Monday, 29 October 2012

Halloween Special - The Spooky Isles!

The Spooky Isles is a rapidly-growing website dedicated to British and Irish horror and supernatural related entertainment. That includes ghost stories, horror movies, visits to haunted houses, ghost tours, exhibitions and all just about anything on these isles that can send a shiver down your spine.

You can read my author interview here Robbie MacNiven and I are the only Brit authors in this US ghost anthology, Specter Spectacular - 13 Ghostly Tales, so feel a bit proud of that! Also available on Kindle.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Specter Spectacular book cover unveiling

I've just seen the cover art and I think it's perfect!

Taken from World Weaver Press website:

Once you cross the grave into this world of fantasy and fright, you may find there’s no way out.
We enjoy the spooky nature of the this photo, shot with an infrared camera. Not only do the skeletal tree branches and slightly foggy tableau provide and eerie sensation, but the bridge itself encompasses the true power of the ghost tale. Ghost stories are more about the mind — what we believe, what we fear, the things we can’t possibly know about what lies beyond death — than they are about shock and gore. The bridge represents not only the act of crossing over, but that bone tingling choice we make in so many ghost stories to enter the lair of the unknown and forbidden. Taking the first step across that bridge can be as frightening as what we find on the other side.
Not only that, but if you stare long enough at the image, you can find faces — skulls, empty eye sockets, shadowy figures — all staring back at you. And the creepiest part about it? The photographer assures us that he didn’t add any faces to the original photo.

Specter Spectacular: 13 Ghostly Tales, coming September 25, 2012. Spirits, poltergeists, hauntings, creatures of the dark — Specter Spectacular: 13 Ghostly Tales delivers all these and more in thirteen spooky twists on the classic ghost story. From the heartwarming and humorous to the eerie and chilling, this anthology holds a story for everyone who has ever been thrilled by the unknown or wondered what might lie beyond the grave. Step inside and witness ghosts of the past, tales of revenge, the inhuman, the innocent, the damned, and more. But be warned — once you cross the grave into this world of fantasy and fright, you may find there’s no way out.
Featuring work by Amanda C. Davis, A. E. Decker, Larry Hodges, Sue Houghton, Andrea Janes, Terence Kuch, Robbie MacNiven, Kou K. Nelson, Jamie Rand, Shannon Robinson, Calie Voorhis, Jay Wilburn, and Kristina Wojtaszek.

Friday, 10 August 2012

Specter Spectacular - 13 Ghostly Tales

Well, well, well, what a long time it's been since I last blogged! And wouldn't you know it, I only pop by to promote a new anthology coming out soon. I've written many ghost stories, and as there are few outlets for them amongst the women's magazines, I get excited when the opportunity of inclusion in an anthology comes along.
Eileen Wiedbrauk, Editor-in-Chief has announced the publication by World Weaver Press of Specter Spectacular - 13 Ghostly Tales
My contribution, a contemporary ghost story, is called The Secret of Echo Cottage.
Blurb: When Americans, Alison, and husband Jason, re-locate to a genteel English village they know there'll be challenges, but with the imminent birth of their first child they couldn't be happier. That is until Alison has an encounter with an embittered spirit out for revenge.
Specter Spectacular will feature the work of Amanda C. Davis (“My Rest A Stone”), A. E. Decker (“Death and Taxes”), Larry Hodges (“The Haunts of Albert Einstein”), Sue Houghton (“The Secret of Echo Cottage”), Andrea Janes (“A Fitting Tribute”), Terence Kuch (“What If It Could Speak!”), Robbie MacNiven (“The Little House at Bull Run Creek”), Kou K. Nelson (“Safe Upon the Shore”), Jamie Rand (“Alabaster”), Shannon Robinson (“Wendigo”), Calie Voorhis (“Cooter, Ass-munch, and Me”), Jay Wilburn (“Pushed Out”), and Kristina Wojtaszek (“Cinder”).
I'm very excited about it, hence the big plug.

More details can be found here

Image credit 'Graveyard' by I.Am.Christopher.Baker via Flickr