Q&As

A Q&A with Vanessa Morgan, editor of Strange Blood

If you're no stranger to my blog, then you may remember when I helped reveal the cover of Strange Blood, an anthology of essays on vampire movies, edited by Vanessa Morgan. I've also had Vanessa on the blog before, to talk to her a bit about one of her novels, Clowders. I'm happy to have… Continue reading A Q&A with Vanessa Morgan, editor of Strange Blood

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Cover Reveal

Cover reveal: Strange Blood, edited by Vanessa Morgan (and a giveaway!)

Do you know what can make for a seriously striking cover? A simple colour palette. I'm talking no more than three, maybe four, colours. That's exactly what was chosen for the cover the upcoming essay collection Strange Blood: 70 Essays on Offbeat and Underrated Vampire Movies, edited by Vanessa Morgan. And it works so very,… Continue reading Cover reveal: Strange Blood, edited by Vanessa Morgan (and a giveaway!)

Book Excerpt

Book excerpt: Beneath the Ferny Tree, by David Schembri

Short stories have a different sort of appeal to them than novels do, but you get just as much satisfaction from them. Besides, it takes a certain amount of skill and style to get a reader invested in a character or plot in such a limited number of words. Oddly enough, when I want to… Continue reading Book excerpt: Beneath the Ferny Tree, by David Schembri