After reading the Bram Stoker classic, Damien went on to discover other horror writers, including; Stephen King, Clive Barker, Richard Laymon and Shaun Hutson. Each offering a unique insight into the world of horror, and each inspiring him, in their own way, to become a writer.
Whitby’s gothic ties and rich history also proved to be invaluable influences on his writing, and it wasn’t long before his first short story, Hyde and Seek, was published. Next came The Bed of Tulips, before Damien decided to write his first novel, The Virus.
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