Stephen King’s IT

Celebrating Stephen King’s IT this week. I first read the book back in 2017 – about eight months before the cinematic release of IT Chapter One. And what a ride it was. I thoroughly enjoyed the short stories within the story – all those world building moments that weren’t focussed on the main characters butContinue reading “Stephen King’s IT”

Monday Motivation 6th April 2020

I first heard this quote on the series finale of Sex and the City – it’s the last thing Carrie Bradshaw (played by Sarah Jessica Parker) says at the end of the final episode. It’s one of those ones that has stayed with me since. Without meaning to sound conceited, it really set me onContinue reading “Monday Motivation 6th April 2020”

Monday Motivation on Tuesday 31st March 2020

When I was a kid my parents used to entertain my sister and I by playing a lot of records, singing and dancing the afternoon and evenings away. This continued into my teenage years and often in my solitude when I got home from school I’d have a party-for-one. Blasting records and imagine I wasContinue reading “Monday Motivation on Tuesday 31st March 2020”

Monday Motivation 23rd March 2020

Two things that have got me through life are books and music. They’ve always been constant companions and continue to do so even as we live in these unprecedented times. What always continues to amaze me, particularly when reading books that were written over 30 or 40 years ago (sometimes even older), is how forwardContinue reading “Monday Motivation 23rd March 2020”

Monday Motivation 16th March 2020

For these Monday Motivation posts I’ve chosen quotes that have helped me move forward and have had an impact on the way I think. But there’s nothing more motivating than sunshine and clear blue sky to get me out and about and doing something I love. So I’m starting the week as I intend toContinue reading “Monday Motivation 16th March 2020”

The Heartbreaker available on Amazon now!

Halloween may have come and gone, but our love for all things horror continues all year around. To celebrate with you, my first collection “The Heartbreaker” is available for Kindle, Kindle Unlimited and in Paperback formats. UK: https://amzn.to/2BWQN4Z US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07LDS6LP4/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_y0PUDbY354S85 If you have downloaded or read the book already, why not share your review onContinue reading “The Heartbreaker available on Amazon now!”

Audio Short Story: The Cat’s Hand

The Cat’s Hand – Audio Story For those who like to listen to horror stories, The Cat’s Hand is now available on Youtube. Click here to hear the story narrated by the author. If you like it – why not subscribe to the channel. More short audio stories to come. Story by Mark Young. IllustrationContinue reading “Audio Short Story: The Cat’s Hand”

Nightmares and Scary Tales – Part Three

The Tales Parents Tell Their Children Wes Craven’s film speaks on many levels. But I can’t help but think as I write this that it also served as a warning about the dangers of getting into cars and going with strangers. A cautionary tale echoed through Nancy’s words: “whatever you do, don’t fall sleep.” WhichContinue reading “Nightmares and Scary Tales – Part Three”