Stripes Publishing launch YA horror list

Stripes Publishing launch YA horror list

Stripes Publishing, part of Little Tiger Press, is expanding its reach in the YA market with a new horror list.
 
“Our heartland is series publishing and we were looking for a gap in he YA market,” said commissioning editor Katie Jennings. “We thought a horror YA series was something that no-one else was really doing.”
 
Four books on the list will publish this year: Sleepless by Lou Morgan, Frozen Charlotte by Alex Bell, Bad Bones by Graham Marks and House of Blood by Simon Cheshire.
 
Sleepless and Frozen Charlotte will be released in July in e-book format then all four books will be published in paperback in September. The books will be priced at £6.99 in both formats.
 
All the authors have been published before but are not necessarily known for horror. “We wanted to bring in fresh talent and were looking for people with passion first of all,” said Jennings.
 
Each book focuses on a different aspect of horror. Frozen Charlotte is a murder mystery with a supernatural bent, Sleepless explores what happens when a drug trip goes wrong, and House of Blood is a “house of horror” tale. Finally, Bad Bones is about the theft of buried Inca gold and an evil priest’s revenge.