The year changes so fast, my favourite season is almost over and winter’s icy fingers have been felt raking his dead nails across the flesh of the land, but have no fear. .. no scratch that, DO have fear, have lots of fear for the darkest nights are descending on us as the hoar frost chatters its crackling teeth, the icy winds howl across the low moon and the earth is enshrouded with white linen giving everything a cadaverous appearance; I’d say enjoy the fear that this season brings, locking your doors and windows won’t stop it, you can’t lock the darkness outside. I say if you can’t beat it, revel in it, hide yourself away with a good book and transport yourself away to a place where the real fear is. ..Tales of the Mysterious and Macabre
I’m taking about Halloween of course. It was a hectic but simply amazing time in my household. I had a story I had to get finished for a deadline, a family Halloween night to organise … Oh and of course, the day job (yes I still have a day job, dreaming of the day I can write all day every day! ) So barely time to breath but it was made well worthwhile at each step. The story went in on time, which pleased me greatly but the email that came back saying ‘that was a wild ride into the macabre’ put a huge smile on my face. The day job. .. well, that’s the day job but we had a laugh and then the Halloween night! I have for incredible children who are great kids and they all embrace my love of the dark and Macabre, I love em to bits. The four of them (and one of their friends) made our debut Halloween (we’ve never ALL been together on this great day! ) an awesome event. My eldest daughter came as Little Dead Riding Hood, my son was most excellent as a Templar and my youngest daughters were a Familiar (cat) and Witch respectively.
This year I was Jason!
There weren’t quite so many houses into it this year (we stick to the “no pumpkin or decorations, no knock” rule) but we had good fun and their buckets were overflowing with sweets by the time we came home for pizza! It was great, but to my mind, what REALLY made the night was our trip to the graveyard (after my little one’s had gone to bed) and the reading of a scary story
. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and judging by the smiles, laughter and chatter, I think they all did too.
Now we’re into the gentle roll down to Christmas, another fantastic holiday and heading for the release of another anthology I have a story in. I can’t give you more details yet as I don’t know the title or the release date but rest assured I will post details as soon as I have them. My tale is called Christmas Spirit and. .. well, it’s pretty dark
The Winds of Change anthology is doing well and went to number 30 in the chart within its first couple of days, so do your bit for the victims of the oklahoma storms and go buy it, it’s not only helping the relief effort, it’s actually a great book too.
On the day of release of Winds of Change I was involved in the interview on a radio show called The FamilyFactor in oklahoma that you can listen to online at 98talk.com.
And then, of course, there is my book Tales of the Mysterious and Macabre which is still doing well and if you haven’t got a copy, you don’t know what you’re missing, why not buy it for yourself or maybe as a Christmas gift for a loved one
(Please accept my apologies for the lack of links in this post, I will post an update shortly with all the necessary links that work! In the meantime search Winds of Change by Tracey Deming for the book)
Have fun my darklings and I’ll see you again soon.
Well it’s been a crazy busy time and it’s all getting ready to kick off over Halloween, the greatest time of year (in my humble opinion! )
The first exciting thing that’s happened to me this week is my guest feature on 1 book lovers opinion blog, follow the link to see this great blog and my horror author feature
Next exciting thing happening to me is the long awaited release of Winds of Change, the collection of stories gathered together in one book for a charity for the relief of the victims of hurricane Moore in Oklahoma. The book is now ready and will finally see the light of day next Wednesday the 30th October I saw the cover for the first time today, so I can’t promise is an exclusive but. ….
To add to the excitement of being lucky enough to be part of such a collection, I am also taking part in my first author interview on an oklahoma radio show (blogtalk radio show) that is mainly listened to in and around oklahoma but is available worldwide (and trust me, I’ll be posting links!) I’ll be alongside the amazing lady who’s idea it was and who has worked tirelessly to get it together and ready so it’d be great if you could all listen in and buy the book, it’s for a good cause (and none of us get a penny, it’s ALL for charity) As soon as the book goes live I will post the links and hope you’ll all take a look.
