The real Shawshank Redemption

The real Shawshank Redemption

One of my favourite works of fiction has long been Stephen King’s Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, which was turned into an equally brilliant movie. But is it fiction? The “real” Andy Dufresne was a man named Frank Freshwaters. In 1957,...
A conversation with true crime writer Kathryn Casey

A conversation with true crime writer Kathryn Casey

Welcome, dear readers. I hope you enjoy today’s post–an exclusive interview with mystery and true crime author Kathryn Casey. I first met this award-winning, Houston-based author through Women In Crime Ink., a wonderful blog that she’s a part of....
Ten books that will scare the sh*t out of you

Ten books that will scare the sh*t out of you

The talk always turns to scary movies around this time of year. Freddie, Jason and Michael crawl out from under their respective rocks for the one month they are remembered and celebrated. But what about books? Sure, they’re not the best for quick scares, but a...
Send in the killer clowns

Send in the killer clowns

I wonder whose brilliant idea it was to have clowns entertain children. Is there a child alive who actually likes them? Clowns have always made me uncomfortable (as have mascots, but that’s a different story). When I was little, I’d cry if one got too...
Best-selling authors reveal their childhood fears

Best-selling authors reveal their childhood fears

At long last, it’s finally here! Childhood Fears, which contains my novella The Bear Who Wouldn’t Leave, is released today. In honour of this momentous occasion, I asked some of my favourite authors to reveal their childhood fears. Read on…...