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
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
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.
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.
I wrote my first horror story when I was eight years old. Honestly I don’t know why I decided to write it. I think we had recently been creating stories in school, crafting booklets and drawing images to go with them. Maybe I decided to work on some more at home. Or maybe I was … Continue reading My first horror story – the birth of the creepy kid
When you think about the horror genre there are probably certain things that immediately come to mind. Haunted houses, creaky stairs, flickering light bulbs, they are all common fixtures in the genre. Some of these tropes drive me crazy, and I’ll be talking about them in a later post, but you know what? Some tropes … Continue reading My Favourite Horror Tropes