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To get to know me and my creative approach a bit better, I thought I'd give you an insight into my ideas process.

I’m lucky in the fact that the ideas just come to me, but unfortunately, it’s usually at night when I have a clear head and am supposed to be sleeping. 

When I started writing I had a notepad by the bed to jot down ideas. That quickly evolved into the mindset that if I remember the idea in the morning, great, but if not…well, it obviously wasn’t good enough!

Because I write organically, a lot of ideas come out as I write. For example, a character might do or say something I don’t expect. This keeps the characters true to themselves instead of forcing them to fit the plot, but also keeps me on my toes. Many of the twists and turns evolve this way.

If you’re a fellow writer I’d love to hear how your ideas process works – please share below!

#Author #Writer #HorrorAuthor #HorrorWriter #Creativity #Writing #Ideas #Books #Gothic #GothicAuthor #Instabooks #Bookstagram

To get to know me and my creative approach a bit better, I thought I`d give you an insight into my ideas process.

I’m lucky in the fact that the ideas just come to me, but unfortunately, it’s usually at night when I have a clear head and am supposed to be sleeping.

When I started writing I had a notepad by the bed to jot down ideas. That quickly evolved into the mindset that if I remember the idea in the morning, great, but if not…well, it obviously wasn’t good enough!

Because I write organically, a lot of ideas come out as I write. For example, a character might do or say something I don’t expect. This keeps the characters true to themselves instead of forcing them to fit the plot, but also keeps me on my toes. Many of the twists and turns evolve this way.

If you’re a fellow writer I’d love to hear how your ideas process works – please share below!

#Author #Writer #HorrorAuthor #HorrorWriter #Creativity #Writing #Ideas #Books #Gothic #GothicAuthor #Instabooks #Bookstagram
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Given that today is Valentine’s Day (if you had forgotten, this is your reminder – you’re welcome!), let’s remind ourselves that everyone is worthy of love; even fictional creatures!

The Beauty and the Beast fable is a tale as old as time. The original is a French fairytale by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve published in 1740 and, long story short, Beauty eventually falls in love with the Beast and he is turned back into a prince. Lesson: don’t be deceived by appearances!

One of my favourite films is Bride of Frankenstein from 1931. This is the sequel to Frankenstein, in which the doctor tries to create a companion for the monster. But, when brought to life, the Bride rejects the monster. While this is a somewhat tragic monster love story, it is moving in its portrayal of a creature desperate to be loved.

Edward Scissorhands was conceived from Tim Burton’s teenage memories of isolation, with Edward living alone in the attic of a Gothic castle. He’s found by a door-to-door saleswoman who takes him home and introduces him to her daughter Kim. Edward falls in love with Kim and this is later reciprocated although the two accept that their love can never be fulfilled.

In Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water a lonely, mute woman falls for a sea creature. del Toro said: “The movie is a movie about our problems today and about demonizing the other and about fearing or hating the other, and how that is a much more destructive position than learning to love and understand”.

Comment below your favourite monster/human love story.

#ValentinesDay #February #Love #Film #Monsters #Romance #Writer #Author #Movies

Given that today is Valentine’s Day (if you had forgotten, this is your reminder – you’re welcome!), let’s remind ourselves that everyone is worthy of love; even fictional creatures!

The Beauty and the Beast fable is a tale as old as time. The original is a French fairytale by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve published in 1740 and, long story short, Beauty eventually falls in love with the Beast and he is turned back into a prince. Lesson: don’t be deceived by appearances!

One of my favourite films is Bride of Frankenstein from 1931. This is the sequel to Frankenstein, in which the doctor tries to create a companion for the monster. But, when brought to life, the Bride rejects the monster. While this is a somewhat tragic monster love story, it is moving in its portrayal of a creature desperate to be loved.

Edward Scissorhands was conceived from Tim Burton’s teenage memories of isolation, with Edward living alone in the attic of a Gothic castle. He’s found by a door-to-door saleswoman who takes him home and introduces him to her daughter Kim. Edward falls in love with Kim and this is later reciprocated although the two accept that their love can never be fulfilled.

In Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water a lonely, mute woman falls for a sea creature. del Toro said: “The movie is a movie about our problems today and about demonizing the other and about fearing or hating the other, and how that is a much more destructive position than learning to love and understand”.

Comment below your favourite monster/human love story.

#ValentinesDay #February #Love #Film #Monsters #Romance #Writer #Author #Movies
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February is Library Lover’s Month and if you know me, you’ll know I love a library!

For a bibliophile, the idea of a large room full of books, neatly arranged and categorised is heavenly!

The world’s largest library is the Library of Congress, which has more than 173 million items.

At The New York Public Library in the US the items available aren’t limited to books. Members can borrow neckties and briefcases…great for job interview preparation! In Alaska at the Alaska Resources Library and Information Services there is a taxidermy collection…why not?!

And now for the weirdest fact about libraries (if you know a weirder one please share below). In the Harvard Library, there are three books suspected to be bound in human skin. This, apparently, wasn’t an uncommon practice in the 15th Century although I'm glad it was abandoned somewhere along the way..!

#Books #Reading #Library #WednesdayWisdom #Author #Writer #Facts #instabooks #bookstagram

February is Library Lover’s Month and if you know me, you’ll know I love a library!

For a bibliophile, the idea of a large room full of books, neatly arranged and categorised is heavenly!

The world’s largest library is the Library of Congress, which has more than 173 million items.

At The New York Public Library in the US the items available aren’t limited to books. Members can borrow neckties and briefcases…great for job interview preparation! In Alaska at the Alaska Resources Library and Information Services there is a taxidermy collection…why not?!

And now for the weirdest fact about libraries (if you know a weirder one please share below). In the Harvard Library, there are three books suspected to be bound in human skin. This, apparently, wasn’t an uncommon practice in the 15th Century although I`m glad it was abandoned somewhere along the way..!

#Books #Reading #Library #WednesdayWisdom #Author #Writer #Facts #instabooks #bookstagram
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Hi All! Happy Friday!

I’m very excited to reveal the cover of my new book, Victorian Gothic Tales. Three novellas to expand and enrich the world.

A Spurned Woman

In print for the first time, A Spurned Woman follows a reclusive old woman, tired of life. When she is surprised by a young mother, begging help for her stricken child, the old woman reluctantly agrees to return to the village which once wanted to burn her for witchcraft.

Bedlam 

Bedlam is set between Victorian Gothic Volumes 2 and 3. Following a murder attempt by an unknown assailant, Constance Bentwith and Dr Westcott must solve the puzzle of who is behind the attack while fending off the ambitious machinations of Dr Jennings, the Head of Medicine on the criminal wing of the infamous asylum. 

The Gentleman Volunteers

Set on 18th June 1815, the day of the Battle of Waterloo, The Gentleman Volunteers follows the hapless 2nd Marquess of Buckingham. How far is the Marquess willing to go to earn the title of duke when asked to help defeat Napoleon in the most puzzling of ways?

Stay tuned for more updates!

#Book #Author #Writer #Reading #Fiction #Literature #Gothic #Horror #NewBook #Friday  #HorrorAuthor #CoverReveal #CoverArt #Instabooks #Bookstagram

Hi All! Happy Friday!

I’m very excited to reveal the cover of my new book, Victorian Gothic Tales. Three novellas to expand and enrich the world.

A Spurned Woman

In print for the first time, A Spurned Woman follows a reclusive old woman, tired of life. When she is surprised by a young mother, begging help for her stricken child, the old woman reluctantly agrees to return to the village which once wanted to burn her for witchcraft.

Bedlam

Bedlam is set between Victorian Gothic Volumes 2 and 3. Following a murder attempt by an unknown assailant, Constance Bentwith and Dr Westcott must solve the puzzle of who is behind the attack while fending off the ambitious machinations of Dr Jennings, the Head of Medicine on the criminal wing of the infamous asylum.

The Gentleman Volunteers

Set on 18th June 1815, the day of the Battle of Waterloo, The Gentleman Volunteers follows the hapless 2nd Marquess of Buckingham. How far is the Marquess willing to go to earn the title of duke when asked to help defeat Napoleon in the most puzzling of ways?

