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
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 recently had a discussion online about what I consider to be “horror fiction”. These days there seems to be genres within genres, and everyone has a different opinion on what constitutes “horror”. I’m going to go over what I would consider horror fiction, but I would love for you all to argue with me … Continue reading What is “horror fiction”? – Why are there so many genres?
To me, the monster is the most important aspect of the horror novel. It’s what your protagonist is fighting or fleeing. It gives your novel pace and conflict. But how many times have you picked up a book, invested yourself in the story, only to reach the monster and think… Eh. When the monster of … Continue reading Creating your monster – Writing a scary horror creature
Kelly does not lift her foot. She does not place it in front of her and shift her weight. Nor does she move her other foot next to the first. But Kelly’s feet move anyway. Again she feels her foot rising, ready to inch her forward. She tries to pull it back while it’s in mid-air, hovering, … Continue reading Step by Step