Baylea Hart

Baylea Hart is an IT Technician by day, horror writer by night and a reader everywhere in between. In 2013 she wrote, directed and edited the short film Behind the Door, which won a Top 50 spot in the Bloody Cuts “Who’s There?” competition and as of 2015 has over 410,000 views on YouTube.

In October 2015 she won the Bristol Horror Writing Competition with her short story Jack in the Box, and her short story Eyes Open was published in the 12th issue of 9Tales Told in the Dark.

Baylea’s debut novel The Log House was published by Unbound in 2018.

Starting my publishing journey with Unbound

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I have very exciting, super amazing, brilliant news.

My first novel, The Log House, was recently accepted for crowdfunding with Unbound books! To celebrate, I’ve decided to document my journey to (a hopeful) publication.

A dear friend of mine told me about Unbound, a crowdfunding platform specifically for books that puts the power in the hands of the reader. It seemed terrifying to me, honestly. Not only would my work be judged by the staff at Unbound, I’d then have to be judged by…well, everyone. What if no one pledged? What if I was laughed at? I’m a horror writer, but this? This scared me.

My friend told me to go for it. I figured I wouldn’t get past the staff, but it might be fun to try. Lo and behold, a few weeks later I had an email – “Congratulations!  We’d very much like to include The Log House as part of our brand new digital list at Unbound.”


Obviously, I was thrilled to bits. Who wouldn’t be? But then, in the dead of night, came those dark little thoughts that like to creep up on you.

“What if no-one pledges?”

Currently, my project has been live for two days (as of the writing of this post). I’m at 2% pledged. I don’t know if this is good, or bad, or average.

I don’t know if anyone else will pledge.

It’s scary.

But it’s also really, really fun.

I’m building up my Twitter audience, meeting new people and discovering new authors along the way. I’m desperately trying to learn how to crowdfund, edit my novel draft, and try not to panic all at once.

I’d love to be published. I’d love to have my work on Amazon, next to the best horror has to offer. But if I don’t quite get there? Well, I’m going to make sure the journey is just as good.


For more information on The Log House and how you can support me, please click here. 




One response to “Starting my publishing journey with Unbound”

  1. Hi there. Thank you for following me and I’m glad to read some of your blog entries. A fellow horror writer 🙂 I love the quote from The Log House. Just those few words made me want to read much more. Wishing you lots of luck. Look forward to hearing future news and blogs. Angela

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