Stay tuned for more updates!

#Book #Author #Writer #Reading #Fiction #Literature #Gothic #Horror #NewBook #Friday #HorrorAuthor #CoverReveal #CoverArt #Instabooks #Bookstagram
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Since this year’s Oscar nominations were announced I’ve been thinking about the relationship between the Oscars and horror.

From what I can see, there is only one nomination for the horror genre this year – a historical psychological horror film called The Zone of Interest. This led me to wonder whether this distinct lack of nominations for horror is typical.

Let’s look at some of the horror films that have previously been nominated for and/or won Oscars. 

The Phantom of the Opera (1944) won Oscars for art direction and cinematography and was also nominated for music and sound scoring.

The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) won an Oscar for cinematography and was also nominated for actress in a supporting role and art direction.

The Exorcist (1973) won Oscars for best adapted screenplay and sound. It also made history by becoming the first film in the genre to be nominated for the Best Picture award

As I mentioned in a previous post, Misery (1990) won an Oscar for best actress for Kathy Bates performance. It's the only Stephen King adaptation to win an Oscar.

The Silence of the Lambs (1991) won five Oscars. It is the only horror film to ever win a Best Picture Oscar and also won director, actor, actress and adapted screenplay.

Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) won Oscars for best makeup, costume design and sound effects editing. It was also nominated for art direction.

Get Out (2017) won an Oscar for best original screenplay. It was also nominated for best actor, best director, and best picture.

While these are just a handful of horror films nominated, only 61 horror films have ever received nominations which is an incredibly small number considering the number of horror films out there!

Do you think horror films are given the respect and recognition they deserve?

#Horror #HorrorFilms #Oscars #OscarNominees #StephenKing #Movies #Films #Author #Writer #Reading #Cinema #2024Oscars #instabooks #bookstagram

Since this year’s Oscar nominations were announced I’ve been thinking about the relationship between the Oscars and horror.

From what I can see, there is only one nomination for the horror genre this year – a historical psychological horror film called The Zone of Interest. This led me to wonder whether this distinct lack of nominations for horror is typical.

Let’s look at some of the horror films that have previously been nominated for and/or won Oscars.

The Phantom of the Opera (1944) won Oscars for art direction and cinematography and was also nominated for music and sound scoring.

The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) won an Oscar for cinematography and was also nominated for actress in a supporting role and art direction.

The Exorcist (1973) won Oscars for best adapted screenplay and sound. It also made history by becoming the first film in the genre to be nominated for the Best Picture award

As I mentioned in a previous post, Misery (1990) won an Oscar for best actress for Kathy Bates performance. It`s the only Stephen King adaptation to win an Oscar.

The Silence of the Lambs (1991) won five Oscars. It is the only horror film to ever win a Best Picture Oscar and also won director, actor, actress and adapted screenplay.

Bram Stoker`s Dracula (1992) won Oscars for best makeup, costume design and sound effects editing. It was also nominated for art direction.

Get Out (2017) won an Oscar for best original screenplay. It was also nominated for best actor, best director, and best picture.

While these are just a handful of horror films nominated, only 61 horror films have ever received nominations which is an incredibly small number considering the number of horror films out there!

Do you think horror films are given the respect and recognition they deserve?

#Horror #HorrorFilms #Oscars #OscarNominees #StephenKing #Movies #Films #Author #Writer #Reading #Cinema #2024Oscars #instabooks #bookstagram
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I hope you all had good weekends!

I know it’s only Monday but it’s never too early to start dreaming about the weekend ahead!

The excellent Whitby Steampunk Weekend is taking place this Saturday and Sunday in Whitby at the Pavilion.

It’s a family friendly event, with activities, workshops and live entertainment, as well as the Steampunk Retail Emporium.

It’s one of the biggest steampunk festivals in the UK and entry is FREE!

For more info, visit: www.wswofficial.com/events

#Weekend #DateForTheDiary #Steampunk #Whitby #WhitbySteampunkWeekend #Event #Monday

I hope you all had good weekends!

I know it’s only Monday but it’s never too early to start dreaming about the weekend ahead!

