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!