This book isn't my standard reading fare, but I picked it up at a book swap at a recent writing event, mostly because the cover looked so atmospheric and chilling. It turned out to be Gothic horror, much of it set in Scotland, and all I can say is, who knew Edinburgh could be so [...]
There's a smashing new review of the 'Being Me' charity anthology over at Kimmer's Erotic Book Banter. (If you're put off by that word 'erotic', by the way, don't worry - 'Being Me' isn't a particularly erotic book and as the review suggests, would be suitable for YA readers as well as sensitive adults!) I'm [...]
Today I have a brand new 75-word story appearing at Paragraph Planet. The Huntsman is based on those old northern European 'swan maiden' fairy tales by Hans Christian Anderson and the like, but with a hefty and macabre twist. I just hope it doesn't put you off your lunch!
I've always been fascinated by the concept of different time lines, or time that moves in different ways in different places. So it's hardly a surprise that some of my favourite books share this subject: The Lion, the Witch and The Wardrobe: C S Lewis I loved this book as a kid - the adventure, [...]
If you had to choose your three (and only three!) favourite horror books of all time, what would be on the list? Thanks to fellow author and friend Lucy V Hay, I had just this opportunity, and let me tell you it's harder than it looks. My first thought was that I didn't actually read [...]
Last night I took my courage in both hands and went along to Verbalise, an open-mic night at the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal. It seemed daft not to. One, they encourage new people to attend and read; two, this one had a Halloween theme; and three, it was only 4 days after I'd had [...]
I'm dashing in with the fantastic news that my new book Got Ghosts? is released today, just in time for Halloween. Considering the number of ghosts in the book, that's just about perfect! Huge thanks to Adele, Vincent, Daz and all the others at Fox Spirit Books for making this happen. The book, which features [...]