The excellent Whitby Steampunk Weekend is taking place this Saturday and Sunday in Whitby at the Pavilion.

It’s a family friendly event, with activities, workshops and live entertainment, as well as the Steampunk Retail Emporium.

It’s one of the biggest steampunk festivals in the UK and entry is FREE!

For more info, visit: www.wswofficial.com/events

#Weekend #DateForTheDiary #Steampunk #Whitby #WhitbySteampunkWeekend #Event #Monday
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Have you read my ‘Victorian Gothic’ series?

All three books are available to purchase at Amazon, Barnes and Noble or Waterstones.

If you have a Kindle, you can grab Volume 1 for just 2.99 here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Victorian-Gothic-Uncanny-Katherine-Kramer-ebook/dp/B08W17WNTF/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1614958412&sr=8-1

I might be biased in saying the books are excellent but according to reviews they are riveting, transfixing and fantastic!

You can decide for yourself. Please let me know what you think!

#Author #Writer #Books #Writing #Reading #Victorian #Gothic

Have you read my ‘Victorian Gothic’ series?

All three books are available to purchase at Amazon, Barnes and Noble or Waterstones.

If you have a Kindle, you can grab Volume 1 for just 2.99 here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Victorian-Gothic-Uncanny-Katherine-Kramer-ebook/dp/B08W17WNTF/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1614958412&sr=8-1

I might be biased in saying the books are excellent but according to reviews they are riveting, transfixing and fantastic!

You can decide for yourself. Please let me know what you think!

#Author #Writer #Books #Writing #Reading #Victorian #Gothic
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I’m sure many of us have seen the 2002 American psychological supernatural horror film The Ring.

But have you seen the original Japanese version, Ring, released on this date in 1998?

The film, directed by Hideo Nakata, is based on a novel by Koji Suzuki. The book is a retelling of a famous Japanese ghost story called Banchō Sarayashiki.

Following the film’s release, Ring became the most successful horror film in Japan. Despite the trend of Western remakes, the original is generally considered to be the most atmospheric and frightening. Do you agree?

#Horror #JapaneseHorror #TheRing #Ring #Films #Movies #Supernatural #HideoNakata #Books #KojiSuzuki #BanchōSarayashiki

I’m sure many of us have seen the 2002 American psychological supernatural horror film The Ring.

But have you seen the original Japanese version, Ring, released on this date in 1998?

The film, directed by Hideo Nakata, is based on a novel by Koji Suzuki. The book is a retelling of a famous Japanese ghost story called Banchō Sarayashiki.

Following the film’s release, Ring became the most successful horror film in Japan. Despite the trend of Western remakes, the original is generally considered to be the most atmospheric and frightening. Do you agree?

#Horror #JapaneseHorror #TheRing #Ring #Films #Movies #Supernatural #HideoNakata #Books #KojiSuzuki #BanchōSarayashiki
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One of the books I’m perusing as part of my research for my new book is ‘Grand-Guignol: The French Theatre of Horror’ by Professors Richard J. Hand and Michael Wilson.

If you’re not familiar with the phrase 'grand guignol', it refers to dramatic entertainment featuring the gruesome. Its literal meaning in French is ‘puppet show for adults’.

The Grand-Guignol was a theatre in Paris housed in a former chapel that specialised in naturalistic horror shows and had a reputation as the ‘Theatre of Horror’. It was not unheard of for audience members to faint and there was an in-house doctor available should such an eventuality occur. 

In The New York Times in 1957, P.E. Schneider wrote: “… it was rare indeed, in the good old days, not to see at least a couple of people, livid and tottering, fumble towards the nearest exit. Once, when a woman, just gouged, came back on stage, exhibiting an empty, bleeding eye socket, six people fainted at once.”

I’d love to see a play at the Théâtre du Grand-Guignol but, sadly, it closed in 1962.

#GrandGuignol #FrenchHorror #FrenchTheatre #Horror #Theatre #Book #NonFiction #Paris #French#Reading #Research

One of the books I’m perusing as part of my research for my new book is ‘Grand-Guignol: The French Theatre of Horror’ by Professors Richard J. Hand and Michael Wilson.

