Hellbound Hearts
September 1, 2009
Available: September 29, 2009
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Paul Kane

Photo Credit: Paul Kane & John B. Ford

Paul Kane was born in the town of Chesterfield, Derbyshire (UK), in 1973, and grew up on an estate not too far away. The son of a miner and a former secretary, Paul developed a taste for the strange and outlandish at an early age, after his grandad read him a bedtime story about a mysterious house that dwelt within in a sea of fog. A rich diet of programmes such as The Incredible Hulk, The Six Million Dollar Man, Dr Who, Star Trek and Blake's Seven fostered this obsession, as did the US and UK comics his father used to buy him on frequent trips to a nearby village - it wasn't long after that Paul started to write and draw his own amateur comic books, though he would only show these to friends and family. Paul also admits to being hugely affected in his formative years by the American adaptation of The Martian Chronicles, ITV's screening of Philip Kaufman's Invasion of the Body Snatchers and the BBC's six-part adaptation of The Day of the Triffids.

Over the course of the last two years Paul has had stories published in major anthologies on both sides of the Atlantic featuring names like Ramsey Campbell, Steve Rasnic Tem, Christopher Fowler, Brian Stableford and Simon Clark. He is currently involved in various exciting projects - which include film work, a cartoon strip, an interactive role playing game and editing the Shadow Writer and Terror Tales print anthologies. Paul is also working as a lecturer in Film & Media Studies, Creative Writing and Art & Design at Chesterfield College. Forthcoming from him are a collection of humorous horror stories entitled Funnybones and his first novel.

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