From The Deep

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Pastiche Poetry

Do you ever revisit things you’ve written in the past and turn them into something new? Snippets and thoughts that started life as something else, only to be repurposed. I do. Especially with my poetry. In fact, most of my poems are curious little Frankenstein’s Monsters of lines and ideas I’ve pasted together — stealing […]

Kendall Reviews #promotehorror Reviewer

It is my absolute greatest pleasure to announce that I am an official member of the  Kendall Reviews #promotehorror team as a reviewer/contributor. Kendall Reviews is a UK-based horror and dark fiction blog dedicated to the darker genres. From reviews and interviews, to accepting guest posts and book excerpts, the blog is a trusted source for […]

Dark Winds Over Wellington: The Audiobook

Listen to “Heat Pump” read by Tabatha Wood. Taken from “Dark Winds Over Wellington: Chilling Tales of the Weird & the Strange” (2019). One of the best parts of being an English teacher, I always felt, was reading aloud to the class. Even the most rowdy of students could be lulled into quiet concentration with […]

I Pressed Submit, and I Liked It

You get a story! And you get a story! And you get a story! I’m not exactly the Oprah of submissions, but it’s felt a little like it recently. Mostly, I’ve been inspired, and inspired means writing! So I tipped my head over to one side and let the words fall out. And it’s been […]

My Contributory Verse

My brain is being an asshole. I don’t mind admitting that at all. Sometimes it does this, and I know it will pass, but while I’m floundering in that deep, dark hole, everything pretty much sucks. On the positive side, I’ve used it as a catalyst for some extremely dark new stories, which I absolutely […]

Why Write Horror?

“Be happy while you’re living, for you’re a long time dead.” My nana, a small and quiet yet resilient Scottish woman, used to regularly say this phrase to me. My mother often echoed the sentiment as she got older. I’ve been told it’s a Scottish proverb of sorts. Regardless of where it comes from, it […]