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Here you will find book reviews, author highlights, interviews, essays and short stories!

Whether it’s to create beautiful prose, chilling tales, informative works, or deep analysis I love the written word.


The full moon brings on the change. Human tissue sheds itself cruelly. She cannot be reasoned with now. She is a wild thing. Be sure to lock your doors. For she is hungry. There will be blood before night’s end.
—The Great Menstruation
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Originally tweeted by Emily Morrison Editorial (@EmilyMorrisonEd) on September 30, 2022.


The King in Yellow Book Review

“song of my soul, my voice is dead, Die thou, unsung, as tears unshed Shall dry and die in Lost Carcosa.”

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What is Speculative Fiction?

Sometimes called ‘what-if’ books. Speculative fiction changes the laws of what’s real or possible as we know them and speculates what could be instead. #speculativefiction #whatif #bookblog #writersguide

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The Leviathan Book Review

Synopsis She is awake… Norfolk, 1643. With civil war tearing England apart, reluctant soldier Thomas Treadwater is summoned home by his sister, who accuses a new servant of improper conduct with their widowed father. By the time Thomas returns home, his father is insensible, felled by a stroke, and their…

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Piranesi Book Review

Synopsis Piranesi’s house is no ordinary building: its rooms are infinite, its corridors endless, its walls are lined with thousands upon thousands of statues, each one different from all the others. Within the labyrinth of halls an ocean is imprisoned; waves thunder up staircases, rooms are flooded in an instant.…

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STARSIGHT Book Review

Synopsis All her life, Spensa has dreamed of becoming a pilot. Of proving she’s a hero like her father. She made it to the sky, but the truths she learned about her father were crushing. Spensa is sure there’s more to the story. And she’s sure that whatever happened to…

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The New Weird: Subverting the traditional

The New Weird is a hybrid genre of science fiction, horror and fantasy estranged from traditional conventions by creating indefinable, unexplainable, and inexplicable events and creatures. Investigated within this paper will be the New Weird monster, New Weird’s subversion of genre, and the effectiveness of the unknowable.

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Author Highlight L.R. SCHULZ

L.R. Schulz is a Melbourne born fantasy author and primary school teacher with a love for reading and writing. During the covid outbreak, Schulz began writing his very own fantasy novel and then over the last twelve months underwent the daunting process of publishing it himself. A King’s Radiance is…

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10 Authors You Didn’t Know Self-Published

Self-publishing has taken off in recent decades with more and more writers turning to self-publishing than going to big publishing houses like Orbit Books or Penguin House. You may be interested to know that publishing houses were not the traditional way to go in the early years of writing and…

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Inclusivity in Literary Prose: Writing Diverse Characters

Authors can give voice to a variety of diverse peoples and cultures through the characters they create. Creating realistic diverse characters can be a challenge when these characters are vastly different to the author’s background or anything they have experienced. Cultural appropriation and stereotypes are both harmful ways in which…

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The Tengu Trick

‘If a man has been your teacher for a day, you should treat him as your father for the rest of his life.’― Wu Cheng’en, quote from Monkey: The Journey to the West When was the last time I used my legs? I think, looking at my swaddled feet. Pins…

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How to Avoid Writer’s Block

Writer’s block can occur at any moment, even to the most seasoned of writers, making it difficult to string as little as two cohesive sentences together. When this happens, it can be disheartening as well as frustrating, so it’s important to develop ways of combating writer’s block by finding your…

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Why You Should Read Banned Books

A Tennessee school board has recently banned Art Spiegelman’s Maus (1980) which details the experience of his father during the Holocaust. Parents and teachers have removed the graphic novel from its curriculum due to its “inappropriate language and nudity”. However, as Variety points out, many believe this to align with a growing pattern of…

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