Monthly Archives: August 2019

Curses & Cauldrons out today!

The Curses & Cauldrons anthology from Blood Song Books – which features three of my “Drabbles” – is released today. It already has “bestseller” status, since it has topped the Amazon Australia chart for horror anthologies. What is a Drabble, … Continue reading

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The Irresistible Summons: Summary of Recent Articles

Here’s a one-stop-shop with links to all you need to know about my latest horror/supernatural conspiracy thriller novel The Irresistible Summons. The background in the image below is a reference to an incident in a prison during the opening chapter, … Continue reading

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Suspenseful Reads Giveaway: Spectre of Springwell Forest and The Irresistible Summons

You can claim my two most recent novels, Spectre of Springwell Forest and The Irresistible Summons, along with other thrilling books, by entering the Suspenseful Reads giveaway over next three days from Prolific Works Group Giveaway. Click here for more … Continue reading

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Film Review – Crawl

If you’re in the mood for monster B-movie nonsense, you could do a lot worse that Crawl. This Alexandre Aja directed, Sam Raimi produced, slab of shlock is an agreeably taut, claustrophobic affair that delivers the genre goods. When college … Continue reading

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The Irresistible Summons: Themes

Over the last few weeks, I’ve posted various blogs about my latest horror/supernatural conspiracy thriller novel The Irresistible Summons, often delving into inspirations, the writing process, and so on. In this article, I’m going to talk briefly about the themes … Continue reading

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Film Review – Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood

Quentin Tarantino’s much anticipated Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood is an interesting watch and certainly a must-see for the Tarantino faithful. The more casual viewer is likely to be less impressed, and in honesty this lacks the vital fire … Continue reading

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The Irresistible Summons: Deleted Scenes

In the process of writing and rewriting my latest horror/supernatural conspiracy thriller novel The Irresistible Summons I cut or rewrote a substantial amount of material from draft to draft. The initial draft weighed it at around 109,000 words, with the … Continue reading

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The Irresistible Summons: Settings and Research

Whilst writing my latest supernatural horror/conspiracy thriller novel The Irresistible Summons, I researched a number of paranormal, religious, and scientific subjects, as well as locations that were crucial to the narrative. However, in this article I’m going to skirt around … Continue reading

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The Irresistible Summons: Influences and Inspirations

Which books and films influenced The Irresistible Summons? Here are five key texts that informed the telling of my latest ghostly mystery novel. Pet Sematary – Stephen King’s bleakest novel is also concerned with how far people are prepared to … Continue reading

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