That year rolled around faster than ever. It doesn't seem that long ago that I was ruminating about my life and trying to add up my existence and relate it somehow to the celebration of being a woman. This year, I added another female role to my repertoire, that of grandmother, or Nanny, to be … Continue reading A Life Less Ordinary – Thoughts on International Women’s Day
So, March - it's about bloody time. I thought we'd never see the back of February! And I'm not talking about the WiHM promotion - that was great, loved every minute of it. No, I'm talking about all those grey, miserable days, when it was hard to tell the difference between twilight and morning. The … Continue reading Here, Hare, Here – March Arrives and it’s about time.
Today just happens to be Valentine's Day, day of love, romance and...horror! Welcome to another day of Women in Horror 2019 and I'm very happy to announce that today is given over to an author whose love of horror borders on the obsessional - Myself. Yes, today is mine, all mine, I tell you. Cue … Continue reading Welcome to Women in Horror Month 2019 – My Bloody Valentine
More and more often these days, writing is like pulling teeth. It starts out as a niggling sensation, a feeling that something is not right, something's amiss, as if by not writing daily (as was my habit), I have opened up this void, like teasing a loose thread until a hole appears in one's sweater. … Continue reading Forcing the Words and Writer’s Anxiety
Yes, it's been a while hasn't it? Probably the longest between blog posts. Writing is funny like that. Nothing for ages and then a sudden burst of creativity, followed by a flurry of posts, poems, and story ideas. It's a crazy, wonderful process. Which is my way of warning you of the possibility of multiple … Continue reading The Winter of my Content – Backlogs, Catching Up and Baby Joy
It's finally arrived. You can't get through a doorway in our house without being brushed by a large felt spider leg or getting skull tinsel in your hair. The skull (cement, not real, I'm ghoulish but not that ghoulish) has been smiling from pride of place on the mantel beneath the black leaf garlands … Continue reading Happy Hallowe’en – Pumpkins and Dark Fiction
It really is the most creative time of year for me, in regard to fiction writing. Each year I have fashioned a series of gothic and contemporary horror tales from my fevered imagination, thanks to my addiction to horror films and fiction. This year was no different, but rather than a collection, I have been … Continue reading Spreading the Horror Love – a humorous tale with a gothic twist
We're more than half-way through October and there are only twelve more days until the main event; Hallowe'en, and so today is given over to writer of celtic mythology and extreme dark fiction - author D.J. Doyle. D.J. Doyle was raised by pot-smoking hippies and spent her days worshipping pagan deities in the … Continue reading Hallowe’en Horror Tales – Time to meet author of darkest fiction – D.J. Doyle