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My latest newsletter is now available, with an update of what’s been happening recently and news of an upcoming Sin related giveaway!

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The Dogs of War

Tap is a platform made for quick stories. As such there’s lots of romance and horror on the platform. As a horror writer, this is great, though I’ve also read (and written) more humorous pieces too, such as my Dog’s Life one. 
But, does poetry work? Can it? 

I think it can and this is why I’ve written The Dogs of War, a story in which a couple correspond through poetry. Edward is in a war zone and his wife wanted him to write about how the terrible things he sees affect him. Perhaps, after reading his words, she regretted her request.

Read the story here! 

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#NaNoWriMo

November is a month that I’ve feared for a long time. So many of my amazing writer friends sign up to this strange thing called Nanowrimo and lose themselves for a month.

I thought about doing it myself, often. Then I realised how silly I was being and didn’t. I’m easily in awe I’d those that did, however. FIFTY THOUSAND WORDS! Doesn’t it sound like a lot?

Well, it is. 

But, my good friend Rachel Meinke, @knightsrachel on Wattpad and pretty much everywhere else, bullied me into having a go. By bullied, I mean she said I could do it, she had faith.

The result is Dorthy

Dorthy is a ‘savage’ retelling of The Wizard of Oz – though, if I was doing a retelling, you wouldn’t expect anything else, would you? Dorothy finds herself in a strange land full of zombies, werewolves and a serial killing metal man who’s trying to rebuild himself from the body parts of his victims!

Oh, and a ghost dog. 

The comments for Dorthy have been amazing so far. I’ve been told it’s readers’ favourite story of mine. I’ve been told it’s beautiful. Nasty. So many more.

And, did I make the 50k?

Yes. Yes I did! And the story is still going strong! 

You can find Dorthy here on Wattpad if you’d like to go somewhere over the rainbow!

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#Hellmonth

Over on Tap, it’s day three of Hellmonth! Check out my story The Pickup! 

Megan’s dad is in his way to collect her… But is something else after her too? 

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Tapping IT

When I first moved into horror, both in my reading and my writing, there was one author I aspired to. I loved (love) Clive Barker, Dean Koontz and many more, but the writer I read the most, and wished to be, was Stephen King. I read all his books, including his memoir and writing guide On Writing. One of my absolute favourites was, and still is, IT. Yes, it can be heavy going at times, but the essence of the story, the cast and the ‘baddie’ are classic.

Pennywise. How many characters have captured the imagination of and terrified so many?

Of course, Tim Curry’s portrayal was iconic. It will be so difficult to beat him, but Bill Skarsgård looks to be equalling Curry’s might. And I can’t wait.

Released this Friday, the 8th of September, IT is already being applauded by critics. So, why am I telling you this? Well…

As you may know, I’ve worked on some amazing campaigns for Wattpad. The Purge: Anarchy, Sinister II, The Boy, Goosebumps, DC Comics and Incarnate. Wow. I’m amazed at how lucky I’ve been. Now, Wattpad, earlier this year, launched their Tap platform. Tap brought a new style of stories to the world – that of text conversations. It’s been a massive success and I have loads of stories on there. Recently, the people behind Tap, Wattpad and Warner Brothers got their heads together for the movie. They wanted a story based on the film and… they wanted… ME to write it!

Yes, ME! I was stunned. I’d previously written my ‘Imagines’ story To Kill a King, in which you, the reader, were shown the King’s secrets. It would always be a dream to work with or for or in some way to do with Stephen King. And, yet again, Wattpad made that dream come true.

So. Do you want to join The Loser’s Club? Do you want to venture into The Barrens? If you haven’t already got the app (it’s free), download it now and then you can float too…..!

 

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