About

draculaEight-Stone Press first saw daylight in early 2000 as a winter-white sun fell upon the town of Whitby, North Yorkshire, England. This hamlet on the North Sea – home of Captain James Cook – holds the literary distinction of being Stoker’s chosen port of entry for the Demeter, the doomed ship that delivers Dracula to Albion shores. That said, it’s not difficult to see just how Whitby became something of a Coney Island for goth culture – or, as the sign for one of the town’s tourist draws, “The Dracula Experience,” implies, a place where one might find inspiration in the smaller corners of the world…

A descendant of Irish patriot J. Napper Tandy (he invoked in the traditional “The Wearing of the Green” and The Pogues’ “Boat Train”), William P. Tandy is a splinter in the hand of an angry god. He has funded his sundry campaigns and expeditions by blocking boats, covering sports for a daily newspaper, feeding a garbage truck, living on the road as a traveling salesman, painting his way through several maintenance departments, precision-drilling metal stock, assisting in television production and editing bad poetry. He takes his whiskey neat.