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
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
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!
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.
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
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
I am now several weeks into crowdfunding my horror novel with Unbound. There have been highs, lows and everything in between. First the highs. I am over a quarter of the way to my funding target. So many people have believed in me enough to support my novel and I am so so grateful! Somebody … Continue reading My novel progress – Editing and self doubt