Born and raised in the coastal English town Lowestoft, it should come as no surprise (to those that have the misfortune of knowing this place) that he became a horror writer.
From an early age he was sent to schools which were at least 30 minutes’ drive away and so spent most of his free time alone, as the friends he did have lived too far away for him to be able to hang out with them in the weekends or holidays.
He has been a writer as long as he can remember and has always had a vivid imagination. To this very day he finds it all too easy to just drift away into his own mind and explore the world he creates; where the conditions always seem to be just perfect for the cultivation of ideas, plots, scenes, characters and lines of dialogue.
Married with five wonderful children; James, Logan, Ashleigh, Damon and Riley. His biggest dream for them is that they grow up, and spend their lives doing what makes them happy, whatever that is.
For people who buy his work, Alex hopes that they enjoy what they read and that he has created something that takes them away from reality for a short time. The greatest compliment he can receive is not based on rankings but by knowing that people enjoy what he has produced, that they buy his work with pleasure and never once feel as though their money would have been better spent elsewhere.
Diaries of the Damned is his first foray into the world of the Undead, and was originally self-published in a chapter book format. It is now available via Severed Press as a standalone novel.
He is also the author of horror fiction novels Highway to Hell and Blood of the Tainted
Inspired by fellow British horror authors Clive Barker and Graham Masterton, he is proud to be part of a growing revival of horror authors bringing horror back to the place it was born.
To scare a reader when they have the book open is great, but to haunt them after they have closed it is even better.
16 thoughts on “Who is Alex Laybourne?”
Wow! Great to find someone else who has had experience with Create Space. I published my first book with another self-publishing company (horrid experience!), but am using Create Space for my second book. I am expecting my proof copy in the mail on Wednesday. Good to hear that you had such a good experience that you’re plannning to use them again.
Impressive website and good to see things are working out, like i have always said would be good to collaborate sometime!! am intending to try out musings at some point, keep it up !! long live cleetus van dam !!!
I must say I’m very impressed with your dedication to the blog, and your posts are always entertaining and very relevant. As a new mother and recently ‘outed’ writer I find it hard to keep my own site updated, but yours is giving me inspiration to get it sorted!
Thanks a lot. It makes my day (birthday in fact) to hear you say that. It is tough at times, especially with the three kids (going from 2 to 3 was a big step) but I get up early and write at work (only during luch of course 😉 ) and somehow it gets done.
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Thanks for finding me and taking the time to comment. You are too kind with your praise. I hope you can find some useful information between my ramblings. 🙂
Hey, just stopping in to let you know I’ve passed a pretty little Kreativ Blogger award to you. Do with it as you will and enjoy. Keep up the great work.
Hi, I a sorry for not responding sooner, it appears that some comments on this page of the sit were not always emailed to me when they came in. Or they were and I totally forgot. *Shame* thank you so much for the award, I am speechless. I will definitely be planning a post about this in the coming days. I just feel bad about not mentioning it before.
Congratulations Alex! You’ve been nominated for a Beautiful Blogger Award! Click here for more info: http://aecurzon.wordpress.com/2012/05/16/the-beautiful-blogger-award/
I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award. Check out my latest post entitled “Another Award and I Can Still Keep My Humility” which will be up ASAP.
Thanks for adding me to your LinkedIn network! Nice to meet a fellow horror writer. 🙂
Alex, I nominated you for the 2012 Blog of the Year Award. The post with the details will be up in a bit! Congrats!
It is always nice to meet a new horror genre author. I saw this as a recommended blog for me to read in my wordpress platform and after reading around a little, I am glad I did. The comments your readers make about you are very kind indeed and seeing that you respond to your readers is also very touching. It shows dedication on behalf of yourself.
May I ask, if one was interested in reading your books over the summer, which novel would you recommend that I commence with?
It depends on what you would like. If zombies are your thing, then my diaries of the damned series would make a great read. Plus it is nine short stories that then form one whole novel. So the perfect summer reading length. Highway to Hell is the first in a trilogy and a meatier read in so far as it is not finished yet. I have two more installments to be published.
Thank you for stopping by and I am glad that you enjoyed looking around my blog.
I can’t wait to see read your stuff. Good luck to you!
Thank you Scarlett