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)!
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?
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 WakesShe saw it before it saw her. She was another passer-by, a passenger in a Ford Mondeo. Just broken enough to hear it calling, but… Continue reading A Prelude: Love Song for The Crows
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