Happy Birthday to me…

I gained a year overnight. I don’t feel any older. It’s not like I woke up and the lines around my eyes were more prominent. It’s not like my knees or back aches any less than they did yesterday. But I am, as my birth certificate contests, 48 years young. To mark the occasion todayContinue reading “Happy Birthday to me…”

Halloween Recommendations

It’s that time of the year again where people across the world want the willies put up them. No, I’m not talking about National Sex Day (which is apparently a thing and is on June 9th, in case you wish to prepare now). Yes, it’s Halloween, that very special spooky part of the year whereContinue reading “Halloween Recommendations”

The Unpredictable Labyrinth

“At its best, life is completely unpredictable.” You know who said that? Christopher Walken. Profound stuff, right? Well, let’s hold off plans just yet for a twenty-foot bronze statue in his name, because he also went on to say “One day you’re saving the rainforest, the next you’re chugging cock.” Hardly Aristotle. Nonetheless, Walken hadContinue reading “The Unpredictable Labyrinth”

The Exorcism of Craig Wallwork

“What an excellent day for an exorcism.” ­­- The Demon from The Exorcist. I’m possessed… Okay, maybe I’m not possessed in the Regan-head-spinning-levitating-off-the-bed-throwing-up-pea-soup type of possession, but there’s something definitely inside me. I haven’t consulted with the clergy yet (a letter has been drafted to the Vatican, but the post office is a good twentyContinue reading “The Exorcism of Craig Wallwork”

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!”

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.”

7 Days of Reviews. Day 3: Sublime Horror.

Sublime Horror is a review site that specialise in all things horror, obviously. There “topics” include movies, TV and books, and reviews come from an array of different reviewers, and as their website states, they’re always looking to expand its team of writers. So if you’re a reviewer, blogger or just like watching/reading horror, dropContinue reading “7 Days of Reviews. Day 3: Sublime Horror.”

Will COVID19 Mark the End of Horror?

In a recent interview, bestselling author Paul Tremblay talked about releasing his new book, Survivor Song, during a pandemic. The story revolves around a rabid-like virus, and deals with themes of paranoia, fear and isolation. While Tremblay had no idea COVID19 was lurking on the horizon, after reading him talk about feeling almost “apologetic forContinue reading “Will COVID19 Mark the End of Horror?”