Welcome to Women in Horror Month 2019 – My Bloody Valentine

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. CueContinue reading “Welcome to Women in Horror Month 2019 – My Bloody Valentine”

Happy Hallowe’en – Pumpkins and Dark Fiction

  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 garlandsContinue reading “Happy Hallowe’en – Pumpkins and Dark Fiction”

Conversations on the couch – regarding writing, feeling the fear and the joys of mindfulness.

I have just come back from visiting a friend. We worked together in my last job – a manual, night job I worked for over ten years. It was a position I detested with every fibre in my body – I chose not to work during the day, so that I could look after myContinue reading “Conversations on the couch – regarding writing, feeling the fear and the joys of mindfulness.”

Women in Horror Month 2018 – The Finish…and a little about my own dark fiction.

I have to confess, I’m a little sad. Why? Well, because the end of February heralds the end of our Women in Horror Month 2018 Horror Extravaganza – both here on Unusual Fiction and also on my facebook page – the HazelHedge. It’s been amazing. We’ve met a horror writer of webcomics, a film director, aContinue reading “Women in Horror Month 2018 – The Finish…and a little about my own dark fiction.”

And We’re off!! Women in Horror Month 2018 Starts with birthday bang.

  I was woken by a knock at the door. The bedroom door. I lay in a fugue-like state for what felt like hours but was only really seconds, probably. My hand searched the blackness beside the bed until my fingers grasped first, a sweet paper, then a solitary sock, and kept moving until theyContinue reading “And We’re off!! Women in Horror Month 2018 Starts with birthday bang.”

Self Publishing – Things I learned in My First Year as a Published Author.

I can’t believe that it’s been nearly a whole year since I launched my book on Amazon! Tempus fugit. It certainly has been a year of discovery – when I think how clueless I was when it came to self publishing I wish I could rewind time, take myself out for a drink and have aContinue reading “Self Publishing – Things I learned in My First Year as a Published Author.”

The Best Things in Life Are Free

Happy New Year’s greetings to each and everyone of you! This is a post about my wonderful book of short stories – The Lights Went Out and Other Stories. Tomorrow is my last Kindle Promotion with Kindle Select and… drum roll please. Thank you. This quirky little eBook could be yours to download for freeContinue reading “The Best Things in Life Are Free”