How I got published, and other useful stuff

A little while ago, writing and marketing guru Damien Seaman was kind enough to interview me for a guest post on his excellent blog. The questions he asked were surprisingly tough, but in a good way because they really made me think about being a writer - what motivates me, what excites me, how I... Continue Reading →

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Hanging out with a hippo

Not a real one, obviously. This is the wonderful Haphazardous Hippo, who runs a book blog and has rather foolishly given me free run of the place this weekend! In other words, she interviewed me recently and has posted the results on her blog today. The questions were great fun, so head on over to... Continue Reading →

Ghosts, more ghosts and the Mona Lisa

Now here's an interview with a difference - blogger Lacey Dearie, who runs the Rock Paper Spirit blog, asked me a bunch of questions while I, er, showed her round Greystones Hall, the setting for Got Ghosts?. Naturally she bumped into some of the hall's many ghostly inhabitants, with some unfortunate consequences (I'm told the... Continue Reading →

An unlikely setting for the paranormal

The genteel Cumbrian resort of Grange-over-Sands might seem like an unusual place to host the paranormal, but there's something eerie in them thar woods. Pop over to The Spooky Isles magazine to read my article about the phenomenon - and let me know if you've ever felt anything unusual there!  

Ghoulies and ghosties…

A good few years ago now I bought my first ever property - a small, brand-new flat in Birmingham. With much excitement I moved in, decorated, filled it with oddments of furniture and books, and settled down... only to find some very strange goings-on. These included sudden temperature drops, an unpleasant atmosphere, and even physical... Continue Reading →

If Heyer did horror?

Georgette Heyer never did write horror, of course, but some of her more light-hearted crime novels came surprisingly close, and they've always been big favourites of mine. So when I came to write Got Ghosts?, it was to those titles that I turned for some inspiration. To find out which books those were, and how... Continue Reading →

Where there’s a ghost…

...there's often a crime. After all, ghosts are people who died, and not all those deaths are natural. To read more about this rather weird subject, head for Ellie Sisson's blog, where she's been kind enough to lend me a soapbox and hand me a microphone for my latest "guest ghost post". This time it's... Continue Reading →

Best of 3 horror

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... Continue Reading →

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