A reading from Coven.

To celebrate the release of “Coven: 13 Dark Fantasy & Horror Stories”, I’ll be sharing a few posts with you today. The first is an extract from the short story Coven. ‘Following her father’s death, Emily travels to her new home at Strongbourne Manor where she reconnects with her estranged mother. Only when she facesContinue reading “A reading from Coven.”

Mark Young to feature in The Macabre Ladies present ‘Drabbles of Dread’ anthology.

So excited to share with you that I’ve just had five of my stories accepted into “The Macabre Ladies present Drabbles of Dread.” Oh Father! Ravenous Beloved Beheaded Killer’s Lair and Pecking Order Released on 15th July 2020. Available for pre-order now.

Mark Young joins Sinister Smile Press for a collaborative horror experience – Devil’s Gulch

Thoroughly excited to have been invited into the Sinister Smile Press family. Got my chapter in for Devil’s Gulch – a collaborative horror novel written by 11 authors. It’s been a thrill to write and collaborate with such talented people. Can’t wait for you all to read it. Available for Kindle pre-order now. https://geni.us/devilsgulch ReleaseContinue reading “Mark Young joins Sinister Smile Press for a collaborative horror experience – Devil’s Gulch”

Coven: 13 Dark Fantasy & Horror Stories RELEASE EVENT

On 13th July 2020 I’ll be hosting a launch event for my new book “Coven: 13 Dark Fantasy & Horror Stories” with a selection of posts throughout the day on both Facebook and Instagram – both @markyounginfo Starting from 7am BST (British Summer Time)… Please come join the launch throughout the day. Would be greatContinue reading “Coven: 13 Dark Fantasy & Horror Stories RELEASE EVENT”

The Edge of Darkness – Today at 5pm GMT

Check out the Face of Fear youtube channel here. Mark Young is the author of the 13 Dark Fantasty & Horror Stories series. Available from Amazon for Kindle, Kindle Unlimited and in Paperback. The second volume ‘Coven’ is now available to pre-order on Amazon Kindle and Kindle Unlimited. Paperback released on 13th July 2020. TheContinue reading “The Edge of Darkness – Today at 5pm GMT”


I think I first read Frankenstein somewhere around the age of 16-18. It was an utterly thrilling book and it’s on my shelf for a re-read this year. I equally enjoyed the Kenneth Brannagh/Robert De Niro adaptation when it was released back in 1994. Many moons ago. It wasn’t until recent years that I watchedContinue reading “Frankenstein”

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”