About Burdizzo Books

Burdizzo Books began in 2016 when author Matthew Cash created the publishing house after compiling two successful horror anthologies. He teamed up with fellow author Em Dehaney shortly after its conception.
At Burdizzo Books we primarily specialise in horror as we are all spooky kids in the Burdizzo Soft Play Area, but we want to be as diverse as we possibly can so we do not in anyway limit ourselves to just one genre. We like to think there aren't any rules with our books (aside from the boring spellingz and grammmmmmars) other than to entertain the reader and the writer. We love our charity anthologies and there is usually always one in the pipeline and we will always look at submissions from newbies. 


Matthew Cash, or Matty-Bob Cash as he is known to most, was born and raised in Suffolk; which is the setting for his debut novel PINPRICK. He is compiler and editor of DEATH BY CHOCOLATE: a chocoholic horror Anthology and the 12Days: STOCKING FILLERS ANTHOLOGY.

In 2016 he launched BURDIZZO BOOKS and took shit-hot editor and author Em Dehaney on board to keep him in shape and together they brought into existence  THE REVEREND BURDIZZO'S HYMNBOOK, SPARKS: an electrical horror anthology, UNDER THE WEATHER* and VISIONS FROM THE VOID **, WELCOME TO A TOWN CALLED HELL, and BURDIZZO MIX TAPE VOL. 1. 

He has numerous solo releases on Kindle, Audible and several collections in paperback. 


Originally with BURDIZZO BOOKS, the intention was to compile charity anthologies a few times a year but his creation has grown into something so much more powerful *insert mad laughter here*.

He is ALWAYS working on numerous projects, his third novel FUR was launched in 2018. 


** With Jonathan Butcher 


He has always written stories since he first learnt to write and most, although not all, tend to slip into the many layered murky depths of the Horror genre. 

His influences ranged from when he first started reading to Present day are, to name but a small select few; Roald Dahl, James Herbert, Clive Barker, Stephen King, Stephen Laws, and more recently he enjoys Adam Nevill, F.R Tallis, Michael Bray, Gary Fry, William Meikle and Iain Rob Wright (who featured Matty-Bob in his famous A-Z of Horror title M is For Matty-Bob, plus Matthew wrote his own version of events which was included as a bonus). 

He is a father of two, a husband of one and a zoo keeper of numerous fur babies.

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Em Dehaney

Em Dehaney is a mother of two, a writer of fantasy and a drinker of tea.

By night she is The Black Nun; editor and whip-cracker at Burdizzo Books.

By day you can always find her at
http://www.emdehaney.com/ or lurking about on Facebook posting pictures of witches
You can also follow Em on Twitter and Instagram @emdehaney

Her short fiction collection Food Of The Gods is available now on Amazon:

A perfect corpse floats forever in a watery grave. A gang member takes a terrifying trip to the
seaside. A deserted cross-channel ferry that serves only the finest Slovakian wines. Nothing
is quite what it seems, but everything is delicious. This is Food Of The Gods.


Her debut novel The Searcher Of The Thames, a tale of tea and cake, weed and water, magic and murder set in her hometown of Gravesend, was released in February 2020 and is also available now on Amazon.