Best of Book Lists 2020

All the best of books lists have been rolling in and it’s been amazing to see both Bad People and Labyrinth of the Dolls included in so many and among so my great writers. Here’s a couple of lists from Mother Horror (Sadie Hartmann) and J.A. Sullivan over at Kendall Reviews: http://sadiehartmann.blogspot.com/2021/01/best-horror-books-2020.html {Team KR} J.A.Continue reading “Best of Book Lists 2020”

Bad People makes 15 Best Horror Novels of 2020

Yes, you’ve read it right. A self published book by a relatively unknown author has made it alongside Stephen King, Paul Tremblay, Alma Katsu and Stephen Graham Jones in The Lineup’s best horror novels of 2020. https://the-line-up.com/best-horror-books-of-2020 Here’s what they said: “To say Wallwork’s novel is ominous is an understatement. Children have been going missing,Continue reading “Bad People makes 15 Best Horror Novels of 2020”

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…”

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”

New Bad People Cover

I’ve jumped off the social media merry-go-round for a while. I was getting way too dizzy. Plus, I needed time away with very few distractions to put together a few things leading up to the release of Labyrinth of the Dolls, the second book in the Tom Nolan series (more news to follow this week).Continue reading “New Bad People Cover”

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”

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”

Getting in Bed with the Devil

Recently, I did something I thought I would never do as a writer. I self published a book. Today, that doesn’t seem like a huge deal, right? Vanity publishing has been around for a long time. Edgar Allan Poe paid a printer to publish fifty copies of Tamerlane and Other Poems. L. Frank Baum publishedContinue reading “Getting in Bed with the Devil”