My true ghost story.

What follows is a 100% true account of something that happened to me as a child. I know, how many ghost stories begin with "but this totally happened"? Far too many, I'm sure. But this did happen.  And whether it has a logical answer or not, whether it's scary to you or not, it freaked … Continue reading My true ghost story.

Fancy a spooky story to listen to this Halloween?

Hello everyone! It's been a little while, I know. The great news is, my horror novel The Log House is over halfway funded! This is completely amazing and I am blown away by all the support, but there is still a ways to go. Therefore, I thought I would set up a fun little challenge. In honour of … Continue reading Fancy a spooky story to listen to this Halloween?

Post apocalyptic dystopian supernatural thriller horror fiction – the trouble with Genre

Recently I've been considering the genre of my novel The Log House.  From the moment I began writing, I had always considered it a horror novel. Horror was always what I wrote, after all. Besides, what could a novel about a creepy forest filled with monsterous children be, if not horror? Many things, apparently. Since … Continue reading Post apocalyptic dystopian supernatural thriller horror fiction – the trouble with Genre

The Log House – A horror novel set in a deadly forest. Sneak Peek!

Though the first chapter of The Log House is up on the Unbound website, it's not technically the first scene. Today I thought I'd give you all a sneaky glimpse at the true opening to the story. I hope you enjoy it! The Log House is the story of Penny, a woman abandoned in a forest … Continue reading The Log House – A horror novel set in a deadly forest. Sneak Peek!

Urban legends to keep you awake at night

Horror stories are wonderful. Horror stories you're not sure are fake are even better. Everyone has heard at least one. That story that happened to your brother's friend's cousin. That story that could happen to you.  Urban legends have existed for centuries and I love reading all about them. I have my favourites though, and … Continue reading Urban legends to keep you awake at night

5(+1) books that you can help to publish – And there’s a genre for everyone! @unbounders

Crowdfunding is the new trend in publishing. It enables an author to raise the funds for publication and develop an audience. It also enables readers to backs the books they want to see published, helping to shape the publishing industry. Unbound is one of many publishers who run via a crowdfunding model, and they've had … Continue reading 5(+1) books that you can help to publish – And there’s a genre for everyone! @unbounders

The Log House – My characters, and why none of them are good people.

I have always been fascinated by morally ambiguous characters. Villains, anti-heroes and anti-villains have always been my favourite characters to read, watch and write. There's something fun and more human about them. Typical heroes are easy to work out - they do what is right, for the good of all. But that's not always the … Continue reading The Log House – My characters, and why none of them are good people.

Crowdfunding, writing, and the monster known as depression.

In my novel The Log House, my main character finds herself battling nature and the sinister creatures that lurk within in order to return home. While writing this novel, I have also been battling a monster. I have suffered with depression since I was a teenager. It's mostly manageable, sometimes not, and generally rears its … Continue reading Crowdfunding, writing, and the monster known as depression.

One line horror – Creepy in 140 characters or less.

Since I've now accumulated quite a few horror tweets, I thought I'd post them here for anyone who likes flash fiction, horror or a mixture of both. If you enjoy these, please take a look at my novel The Log House. Information on this can be found here.  Ted hated when the children next door … Continue reading One line horror – Creepy in 140 characters or less.

Novel planning – Or, getting lost on Spotify

Today I thought I would go through, step-by-step, how I plan my novels. I'll use my novel The Log House as an example as its freshest in my mind, but really this applies to anything I do. I hope it helps you on your own writing journeys! For more information on The Log House click … Continue reading Novel planning – Or, getting lost on Spotify