Tuesday, 23 July 2019

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Mark West’s ‘Compass Wood’

“Little pigs,” the man called in a strangely sing-song voice, “little pigs, won’t you come out to play?”

A man lurches out of the woods towards Jason’s car. A few moments later, his car tyre explodes, and a woman urges Jason into the woods. Jason, a new father, must decide who to trust.

A classic fuck-you-over horror that left me nauseous with fear.

Check it out in The Woods, a new anthology from Hersham Horror Books.

Saturday, 20 July 2019

Edge Lit 8 (All of the Books)

A week has passed since the awesomeness that was Edge-Lit 8 in Derby. We stayed over two nights this time in the fabulous Premier Inn at Riverlights, which meant that we got to meet up with friends on the Friday night at the Quad.

The following day I attended panels, one workshop (disclaimer - my husband's) and a non-reading, spent time in The Quad bar chatting with friends, went out for a meal with some of said friends, and attended the launch of the anthology The Woods, featuring my story 'The Iron Curve of Thorns'. I had to read. I had five minutes warning and I had to read. It wasn't the greatest performance in the world. It may have been the worst. I survived. I think the audience also did.

Next year, the event is two days. Yay!

Above is my book haul. I've already finished 'The Finite' and am half-way through 'The Woods'.

Thursday, 18 July 2019

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The Hersham Horror Books anthology 'The Woods' was released last weekend at Edge Lit - Yay! - and contains my story 'The Iron Curve of Thorns'. I'm going to be doing a serious of small reviews on my blog to entice you to buy the anthology because it totally rocks. Trust me! I'm in it. :)

James Everington’s ‘A Short Walk Round The Woods’

“…the movement of hunting bats became visible, scouting the border where the turf ended and the shadows began.”

The woods are getting bigger.

New to the village, our protagonist, a man haunted by loss, develops a nightly routine of visiting the local pub and talking with a man who is obsessed with the woods.

An unnerving tale tinged with sadness and of how sorrow can trap us in many ways.

Check it out in The Woods, a new anthology from Hersham Horror Books.