Did You Know?
[2000 interview with SF Site, on getting started writing] I knew Clive Barker
. He lived up the road from me; we drank in the same local. He had an editor called Barbara Boote, and he'd already written "The Books of Blood", or at least one of them. The first one came out, and I suddenly realized that I had enough material for a book of short stories. And they published it. That gave me the nerve ...
British horror novelist and short story writer who founded the Creative Partnership in Soho, London, England, a movie marketing and post-production house, when he was 24.