Tom Harris

Writer of edgy Middle Grade & Young Adult Fiction



30.10.16 – Day of the Dead IV – SHHHH!

Once every year around Halloween, a group of unruly reprobates gather at The Square Tower in Old Portsmouth to frighten, taunt and petrify an audience of unsuspecting Pomepy punters. This year is no different, so if you want to step out of your skin, bring along your bones and tap into your dark side, we’ll do our utmost to entertain the hell out of you!

This year, I’ll be introducing a new character of mine and reading a short story from the tales of – ‘Black’ MacTavish – Supernatural Crime Scene Cleaner.

See Press for details…or look at the poster above, the choice is yours…but make it whilst you still have time…before YOU DIE! Too much? Yeah, thought so…pop along if you fancy it…that’s a bit better isn’t it..

*This year Day of the Dead is part of Darkfest and with lots of tricks and treats crammed into a packed programme have yourself a quick peek and see which event tickles your bones…



Portsmouth Bookfest – Day of the Dead II

Halloween is here!

Already? I hear you cry!

Yes, I reply… in what was a fairly dull conversation I’d admit, but it does mean that it’s time for Will Sutton’s brilliant – Day of the Dead event.

After the success of the sell out event at The Square Tower last year, there will be another eclectic mix of spoken word and music to celebrate Halloween and all that is dark and gruesome.

I will be reading an excerpt from a future novel called THE INFORMATION – a middle grade, fantasy, sci-fi adventure set in a macabre future world.

I wrote the draft of this book one morning on a golf course… I got hit a bit, but a few golf ball scars have certainly enhanced my profile.

So if you want to listen to this and more spooky snippets here’s the official plug…


Friday 31st October           7.15pm                   Day of the Dead II 

Square Tower


Hello Darkness! With the Portsmouth Writers’ Hub

Macabre. Poignant. Gut-wrenching. Pungent.

Tales and songs performed by the writers themselves.
Alongside the talented authors who created last year’s sell-out Day of the Dead event, Portsmouth Writers’ Hub brings you fresh voices to confront the darkness.

Sounds alright, eh?

Hope to see some of you at the event, but if not have a great month of trick a treating, bonfires and eating soup again if it cools down. I haven’t had a bowl of Oxtail since about February, so I for one welcome a little cold weather… eventually

Tom ‘All Roll and no Soup’ Harris

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