CRUEL WORKS OF NATURE is my hand-illustrated collection of horror stories about the natural world. Monsters, critters, crawlers, and more…Nature, but not as you know it.
“Gemma delivers! She has the ability to make your heart race.” Sadie Hartmann, SCREAM MAGAZINE
“Bite-sized, nasty bastards of fiction that bleed from the pages with pungent chunks of slimy innards.” Morgan. K. Tanner
Featuring stories produced by the NoSleep podcast, and three novellas written exclusively for this anthology. Available in Kindle and Paperback.
Every year, on her birthday, Laura gets a letter from a stranger. That stranger claims to know the whereabouts of her missing friend Bobby, but there’s a catch: he’ll only tell her what he knows in exchange for something…personal. So begins Laura’s sordid relationship with her new penpal, built on a foundation of quid pro quo.
“It’s suspenseful, scary, some parts are brutal…it gets even scarier after you read it and start thinking about it.” Kallie, for the Night Worms
“Dear Laura had me breathless, compelled, and clammy from start to finish.” Aiden Merchant
In this follow-up to my short story collection CRUEL WORKS OF NATURE, I bring you 11 new, hand-illustrated tales of terror. Journey to the depths of hell, go on a daddy-daughter date, learn what’s locked in Lee’s basement, watch a mother battle postpartum depression, eat the world’s messiest birthday cake with Brian, and try to survive in the English countryside during the blitz.
My darkest collection yet: available in special, hand-numbered first print edition , or on Amazon as paperback or eBook.
Twenty years ago, the town of White Pines vanished, taking all 1,346 inhabitants with it.
This novel and audio book will be self-published by me this autumn, thanks to a successful Kickstarter Campaign. It deals with the nightmarish mystery that surrounds the place where White Pines once stood. What about about the 1,346 people who lived there? What about the family and friends left behind? Why does no-one talk about White Pines? Journalist Megan Douglas is on a grim mission to find answers to questions the world has stopped asking.
White Pines will be available to Kickstarter supporters this autumn as a novel, e-book and audio-book (narrated by me). It will go on general release once all my backers have received their copies.
Horror fiction author with a paranormal twist
I specialise in the dark and mysterious, with a particular penchant for the paranormal, the parallel, and the phantasmagorical. Which is a fancy way of saying I like to write scary stories about things that go ‘bump’ in the night.
Why? Well, that’s easy. Life can be dreary and colourless sometimes. I like to plumb the depths of my imagination, create worlds in which a person could get truly lost, worlds inhabited by monsters, mayhem and madness.
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