At this time, like most other folks, Jean and myself are “locked in”. We cannot leave our house except for special reasons such as buying food and collecting medical supplies etc,.
This is all because of the fast spreading Coronavirus. It started in China and there are numerous reasons quoted for its source, one of which is bats which are bred for culinary purposes.
Back in 1978 I wrote “Bats Out of Hell” ( published by New English Library ) in which a plague of bats spread a dreadful disease amongst mankind. Little did I dream 40 years on this would become reality.
Moving on to 2015 Centipede Press, USA, published a hardcover edition of “The Slime Beast,” signed and limited to around 250 copies. It was a complete sell-out.
I heard nothing more until a couple of weeks ago when Centipede Press contacted me with a view to publishing a signed, limited edition of “Bats Out of Hell.” I have already received the contract!
Clearly this is because the novel bore a strong reflection of the current Coronavirus disease spreading to virtually every country in the world. Foresight on my part? If so, it is very frightening. I am almost too scared to look along the titles of the 200 plus books which I have written since. Will another of my horrors become reality in the future? If so, I dread to think which one might come next! Am I prophetic? My spine tingles at the possibility!