Holy Terrors: Film Review

I must declare a personal interest in this film, as a participant, but it is a great laudatory review nevertheless.

Folk Horror Revival


In August 2017 via the pages of Fortean Times Magazine I first heard of the film Holy Terrors created by Mark Goodall and Julian Butler much to my delight and anxiety. Not only was it a movie featuring 6 weird tales of Arthur Machen but it was made in Whitby! Machen and Whitby – two things I cherish very dearly so I was very eager to see this film but also worried that it might be awful. (Those worries were happily unnecessary.)


Also at the time we at Folk Horror Revival were organising the Winter Ghosts event for the following December in Whitby. I mentioned to our Events Manager, Darren Charles how the film could’ve been a good addition to our bill if it were not already fully booked. Then much to my surprise and delight, I received an email from the film director Mark Goodall, who had heard about…

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Some Quotations I Like

The origins of some very well known quotations: very satisfying!

Heather Burnside Author

Words can be very powerful. They unlock a whole wealth of meaning and are capable of eliciting strong emotions. Sometimes you read something in a book, which is so poignant that it stays with you. At other times there are sayings that are so widely used in everyday speech that we overlook where they originated from. This is often the case with Shakespeare.

I’ve put some of my favourite quotations below but I’m sure there are others that I’ve temporarily forgotten. I couldn’t resist adding a few from my own books. I think most writers have moments when they’ve written a line or two that they’re particularly proud of, so please excuse my self-indulgence in including a few quotes of my own.

“We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars.”

Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere’s Fan

“There is only one thing in life worse…

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In celebration of St. Valentine’s Day and the grooviest decade of the 20th century: Only One Woman e-pub special

Any post with ‘groovy’ in the title deserves reblogging!

Only One Woman

In celebration of St. Valentine’s Day

Accent Press has given

Only One Woman

a special discount for purchasers of e-pub copies.

For a limited period only, it is available as follows:

UK: 99p 


USA: $1.36 


Australia: 99c


Almost 500 pages of sheer authentic nostalgia for the late 1960s music scene in the UK.

The Paperback edition is not included in this offer.

Take a trip back to 1968/1969 with Renza, Stella, and Scott. Discover how they met, what happened to Scott’s band, Narnia’s Children, when they came to England to record and tour.

Enjoy the music of the grooviest decade of the 20th century with Narnia’s Children. Remember the fashions, the vibe of the Swinging Sixties, and recall the huge world events and social changes shaping the lives of Renza, Stella and Scott.

Journey with Scott and Narnia’s children as they tour the UK and Europe and…

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Easy Blogging for Authors: 10 Tips for a Successful Author Blog

Plenty of interesting thoughts for authors here.

Campbells World

Good early morning campbellsworld visitors and readers everywhere!
This morning I’m excited to bring you a really great post.
I totally suggest you read it, and then if you would, please share.
Thanks in advance if you do.

Easy Blogging for Authors: 10 Tips for a Successful Author Blog

The Author Blog: Easy Blogging for Busy Authors is here!
by Anne R. Allen
I’ve made some spectacular blunders in my blogging career. But since we learn from our mistakes, I’ve got a boatload of information now.
As Ruth and I say: “We made the mistakes so you don’t have to.”
The worst decision I made was trying to turn this blog into a monetized business blog. That lasted about six months— until my doctor said I was going to have to choose between blogging and living to see my next birthday.

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Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives – Dancing Around Our Zimmer Frames with Generation Z by Jane Risdon

Jane Risdon’s musings on Generation Z!

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

Delighted that author Jane Risdon has joined us again for the new series of Posts from Your Archives.

Dancing Around Our Zimmer Frames with Generation Z by Jane Risdon

Since writing this piece in 2013, I have had several people read it again and mention it to me. The subject often comes up when talking about music and what life in a Residential Home might be for the Baby Boomers when they get to ‘that’ age.

I thought I’d share it again.

I hope you enjoy it and it gets you thinking.

I think we should start a movement to ensure that such places have a decent music collection available for those of us born in the 1950s and after, for whom George Formby and Pearl Johnson and Teddy Carr – wonderful in their day – is the stuff of nightmares.

At primary school we had Country dancing lessons and…

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Smorgasbord Weekly Round Up – Elephants and Whales, Blogging Watering Hole, Music and Funnies

More reading suggestions to start the week……

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

Welcome to the weekly round up and a huge thank you for your visits. For many the weather is dire at the moment and I hope that you get some respite from the cold in North America soon and if you live in Southern Africa that your drought breaks in the near future.

The world in general is in back biting mode with political in-fighting and cabinet re-shuffles. Health services are in crisis due to poor managment and the current flu season and the headlines are their usual doom and gloom. As you look at the headlines it is clear that the only way to get your 15 minutes of fame is to do something anti-social.

Thankfully here in blog world there are plenty of writers who share the other side of humanity which is positive, socially minded, caring and honest.

Thank you to those who have contributed this week…

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KDP & Permafree

Free isn’t always free……… apparently.

Plaisted Publishing

pay-706798_1920When you wish to have an ebook FREE forever on Amazon you have to ask and show proof that your ebook is already FREE with other distributers.  Well if you are publishing through KDP then use the APPLE links (worldwide) when you contact them.  Of course they will never guarentee they will make it FREE…after all they love to rock the boat and make your life as difficult as possible.

Now what happens if you wish to have Permafree but you publish with another distributer?  Good question and one they keep changing their minds on.  As you may have noticed in the past Pronoun used to distribute to Amazon and you could have the book up for FREE from the word go.  Bloody brilliant…except Pronoun have closed down.  Just when you thought it was all over Draft to Digital started to distribute to Amazon…Sadly it was for miminum price.  Their…

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