The Sermon For The Dead

Following on from my previous article for Spooky Isles, St. Mark’s Eve , I present a follow up article on the theme of the souls of the living leaving their bodies and other ghostly omens of death:

Derbyshire’s Ghostly Choir and Sermon for the Dead



St. Mark’s Eve On The Spooky Isles

My latest Article for The Spooky Isles looks at the strange traditions associated with St. Mark’s Eve. It certainly gives Halloween a run for its money!

Read the article here:

Spooky Isles – The Devil in Derbyshire

Hello, folks.Today I’d like to share with you the new article that has just been published on Spooky Isles. It’s about some of Derbyshire’s folklore associations with the devil, including how Chesterfield’s church spire came to be crooked. Enjoy!


Recap and Update

Well, once again the new year has snuck up on us and it’s nearly February already! I’ve been somewhat absent from blog land recently but what with study and book launches and Christmas….well you know.

Anyway in 2015 I began the process of getting my name our there more as a writer. So let’s start with a quick recap of 2015 first:

So much for 2015. What is on the Horizon for 2016? Well I have been asked to be a contributor to Shadows at the Door’s first anthology. My story is  being prepared and I’m just waiting on  my contract. A Kickstarter campaign is due to launch in March (watch this space).

A Spirited Evening is now back in the Kobo store and can be purchased with 50% off, until January 31st 2016,  with the code JAN1650 as part of Kobo’s sale. This code can be used as many times as you like up to the 31st on any book published though the Kobo Writing Life platform. So, lots of chances to help indie authors. #supportindieauthors . Don’t worry Kobo don’t reduce authors’ royalties to do this so everyone wins. (Offer applies to UK, US, CA, NZ and AU stores). I’m planning on having The Haunted Chamber available from Kobo soon as well now that its kdp select enrolment has ended.

I’m also hoping to get caught up on some reading and get back to reviewing. I’ve been very naughty and bought lots of books. I may need to be rescued from under a pile of paperbacks in the near future. I’ve discovered the British Libraries Crime Classics so my weakness for old books is threatening to get the better of me again!