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30,000 words of horror, humour and more!


What's in'Half a Loaf of Fiction'?

  • TWO new short horror stories  - Read 'The Island' and 'Into The Scar'

  • ONE reworking of a classic fairy tale - Horror style! - Read 'Tooth Fairy'

  • Art and Inspiration from all SIX stories in 'A Sinister Six' - A look at some of the images, places and people that went into each of the stories in 'A Sinister Six'

  • Interview with Steve - In place of an author bio, Steve answers a series of questions about his writing, his motivations and inspirations

  • Author test - have you got what it takes? - A tongue-in-cheek look at some of the characteristics that make up an author. Score yourself!

  • Everything you ever wanted to know about Steve but didn't care enough to ask - Steve answers 50 questions about himself, his work, and his favourite things. More tongue-in-cheek humour

  • Character creation - read the stories of three alternate 'superheroes', with unfortunate powers. Read how they discover their powers and learn about the bizarre way they deploy these powers (explicit content).

  • Spennyriver Dispatch: News from a fictional town in the Midlands - Spennyriver is a small town deep in the heart of the Midlands, UK. It's like a regular town with regular people. Just weirder.

  • Spennyriver English: Learn to speak the lingo of this strange town - a range of phrases and words you are sure to come across in Spennyriver

What's in a typical newsletter?

  • You'll hear from me every other month, possibly more if there are offers that can't wait (so I won't clog up your inbox)!

  • Links to freebie book giveaways. These will be in genres similar to my own - horror and dark fiction. Load your Kindle up for FREE!

  • A brief update on what's been happening in my life over the previous month. This section is generally shaped by you, the readers, so get involved!

  • Some months there is a discussion topic of something that may be current or in the news.

  • Info on books to read, films to watch, etc.

  • Fresh from the Grave section - what's new in my writing, what am I working on, what is coming up and any other fresh information from fellow authors that is relevant to you!

  • How you can get involved - Occasionally there will be opportunities to comment on stories as I write them; tell me what you think works, and more importantly, what doesn't! Opportunities to get early access to future work for FREE as a beta reader.

  • And in Other News - There is always a section promoting something I am working on, or any upcoming deals or offers I have currently.

  • Freebies - I link all of my work that is available for free, including ebooks and audio available on YouTube.

  • What else do you want? Just get in touch!


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