I really couldn't be any more pleased with myself about how well work is progressing on the follow-up novella to my horror comedy Dead Heat. I've been working on it in bits and pieces most of the year but only in the last month has it all fallen into place. I'm going on holiday soon… Continue reading A(nother) Sample of Dead Lock!
The Themes in Stephen’s King’s “IT”
SPOILER ALERT: If you are unfamiliar with the book or have only seen the recently released film with no idea what is going to happen in Chapter 2, I suggest you look away now if you don't want it spoilt. The latest film version released globally this weekend. I saw it on Friday afternoon. Largely,… Continue reading The Themes in Stephen’s King’s “IT”
Book Review: The Dark by Jason Brant
Self-published books can be hit or miss. I’ve read some superb examples and some truly awful examples through the likes of BookBub. Mostly, the quality has been fair to good. I usually judge my interest not by reviews but by how much the blurb appeals. This one certainly appealed so I gave it a shot.… Continue reading Book Review: The Dark by Jason Brant
“There’s Nobody There!” – Ghostly Flash Fiction for Halloween
It's a while since I last posted some flash fiction, but there's no better time than Halloween I guess! A couple of days early, and Sunday is usually the day I post original fiction, but nothing wrong with a Saturday, right? Here is an eerie ghost story for you. 30th October Dear Diary, 'There's nobody… Continue reading “There’s Nobody There!” – Ghostly Flash Fiction for Halloween
How Will The Walking Dead End?
By now, we have probably all seen the explosive and shocking season 7 opener. For most of us, perhaps the revelation of precisely whom Negan killed did not come as a surprise (don't worry, I won't spoil it). Since last season, I think there has been a general feeling that The Walking Dead had become… Continue reading How Will The Walking Dead End?
Why Alicia is Already My Favourite “Fear The Walking Dead” Character
Like its father show, Fear The Walking Dead is proving itself every bit as high quality as I'd hoped it would be. I am slightly behind the US broadcast, so I haven't quite seen all episodes yet. All this season I have been split on who my favourite character is. The first season was slow… Continue reading Why Alicia is Already My Favourite “Fear The Walking Dead” Character
The Best of James Herbert
The last book published before James Herbert's death at age 69 was Ash. A few days ago, I finished that book - it was the only novel of his I had left to read so this feels like the end of an era. Over an illustrious career, he had many best sellers - not least… Continue reading The Best of James Herbert
Fear!!!! Why Do We Love It So Much?
What is it about horror that fascinates us? What is it about being scared that is like a drug? For many Brits of a certain age, that fear began young: cowering behind the sofa at the appearance of the Daleks or the Cybermen on Doctor Who. Children seem to love being scared and my childhood… Continue reading Fear!!!! Why Do We Love It So Much?
A Sample of Dead Heat – My Horror-Comedy Novella
My recent novella Dead Heat has a number of 4 and 5-star reviews already on Amazon Kindle. Want another good reason to buy it aside from the great reviews? How about a short section of some horror and some funnies to encourage you to buy it? There was only cricket bat; Jim retrieved it and passed it… Continue reading A Sample of Dead Heat – My Horror-Comedy Novella
Compiling The Mirror Story “Dead Lock”
Dead Heat has now been out for a couple of days (hurrah!) and if you haven't bought it yet, what are you waiting for? I discussed some time ago that I had an idea for a mirror story and after jotting down some ideas since submitting the final draft, I've knocked up an extended blurb… Continue reading Compiling The Mirror Story “Dead Lock”