I had no idea what to expect from Blanky, other than it touched on a subject most authors shy away from – the death of a child. Kealan Patrick Burke handles this subject well and I was swept along with the grief Steve felt, understanding his agonies and struggles with the bottle. When we were introduced to Blanky, a tatty little blanket his daughter had loved and kept with her at all times before her death and after as it was buried with her, I knew we were in for a different kind of tale. Continue reading →
Boy oh boy, I’m not sure where to start. I have to say this book kinda blew me away. I wasn’t sure what to expect from the synopsis (see below) but basically its about a couple of bored teenagers, Ralph a total head case and Mike the hanger on, who find the unexpected. Continue reading →
So for the first time I’m handing my blog over to someone else, Andy Graham no less, and boy has he written up a doozy of a post. Read, Enjoy, comment if you feel the need. Continue reading →
Never having read any of Jason’s work before I didn’t know what to expect. What I got was a wee treat of a story, full of twists and turns, compelling characters and a normal cop thriller turned on its head.
A Life Removed kind of represents the beginning and ending of the first stage of my writing at a level good enough to be published. I started it in 2004. Thirteen years later…
2 – A Life removed has been classed as a dark crime/thriller/horror novel. Does this mean its not for the faint hearted?
As you all know I love a good horror story, and it doesn’t need to be all death and destruction. What I’ve found with Mark Cassell and the world of the Shadow Fabric that he has created is a thrill ride which just hits the spot. When I found out he was releasing a new novella set in the same world, I couldn’t resist. Continue reading →
A few years back I was delighted to interview Mark for his launch of The Shadow Fabric and I’m really happy that today I get to interview him on his next big release Hell Cat of The Holt. So let’s just get stuck in, shall we. Continue reading →
After a long break I’m pleased to announce that the Horror Bites challenge is back. I’m sorry that it was away for a while, but life etc all got on top of me and something had to give, so my site was sorely neglected. Continue reading →
Ok so I’m a bit late with this, the first challenge of 2017 but then, as you are probably aware, I’m not the biggest fan of consistency hehe. The last challenge was a photo my son wanted me to take, but this week he decided to take a photo himself. I love how he is just as much invested in these challenges are I am, always on the look out for a good scene to insure creepiness.
As you all know (well if you’ve been keeping up with my posts that is) I threw in the towel during Nano and 50K words didn’t happen. But what did happen was a small selection of short stories and my return to the love of writing, so not a total loss.