Elyn Joy & The Book of Demons

Elyn Joy is an American author from Denver, Colorado. Her published works include two children’s books, Everyone Has a Point of View (2018) and Once Upon a Pigeon and Other Retold Fables (C.R. Success Learning/Barnes & Noble, 2017), two health education books, The Gluten-Free Parent’s Survival Guide (2019) and The Gluten-Free Teen’s Survival Guide (2021),... Continue Reading →

J. McDonald & The Book of Demons

‘Upon Reflection’ is J. McDonald’s debut piece. Having spent an inordinate amount of time and money on reading the works of others, this new Canadian author decided it was time to try to give back to a community that has provided countless hours of enjoyment. McDonald has a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in English,... Continue Reading →

Nozomi Okumura & The Book of Demons

Nozomi Okumura adores fantasy of every shape and style, and they long to write stories in that vein for as long as humanly possible. They crawled out from the depths of their Twitter feed long enough to string some words together, and ‘Solomon’s Prime Key’ (in The Book of Demons) is the result – a... Continue Reading →

Isabella Hunter & The Book of Demons

Isabella Hunter talks to us about her story 'Behind the Mask' in The Book of Demons, the new short story collection curated by A J Dalton. Miss Hunter is a queer Gothic author whose work appears in numerous anthologies from Iron Faerie, Kristell Ink, and others. Be sure to follow her on Twitter for more... Continue Reading →

McKenzie Austin Talks Fantasy, Editing & What Not to Do for Self-Publishing Writers

McKenzie Austin is the one-and-only award-winning, self-published, Wisconsinite cheese-enthusiast author of the highly successful 'Panagea Tales' series, a four-part fantasy epic set in a dystopian world where steampunk pirates battle to save the future. Yes, that's quite an elevator pitch. Today, McKenzie answers our questions on writing, editing, and how to avoid the pitfalls of... Continue Reading →

Q&A with Writer-Scholar Simon Lee-Price

Simon Lee-Price returns to answer our questions about his academic research, writerly inspirations, and the role that philosophy plays in literature. How do Romantics like Lord Byron inform the trope of the suffering writer? Moreover, what can we learn from Henry Miller about writing? And how does habitual creativity inspire writers and artists to carry... Continue Reading →

Charis Wightman on Writing ‘The Girl from Saikea’

Author and English teacher Charis Wightman (Manchester Writing School) recently published her first novel, The Girl from Saikea on Amazon. The story deals with sensitive themes like totalitarianism, politics, and human rights. Protagonist Mai's struggle for freedom and a sense of identity outside the confines of Saikea (her home country ruled with an iron grip)... Continue Reading →

Robert Nelson Talks Mother Tongue Other Tongue

Today we speak to Manchester Writing School alum and School Liaison Assistant Robert Nelson from the Manchester Metropolitan University. Read on to learn about the prize-winning Mother Tongue, Other Tongue poetry project, the importance of Creative Writing in today's world, and Robert's own writing interests. Follow him on Instagram: @infinitelyrobert. Tell us about the Mother... Continue Reading →

Steve Hollyman Talks the Writing Life

Who would ever want to be a writer? It's a poorly paid profession, near-impossible to get your foot in the door, and has been known to drive would-be Hemingways to drink and despair – including, sadly, the man himself. But rather than squirreling away to your local coffee shop to bleed all over your typewriter,... Continue Reading →

Q&A with James Ellson, author of ‘The Trail’

Crime writer and veteran detective James Ellson recently published his debut novel The Trail, a continent-hopping mystery thriller about detective Rick Castle who follows a kidnapping case from Manchester to Nepal. While offering readers an intelligent and exciting plot, Ellson also provides plenty of insight into real police work and authentic procedural techniques. Today, he... Continue Reading →

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