What do you consider the most challenging writing a novel, or writing in general? Definitely writing a novel. No matter what anyone says, writing a novel is hard and not everyone can do it. Writing in general is easier for sure and writing short stories is even easier. I know some say short stories are harder but personally I find them a lot easier to create.
What made you want to be a writer? Reading books as a child. Enid Blyton was a big influence at first and then later on Stephen King and James Herbert. I wanted to create worlds in the same way as they did. I wanted to be like them.
What inspired you to write your first book? In English class one day, we had to write a short story, and I decided to develop it into a book. It wasn’t very good but it gave me a taste of what it was like to create a plot and characters.
What is your favourite quote and by whom? No, it’s not a very good story-its author was too busy listening to other voices to listen as closely as he should have to the one coming from inside. Stephen King.
A good quote to write by.
What is your favourite food? I have so many that I just can’t choose one. I love pasta and anything with garlic in it and I have a weakness for chocolate and chips although not together.
Dark Corners is a collection of short stories about the concealed, the aphobic, the sinister and the supernatural.
The title story is about a man who starts to see things that nobody else can see, demonic creatures that slide him towards insanity. In Dead by Twelve, Molly has to avoid the results of a witch’s curse after she accidentally runs over someone in her car. Inside tells the story of Sylvia who can hear something scratching inside the walls of her new house but is it her imagination or is something trying to get out? In Darkling, Jed and his friends go ghost hunting on Halloween but find a lot more than they bargained for. Eve is convinced she is being taken by aliens in Origin but the truth is a lot more horrifying. In One Day in July, old George is doing his weekly shop at the local supermarket when all hell breaks loose, literally and he sees things that will change his life.
These are just a few of the stories in Dark Corners. Make sure you leave the light on after reading it…
Genre – Supernatural
Rating – PG13
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