I’ve still been busy writing while all this exciting stuff has been exploding around me; my Christmas short is almost ready to go into our writing groups anthology and I’ve just been invited to be included in another anthology. I’ve also been trying to do some more on my novel (The Elohim Experiment) and my screenplay (Breaking Loose) which I should hopefully begin filming next year! So all in all a very busy and immensely exciting time. (I understand that most of this excitement is mine but I hope I’ve conveyed a little of it into your world and your life as everything I write and do is for my audience ( although I thoroughly enjoy what I do and would still be a horror fan and do it if there was no audience! ))
The second edition of my book Tales of the Mysterious and Macabre has received some amazing reviews on Amazon
“You won’t be disappointed” 5*
“I couldn’t find a story I didn’t like” 5*
“Remarkable book of Tales” 5*
“Horribly delightful” 5*
“Stays with you long after you’ve read it! ” 5*
“I can’t think of a better collection of shockers” 5*
Wow, what can I say but thank you for all the praise, it makes me so happy to know you guys are loving my weirdness for those of you who haven’t yet had your spine tingled by my unique perspective on horror and dark fantasy, why not go and take a look at Tales of the Mysterious and Macabre but be prepared to sleep with the lights on
Well, this is my first post for quite a while, for which I can only apologise. I will try not to let it become so long between posts again, but who knows what curves life has ready to throw any of our paths? I have had many issues in my personal life that have taken much of my time but I have still managed to find some time to continue my writing; not as much as I would like to, but some at least. I have also found a little time for promotion which seems to be having some effect at last, hence the title of this post. I’m still a long, loooong way from “arriving” but I feel like things are beginning to progress in the direction I have wanted them to for over a year. In the last few months my book has a new cover on its second edition; one of my shorts has been published in eHorror magazine and I’ve had my short confirmed in a charity anthology that comes out the end of this month (more info on that closer to the time). Coupled with these events in my writing life, I have noticed a steady but definite increase in interest in my book (and in subsequent wip’s) I can only hope this will continue and that over the coming months I find more and more time to do the thing I love most. I don’t write to make money or to find fame and fortune, far from it (and trust me, I am FAR from it! ) I write purely because I love it, I write what I love and I hope that comes through when you read it. I’m passionate about human emotions and the disturbances our minds can find in the most mundane of things. It is wonderful to be getting some of your amazing feedback on my work and I would be a bare faced liar if I said I didn’t want to make enough money to be able to quit my day job and write every day, but success or no, I will ALWAYS write what I love and love what I write.
Speak soon my darklings
Keep it spooky.
Tales of the Mysterious and Macabre has been doing well since its relaunch. It has a new (and may I say awesome) new cover by my friend and fellow league member Jack Phillips and has been receiving nothing but five star reviews and my ego has received some serious stroking! It seems that my thirteen tales have been well received and I have been sent some of the most amazing compliments I have ever received over the last few days. I have a new short coming out soon called Pet (I’ll let you know where and when nearer the release date) and I’m still working hard on my novel The Elohim Experiment. I have recently been asked to become a member of a fantastic group of some of the most talented people I have ever met (which in itself was a huge compliment) and it has amazed me just how helpful and supportive they have all been to me (who is quite frankly, a newb! ) but it has also had a surprise effect on my work; with their different backgrounds and some amazing stories we have already shared, it has kickstarted my Muse back into action and the ideas have been pouring forth over the last couple of days watch this space, it’s all getting exciting now.
Yes, you read the title correctly, Tales of the Mysterious and Macabre is not only “some of the scariest fiction you’ll read” but is now available worldwide for your Kindle and Kindle app on your smart phone and for a limited time only is FREE for you to download. Some of my beta readers said that the characters stayed with them long after they’d put the book down. A five star reviewer said ” I couldn’t find a story I didn’t like! ” Head on over to Tales of the Mysterious and Macabre to download your FREE copy now. There are thirteen tales of terror, horror and mind twisting darkest fantasy that’ll leave you wanting to sleep with the lights on! I hope you enjoy it and it’d be great if you could come back and tell me what you thought. It’d be even cooler of you’d go to Amazon and review it for me Tales of the Mysterious and Macabre