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 lovely new review of Got Ghosts? available today at Jen Med's Book Reviews. I met Jen at a writing weekend a few weeks ago and got chatting to her, and she was kind enough to offer (not quite at the wrong end of a cattle prod, either!) to read and review the book. [...]
Just dashing in to say there's a wonderful collection of ghost stories, myths and legends with a historical edge (and quite a lot of screaming) over at historical novelist Annie Whitehead's blog today. Do pop over and take a look - these are 'real' stories, not fiction, and very entertaining!
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 [...]
Following a rather too-public spat between a well-known author and his cover artist, yesterday was 'cover artist appreciation day' on Twitter. A good cause, because too often artists get scant recognition or credit for their work. And it reminded me that I haven't said nearly enough about the artwork on my own book cover, since [...]
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 [...]
Mirror, mirror, on the wall, which is the spookiest book of all? Well, I don't actually know the answer to that one, but I couldn't help thinking of it when I saw the template for this picture on the photo editing site photofunia.com recently. I just had to try it with Got Ghosts?, and this [...]