Dark times and busy times

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. ….

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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! ))

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Tales of the Mysterious and Macabre

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 🙂

Getting busy, getting sonewhere?

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.