January 23, 2018

It's kind of embarrassing (but I still defend it!) that my local bookshop is Tesco. It's open til late, it's where I get my snacks, and it has the 2 for £7 deal that even Amazon would struggle to beat.

But, the thing is, buying books from Tesco means that I'm only buyin...

January 20, 2018

The baby's been grouchy all day, and the woman next door doesn't like kids. Anne doesn't really want to go to the dinner party, but her husband insists. They could do with some time out of the house. And they'll have the baby monitor, as well as nipping next door every...

January 17, 2018

This week Stirling Publishing announced that they would be opening for submissions, but only for one specific genre. We're looking for spine-tingling psychological thrillers to keep us up at night: up til midnight reading, and then maybe another hour or so checking all...

January 13, 2018

After the Hole is a short novel, one you could read in a couple of hours, and then spend another mulling it over. It's a simple story, really: five sixth formers are locked underground to escape a Welsh hiking trip and to take part in their friend Martyn's social exper...

January 3, 2018

I found that you can look up how long you have actually spent on a document. Don't, because it might break you. But, if you're that masochistic, simply right-click the document in the folder, go to Properties at then bottom, and go to Details. The second subheading is...

December 28, 2017

Reader, tread carefully: beyond here may be spoilers.

I mean, there may be better ways of opening up a horror novel, but a flayed animal hanging from a tree in the middle of nowhere must be up there in a top five. It's creepy and that's what I like about The Ritual: it'...

December 19, 2017

I'm late to the game with Will Hill's 'After the Fire', a YA that has made the Zoella Book Club 2017 list and has been majorly hyped over the summer. I didn't know any of that when I bought it: I'd picked up because I'd needed a second book to go with my 2 for £7 deal...

November 3, 2017

I love Christmas, but there's a saccharine need for it to be a perfect representation of the ideal festive holiday: happy family times, good will, games and contentment around the table. Halloween, however, doesn't have that pressure. Halloween is when we embrace our d...

October 10, 2017

"I can do life after you."

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I'll admit to a fascination with true crime and fictions based on real horrendous events, but every so often I'm tantalised by a thriller. My local bookshop is the Tesco superstore, which regularly offers 2 for £7 on most fiction, and Good...

October 1, 2017

Exciting news! My first published short story is due to come out this autumn from one of my favourite presses: The Ghastling! I love their eerie tales and disturbing cover art, so I was extremely thrilled when their editor got in touch to say they wanted to publish my...

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