The '13' Dark Fantasy & Horror Anthology Series

Bringing the first volume of this series to life has been a wonderful journey. It has been a steep learning curve and I can honestly say I’ve loved every minute of it.

In 2015 I decided to take a break from writing a novel. I wanted to explore the worlds of dark fantasy and horror further and give myself the opportunity to see where my imagination would take me. Once I started I couldn’t stop and this project became the focus of my writing. (Don’t worry I will be returning to that novel when I’ve finished this series).

With these stories and characters I wanted to enfuse the everyday horrors of modern life with the dark and macabre; that people of today could relate to. I set myself the aim that no two narratives would be the same and each tale would be told from the viewpoint of a variety of people regardless of their gender, age, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or mental and physical abilities; ones that represent the world we live in today. In some cases I’ve left out some of these details, keeping it non-specific in the hope that readers can make their own choices about these characters and identify with them in their own way.

It’s always challenging for a writer of any genre to try and come up with something that hasn’t been done or said before, but I strive to achieve it in some small way. Yes, there are vampires, zombies, werewolves, ghosts, demons, mermaids, monsters, murderers and serial killers but I try to add my own flavour to the mix, put my own little spin on things.

As I said on the Books and Writing page I’m very excited to share the next volume in the ’13’ series with you. I’m close to finishing editing ‘Coven’ and hope to have it published soon. Watch this space!

It certainly has been and continues to be one hell of a rollercoaster ride.

In the meantime feel free to click on the book image below for more details of ‘The Heartbreaker.’

“I blink. The luminous after-flashes flicker in my vision as if something is calling from another world, and I am completely enamoured and under its spell.” Extract from The Vanished by Mark Young.

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