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The Lamppost Huggers and Other Wretched Tales by Christopher Stanley

The man trying to make sense of his life now that his demon has been exorcised. The woman who knows her son has been taken, even as he sits by her side. The scorned professor who's found a missing work from The Planets Suite. Christopher Stanley's debut flash fiction collection, The Lamppost Huggers and Other Wretched Tales, boasts an impressive assortment of characters trying to make sense of a world gone horribly wrong. The darkness here is home to vampires, werewolves, witches and ghosts--but it's the monsters you've never heard of that should worry you the most. Over the years I've become familiar with Christopher Stanley's work, I really enjoyed his tale The Forest is Hungry from Demain Publishing and his Suds and Monsters piece from The Third Corona Book of Horror Stories, all of which I loved. Proving himself as a writer to be watched. Christopher Stanley returns with The Lamppost Huggers, his debut collection of flash fiction featuring 26 tales of bite

The Horror Writer: A Study of Craft and Identity in the Horror Genre

The most definitive guide into the trails and tribulations of being a horror writer since Stephen King's  On Writing . We have assembled some of the very best in the business from whom you can learn so much about the craft of horror writing: Bram Stoker Award© winners, bestselling authors, a President of the Horror Writers' Association, and myriad contemporary horror authors of distinction. The Horror Writer covers how to connect with your market and carve out a sustainable niche in the independent horror genre, how to tackle the writer's ever-lurking nemesis of productivity, writing good horror stories with powerful, effective scenes, realistic, flowing dialogue and relatable characters without resorting to clichéd jump scares and well-worn gimmicks. Also covered is the delicate subject of handling rejection with good grace, and how to use those inevitable "not quite the right fit for us at this time" letters as an opportunity to hone your craft. Plus... percepti

You Are Not Alone

I'm absolutely honored to be a part of this brand new charity anthology from Storgy!  My Story When Cynthia Arrives will be featured alongside some really great authors. They're so great I'm feeling very nervous to be featured along with them! To help support these great charities buy a copy from here EBOOK &  PAPERBACK AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER! EBOOK PUBLISHED 1st JUNE 2020 PAPERBACK PUBLISHED 1ST JULY 2020 With great thanks to contributing authors, artists, and designers, STORGY Books is proud to present  You Are Not Alone ;  An Anthology of Hope and Isolation . Working in close partnership with UK charities The Big Issue Foundation (registered charity number 1049077), Centrepoint (292411), Shelter (263710), and The Bristol Methodist Centre (1150295), STORGY Books is publishing an exclusive anthology to help raise funds and provide support for people affected by homelessness following the devastating outbreak of Coronavirus. For far too long the most vulnerable withi