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 →

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 →

Introducing Something Wicked… ‘The Book of Witches’

Dedicated to every woman or person who has suffered persecution or demonization for who they are.The Book of Witches A group of researchers from Middlesex University, working with prize-winning creative writers from North West England, have produced this exciting new book that explores the history of witches in the UK, and what it is to... 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 →

Flash Fiction: ‘The Incident in Downtown Miami’ by Michael Conroy

It was just a colour out of space—a frightful messenger from unformed realms of infinity beyond all Nature as we know it; from realms whose mere existence stuns the brain and numbs us with the black extra-cosmic gulfs it throws open before our frenzied eyes.H.P. Lovecraft The Incident in Downtown Miami by Michael Conroy Palm... Continue Reading →

Flash Fiction: ‘Meat’ by Michael Conroy

Does the beef salute the butcher as it throbs to its knees?Clive Barker Meat by Michael Conroy He awoke in darkness to the smell of bleach. Mattress springs creaked under his weight, and he felt a cold burning sensation deep in his sinuses. He rolled onto his stomach and planted his hands down on wooden... Continue Reading →

Interview with Fantasy Writer Isabella Hunter

What does the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China last November mean for the writing world? Is this the end of capitalism as we know it? Can we look forward to a violent socialist revolution? Will e-book sales fly through the roof? The pandemic is bound to take a toll on what has always been an... Continue Reading →

Q&A with Best-Selling Fantasy Author A J Dalton

A J Dalton, best-selling novelist and creator of the metaphysical fantasy genre, answers our questions about fantasy fiction, finding an agent, and getting published. (Fun fact: Even Neil Gaiman writes under the metaphysical fantasy banner.) Dr Dalton-West is also a perspicacious academic. He has, most notably, written books on the sub-genres of British fantasy literature... Continue Reading →

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