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The Female Gaze – A Play…

That I am a writer is obvious. That I have several publications might be less so. These range from several book chapters, a journal article and several book reviews, all of which can be categorized as ‘academic’ (horror, the Gothic … Continue reading

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Obscure Monster of the Month: The Brocken Spectre

Imagine this: you’re hiking in the Scottish Highlands. It’s been cold, cloudy and has been raining near-constantly since you set foot out of doors. Big fat raindrops that land on you with a satisfying plop, a lighter drizzle, rain so … Continue reading

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Obscure Monster of the Month: The Owlman of Mawnan Smith

Imagine this: you’re on holiday down in Cornwall. Sun, surf, pasties, fish and chips, ice-cream that could send you into a bliss-coma. So far your fortnight of freedom has been great fun, the odd grey and drizzly day aside. Yet … Continue reading

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Fantastic and definitely not forgettable…

I recognize that I’m neglecting my duties towards obscure monsters, but rest assured, I’ll begin posting about little-known, scary creatures again soon. But I just wanted to write about an event I attended at the fabulous Nottingham Writer’s Studio on … Continue reading

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Obscure Monster of the Month: Sredni Vashtar

Imagine this: you’re out for a walk in the woods one fine evening, just as the sun is sinking low through the trees and ensuring everything is striped golden and black, like a tiger’s hide. Its late spring, so the … Continue reading

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Obscure Monster of the Month: Reynardine

Imagine this: you are on the moors, or maybe somewhere in the hills, and the sun is inching its way towards the horizon. You are making your way homeward along a rough trail, nothing more than a dirt track worn … Continue reading

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Obscure Monster of the Month: The Groke…

Imagine this: you are alone, and it’s night. There are no lights to be seen in the distance anywhere, because you’re nowhere near a town or a city or even a friendly homestead of sorts. No, you are somewhere wild … Continue reading

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