Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Night Crossing - graphic novel by Amanda Whipp now available.

For some years now, I've been posting updates about the development of a graphic novel version of my short story, Night Crossing by the talented young artist Amanda Whipp. Well, I'm delighted to announce that the finished work is now available from Amazon worldwide. 

Here's a sample page from early on in the story, a scene that's familiar to many of you, I'm sure ...



When you look at the details in the penciling, you can certainly appreciate the amount of time and work that's gone into creating this fang-tastic inclusion into the printed world of Underwood and Flinch.

You can order your copy online here: Night Crossing: The Graphic Novel

Many congratulations to Amanda on the publication of Night Crossing. I'm sure it will be the first of many great works in years to come. Huzzah!!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

U&F Underground - Episode 16

Underwood and Flinch: Underground - Episode 16 is now live at Patreon!



Go there, now!

Not a patron? Then become one. Find out more here

Friday, May 20, 2016

Something for the Weekend! The Bus Conductor by E.F. Benson

Start the weekend with this week's SFTW podcast: it's The Bus Conductor by E.F. Benson! A spooky tale that's guaranteed to send a shiver down your spine. There's also my news, including our house purchase. Yes, after six months of trying, failing, trying again, being patient, being impatient, going slightly mad, then finally being very relieved, we have bought a house in Ireland ... 

This week I also had my birthday, and my wife bought me the ideal gift ...


Hear all about these things, and get The Bus Conductor in this week's Something for the Weekend (lovely image by Jon Cape)



Link to the classic movie Dead of Night, which features The Bus Conductor. 

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Terry Joke 1

People often say to me ... (usually the person I see in the mirror) ... "Hey, whatever happened to those puppets of yours?" 

For those (that) curious person, I recovered Terry for a series of quick joke videos. Here's the first one ...

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Something for the Weekend May 14th 2016

The latest episode of the Something for the Weekend podcast, in which Mike chats with Brian Roberts from the Wexworlds festival about Dr Who, comic books, superhero tv / movie adaptations, and other nerd-centric topics.


Mike Bennett at Twitter: @TheMikeBennett

Brian Roberts at Twitter: @8BitBrian

Wexworlds Festival at Twitter: @wexworlds


Sunday, May 8, 2016

Something for the Weekend - Mike Bennett at Wexworlds

So, I had that live reading at Wexworlds in Ireland on Saturday. It was a great event and a good time was had by all. My reading went well - and here's your chance to get your ears round it in this live recording. I read the pilot U&F story, Night Crossing, and everyone seemed to enjoy it. I hope you do too.





"I told you to read Hair and Skin, rebel scum!"

With Brian from Wexworlds and illustrator, Ben Hennessy

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Live Appearance at Wexworlds Festival Ireland

Every now and then, I like to appear. Usually at home, but sometimes in public. My last public reading of any of my work was 2003 in Brighton reading from the first edition of One Among the Sleepless. Since then, my readings have been restricted to podcasts only. But on Saturday 7th May, I shall be making my first live appearance as an author in thirteen years at the Wexworlds sci-fi / fantasy / horror festival at Clayton Whites Hotel in Wexford, Ireland. I'll be reading scenes from Underwood and Flinch, giving a talk on podcasting, and answering questions from the audience. 



I hope to be able to get a live stream of this event online so you can watch wherever you are, and hopefully send in any questions that you may have as well. I'm still exploring the technology options in how to make that happen (Facebook, Periscope, etc) but I'm optimistic we can pull it off somehow. Watch this space for more news, and if you can make it along on Saturday 7th May, I'll be on at 1:00 pm.  

A full schedule of Wexworlds events is available to view here.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Cool Air by H.P. Lovecraft

Something for the weekend? How about H.P. Lovecraft's Cool Air?


In this episode I also talk about my forthcoming public appearance at the Wexworlds Festival in Wexford, Ireland on Saturday May 7th. Be there or be ... well, probably on the other side of the Atlantic or the Irish Sea, but still, be there in spirit. Maybe we can work out a way of streaming it or something. I'll look into it.





Monday, April 11, 2016

U&F Underground: Episode 14

Underwood and Flinch: Underground Part 2 begins with Episode 14: "Now Everything Smells of Roses". Now live at Patreon for sponsors at $3 a month and over. 


