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”

Pros and Cons with Self Publishing

If you’ve read my earlier post, Getting in Bed With the Devil, you’ll know I’ve recently embarked on a journey into self publishing. While still in its infancy, I thought I’d provide regular updates to what I’m discovering along that route, the benefits as well as the pitfalls to avoid should you decide take upContinue reading “Pros and Cons with Self Publishing”

3 Books Giveaway!

I’ve got a new novel out. I want you to read it. I want to give you that new book for FREE. With that in mind, I’m not giving away just my new novel, BAD PEOPLE. Oh, no. I’m giving away three of my books! So to win, BAD PEOPLE, THE SOUND OF LONELINESS, andContinue reading “3 Books Giveaway!”