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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

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My Second Episode With The Wicked Library


Hello, folks. I’m pleased to let you know that my episode, Shadows, is now available to listen to or download on The Wicked Library. Just follow the link to listen. Happy Halloween!

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

Lot No.249 by Arthur Conan Doyle -Book Review


Lot No. 249 (Penguin Little Black Classics)Lot No. 249 by Arthur Conan Doyle

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A while back I was browsing through the list of Penguin’s little black classics when I came across Lot No.249 by Arthur Conan Doyle. It wasn’t one I was familiar with. It was described as the first story to feature a supernatural mummy. Not being overly familiar with mummy literature, excepting the ring of Thoth, also by Conan Doyle and of a different variety, the mummy not being the supernatural element, when I was obliged to buy some books for my next course I decided to treat myself to this one at the same time; well it would be rude not to. For £1 it seemed worth a try.

The story centres around three students who occupy rooms in a secluded part of their college. Life is quiet until a series of strange occurrences begin to take place on campus.

The story is dramatic with moments of tense and atmospheric action. There is also the traditional element of an unbeliever finding the truth thrust upon him.

Yes, to the modern reader the plot may feel familiar and obvious but for the first mummy story of its kind I can imagine this was something of a spine chiller back in the day.

It is as well written as we have come to expect from a Conan Doyle story and I found it to be a fun, quick read. Being a Little Black Classic this was short but sweet and well worth the investment of £1 to discover a new (to me) Conan Doyle horror and one of the best of his that I’ve read in this genre so far.

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.