His crime debut novel, STALKERS is a no 1 ebook best seller and introduced the hard-bitten cop, DS Mark Heckenburg, better known to his friends and colleagues as Heck.
Heck’s second adventure, SACRIFICE, followed quickly in July 2013, and a third book is now in the pipeline for February 2014. The Heck series will shortly be published in Germany, Poland and Hungary.
To date, Paul has had twelve books and nearly 300 stories and novellas published on both sides of the Atlantic. His first collection, AFTER SHOCKS (Ash-Tree), won the British Fantasy Award in 2002, while he won the award again in 2007 for his novella, KID. Later in 2007, he won the International Horror Guild Award for his mid-length story, THE OLD NORTH ROAD. His short novel, CAPE WRATH (Telos), was short-listed for the Bram Stoker Award in 2002, and several other collections of his stories and novellas have been published since, all of them well received by fans and readers. His horror novel, STRONGHOLD, and his medieval fantasy, DARK NORTH, were both published by Abaddon Books in 2010 and 2012 respectively, while with his novelettes, SPECIAL POWERS and DEAD AIR, which formed part of Stephen Jones’s masterly mosaic horror series, ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE (Robinson), also hit the shelves in 2010. Paul has also written three DOCTOR WHO audio dramas for Big Finish – LEVIATHAN and SENTINELS OF THE NEW DAWN, HEXAGORA and a DR WHO novel for BBC Books, HUNTER’S MOON.
Paul is no stranger to film either, having written scripts for several horror movies. One of these, THE DEVIL’S ROCK, was released in 2011, while another, DARK HOLLOW, an adaptation of Brian Keene’s classic novel of the same name, is currently in development and is due to go into pre-production very shortly.
Paul Finch lives in Lancashire, UK, with his wife Cathy and his children, Eleanor and Harry.