How to accept a compliment (or at least put on a convincing performance)

An uncomfortable person's guide to accepting praise It’s going to happen again, I know it. I just know it. I’m standing in a crowded room on a Friday night in a busy pub, unwinding after a frenetic week where I pretended to be an adult (and almost succeeded in fooling everyone). A person I know …

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Imposter Syndrome and authors: how being so hard on yourself is hurting your writing  

At some point, these people are going to realise I am a phoney, I thought sadly, as I flipped back through the pages of my newly published anthology. The cover shone with that new book sheen, the pages were crisp and the spine bore my name. All of my lifelong desires sat there in my …

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Writers and Twitter: how to get noticed for all the right reasons (and not be a dick)

Here’s the thing: I joined Twitter many, many years ago, and never really got the hang of it. The site seemed rather cryptic and pointless, and the concept was lost on me. I was always a fan of long, emotive ramblings online, so short and random strings of characters, a seemingly complicated interface and a …

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Listen to the prologue to my new novel White Pines

Twenty years ago, the town of White Pines vanished into thin air, taking each and every one of the 1,346 inhabitants with it. Now, journalist Megan Douglas is on a crusade to find out exactly what happened, and how. Her journey will take her on a nightmarish tour of the surreal, the impossible, and the …

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‘I am Ghost’ on the NoSleep Podcast Halloween Special 2018

Halloween may be over now (for this year, at any rate), but I am still thrilled that my story I am Ghost was produced by the NoSleep Podcast team as part of their 2018 Halloween special episode. The horror anthology show is renowned for its Halloween Episodes, which bring you over two hours of fully …

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The path through lower fell by Gemma Amor

Listen to my No Sleep story ‘The Path Through Lower Fell’

The Path Through Lower Fell: Bad Cow Disease The Path Through Lower Fell is a story I wrote about two things in particular: how scary cows can be, and why revenge is so satisfying. And those wonderful people at the NoSleep Podcast turned it into an operatic audio drama of simply epic proportions. Narrated flawlessly …

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