Michael Victor Bowman: Writing, Subverting Old Tropes & The Book of Witches

Michael Victor Bowman was once chased by an angry hippo in Tanzania -- the most interesting seven seconds of his life. The most interesting six seconds are another story… He grew up preferring fantasy to football, and, as a writer, he’ll try any genre at least once, but always comes home to science fiction and... Continue Reading →

Matt Beeson: Modern & Progressive Takes on Witchcraft & The Book of Witches

Matt Beeson is father to Brandon, husband to Nola; these are the things he knows for certain. He works as an engineer and primarily writes reports and the occasional technical paper (he even does some engineering from time to time). The Book of Witches is his first foray into fiction and he very much hopes... Continue Reading →

Garry Coulthard: Growing up with Pendle Hill & ‘The Book of Witches’

The legendary Garry Coulthard of grimgarry.com tells all about growing up near Pendle (not to mention his dalliances with real witches). He also discusses the researching and writing of his new story in The Book of Witches available through Amazon, Waterstones (soon), and all good retailers. Based in North West England, Garry has both a... Continue Reading →

Nadine Dalton-West & Isabella Hunter Discuss Folklore, Technology, and ‘The Book of Witches’

The Sin of Witchcraft. We read about it, we look on it from the outside; but we can hardly realize the terror it induced [...]Lois the Witch by Elizabeth Gaskell The paperback edition of The Book of Witches, a radical new anthology curated by none other than A J Dalton approaches (Kindle edition out now).... Continue Reading →

A J Dalton and Adam Lively Talk ‘The Book of Witches’

The Witch of Endor in the Bible is very far from being a negative figure, so why then have women and others been persecuted for witchcraft in the UK for centuries?A J Dalton provides us with answers in a gripping introduction. A J Dalton, best-selling novelist and creator of the metaphysical fantasy genre returns to discuss his... Continue Reading →

Q&A with Phil Clarke, Script Consultant: Experiences in the Film Industry

Phil Clarke has been a dedicated script consultant for over a decade. He spent the best part of twenty years in the movie business, working on feature films by major Hollywood studios including Warner Brothers, Paramount, 20th Century Fox and United Artists, and production/distribution companies Miramax, Lucasfilm and Intermedia. Phil Clarke. Phil consults on all genres, and his enviable career experience has helped him to... Continue Reading →

Aria Ligi Talks Writing, Politics, and the Poetic Objective

We talk to Aria Ligi, Senior Poetry Editor at October Hill Magazine, about her work, inspirations, and the role poets can play in our current political landscape. Aria's work has been published in numerous magazines, chapbooks, and anthologies including Light Magazine, October Hill Magazine, The Australian Times and the Vermillion Literary Project. Two of her earlier books, Temple of Love: Poems for Marie Antoinette and Blood,... 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 →

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