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Book Launch Event!


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Shadows at the Door. Artwork by Abigail Larson Image courtesy of Shadows at the Door

Hello, all. I am very excited to share this with you. The Shadows At The Door Anthology, which features one of my stories, is having a book launch party! The launch is taking place in the UK at Newcastle Castle on the 19th of November starting at 6.30pm.

Regrettably I can’t be there in person but some of the other writers from the anthology will be, and I’ll be there in spirit (no pun intended). I will be online that night sharing any updates that come through from the launch.

This is the blurb for the night’s event:

“To celebrate the launch of ‘Shadows at the Door’ a collection of original ghostly horror edited by Mark Nixon, the Moss Troopers will host a night of ghoulish terror at the Black Gate!

Seven of the authors of stories from the book will be present to start the night with a panel discussion along with illustrator Barney Bodoano.

The Moss Troopers will then present a series of eerie stories of all things that go bump in the night, including a reading of Quem Infra Nos, Mark Nixon’s sinister tale of what lies below Durham Cathedral…

So for those of you we haven’t seen for a while, come on down to the Castle – what’s the worst that could happen?

We will have refreshments on sale, and for those whose bones are truly chilled, the Black Gate is surprisingly warm and cosy for a medieval gatehouse…

Authors that will be with us:
Mark Nixon
Caitlin Marceau
Kris Holt
JC Michael
Mark Cassell
Christopher Long
Pete Alex Harris

And illustrator Barney Bodoano”

So, if you are in the Newcastle area I know my fellow authors would love to see you at the launch. This is my first anthology project and I’m very excited to see it released to readers.

Tickets for the launch night are on sale here

Shadows At The Door Anthology Available To Pre-Order


Hello all! I have just received word that the hardback edition of the  Shadows At The Door anthology project, of which I am part, is now available to pre-order. This is a project I’m really excited about.

So  if you’d like more information or to grab your copy of the creepy goings on over at Shadows At The Door just follow the link

Or if you would like to revisit my interviews with some of the authors you can do so here

Last Chance To Back Our Kickstarter


Well, ladies and gents we are down to the last 6 hours of our Kickstarter for the Shadows at the Door anthology. We are 81% funded and need as much help as possible to get us to the finish line.

Kickstarter is all or nothing so if we don’t reach our target by the deadline we wont receive a penny from all the pledges so far.

So please spread the word if you can and back us if you can/would like to. And a big thank you to everyone who has sponsored us so far. We really appreciate it.

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!