A Letter to My Children

There will come a time when this will end. The cage door will reopen, and you’ll be free again. You will return to school and engage in play. My son will talk of superheroes. My daughter will stare askance at boys, the world turning mute when they catch your eye. Both your knees will graze,Continue reading “A Letter to My Children”

Choosing a Book by its Cover

The second most labour intensive process of creating your own book is designing the cover. There are many designers out there that will do it for you if you have the money, but if you haven’t, then the task of distilling all the months of sweat and tears you poured into your manuscript now fallsContinue reading “Choosing a Book by its Cover”

Bad Quotes

I’ll confess – it’s a misleading title. Below you’ll find a collection of select quotes from recent reviews for Bad People. I can’t thank enough those that have read the book and offered their words. Without readers a writer is just a person hunched over a table helping to fund a chiropractor’s retirement.

The Instructional Manual For Swallowing by Adam Marek – Book Review

The Instructional Manual For Swallowing by Adam Marek is not your average book. It doesn’t quite fit anywhere, which is why you need to read it. As I’m always searching for strange and wonderful short stories that match, and surpass, the likes of Etgar keret, I was really excited at the prospect of Robotic insects,Continue reading “The Instructional Manual For Swallowing by Adam Marek – Book Review”

The Suicide Shop by Jean Teule – Book Review

Jean Teule has created a sublime and satirical look at the dynamics of family life set against the backcloth of mortality. Balancing precariously on the precipice of life, the desperate and lonely folk of Teule’s future world seek a means to end their pathetic lives, and find it within a small shop aptly titled, TheContinue reading “The Suicide Shop by Jean Teule – Book Review”

Author Spotlight – Peter Tieryas Liu

The writing community is much like a tennis academy on the first day. You’re all a little nervous and curious to who is better, but equally, you don’t want to give up too much too soon. You try and play it cool, you talk mechanics, influences, and maybe venture into your past achievements. But thenContinue reading “Author Spotlight – Peter Tieryas Liu”

WiHM – Shirley Jackson

Jackson’s worlds are small. They inhabit a very tiny space and involve people, mostly female protagonists, who live in small towns and go grocery shopping, a lot. They are mostly insecure too or paranoid, and these microscopic worlds that add to a claustrophobic atmosphere making Jackson a writer worthy of the praise she has garneredContinue reading “WiHM – Shirley Jackson”

Resisting Normality – Bad People Author Craig Wallwork Talks To Kendall Reviews.

That’s right. It’s that time again to begin whoring myself out to all and sundry in the hope it’ll increase book sales. Thanks to all at Kendall Reviews for giving me space to wax lyrical about all things horror related, and of course, Bad People. Follow the link: https://kendallreviews.com/interview-resisting-normality-bad-people-author-craig-wallwork-talks-to-kendall-reviews/