If you’re not familiar with the phrase `grand guignol`, it refers to dramatic entertainment featuring the gruesome. Its literal meaning in French is ‘puppet show for adults’.

The Grand-Guignol was a theatre in Paris housed in a former chapel that specialised in naturalistic horror shows and had a reputation as the ‘Theatre of Horror’. It was not unheard of for audience members to faint and there was an in-house doctor available should such an eventuality occur.

In The New York Times in 1957, P.E. Schneider wrote: “… it was rare indeed, in the good old days, not to see at least a couple of people, livid and tottering, fumble towards the nearest exit. Once, when a woman, just gouged, came back on stage, exhibiting an empty, bleeding eye socket, six people fainted at once.”

I’d love to see a play at the Théâtre du Grand-Guignol but, sadly, it closed in 1962.

#GrandGuignol #FrenchHorror #FrenchTheatre #Horror #Theatre #Book #NonFiction #Paris #French#Reading #Research
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If you haven’t already done so, today is a good day to download my short story ‘A Spurned Woman’ for free.

It’s a harrowing, historical tale of an old, world-weary recluse who is asked for help by the village that spurned her.

Perfect weekend reading material! Enjoy!

Visit: https://drmillerauthor.co.uk/free-download/

#FreeBook #Author #Writer #Reading #Books #Ebook #Gothic #Horror

If you haven’t already done so, today is a good day to download my short story ‘A Spurned Woman’ for free.

It’s a harrowing, historical tale of an old, world-weary recluse who is asked for help by the village that spurned her.

Perfect weekend reading material! Enjoy!

Visit: https://drmillerauthor.co.uk/free-download/

#FreeBook #Author #Writer #Reading #Books #Ebook #Gothic #Horror
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I hope everyone is having a good January.

I know I’m not alone in feeling like January is endless. The December festivities feel a world away now, the days are cold and dark and some of us are putting pressure on ourselves to be the best version of ourselves we can be: new year, new me, which is not always sustainable. The perfect storm for a very long month!

You might have heard murmurings about ‘Blue Monday’ earlier on in the month but according to British psychologist Dr. Cliff Arnalls, today is the most depressing day of the year.

With this in mind, I invite you to share below your personal favourite mood boosting tips. Aside from diving into a good book, I recommend getting outside. Despite the cold, there is afternoon sunlight to be soaked up and brighter days are coming!

#January #Winter #BlueMonday #Psychology #Writer #Author

I hope everyone is having a good January.

I know I’m not alone in feeling like January is endless. The December festivities feel a world away now, the days are cold and dark and some of us are putting pressure on ourselves to be the best version of ourselves we can be: new year, new me, which is not always sustainable. The perfect storm for a very long month!

You might have heard murmurings about ‘Blue Monday’ earlier on in the month but according to British psychologist Dr. Cliff Arnalls, today is the most depressing day of the year.

With this in mind, I invite you to share below your personal favourite mood boosting tips. Aside from diving into a good book, I recommend getting outside. Despite the cold, there is afternoon sunlight to be soaked up and brighter days are coming!

#January #Winter #BlueMonday #Psychology #Writer #Author
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One of my favourite books of all time is Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.

It was published in 1883 and popularised a number of pirate tropes such as buried treasure and parrots on shoulders and is responsible for the concept of ‘X marks the spot’.

It’s a timeless classic: a coming of age story containing action, adventure and piracy that continues to captivate readers, myself included!

Despite being fictional, the book has inspired some to embark on voyages to find Treasure Island.

Here’s a quote from Stevenson that feels appropriate for a Monday as the start of a new week and an opportunity to begin afresh: “Be what you are, and become what you are capable of becoming.”

#TreasureIsland #RobertLouisStevenson #action #adventure #piracy #pirates #classics  #Monday #Inspiration #reading #books #author #writer 
#instabooks #bookstagram

One of my favourite books of all time is Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.

It was published in 1883 and popularised a number of pirate tropes such as buried treasure and parrots on shoulders and is responsible for the concept of ‘X marks the spot’.

It’s a timeless classic: a coming of age story containing action, adventure and piracy that continues to captivate readers, myself included!

