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Tim Mendees is a rather odd chap. He’s a horror writer from Macclesfield in the North-West of England that specialises in cosmic horror and weird fiction. A lifelong fan of classic weird tales, Tim set out to bring the pulp horror of yesteryear into the 21st Century and give it a distinctly British flavour. His work has been described as the love-child of H.P. Lovecraft and P.G. Wodehouse and is often peppered with a wry sense of humour that acts as a counterpoint to the unnerving, and often disturbing, narratives.

Tim has had over eighty published short stories and novelettes along with six stand-alone novellas and a short story collection.

When he is not arguing with the spellchecker, Tim is a goth DJ and a co-host of the Innsmouth Book Club podcast. He currently lives in Brighton & Hove with his pet crab, Gerald, and an army of stuffed octopods.


COMING SOON!

I am pleased to announce that Nordic Press will be publishing my next novella, Antisocial Housing on April 30th 2022

Some land should never be built upon

Called to a newly-built low-rise block of flats on a Cornwall housing estate, plumber Paul Cannon finds more than a blocked toilet to contend with. Teaming up with a pair of local police officers, Paul’s humdrum existence is turned upside down as something old and hideous stirs in the foundations. The tenants are vanishing, the nosy neighbour is in an uproar and there is something definitely wrong with the pipes.

Uncovering a nightmare that stretches into the town’s distant, and often murky past, it’s up to a rag-tag assortment of local characters to ensure that what lurks in the walls of that cursed building never makes it to the outside world.

Pre-order the ebook here: https://books2read.com/u/mBwjVZ
Nordic Press: https://www.nordicpresspublishing.com/


OUT NOW

I am delighted by how well my novella Miracle Growth has been received. It seems that people ‘dig’ the plant-based cosmic horror insanity!

Tim Mendees does it again, with this novella that will have you screaming in fear and laughing out loud.

More Humus than Human

Bizarre things are unfolding in a sleepy Cornish town right in the middle of the annual fruit and vegetable show.

What was once a fun and enjoyable affair of roots, assorted pies, and blue ribbon pickles, has rival green-fingered neighbours turning to an untested miracle fertilizer to win the coveted Rosette. But all hell is about to break loose and it’s up to a team of bumbling locals to put an end to the insidious horror that threatens not just the town, but the whole world.

Can they stop the contamination before it spreads or will the vegetation prove to be un-beet-able?
You won’t find any bland veggies in this book. Man-eating marrows and vicious vines are just a few of the nightmares that lurk within the idyllic countryside in this novella of cosmic horror. Weird, disturbing, and brilliantly funny.

#morehumusthanhuman

Available now in ebook & paperback: https://books2read.com/miraclegrowth
Eerie River Publishing: https://www.eerieriverpublishing.com/


The Ger’igguthy Cycle:

Miracle Growth (Eerie River Publishing)

What was once a fun and enjoyable affair of roots, assorted pies, and blue ribbon pickles, has rival green-fingered neighbours turning to an untested miracle fertilizer to win the coveted Rosette. But all hell is about to break loose and it’s up to a team of bumbling locals to put an end to the insidious horror that threatens not just the town, but the whole world.

Can they stop the contamination before it spreads or will the vegetation prove to be un-beet-able?

You won’t find any bland veggies in this book. Man-eating marrows and vicious vines are just a few of the nightmares that lurk within the idyllic countryside in this novella of cosmic horror. Weird, disturbing, and brilliantly funny.

Fronds (Eerie River Publishing)

Something strange lurking in the sea….

When a routine sampling of marine life in the bay turns up a new species of seaweed, Dr. Ruth is ecstatic at the find.

However, excitement quickly turns to concern when the unusual seaweed begins showing characteristics no one has ever seen before and shouldn’t exist…

With no other course of action, Dr. Ruth is left to call in her superiors, but not before her young assistant goes back to search for answers by himself and discovers something even more terrifying than they could ever have imagined.

Fans of Lovecraftian and weird horror, will love this short read by Tim Mendees.

This short story is a companion piece to his new release “Miracle Growth” and includes a bonus first chapter sneak peek and author’s notes!


Short Story Collections:

The pseudopod That Rocks The Cradle (Mannison Press)

In these pages, you will find eighteen tales of sanity-shredding horror. Join a cast of uncanny offspring, randy butlers, disturbed poets, and other colourful characters as they face off against eldritch abominations and the insidious machinations of the Great Old Ones. You will face parasitic computer code, murderous toads, trees that are malevolent gods, and many more despicable creations.

Told with the trademark playfulness Tim Mendees has become known for, these monstrous stories are all at once terrifying, disturbing, clever, and often irreverent.

“The Pseudopod That Rocks the Cradle” by Tim Mendees is a cosmic horror short story collection published by Mannison Press, LLC.


The Hollowhills Cycle:

Burning Reflection (Mannison Press)

As a child, Aiden Conley thought that his eccentric uncle was a vampire. Now that he is older, he realises that the truth behind the man’s aversion to mirrors is far stranger. Madness and death dog Aiden’s footsteps as he attempts to uncover the riddle behind the mirrors in this tale of cosmic horror.

“Burning Reflection” by Tim Mendees is a Mannison Minibook published by Mannison Press and the first book in The Hollowhills Cycle.

Boiling Shadow (Mannison Press)

Following the tragic death of his parents, William Johnson is sent to live with his grandfather in the isolated mining village of Hollowhills. Everything is not as it seems in his new home, and it quickly becomes apparent that dark forces are converging on the area.

The grief-stricken teenager soon finds himself the target of an ancient evil intent on using him as a pawn in its deadly game. Fighting not only for his mind and body but the fate of humanity, William must uncover the secret of the shadow before it’s too late.

Boiling Shadow is a cosmic horror novella published by Mannison Press and the second book in The Hollowhills Cycle.

Other Releases:

Spiffing (Red Cape Publishing)

From Tim Mendees, author of Burning Reflection, comes Spiffing: A Cosmic Horror Novella.
Bertie Lexington-Brown is famous for throwing the most spiffing of parties at his sprawling estate of Chycoose Manor, and the evening of his fortieth birthday is no exception. Only this particular night will turn into something rather unexpected as Bertie inadvertently unleashes forces beyond his control. What should have been an evening of drunkenness and debauchery soon sees his guests fighting for their lives.

The Grime of the Ancient Mariner (Little Demon Books)

After the bizarre disappearance of a cocky TV chef and his film crew, a police investigation begins into the strange happenings at The Ancient Mariner gastropub. Murder, cannibalism, aquatic monsters, and a disturbing descent below the town soon follow.

The Creeping Void (Eerie River Publishing)

Beware the Void.

Since the Void descended, the Earth has become a twisted nightmare of its former self where something ancient stalks the hills and valleys. 

One last bastion of humanity is the Scottish Highlands where things have devolved into a Jacobean clan structure. Technology has been corrupted and the use of it outlawed. 

Tom and Willie, two hapless clansmen, find their simple lives disrupted when a strange girl crosses their path. Unwittingly, they are led to a group of ‘white coats’ working on unlocking the secrets of the Void. 

With time running out, they are forced to choose sides or risk the world.

The Creeping Void, is the lovecraftian inspired distopian novella you didn’t know you needed. 


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