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The Persephone Book of Short Stories: The Pain by Pauline Smith

The Pain first published in 1923 is a short story set in South Africa. Growing up Pauline Smith had lived in rural South Africa so one can imagine Pauline getting inspired by what surrounded her. 452 more words


VISCERA BLOG TOUR: An Interview with Jessica B. Bell | #Horror #Collection @Sirens_Call

Jessica B. Bell is currently on tour for her quirky horror collection Viscera, and I’m pleased to share a recent interview I did with her! 1,109 more words


What is Death Echo?

In a previous post I outlined the pitfalls of trying to get published. I also mentioned my own doubts about self publishing – but sometimes it’s important to take charge of a situation. 85 more words


What is Not Yours is Not Yours

What is Not Yours is Not Yours is a short story collection written by Helen Oyeyemi, published in 2016. Ever since hearing about it prior to its release, I’ve been interested to read these stories focused on and around keys – real and imaginary, with fairytale themes and magical realism elements woven in there. 938 more words

Book Reviews

The Persephone Book of Short Stories: The Black Cap by Katherine Mansfield

Even though this was my first time reading a story by Katherine Mansfield, I have come across a lot of blog reviews on her work, which I believe speak for her fame. 315 more words


Crimson Snow: Winter Mysteries. ed. by Martin Edwards

“It’s the bloke who spends the night in the haunted chamber who always cops it in the neck.”

Crimson Snow, a collection of crime stories set around the Christmas season is a perfect companion read to… 708 more words


Review - Summer Days, Summer Nights

Summer Days, Summer Nights – ed. Stephanie Perkins

Macmillan, 2016

In the long hot stretch of summer, rules start melting in the sun. You might spot a lake monster when you go swimming, reconnect with the secret crush you’re almost (but not quite) over, resort to matchmaking for your oblivious friends, or maybe make plans to save a crumbling carnival. 162 more words