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cthulhu's Heirs(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Giant Book of Terror(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Starry Wisdom: A Tribute to H.P. Lovecraft(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sea-Cursed(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Wolf Men / The Mammoth Book of Werewolves(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
100 Vicious Little Vampire Stories(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
100 Wicked Little Witch Stories(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best New Horror 6(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cthulhu 2000(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales from Tartarus(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Terrors(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Terrors 2(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Giant Book of Fantasy Tales(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 7(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Terrors 3(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark of the Night(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
100 Fiendish Little Frightmares(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Millenium(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Dracula(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crimes of Passion(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hot Blood X(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Terrors 4(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Young Oxford Book of Nasty Endings(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 9(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 10(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Terrors 5(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Swords Against the Millennium(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
October Dreams(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, #11(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, #12(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fourteenth Annual Collection(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Keep Out The Night(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 13(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Terrors 6(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shelf Life: Fantastic Stories Celebrating Bookstores(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beneath The Ground(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 14(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gathering the Bones(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vivisections(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dark: New Ghost Stories(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fear Within(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Sixteenth Annual Collection(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of New Terror(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Great Ghost Stories(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, Vol. 15(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Poe's Progeny(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Delicacies(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lost on the Darkside: Voices From The Edge of Horror(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best New Horror 16(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Corpse Blossoms(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best New Horror 17(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shrouded by Darkness: Tales of Terror(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best New Horror 18(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Summer Chills(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Monsters(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bound for Evil: Curious Tales of Books Gone Bad(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The New Uncanny(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best New Horror 19(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best of Cemetery Dance II(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dancing with the Dark(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best New Horror 20(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2010(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead Souls(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dead That Walk(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Haunted Legends(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Darkness: Two Decades of Modern Horror(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Never Again(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best New Horror 21(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The End of the Line(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Visitants(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Haunts: Reliquaries of the Dead(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Book of Horrors(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Full Fathom Forty(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stranger by Night(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead Bait 2(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of Cthulhu(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best New Horror 22(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horror for the Holidays(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rage Against the Night(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cut Corners Volume 1(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Devil's Coattails(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Body Horror(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horror for Good(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Feast of Frights from The Horror Zine(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Four For Fear(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mammoth Books Presents The Unexpected(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mammoth Books presents A Ghostly Gathering(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best New Horror 23(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Horror of the Year Volume Five(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Weirder Shadows Over Innsmouth(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Zombies!: Tales of the Walking Dead(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bad Seeds: Evil Progeny(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Memoryville Blues: A Postscripts Anthology 30/31(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of Jack the Ripper(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fearie Tales(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flotsam Fantastique: The Souvenir Book of World Fantasy Convention 2013(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best New Horror 24(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beware the Dark #1(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chiral Mad 2(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best New Horror 25(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fossil Lake(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Now Write! Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horror 101: The Way Forward(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Suspended In Dusk(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Starry Wisdom Library(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadows Over Main Street(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cthulhu Deep Down Under Volume 1(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best New Horror #26(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horrorology(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horror 201: The Silver Scream Vol. 1(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gutted(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Darker Terrors 7(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chiral Mad 3(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Shadow of Frankenstein(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Beauty of Death(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Grave Predictions(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ten Tall Tales: And Twisted Limericks(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Madness of Dr. Caligari(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Behold! Oddities, Curiosities and Undefinable Wonders(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Places, Evil Faces(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Below the Stairs: Tales from the Cellar(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Footsteps of Dracula(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Beauty of Death, Vol. 2(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Behind the Mask - Tales from the Id(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beyond the Infinite: Tales from the Outer Reaches(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Suspended in Dusk II(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Halloween Stories(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Black Room Manuscripts, Volume Four(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Alchemy Press Book of Horrors(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
This Dreaming Isle(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Nightmare Stories(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best New Horror 29(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Terrifying Tales to Tell at Night(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Urban Crime Short Stories(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nowhereville: Weird Is Other People(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lovecraft Mythos New & Classic Collection(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Horror Writer: A Study of Craft and Identity in the Horror Genre(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miscreations(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Epic Fantasy Short Stories(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stories of Hope and Wonder: In Support of UK's Healthcare Workers(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Horror Collection: Emerald Edition(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best New Horror #30(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Folk Horror(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Out of the Ruins: The Apocalyptic Anthology(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best New Horror #31(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Professor Charlatan Bardot’s Travel Anthology to the MostHaunted Buildings in the Weird, Wild World(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Horror Zine’s Book of Werewolf Stories(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Revelations: Horror Writers for Climate Action(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Stars: New Tales of Darkest Horror(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Close to Midnight(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Literally Dead: Tales of Holiday Hauntings(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reports from the Deep End(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Strange Tales of Terror(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nightmare Abbey 5(2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Ramsey Campbell is a renowned English editor, critic, and author of horror, dark fantasy, thriller, and science fiction stories. He has been actively involved in writing and editing for more than fifty years now and has penned hundreds of short stories and over 30 novels. Many of his books have become classics. Campbell has successfully adapted three of his books into films for the non-English speaking audience. He came to prominence for the first time in the 1960s. Since then, he has been cited by the critics as one of the leading authors in this field. Several of his fellow authors have described him as the finest living author of the weird fiction genre in Britain. S. T. Joshi has stated that Campbell will be regarded by the future generations as the leading writer of horror novels of our generation, same as Blackwood or Lovecraft.

