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February 20, 2020

My WIHM Reading 2020

In this short blog article celebrating Women In Horror Month, I'm going to talk about six books I've thoroughly enjoyed this year.

1. Lord of Misrule by Rachel Caine - For a vampire-themed coming of age novel in a university setting, I'd highly recom...

February 13, 2020

'Dagmar of the Northlands' features a strong female lead character who loves to wield her axe! How did the idea come about?

I wanted to portray a strong warrior who fought alongside men as a matter of course, in a culture where it was taken for granted. 'Dagmar of the N...

February 6, 2020

Dark (creators, Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese)

I came across this German-language show on Netflix when my daughter was studying for her National Fives (the Scottish equivalent of GCSEs). The easiest way to describe it is probably to say that it combines the feel of St...

January 23, 2020

Hereditary Leadership in Dagmar of the Northlands

My fantasy novel 'Dagmar of the Northlands' is out now on Kindle and Smashwords. I've been reflecting on how it portrays the challenges of hereditary leadership systems, and I'm sharing a few thoughts on that topic here.

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January 9, 2020

Isle of Fires

On his wedding day, Magnus Broadchest promised his new wife that they would honour the old ways that night. They would sleep up on the Mountain of Flames that dominated the island, rising up from the central grasslands and acting like a beacon to sailors....

May 14, 2019

From Beast to Man And Back Again

I'm delighted to announce that my article From Beast To Man And Back Again was published on Horror Addicts on 13 May 2019. Many thanks to the team for accepting my third article with them.

 https://horroraddicts.wordpress.com/2019/05/13/g...

May 3, 2019

Darkwater

I'm delighted to announce that my short story Darkwater was reprinted in The Sirens Call Magazine in May 2019. Many thanks to the team for accepting my story for republication.

http://www.sirenscallpublications.com

Darkwater was inspired multiple trips to the La...

April 13, 2019

The Red Dawn And Other Stories

I'm delighted to announce that my free anthology The Red Dawn And Other Stories is available when you sign up to my quarterly newsletter at johncadams7872 [at] gmail.com.

The first story is called The Reverend Dies, and it's set in my ficti...

October 14, 2018

Embrace the Darkness

I'm delighted to announce that my short story Embrace the Darkness was published in Blood Moon Rising Magazine in July 2018. Many thanks to editor D W Jones for accepting my story for publication.

Embrace the Darkness was inspired in part by the H P...

September 28, 2018

The Weargh Riders of Eira

I'm delighted to announce that my short story The Weargh Riders of Eira was published in Schlock! Webzine on 29 July 2018 and is available to read for FREE via their archive. Many thanks to editor Gavin Chappell for accepting my story for publi...

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