Link: https://www.patreon.com/posts/5125872

Thursday, March 31, 2016

PatreonCast - The Bus Conductor

If you're a Patreon sponsor at the $1+ level, whip out your app and download the latest episode of PatreonCast, which features my reading of E.F. Benson's The Bus Conductor. Download here.


Many of you may know the story from the 1945 Ealing Studios anthology horror movie Dead of Night. The Bus Conductor segment scared me silly when I was a kid. If you haven't seen it, here's a link to a copy online.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Friday, March 11, 2016

Underground Episode 12 - Ebooks at Patreon

Underground Episode 12 - ebooks for Kindle and all other e-readers, now available from Patreon. Double-Yay!!



All the other episodes are also available in ebook format from Patreon. Just visit this posting and you'll find links to all the others.

UFU 12 Now at Patreon!

Underwood and Flinch: Underground - Episode 12 is now live at Patreon. Yay!!




Sunday, February 28, 2016

Lovecraft's, Cool Air / Benson's, Mrs Amworth

Two new podcast episodes out this weekend! At Patreon there's my reading of H.P. Lovecraft's, Cool Air. While in my public feed there's my reading of E.F. Benson's classic vampire story, Mrs Amworth. You can listen to that right now using this player thingy ...



Something for the Weekend? Oh yes! Have a great Sunday!

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Underground: Episode 11 Now at Patreon!

Episode 11 of Underwood and Flinch Underground is now live at Patreon. Unfortunately I can't comment on what happens because that would be a total spoiler. Here's a link

And if you're not a patron yet, maybe now's the time for you to become one. Just go to Patreon and sign up at the $3 a month perk level, and you can start enjoying Underground today! Here's a link

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

After the Plague - Free Zombie Audiobook - Now Online.

After the Plague is now live at Podiobooks. Get it now and devour at your leisure ...

iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/id1084639496

Android: http://subscribeonandroid.com/podiobooks.com/title/after-the-plague/

Podiobooks: http://podiobooks.com/title/after-the-plague/


Here's the book blurb:

A hotel on the outskirts of London in the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse. A brutal couple, Lee and Mandy, arrive in a van with two captive women held as sex slaves. Lee and Mandy think the hotel is abandoned, a place to find food and shelter. However, Terry, a former employee who has made the hotel his own, has other ideas. 
After the Plague is a novella by four-time Parsec Award winning author, Mike Bennett. It contains scenes of explicit violence and very strong language.
And if you're a reader, here's the Amazon ebook links:
USA: http://www.amazon.com/After-Plague-Mike-Bennett-ebook/dp/B016SHNGB8
UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/After-Plague-Mike-Bennett-ebook/dp/B016SHNGB8

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Something for the Weekend 02-13-16

This week's Something for the Weekend is now at Patreon and in my public feed. It features listener comments about their favourite Stephen King movies (posted at my Facebook group and at Patreon). The episode also features the first 13 minutes of After the Plague. The whole podcast of which goes live - as you know - on Tuesday 16th at Podiobooks.


Thursday, February 11, 2016

First 4 Minutes of the latest Walking Dead episode released ...

AMC have released the first four minutes of the first episode of the new Walking Dead half-season (that's a mouthful) which airs on Sunday. I haven't watched it myself because the flipping content isn't available in my country. Hate it when they do that. But if you're in the US you can watch it, and if you're in the UK, you can read Bloody Disgusting's review of the clip here


And on the topic of zombies, my own zombie podcast novella, After the Plague, will soon be available to download from my page at Podiobooks. Watch this space for updates!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Damn Alarm!

I can't write or record anything today because the damn house alarm keeps beeping to announce that someone is tampering with the front door. And they're obviously not. The landlord's on holiday. The company that installed the alarm have gone out of business. Meanwhile, ten minutes after every re-set ... BEEP! BEEP! 

*Sigh* What can you do? ... Other than re-design your website's audiobook / podcast page, and hope that one of the random local alarm boffins on the internet in our area will eventually answer their mobile phone and come to help us? High ho.

On a brighter note, here's a lovely cover Jon Cape designed for my Something for the Weekend podcast.