About Howard Jackson

Howard Jackson was born in Merseyside in 1948. He still lives there and has spent most of his life in Liverpool, although he has also lived in London, Nottingham, Glasgow and Preston for brief periods. He reads, watches movies, listens to music (a lot), supports Liverpool football club and climbs hills in the Lake District and Yorkshire.

Howard has travelled extensively around the American South, seeking out juke joints and honky tonks, visiting recording studios and meeting celebrated musicians. This passion for music led to his first book, Treat Me Nice, available to buy now.

Inspired by an interest in Brazilian history, he has also journeyed around Brazil, detailed in his book Innocent Mosquitoes.

His third book ‘No Money Honey‘ mixes analysis of British politics with an examination of American rock and roll.

‘Nightmares Ahead’ contains 30 horror stories intended to ‘harrow the mind’ and one story to help the reader recover.

His acclaimed novel Choke Bay mixes horror and unrequited love in an unforgettable setting.

Horror Pickers offers an in-depth look at a wide ranging and far from typical selection of forty horror films.

Mean And Dark and Nightmares And Lying Rogues, two more volumes that provide in depth examinations of essential and not always well known horror and film noir movies.

Light Work reflects on the legend and crimes of Jack the Ripper from an unusual and common sense perspective.

Howard Jackson is published by Red Rattle Books.



  1. Of course, now I understand how and why you stumbled across my blog only an hour or two after it was launched! Your interest in the car video I posted with Elvis music made me realize that, in addition to Marilyn Monroe and Liz Taylor, I should add an Elvis page to my new blog 😀 So, I did. Thanks for that.

  2. that’s ok. nothing gets me talking like elvis. i can go on about him for days, i once wrote a paper whose thesis was that Elvis is the archetype for America. I still stand by this. It would take me several pages to exlpain.

  3. I’m glad I came across your blog Howard! I enjoyed your post about Elvis and Big Al Downing. Big Al was discovered by my dad and was part of his band from the 1950’s, Bobby Poe and The Poe Kats.

  4. Hello Howard

    I’ve just enjoyed your EPC #32 on Jeremy Hunt. Powerful stuff! Good to know that your intellect and wit are still functioning in overdrive. Now I have to catch up on your latest tome, John Bradley advises me. I’m working today in preparation for the forthcoming Dentdale Music & Beer Festival (22-24 June) which I co-founded four years ago soon after I moved to Cumbria from Richmond, Surrey after I quit the music industry due to its impending self-destruction. It’s a free festival which raises money for local good causes but we feature some top music, this year including Sarah Gillespie, the Dog Roses and the Feud. I’m also trying to raise the finance to finish restoring a C17th listed cottage which I bought four years ago but the money ran out due to the credit crunch and a bank who failed to deliver. I’ve got a houseful of Swindon FC supporters leaving today after a weekend they say they’ve really enjoyed here at Dee Side House, the country house holiday let which I run. I’m a lifelong Reading FC fan and former season ticket holder so I may be over at Anfield later this year. I am actually credited with scouting and recommending striker Adam le Fondre when he was at Rotherham. He’s currently our top scorer – doing a supersub impression of Fairclough.

    Hope to see you soon.


  5. Peter
    Good to hear from you and that you are well. If you are interested in Anfield next season, let me know. Do it on the ‘Buy The Book’ page on this blog. That way I can reply to you by email. I should be able to get you tickets but it would be with Liverpool fans and someone who scouts acclaimed strikers probably does not need tickets from me. We could though have a pint in Liverpool. I will try and make the music festival in Dent 22-24 June. Music and beer sounds fine to me, especially as Dent has the finest beer in the country.
    Take care.

  6. Howard, I found what you referred to on my blog!!! LOL. I have been reading for about an hour and enjoyed every minute. Obviously I’m not very computer literate!!

  7. Debra

    Should have mentioned. I have fond memories of seeing Marcia Ball perform in Dallas back in the eighties. Some club on a road that began with Green. It was Green something.

  8. I appreciated your correction on my blog. I’m going to keep writing (hopefully more accurately in the future) and I think I’ll try to get my hands on a copy of your book too (it’s just the kind of stuff I like to read).

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