Saturday, 27 October 2012

Las Vegas Baby, Halloween and Updates

27th October 2012

After editing 'Progeny' for Nate, I confess I have given myself a few weeks to unwind. In my free time I have been indulging in my new Virgin TiVo service watching seasonal ghostie stories and watching a good splash of crime to boot - oh I love my new tivo! After my blitz of 'couch potatoing', I put fingers to keys and started a short for an upcoming anthology.

I completed the short story yesterday, named Marionette. I have sent it off and the editor seems to like it (well she said she loved it!) so fingers crossed I get the confirmation that I am in! Ta da! She has to send Marionette off to her colleague for final approval, so I await in earnest! I would be mighty proud if I get the thumbs up! Watch this space for updates and final confirmations!

Half term descends and Halloween is on the horizon. I have Ed dressed up as a clown, and his friend Jamie will be a Mummy and I will take them down the streets of Gosport giving folks a good scare - I will be wearing my John Wayne Gacy mask!

Meanwhile, John Gledson (hubby and fellow blogger and writer) goes to Las Vegas on Tuesday. He is compiling a travel book regarding sausages. Yes, you read that right. He has travelled all over the UK and Europe on his quest for the perfect banger. As a result he was invited by the World Food Championships to judge! He will be judging the Chilli section - this will be hilarious as he does not have a high tolerance - and judging the burgers they have on offer also. Lucky dude! He has his access all areas pass so I guess he will be amongst the highest level of culinary clientele; one being Mr Adam Richman, Man Vs Food presenter on the Travel channel who is a fellow judge.

Beth my daughter is in London for the week, so it will be a quiet half term without daughter and hubby, but I am going to be busy as this is a perfect time to continue with my supernatural/physiological horror novel and to get back to editing for Rainstorm Press.

I now have my new Dark Fiction editing page up and running.Visit at  Check it out if you need my services :D

Wishing you all a ghoulish Halloween!

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Summer now over - updates and new projects on the horizon!

This year so far as been somewhat turbulent in one way or another - families, jobs etc, but at last I can see things finally settling down - fingers crossed.

I have edited and put together a compilation of stories regarding Phobia. 16 amazing authors have submitted their stories to Black Hound Digital Press (ME!) and I release 'PHOBIA' this weekend - going live Sunday.

I really appreciate all the authors input and patience as they have been waiting a while for this to be released!

Back in May Black Hound Digital Press released Tiny Terrors by Robert Eccles, 72 amazing horror based flash fiction. Editing this was a joy. This is a gem of a book if you are looking for bizarre, quirky dark fiction.

 Also I have been editing manuscripts for Rainstorm press ( and as a result have independently become a freelance editor. Most recently I edited Nate D..Burleigh's 'Sustenance', which is doing well on the Amazon chart.
My new website as a freelance Dark Fiction editor - www.darkfictioneditor.comC
Currently I am about to edit Nate's second novel Progeny: Book 1 Origins.  

John my partner in crime goes off to Las Vegas at the end of the month to be a judge at the World Food Championships. I am very proud of his involvement ( he is writing a book about his quest for the perfect sausage) and he will be meeting some big names in the culinary and media business such as Adam Richman for Man Vs Food! 

I was asked by Lindsey Goddard to write a story for a new anthology she is compiling.  It was an hounor to be asked, better put my thinking cap on and come up with a story about tortured love! Right up my street!

Watch this space for more info!

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Nailed Anthology - Edited by Lyle Perez -Tinics and Charlotte Emma Gledson

Received our first 5 star review from Amazon!

If you are unsure if you like this kind of book this is defiantly a good one to start with. It has some dark parts and there is a lot of women's revenge stories here. The erotic parts were not as detailed as I thought they would be and the language is not too bad. The stories are no doubt horror and suspense and they are a lot of fun to read. Each author in this book held my attention with their story and I am so glad to have had a chance to read this book. But be warned and follow the disclaimer at the front of this book because if you are squeamish this is not for you.

"Nailed! An Erotic Death Anthology" presented by Rainstorm Press are thirteen sexually charged and explicit tales where death, sex and violence blur into one explosive thrill. Lurid stories of revenge, obsession and lust, takes the reader on an enticing journey of anticipation and horror, daring to break the boundaries of normal sexual desires.

Give into your deepest desires, if you dare… Blurb by ME! ;)

Stories Include:

Another POV
By Matt Kurtz

Fucking Revenge
By Nelia Thompson

Suck Me Dry!
By Anna M. Lowther

It Grows on You
By Ramon Mendez Jr.

Over to our Weather Girl for a Live Feed
By Nathan Robinson

By Paul Edmonds

And more …

This book is for mature adults only.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

100 Horrors by Crentus Libri featurimg my story Detachment

My story is amongst 100 flash fiction tales (under 100 words) hosted by Crentus Libri Press. My story is entitled Detachment. Out 20th Feb from all book retailers and Kindle.