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Halloween Treat (No Tricks)

Definition of Halloween (Oxford Dictionaries) noun: the night of 31 October, the eve of All Saints’ Day, often celebrated by children dressing up in frightening masks and costumes. Halloween is thought to be associated with the Celtic festival Samhain, when ghosts and spirits were believed to be abroad. We all knew that, didn’t we? Do you know […]

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Along came a spider…

Thanks to Diavolino reader Sophia Rowbotham for sending this holiday snap of my book being befriended by a lovely Portuguese spider this summer. Nice to be in good company.

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Waterstones York

I had a great day yesterday at Waterstones York. I want to say a special ‘thank you’ to Kirstie Lount the events manager who really pulled out all the stops to make this work, but also to every one of the fantastic staff; they were all so attentive AND I noticed just how much effort […]

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Sample Sunday 17th June – Diavolino

I hadn’t realised how much time had gone by since my last Sunday Sample, so to celebrate the paperback release of Diavolino here’s another little taster. If you like it, maybe you’ll think about buying a copy in one form or another? All the links are on the right – Alice slept in her bed, […]

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Yorkshire Ridings Magazine

I quite understand that some of you might have done a double take on the title of this post. What has a Yorkshire magazine got to do with horror? Oh, I can hear the hoots from the southerners already. Stop it and listen, or I’ll despatch a demon. When I received my first batch of […]

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