My Top 5 Horror Books

My Top 5 Horror Books

Do you like to be scared? Not the oh-my-gawd-there’s-a-madman-with-an-axe-chasing-me-down-the-corridor type of scared, but the ‘safe’ scare of a good horror film or book, the type of scare where the monster stays safely inside the cinema or the pages of your book? I...
I Don’t Know What to Write!

I Don’t Know What to Write!

I’m a terrible procrastinator. I could represent Scotland in the Avoiding What You Should Be Doing olympics, such is my talent for being busy with anything except writing. And does this proficiency make me happy? No. So why do I do it? I was chatting about my low word...
The Perfect Family

The Perfect Family

In the best traditions of Christmas, I’ve written a ghost story. The subject matter is very delicate so I think it only fair to issue some trigger warnings. If you have suffered from infertility, miscarriage or SIDS, you may find the following distressing.   The...
Carniepunk by Various

Carniepunk by Various

I have always found carnivals and traveling fairs very sinister places; places where the ‘freaks’ and dispossessed gather together and, at least in my imagination, seduce the unaware into the underworld, never to be seen again. It seems I’m not alone in my madness as...
The Cover

The Cover

My short story collection is a whole mix of genres: it may even shock you to know that there’s a couple of romance stories in there too. I know! But most of what I write tends towards the dark and humorous and I felt the cover should reflect this. I didn’t...
Glasgow Style

Glasgow Style

  ‘Hello there, doll,’ he says. ‘Hi,’ she says, smiling. ‘Mind if I sit here?’ He points to the barstool beside her. She sighs. ‘If you want to.’ ‘You’re no from around here, are you?’ ‘How observant.’ She attracts the barman’s eye. ‘Ah’ll get that for you, love.’ ‘I...
An Interview with Laurence MacNaughton

An Interview with Laurence MacNaughton

Following my review of Conspiracy of Angels yesterday, I was lucky enough to secure an interview with the talented Mr. MacNaughton himself. I hope you enjoy it and if you read on to the bottom you’ll find out how you can win a digital copy of Conspiracy of...
The Rabbi In The Attic by Eileen Pollack

The Rabbi In The Attic by Eileen Pollack

The Rabbi In The Attic is a collection of short stories written by Eileen Pollack who covers a wide range of topics . In The Rabbi In The Attic, Eileen Pollack has brought together a collection of short stories which although written from a Jewish woman’s viewpoint,...
Kissing Frankenstein & Other Stories

Kissing Frankenstein & Other Stories

As part of this year’s National Flash Fiction Day celebrations, the lovely and talented Rachel Carter set up a blog to find the best flash fiction written by the people of the West Country. As a result of this brilliant project, Kissing Frankenstein & Other...
The Detour by Andromeda Romano-Lax

The Detour by Andromeda Romano-Lax

[tweetmeme source=”nettiewriter” http://www.URL.com] Ernst Vogler is a young man who has been tasked with bringing an ancient statue, The Discus Thrower, to Germany in 1938, where is will be added to Hitler’s collection. He travels to Rome by train...

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