A Coming of Age Story Perfect for Spring

Despite that spring is my favourite season, it seems that I’ve written few stories set during the three months between the end of March and June. It’s a period that defines new life, a new start, new beginnings and people tend to be blessed with a certain air of positivity and relaxation. Spring for me … Continue reading A Coming of Age Story Perfect for Spring

Angel’s Mass: A Ghost Story for Christmas

Below is an excerpt from my Christmas ghost story Angel’s Mass from the volume Herrenvolk and Other Stories. It is 1345 and the story is of young Brother Edmund of Tintern Abbey (south Wales) woken in the early hours of Christmas Eve by a ghostly voice calling him to the newly built church. What is … Continue reading Angel’s Mass: A Ghost Story for Christmas

“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.

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

Author Interview: Peter James on The House on Cold Hill

Ladies and gentlemen, dear readers old and new. I am very, very delighted and proud to present you with my very first author interview and it is with one of the most celebrated writer’s of crime. A few weeks ago, I was requested to read and review the book The House on Cold Hill by … Continue reading Author Interview: Peter James on The House on Cold Hill

Book Review: The House on Cold Hill by Peter James

I seem to be attracting requests for review for commercial work these days; that’s why I am reviewing this book several days before its official release. An interview with the author will follow so please check back. Peter James is a well-known writer of crime and science thrillers, and though having looked up his bio … Continue reading Book Review: The House on Cold Hill by Peter James

Snippet Sunday 7/12/14: The Cold Man Part 9 (Finale)

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8 My twin sister and I Lizzy have just had our 17th birthday. It should have been a joyous day where we celebrated being old enough to learn to drive and see and hear all the nudges and winks that’s is only a year until we … Continue reading Snippet Sunday 7/12/14: The Cold Man Part 9 (Finale)

Book Review: The Christmas Ghost Stories of Lawrence Gordon Clark

Not heard of Lawrence Gordon Clark? Nope, neither did I, but I had heard of M.R. James whose stories he was adapting . I have also heard of Mark Gatiss who wrote the foreward. Awww, come on… who but only those with a passing interest in scifi and horror hasn’t heard of Mark Gatiss?! If … Continue reading Book Review: The Christmas Ghost Stories of Lawrence Gordon Clark