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Try it before you buy it: WITCHOPPER novel preview

Try before you buy: that’s what I say. The opening chapters of a book should grab you, so here you can sample the opening prologue and first five chapters of my novel Witchopper. I wanted to give you a little more than you get on Amazon or Apple Books previews. Take a look. I hope […]

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Try it before you buy it: NEOLITHICA novel preview

Trying a new author is a bit of a risk. Are you going to throw away your money? Will you like their style and tone? Amazon, Apple Books and the like give us a sneak peek. Here, I wanted to give you a little more. Below you’ll find the Blurb, the Prologue and first four […]

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We Talk Scared with Horror Podcast Maestro Neil McRobert

I pleased to bring you an interview with Neil McRobert this week. Neil is the host of one of, if not the best podcasts on horror fiction. It’s my go to listen each week, with Neil interviewing the great and the good of horror fiction, with the likes of Max Brooks, Grady Hendrix, Josh Malerman, […]

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The Invisible Art of Proofreading

In this instalment of the Independent Author section of the blog we have copyeditor and proofreader David  Pearce. I make no secret of the fact I’m a dyslexic writer. I don’t expect any special treatment for so being, but it makes me acutely aware of the value of good editors of all kinds. Now, the […]

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Short Story – Mrs Webber

The sun is a memory that wakes me every morning, a child with an eye at the crack of the door to see if I am awake. But it is spring so it is not too early, and my aching knee would wake me anyway.The nights can be long and uncomfortable, but I always get […]

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Book Review – A Human Son by Adrian J Walker

Note: this review first appeared on Storgy.com The Earth is healed and humans have been extinct for 500 years. Those two things are connected. In the dying days of human civilisation a scientist created a better species, the Erta. Human-like but with none of their physical and emotional flaws. They are walking problem solvers with […]

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THE CHILL – by Scott Carson

Let’s start with the excellent blurb: A supernatural force—set in motion a century ago—threatens to devastate New York City in this “terrific horror/suspense/disaster novel” that “grips from the first page” (Stephen King, #1 New York Times bestselling author). Far upstate, in New York’s ancient forests, a drowned village lays beneath the dark, still waters of the Chilewaukee […]

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Party at the end of the world with author Bethany Clift

I’m excited to present an interview with Bethany Clift this week, who has made a splash with her debut novel Last One At The Party, a post-apocalyptic tale with true character growth and a front cover that is somewhat provocative in the genre. 1. Tell us about who Bethany Clift is? Hi Dan, firstly, thanks so […]

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