I’ve got some cool events scheduled in the coming months. If you’d like to hear more about my new novel or get your copy signed, come along and say hi.
The clock is counting down to MINE’s official release and I CAN’T WAIT.
The Grinning Man
From my research I can safely say that the first mention of the grinning man was in Victor Hugo’s novel The Man Who Laughs, published in 1869. In it, a boy named Gwynplaine was mutilated to such an extent it left him with a permanent grin. The book inspired several films of the same name, the most famous being Conrad Veidt’s eerie portrayal in 1928. His rictus grin shocked the world.