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Author Paul Waite

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About the Author


David J Paul has been writing for many years. He has been successful in several short story competitions, has had fiction and non-fiction articles published in both the UK and US and has two published novels to his name. Recently he has been concentrating on Young Adult novels, writing stories in this genre under the pen name Paul Waite.

His work is mostly categorized as dark fiction/horror, which reflects his interest (and collection) of contemporary and classic horror books. He also loves watching (and re-watching) the classic horror films of the 60s and 70s.

Working within the printing industry, David's hobbies include—as well as writing—reading, travelling, and writing computer programs. He is married and enjoys nothing more than having the family around for meals and catch-up time.

More about David can be found at

For One Night Only


Author: Paul Waite

Paperback ISBN: 9781629896885

eBook ISBN: 9781629896892

Genre: YA Horror/Thriller

Release Date 05/01/2017

When Daniel Roberts is invited to the funfair by the prettiest and most popular girl in school, he can't believe his luck. Billy, Dan's best mate, on the other hand, is not convinced that Madison Page's intentions are as innocent as they first appear to be.

The funfair has come to Castleton For One Night Only and the rides and side stalls are full of excited people. Although usually shy around girls, and never really a popular member of the school, Dan suddenly feels confident, extrovert even, with Madison on his arm. He is sure that it's going to be a night he will never forget.

And he's right.

Before long Dan's dreams are shattered and his world is turned upside down. Not only has he been tricked and made to look a fool by Madison and her friends, but the fairground holds a terrible, hideous secret. A secret that places the population of Castleton in mortal danger.

As the increasingly horrible events of the night unfold, Dan and Billy have to fight hard to survive the mayhem and slaughter that is happening all around them, while trying to find a way to escape the nightmare they are caught up in.

It's a fight neither of them are confident of winning, especially when the truth of what is taking place at the travelling funfair becomes apparent.

The Keepers


Author: Paul Waite

Paperback ISBN:  9781951642785

eBook ISBN:  9781951642792

Genre: YA Horror/Thriller

Release Date 06/29/2020

Keeley is a budding author who has stumbled across a series of strange events that have taken place within a small area of the Cairngorms National Park. Wanting more information, with a view to writing a book about the unusual reports, she persuades her best friend, Callum, to join her on a day trip of adventure.


Pete didn't want to go to summer camp, let alone spend hours hiking through the wilderness, but that's exactly what he's doing. He doesn't much like the other people in the group either: Sophie, the smart-mouthed girl with purple hair, tattoos and piercings; quiet and fragile Agata, who is easily scared; Alex their older, show-off of an expedition leader. No, he doesn't like any of it, but he is unaware that things are going to get a whole lot worse than the aches and pains caused by the unaccustomed exercise.


None of these people know their lives will intertwine. None of them are aware the events that will shake their world. None of them understand the horrors they will have to face as they tramp through the forested valleys and rocky peaks of the Cairngorms National Park, coping with the hot sunshine and torrential downpours.


And none of them know how they will react when faced with the incredibly weird and crazy bunch of people that call themselves The Keepers.

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