5 Days of Books: William Peter Blatty

I have a confession to make. It took me about thirty years to get around to reading The Exorcist. I know! Look, I love the movie, and class it as my favourite, other than Jaws, horror movies of all time. I saw it first on VHS during it’s banned era in the 1980s, and againContinue reading “5 Days of Books: William Peter Blatty”

7 Days of Reviews. Day 7: Monty Reads

The last day of my 7 Days of Reviews couldn’t be more aptly timed. Just landed is a review of a Bad People by Rob, known on Instagram as Monty_Reads. Here’s the thing: most book bloggers are quite uniformed in their approach. It’s not a bad thing, but sometimes, if you follow a lot, it’sContinue reading “7 Days of Reviews. Day 7: Monty Reads”

7 Days of Review. Day 6: Tracy, AKA, Honestmamreader

I’m sure there is the perception that bloggers are these pallid skinned, spectacle wearing loners whose only joy in life is books, and who dedicate twelves hours of their daily lives with their noses firmly wedges between the pages of said books. This perception most probably emanates from authors who seek out these kind bookwormsContinue reading “7 Days of Review. Day 6: Tracy, AKA, Honestmamreader”

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.”

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.”

7 Days of Reviews. Day 1: NIGHTFALL UP NORTH

I make no apologies for trying to promote my work. A lot of effort, sweat and blood goes into writing a book, but it takes an equal amount to promote it. It also takes a lot of kindness and time from others. So to try and celebrate both camps, I’ll be promoting the bloggers whoContinue reading “7 Days of Reviews. Day 1: NIGHTFALL UP NORTH”

Bad People Book Trailer

With the ongoing lockdown, I have more time to get around to things I’ve been putting off. One of those is a book trailer for my new novel, Bad People. So here it is. Thanks to all the wonderful reviewers who provided the pull quotes.

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?”

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”