amwriting, Pagham-verse, The Crows

Meet the Locals: Mercy Hillsworth, Resurrectionist

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

amwriting, Pagham-verse, The Crows

Meet the Locals: Carrie Rickard, Cursed Newcomer

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

Gothic Fiction, Uncategorized

#Gothic Tropes To Feed Your Soul: (4) THE GRANDE DAME

Part Four of the Gothic Tropes series looks at a specific type of character: the stately older woman whose watchword is 'Respectability'. There's one in The Crows, but she's a bit of a subversion of this trope. Let's get to know this kind of lady better... Who Is The Grand[e] Dame? I'll have to do this… Continue reading #Gothic Tropes To Feed Your Soul: (4) THE GRANDE DAME

Gothic Fiction, Uncategorized

#Gothic Tropes To Feed Your Soul: (3) MEET THE LOCALS

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

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