My Book of the Month for September 2023 is Viral: Moving On. This e-book is all about the pandemic (!) and contains thoughts, rants and mini stories. It's the follow-up to Viral, though you don't have to read the two e-books in any particular order. Viral: Moving On looks at life post-lockdown, lessons to be learnt from the pandemic and facing a post-COVID future.
Presents for Raymond is finally out. There's no need to rush over to Amazon to download it instantly – you're getting it for free.
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So what's Presents for Raymond all about? It's a collection of six short horror stories themed to Christmas.
‘Better Be Good’. A mother with an unruly son wonders whether she should tell Santa he’s been a naughty boy.
‘Decorating the Tree’. A keen woman who’s very particular about her decorations notices something that shouldn’t be there.
‘Lights for Company’. A cheating wife has a lovely Christmas surprise, but things soon take a turn for the worse.
‘Meeting Santa Claus’. An alcoholic Santa struggles to stay in character on Christmas Eve.
‘Presents for Raymond’. A family puts out a present for the unborn Raymond every year, but one year strange things start happening.
‘Snowmen’. A loner with a passion for building snowmen wants to make one that will last forever.
It's quite gruesome and brutal in parts. Also quite creepy. You have been warned!
My newest blog post is...
Why I Wrote Terror in Brief - In this blog post, I talk about the inspiration behind Terror in Brief. I also discuss how I've used two-sentence horror stories as inspiration to write longer stories.
Publish Flashes of Fright. I like the idea of writing a story with a set word count. Recently I started writing some horror stories exactly 1,000 words in length. I've written six so far and will write a few more before publishing them together as Flashes of Fright.
Phewph! You've made it to the end. I know the perfect thing for you to do now: download Presents for Raymond and see how awful, tragic and deadly Christmas can be!