Here's a cut scene introducing Mercy, a side character in The Crows (coming January 2020). You can pre-order/buy the novel via Amazon and Smashwords! The printed edition will be available from January via Amazon with five original illustrations (the ebook versions have three). Mercy, who trained as a hairdresser after school, is now a supervisor… Continue reading Meet the Locals: Mercy Hillsworth, Resurrectionist
Meet Carrie Rickard, main character in The Crows (coming January 2020). Her Pinterest Mood Board is here: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/cmrosens/pagham-on-sea-mood-board/carrie-rickard-cursed-newcomer/. This is part of a cut version of the first draft, set about a month before the novel begins. To go back further and see Carrie's first experience of Fairwood House (a.k.a. The Crows), see my post… Continue reading Meet the Locals: Carrie Rickard, Cursed Newcomer
Sh! What's That? Sh, what's that, the wooden slap, the swazzle-voiced cry and the short sharp crack? Sh, what's that, the glazed-eyed clap, the hollow applause and the rat-a-tat-tat? Passing by, you pause and try to catch a glimpse of - sh! What's that? Where the shadows and lamp-oil meet, pooling gold in the midnight street,… Continue reading The Punch & Judy Man of Hangman’s Walk
What better way to celebrate spooky season than a series of blog posts on Gothic tropes? I'm hoping to get The Crows back from my editor by December in time for a January release, and every chapter heading is a different Gothic trope. Chapter Two is A Town with Dark Secrets, and introduces Pagham-on-Sea, a… Continue reading #Gothic Tropes To Feed Your Soul: (2) A TOWN WITH DARK SECRETS
This post is the first of a new series exploring a few #gothic tropes I love, starting with my absolute favourite: the creepy old house (which may or may not have a mind of its own)!