Friday, 7 October 2011

Pig Tales.

I'm excited to report that my #fridayflash entry 'Because You're Worthlesshas taken first place at Lily Childs Feardom. I've been runner up a couple of times and felt extremely privileged then, so you can imagine my excitement at taking the top spot now.

This news carries such prestige for me personally because of the reputation the competition has and the brilliant array of talent that participate. Not to mention that it’s judged by the highly regarded horror writer Lily Childs. So I’d like to say thank you to Lily and to all the writers of dark fiction who contribute every week.

I’d also like to offer congratulations to Laurita Miller for taking the runner up spot with her unnerving Poesque tale ‘Cask’.

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Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Twisted Tales and Occult Horror

I’m hoping to pop along to the next Twisted Tales event at the end of October at Halton Lea Library, Runcorn. It’s called ‘An Evening of Occult Horror’. With a theme and title like that it falls just in time to stoke those Halloween fires that burn like embers inside my belly throughout the year. This free event will feature readings by Liverpool’s own master of horror Ramsey Campbell, as well as Adam Nevill, bestselling author of ‘The Ritual’ and the chilling 'Apartment 16'. The other guest speaker will be the prolific graphic novelist John Reppion.

The evening is also a celebration of the first anniversary Twisted Tales excellent endeavour of promoting the best of 21st century horror. There will also be a discussion on occult in horror fiction that should cover any questions people have on the genre.

It’s a great opportunity for writers of dark fiction to gain a greater understanding of their chosen field from some of the best working within it. It will also be an insightful evening for readers or those who simply wish find out more about occult horror.

To find out more about the event or to request tickets please visit the Twisted Tales site or email

I hope to see you there lurking within the shadows.

EDIT: I'd just like to let everybody also know that Twisted Tales also has another event at Waterstones Liverpool One the following evening.

From the site: I think the poster says it all really. It should be a really good event and we're expecting demand to be quite high with people in the Halloween spirit so don't delay getting your tickets. It will be a double celebration as it will mark our 1st anniversary of events! See you all there!

Looks like another great event to jot down in your diary. Details available once again form the Twisted Tales website at-

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