Author Campbell was born as John Ramsey Campbell on January 4, 1946, in Liverpool, England. He received his early education at St. Edward’s College in Liverpool by the Congregation of Christian Brothers. His parents, Nora and Alexander Campbell, became estranged after his birth and had a rift throughout his childhood and teenage years. Campbell’s dad was more like a shadowy figure for him as he would rarely see him around. For nearly 20 years, he did not see him face to face. The long rift resulted in his mother getting degenerated into schizophrenia and paranoia, which made Campbell’s life too difficult. He has discussed this experience in detail in the afterword and introduction of his book, The Face That Must Die. Several other autobiographical manuscripts describing the life of Campbell are present in Section V of his essay collection. Campbell has seen his mother write a lot of novels and short stories. She was too much involved in writing, but was not able to get her work published, except a few short stories in magazines. So, she encouraged Campbell to start sending his work to publishers at a young age.

Campbell grew up in a blitzed landscape in the post-war Liverpool and was avidly indulged in studying the works of Ambrose Bierce, Lovecraft, Algernon Blackwood, Stephen King, Robert Bloch, Franz Kafka, and others. Campbell had written his earlier tales when he was as young as eleven years old. They included a set of 16 self-illustrated stories and one poem, that he called ‘Ghostly Tales’. He intended to send them to Phantom for publication, but his mom persuaded him to finish writing a whole book before submitting his work. Campbell was motivated by his English teacher to write more stories and read them out in the class. Later, Campbell sent his collection to many publishers under the pseudonym of John R. Campbell. Although all of them rejected it, one of them encouraged Campbell in the rejection letter to continue writing and hone his writing skills.

A few years later, Campbell found success in getting his first book published. Since then, he has not looked back and published many books and short story collections in his writing career. Campbell has used several pen names for writing different genres of books, including Jay Ramsay, Carl Dreadstone, Montgomery Comfort, etc. He was able to publish Ghostly Tales thirty years after he first wrote them. All the film adaptations of Campbell’s books have been in the Spanish language. Other than writing novels, Campbell has edited numerous anthologies, including Uncanny Banquet, New Terrors, New Tales of Cthulhu Mythos, New Terrors II, etc.

Campbell is married to the daughter of Bertram Chandler, Jenny Chandler. They have 2 children, Matthew and Tamsin, and live in Merseyside. Campbell described Jenny as the best part of himself. She has supported at all stages of his life and career. While Campbell was involved in his works, Jenny spent her time by working as a teacher. The couple is fond of traveling and fine dining. Campbell also likes to undertake public speaking and giving readings of his books at literary events. He has claimed that if it had not been for horror writing, he might have chosen the path of stand-up comedy.

Ramsey started a new book series called The Three Births of Daoloth series in 2016. It features the lead characters in the roles of Dominic Sheldrake, Jim, Roberta, Christian Noble, Toby, Bobby, etc. Campbell has set the events in each book of this series at a gap of over 30 years from the previous one. He has done the setting of the plots in Liverpool and France. The debut book of this series is entitled ‘The Searching Dead’. It was released by PS Publishing in 2016. Initially, Dominic Sheldrake is shown remembering his childhood years during the fifties in Liverpool. He is not able to forget certain events from his past life, including the one in which an old boy from his school gave a talk on World War I. When the history teacher took the entire class to France on a field visit, he expected it to be a trip full of adventures. Instead, Dominic came across a series of events that he could not get over. He learns that a neighbor is involved in old practices that are darker and older than spiritualism.

Dominic also stumbles upon an old journal that tells about the universe’s occult nature. He shares the secret journal with his friends, Jim and Roberta, as well as its contents. They decide to team up and try to stop what is taking root under the church in their community amidst the blitz. Dominic fears that the thing he and his friends are facing now is much worse than the exploitation that they have been facing until now. The second volume of this successful series is known as ‘Born to the Dark’. It was also published by PS Publishing in 2017. This book opens around 30 years after the events in the first book. Dominic Sheldrake is now married and has a son. He is certain that he has freed himself and his family from the occult influence.

While Toby experiences strange dreams and nocturnal seizures, Claudine and Dominic find a facility that helps to treat children with Toby’s condition. They wonder if their visions are just dreams or truths that most people are not able to envisage. As Dominic is forced to confront the strange figures from the past, he calls his old friends for help once again.

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