In January my first novel, The Log House, was published by Unbound. I was ecstatic, I still am in fact. Being a published author is everything I’ve wanted since I was seven or eight years years old. I want to write books, and I want people to read these books. However, I am also a … Continue reading You are not them – Jealousy as a writer
Friends, strangers and all in between, I am so pleased to be able to share with you the cover of my debut novel The Log House – designed by Mecob and published with Unbound. The Log House is a female centred post-apocalyptic horror with a morally questionable protagonist. I hope you enjoy the cover, and … Continue reading Cover Reveal for The Log House – a horror novel by Baylea Hart
Penny is a survivor. She’s had to be. The world is different now. Unsafe. Humanity has been forced into hiding, locking themselves away from the dangers outside. The dangers lurking within the shadows. Penny has spent her whole life locked away, safe within the walls of an old manor house she shares with hundreds of … Continue reading Read The Log House before anyone else!
First things first – my debut novel, The Log House, was officially fully funded in December 2016. That means it's official. The novel will happen, and that is all because of you. So thank you from the bottom of my heart. Since then, I have been working with many fantastic editors and proofreaders to get … Continue reading A brief update on my debut horror novel – The Log House
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.
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?
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
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
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.
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.