Check out Chapter 1 of THE CROWS, now on Spotify and RSS.com! CHAPTER 1: THE CREEPY OLD HOUSELinks on my Podcast page. Chapter 1: The Creepy Old House ... in which Carrie Rickard has 33 days left to live... “You won’t fit in there, Caroline.” Her mother’s warning was issued in the ringing, decisive tones… Continue reading Podcast Launch! Chapter 1: The Creepy Old House
Arthur Machen, born Arthur Llewellyn Jones (1863-1947) My first read of 2021 is a classic, a seminal text in many ways that inspired a generation of Weird fiction writers. Arthur Machen was writing a decadent Gothic novella, which is a kind of fantasy-horror juxtaposing the beauty of the natural world with the unspeakable horror that… Continue reading #AmReading ~ The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen
My brand new podcast, Eldritch Girl: Weird Gothic Stuff & Nonsense will be launching on 04 Feb 2021 at 12pm GMT! If you missed my sneaky announcement about the theme tune... you can listen to it again here. THE CROWS THEME is going to feature on the podcast and is by Gemma Cartmell. Season 1… Continue reading Podcast Launch! 04 Feb 2021
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 Three of The Crows is currently titled Meeting the Locals, in… Continue reading #Gothic Tropes To Feed Your Soul: (3) MEET THE LOCALS
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)!