On Thursday night I had the amazing feeling of discovering that The Ghost House had reached number #1 on Amazon Uk’s Contemporary Horror and Ghost Charts. I can honestly say that it left me speechless, for a whole five minutes. I pointed at my husband Steve and the laptop and then laughed when he gave me a high five, (Steve is a man of very few words).
At my last hourly look it was still there and has been for 36 hours and what a feeling of extreme surprise and pride. I’ve dreamt about becoming an author for so long it still takes a while to sink in that I actually am.
This post is a massive, from the heart thank you to everyone who has bought The Ghost House and loved it so much that they have recomended it to their friends. To everyone who has Tweeted, Facebooked, Emailed and left reviews for the book on Amazon.
I can’t believe how lucky I am to have so many amazing readers and friends.
Thank you all
What inspires my writing? I would have to say almost anything and everything. I think I have my Mum and her love of horror films that she used to let me watch when I was a kid to thank. I watched Dracula, Frankenstein, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde the Hammer House of Horror Films were my favourite. I then went on to read the most amazing comic which came out called Misty back in the eighties, it was full of spooky stories and the woman on the front looked a lot like a younger version of Lily Munster. Which brings me onto The Munsters and The Adams Family. I watched both of them but my all time favourite was The Munsters – I adored Herman and Lily and thought they made the perfect couple. When I was a teengager I moved onto reading as many scary books as I could and devoured anything and everything by Stephen King, Dean Koontz, James Herbert, Graham Masterton – anything that scared the living daylights out of me. So it was almost a given thing that when I began writing, my stories would have a supernatural element to them. I can never find enough of the kind of books which make me scared to get up and go to the bathroom in the middle of the night so I set about writing my own. Now I find when I’ve written something that makes the hair on the back of my neck stand on end I have to leave the house if I’m in on my own to take my mind off things that go bump in the night, but I love it and if I scare myself that much I hope that I manage to have the same effect on my readers.
Is there anything which inspires you? I would love to hear it and if you have any spooky stories that would be even better.
Hello and welcome to my blog – part 2. Part 1 is stuck in cyberworld and I can’t seem to access it, so I’m beginning again which is quite exciting as I love new beginings.
I’m a writer, actually I’m very proud to be able to call myself an author and my first book which is a contemporary horror story was published by Carina Uk on 2nd October 2013 and The Ghost House is availble to buy from all good ebook retailers.
My second novel should be released around the 7th of April, 2014 and is the sequel to The Ghost House.
If you like a ghost story which will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end then ask yourself – are you brave enough to enter The Ghost House?