Gothic Fiction, The Crows

#Gothic Tropes To Feed Your Soul: (2) A TOWN WITH DARK SECRETS

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

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amwriting, genre, Gothic Fiction, Pagham-verse, The Crows, world building

#Gothic Tropes To Feed Your Soul: (1) THE CREEPY OLD HOUSE

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)!

Pagham-verse, The Crows

Spooky Reading Playlists! What’s Yours?

What do you like listening to when you read spooky stories? The Crows has its own playlist, made by one of my awesome beta readers: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7JRavEo70ierPQFmtfAfJn And if you need a bit of bone-chilling dark cabaret in your life (lyrics abounding in trigger warnings), you should definitely follow this playlist too: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1GaUcEtSG1qdO2abiCZCEj Want something a… Continue reading Spooky Reading Playlists! What’s Yours?

amwriting, Pagham-verse, The Crows

A Prelude: Love Song for The Crows

Illustration of Fairwood House, a.k.a. The Crows, by Thomas Brown: for original art and more see MothFestival on Etsy Audio: instrumental soundtrack sample 'Bell', free download from Filmstro The Crows Wakes She saw it before it saw her. She was another passer-by, a passenger in a Ford Mondeo. Just broken enough to hear it calling,… Continue reading A Prelude: Love Song for The Crows

amwriting, The Crows

The Crows: Teaser

Extract from Chapter 3 of The Crows, introducing RICKY PORTER and his lovely childhood toy, GERALD. CW: mild gore, horror, strong language, Gothic vibes FEATURED IMAGE: A detail from Thomas Brown's original illustration for The Crows 18 April   It had been a bloody awful day. His farsight was on the wane, as it usually was… Continue reading The Crows: Teaser