Mark West’s horror eBooks have just popped up on the Barnes & Noble Nook store. If grief and coughing ghosts is your idea of a good Halloween read, try The Mill, originally from the BFS award-nominated anthology We Fade to Grey, published by Pendragon Press. The Mill is a novelette, so you can read through in one sitting while waiting for the trick-or-treaters to knock on your door. For a longer and edgier read, try In the Rain with the Dead, which a
Why Harry Potter, though? Has Mark West been writing Potter-ish fan fiction? Quite possibly but he hasn’t mentioned it to me. No, Harry Potter came up in an interview I gave yesterday to historical romance author Lynn Hubbard. I was supposed to be talking about my new novella, Last Man Through the Gate, but spent more time contrasting ‘world-building’ approaches to writing fiction. Historical and fantastic settings both have their challenges. One of the writing tips I gave for crafting fantastic worlds is to steal from historical ones, just as JK Rowling did with Harry Potter.
So now you know. Expecto Patronum!
While we’re at it, madcap space-barbarian short story, The Meandering Mayhem of Thogron Throatbiter, recently gained a fresh coast of green paint and stripes From today (for a little while) is free to download from Apple iTunes and I expect will be free from the Nook store and Amazon before long. Find out more here.
But that’s all about old books. We published those weeks ago! Far more exciting is what we’re publishing next. As soon as I’ve finished this post, I’ll be working on starting the final edits and formatting for an illustrated book of linked-poems called ‘The Legends of Light’. It’s styled on Anglo-Saxon or Norse sagas and is written to be something children and adults who don’t normally read poetry can try, and enjoy.