Desires are Nourished by Delays – a short audio story

Some time back author/publisher Max Booth put together an anthology of short stories written in the style of Charles Bukowski called, Long Distant Drunks. There was some talk at the time of putting together an audiobook version. Sadly, it didn’t come off. Below you’ll find my contribution accompanied with an original score by Gordon Highland.Continue reading “Desires are Nourished by Delays – a short audio story”

5 Days of Books: Adrian Barnes

Adrian Barnes, author of the novel NOD, lost his long battle with cancer in early 2018. I was introduced to his work by Kevin Duffy who had the great foresight to publish NOD through Bluemoose Books (and more recently through Titan), and instantly fell in love with it. I made contact with Adrian several timesContinue reading “5 Days of Books: Adrian Barnes”

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”

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”

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/

In Darkness

Horror has been with me from a very early age. I found several copies of The House of Hammer comics in my parent’s bedroom when I was around seven years old. I would sit in the bathroom reading titles such as Shandor: Demon Stalker and Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter, their paper scented with cigarette smokeContinue reading “In Darkness”

The Fruit Cellar Technique

There are two kinds of scary; Jump scary, and Fruit Cellar scary. Allow me to explain. The Jump is pretty self explanatory and limited to movies. Think about the hapless blonde wearing very little while walking backwards away from a weird noise, usually one emanating in a woods. The camera is composed in such aContinue reading “The Fruit Cellar Technique”