The ‘To and Fro’ of Writing

If the dream of being a published author includes the ‘hideaway’ at the bottom of the perfect garden in full bloom on a summer’s day with bees buzzing between the flowers, think again. When the vision is of a long desk with a deep leather chair set in front of a panoramic window showing the…

Dark Poetry

Dark fiction doesn’t have to only mean stories. I’ve dabbled with poetry occasionally but not written much for several years. Still, whenever I’ve crossed my dark fiction with what poetry skills I have there’s no denying one improves the other. Of course, this type of playing with words is nothing new. We can thank Poe…

Update June/July Part 2

Books read… I discovered Adam Nevill this year, a horror writer not afraid of using more than a few words from the dictionary. I’ve read two of his books: The Ritual (back in March), and Banquet of the Damned (in June). The Ritual is a book of two halves. I so wanted to give it…

Update June/July 2018

Hi everyone. Trying something a little different. I’ve been lax with keeping everyone up to date and sometimes I’ve much to tell, sometimes a mere trickle. There are times I’m resting, other moments when I’m planning, days when I’m writing (not always much to impart then), and occasions when other things interrupt the best-laid plans.…

To Read or Not to Read

When I mention my To-Be-Read-Mountain, few are surprised. Not only do I buy more books per year than I can usually read, I inherited a good 500 books from my father a few years ago. That’s 500 I kept, discounting those I gave away to friends and charity. He had many genres, including fantasies I’ve…

Guest Spot: Clarissa Johal ‘Whispers in the Woods’

  Please welcome Clarissa Johal. I’m currently reading her book, ‘Between’. Book Details: Title: Whispers in the Wood Genre: Paranormal Dark Fantasy Author: Clarissa Johal Editor: Frank Moore Publisher: Faeriemoon Press ISBN-13: 9781721036677 ISBN-10: 1721036679 ASIN: B07F9TBTNS About Whispers in the Wood: It all began with an acorn. There are some places you shouldn’t disturb,…

Dragon #2

Another dragon share this week (in no particular order). Although I tend to be a little more attracted to the unusual dragons, those that have been created by independent crafters on market stalls or stumbled upon in small shops, it’s difficult not to be tempted by more commercial designs. It’s also becoming more impossible to…