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Interview with horror author Mark Lukens

This week’s interview is with Mark Lukens, US horror author. He’s already built up an impressive catalogue of finely crafted stories, the latest of which is entitled ‘Ancient Enemy.’ It was my pleasure to catch up with him via…

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North of Lonesome Creek

“That’s it, just beyond that fallen oak,” the old woman said, pointing at the splintered trunk of a tree recently felled by storm, subsidence—or something else. John Absolom pulled the hood of his cagoule back, letting the rain patter…

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‘Why are you brandishing that nail-gun?’

Greetings to all Connoisseurs of Chaos, To say the last week has been a busy one would be an understatement. So I thought I’d bring you up to date on some really cool things that are happening in the…

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The Ideas Library

This is a picture that my wife, Helen, took of one of my favourite walks. It’s a place called The Ridge’ and features this inspiring walk through a tunnel of Beech trees. It represents an ancient glacial deposit from…

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Unleash the beasts

Greetings Connoisseurs of Chaos – or should I say fellow beasts? Lots of exciting news to report from me this week. First off, my next book to be released will be ‘Beasts, brutes and abominations’. It’s scheduled for the…

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99 Penny Dreadfuls

99 Penny Dreadfuls – as the phrase suggests, these stories are very short. Not quite as short as Hemingway’s 6 worder: For sale: baby shoes, never worn That sort of story requires an extra special skill. Apparently he wrote it…

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Why was Ronnie James Dio so universally adored?

I was turfing out my archive of Classic Rock magazines the other day as I needed the space in my newly set up office (yes, I’m writing full time now). I loved these magazines, but no one wanted to…