This is Halloween!

It occurs to me that my last two posts have been about book sales, so let’s talk about something that everyone cares about, Halloween!

Halloweena1Who doesn’t love Halloween? Scary stories, lots of spooky looking treats and dressing up as… well… anybody or anything you like!

It’s a time to forget about trying to be cool and just put on your unicorn onesie and watch Horror movies with your friends!

HalloweenafoodPull up some extra snacks and tell your own stories and try to scare the bejeezus out of each other. What’s not to love?

HalloweenaBlackCatDid you know that in England, black cats are considered lucky? Yeah that thing about walking across you path. If you’re English, that’s extra special good luck!

So who are your favorite Horror novel authors? Everybody loves Stephen King of course, and his son Joe Hill has written some very original stuff, but there are some newer authors on the ‘up and coming’ list who are really worth reading! Among those are Tim Curran, Graeme Reynolds and Brian Keene. If you haven’t read these guys yet, get them onto your Halloween reading list, quick!

What about female Horror authors? We’ve all heard of Daphne Du Maurier and Shirley Jackson, but who among the newer authors should we be adding to our reading list? This is something I’m looking into so please leave your suggestions in the comments!

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It seems the jack-o-lantern carving gets more creative every year and Halloween decorations have been having a resurgence. Halloween is becoming more fun than Christmas!

Weekend SaleOh, by the way, Letters To The Damned is on Kindle sale October 28 – 31 for .99 on Amazon US and Amazon UK. If you want a creepy story, this one has been getting 4 – 5 star reviews!

You didn’t think you were going to get away without a plug did you? 😉

Seriously, give it a try. You’ll be glad you did!

Halloweena2Have a wonderful Halloween everyone, and stay safe!

And don’t forget to leave your suggestions for spooky reads!

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Great Review!

I just got the most wonderful review of my short story, The Locked Door, on Smashwords.

“Wow. This reminded me a bit of Lovecraft, only it didn’t have all the archaic adjectives and it had a female protagonist, something HPL would never have dreamed of. I always liked the weird house genre and this story fits the bill.

I just have to ask of the author, did anyone ever nickname you “Creepy”?”

Well they have now! And considering the story, I take it as a compliment. Hope this guy gets a look at Letters To The Damned if he likes creepy.

The short story is FREE on Smashwords. Please, help yourself to a copy.

New Instafreebie

Just posted a short story on Instafreebie https://www.instafreebie.com/free/0fEQK

I’ve had this one out online, but now I’ve put it on Smashwords and Instafreebie so maybe it will get more exposure. If you haven’t seen it before, it’s called The Locked Door.

I may expand this one into a book eventually. I’ve had requests to do that.

Meanwhile, I’ve also been convinced to keep an official mailing list. Please do sign up! I will be using it to share the great promotions I get into with other good Horror authors.