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OUT OF PHASE with Paul M. Feeney

Dead Serious: Behind The Scenes Paul M. Feeney Dead Serious was a story I wrote early on in my writing career (which is kind of a laugh, as I’ve only been writing for about four or five years, yet it feels like something I’ve always done), back when I was still learning how to do […]

TWISTED YARNS with Kevin Holton

From Loving Seeds Kevin Holton Writers are often asked, “Where do your ideas come from?” In this case, my answer is simple: my mom. Skipping past all the ‘my mom thinks I’m cool’ jokes (fun fact: she does), she’s always loved her gardens. Though she tends to fill more of a traditional father’s role—tearing down […]

OUT OF PHASE with DJ Tyrer

Formless Horror DJ Tyrer What awaits us in the cold, uncaring worlds beyond the Earth? That was the initial thought that led to my writing of Grey Sands. The story derives most obviously from the Cthulhu Mythos, with a dash of The Walls of Eryx and a good deal of thought as to what might […]

ODD AND BIZARRE with Georgina Morales

Behind The Process Georgina Morales Writers come in all shapes and forms, our backgrounds and interests as varied as book genres. The questions we get asked the most, however, are basically the same: Why did we choose to write in a certain genre, and where do we get our ideas? Answering these can be difficult, […]

OUT OF PHASE with Richard Farren Barber

SkyDogs: Storm Clouds and Books Richard Farren Barber It’s always raining in Stoke. I suspect that’s not necessarily true, but it certainly feels that whenever I’m passing through the town, the rain clouds gather overhead. I was traveling through Stoke with my family and the black clouds were boiling when I came up with the […]

TWISTED YARNS with R.k. Kombrinck

The Inspiration Behind Blood Oranges R.k. Kombrinck The idea that led to Blood Oranges took shape a thousand years ago when I was a teenager. I worked in a grocery store that was older and run-down (they’ve since turned them all into bright, shiny superstores). I was a cashier, a bagger, and also a produce […]

OUT OF PHASE with P.N. Roberts

Face Value – What Inspired Me P.N. Roberts First off I’m going to give you a spoiler alert. In writing this I’ve tried not to give away too much of Face Value, but inevitably there has been a little slippage. In culinary terms, I’m hoping it’s more a case of you catching an alluring smell […]

OUT OF PHASE with Alex Woolf

Hive Mind: The Inspiration Alex Woolf When I was about eight my family went on holiday to the South of France, and in the garden of our rented villa, I witnessed a massed attack by a swarm of ants on a large green gecko. It was hideous, yet also fascinating to watch them gradually dismember […]

BLOG TOUR: #Inspiration and Nora’s Wish by John Mc Caffrey

The Inspiration for Nora’s Wish John Mc Caffrey How does a horror writer ever wind up writing a geriatric romance? I’ve been asked that question more than a few times since the release of Nora’s Wish. I think the short answer is that the story wrote itself. The long answer is a bit more complicated. […]

BLOG TOUR: A Seed is Sown – #Inspiration for Dragon Born by @ElaLourenco

Dragon Born: A Seed is Sown Ela Lourenco The question I am asked most often is how I came to write for young adults when previously my books had all been for adults (before which I was a political journalist!). It has been a long and winding path that has led me to write for […]