Putting a Label On It

Here’s the rub; for a long time I’ve struggled to label my own work in the confines of one particular genre. This is okay for 90% of the time, but it does prove more troublesome when you need to submit your work. It would be easy to strip my stories or novels down to aContinue reading “Putting a Label On It”

Interview: MENACING HEDGE magazine

Amanda Gowin, writer and fiction editor at the arts journal, Menacing Hedge, me recently about coping during lockdown, horror movies, books and BAD PEOPLE. I used to be fiction editor there back in the day so it was both warming and an honour to grace its corridors once again. Thanks to Amanda, Kelly and GioContinue reading “Interview: MENACING HEDGE magazine”

Interview and Review: Kendall Reviews

J.A. Sullivan over at Kendall Reviews interviewed me recently about Bad People and the sequel Labyrinth of the Dolls, so if you want to know more about what inspired me to write a horror crime novel, or anything about the new novel (no spoilers, promise), then go check it. {Book Review/Interview} (In the frenzy ofContinue reading “Interview and Review: Kendall Reviews”

SCREAM!

New issue of SCREAM magazine arrived! Seeing Sadie Hartmann’s very kind review of my book Bad People went straight to my head and caused a nose bleed! Beware, if you read the book, the same thing may happen to you. Due to COVID, this edition won’t be in the shops, but you can buy directContinue reading “SCREAM!”

LABYRINTH OF THE DOLLS Cover Reveal!

Well, here it is. The new cover for the follow up to Bad People, which is due this summer. What do you think? Blurb: It’s been one year since the horrific murders of Stormer Hill, and the events of that time continue to resonate with Detective Constable Tom Nolan. In an attempt to find theContinue reading “LABYRINTH OF THE DOLLS Cover Reveal!”

Bad People Reading (Prologue)

As you probably read in my previous post, this weekend marks the birthday of Sadie Hartmann. To celebrate, she called on some very cool authors to read aloud extracts from their books. I was called to read from my novel, Bad People. The result of which you can find below. This is the prologue, andContinue reading “Bad People Reading (Prologue)”

Mother Horror Weekend Spectacular

This weekend marks the birthday of Sadie Hartmann, a.k.a. Mother Horror. What Sadie doesn’t know about great horror fiction isn’t worth knowing. She writes reviews for Scream Magazine and Cemetery Dance, and is the co-founder of Night Worms along with Ashley Sawyers, a website dedicated to pageant the very best in new horror book releases.Continue reading “Mother Horror Weekend Spectacular”

5 Days of Books: Michael McDowell

Michael McDowell is probably the greatest horror writer you’ve never heard of. He is the author of the novels, The Elementals, Cool Moon Over Babylon, The Amulet, Gilded Needles, and the Blackwater series, which is what I want to talk about today. BLACKWATER was my first McDowell book, and I began it with no preconceivedContinue reading “5 Days of Books: Michael McDowell”

7 Days of Reviews. Day 5: Alex Pearson, AKA, Finding Montauk.

Following bloggers is a revelation. It’s also a huge guilt trip because you realise how slow a reader you are, and how many books you could potentially get through if you dedicated the time. One of those people that makes me reflect on my own “to read” list is Alex, known on Instagram as @findingmontauk1.Continue reading “7 Days of Reviews. Day 5: Alex Pearson, AKA, Finding Montauk.”

7 Days of Reviews. Day 4: Sadie Hartmann, AKA, Mother Horror.

Today I’m going to speak to you about a person that, for anyone who likes horror, or writes horror, should really know about (and to be fair, probably does already). Sadie Hartmann, also known by the moniker, Mother Horror, is one of those people whose love for the horror genre has led the way toContinue reading “7 Days of Reviews. Day 4: Sadie Hartmann, AKA, Mother Horror.”