Despite being fictional, the book has inspired some to embark on voyages to find Treasure Island.

Here’s a quote from Stevenson that feels appropriate for a Monday as the start of a new week and an opportunity to begin afresh: “Be what you are, and become what you are capable of becoming.”

#TreasureIsland #RobertLouisStevenson #action #adventure #piracy #pirates #classics #Monday #Inspiration #reading #books #author #writer
#instabooks #bookstagram
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Did you know that horror master Edgar Allen Poe was born on this date in 1809? 

He’s thought of by many as the godfather of the Gothic horror genre and is also credited as one of the earliest writers of short stories and the creator of the detective fiction genre.

His death in 1849 at the age of 40 is shrouded in mystery. Theories as to the cause have been put forward by historians and biographers, and include alcoholism, epilepsy, tuberculosis, syphilis and rabies – yikes.

As he was found on the day of an election, another theory is that Poe was the victim of cooping; a form of electoral fraud in the US whereby people were kidnapped and forced to vote. 

It's somehow fitting that the death of the master of mystery is so mysterious.

#Horror #EdgarAllenPoe #DetectiveFiction #GothicHorror #Mystery #Author #Writer

Did you know that horror master Edgar Allen Poe was born on this date in 1809?

He’s thought of by many as the godfather of the Gothic horror genre and is also credited as one of the earliest writers of short stories and the creator of the detective fiction genre.

His death in 1849 at the age of 40 is shrouded in mystery. Theories as to the cause have been put forward by historians and biographers, and include alcoholism, epilepsy, tuberculosis, syphilis and rabies – yikes.

As he was found on the day of an election, another theory is that Poe was the victim of cooping; a form of electoral fraud in the US whereby people were kidnapped and forced to vote.

It`s somehow fitting that the death of the master of mystery is so mysterious.

#Horror #EdgarAllenPoe #DetectiveFiction #GothicHorror #Mystery #Author #Writer
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Pictured is some of my Stephen King collection, alongside the King himself. 

My most recently read King is Fairy Tale, which I read last year and thoroughly enjoyed. It’s a dark fantasy that King wrote during the pandemic featuring a sundial that turns back time as well as plenty of supernatural goings on – what’s not to like?!

My favourite King is possibly Misery. The film adaptation is also brilliant. Kathy Bates won an Oscar for her fantastic performance, which was one of the few Oscar wins for a performance in the horror genre, and the first for any King adaptation.

If you’re a fellow fan, what’s your favourite King book?

#Horror #Fantasy #Thriller #Author #Writer #StephenKing #Misery #FairyTale #instabooks #bookstagram

Pictured is some of my Stephen King collection, alongside the King himself.

My most recently read King is Fairy Tale, which I read last year and thoroughly enjoyed. It’s a dark fantasy that King wrote during the pandemic featuring a sundial that turns back time as well as plenty of supernatural goings on – what’s not to like?!

My favourite King is possibly Misery. The film adaptation is also brilliant. Kathy Bates won an Oscar for her fantastic performance, which was one of the few Oscar wins for a performance in the horror genre, and the first for any King adaptation.

If you’re a fellow fan, what’s your favourite King book?

#Horror #Fantasy #Thriller #Author #Writer #StephenKing #Misery #FairyTale #instabooks #bookstagram
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Let’s delve into one of the books I’m reading as research for my next trilogy: Herbalist’s Primer by Anna Urbanek.

The book is ‘an introductory course for beginner herbalists, healers, alchemists, and magicians’ and as you’d expect, it’s magic! 

Anna is keen to stress, though, that it is fictional. She writes in her intro: “Contrary to basically everything about the style of this book, this is a work of fiction. With all my love for botany and science in general, Herbalist’s Primer is not a scientific publication. And it definitely is not a medical guide. Please do not follow any medical advice included in it; I did the research but I did not do that kind of research”.

This is Anna’s debut and she’s written and illustrated the book. The information is concise and the images are beautiful!

If this sounds up your street then you should definitely check it out!

#Author #Writer #Illustrator #HerbalistsPrimer #AnnaUrbanek #Book #Reading 
#instabooks #bookstagram
#Research #Review

Let’s delve into one of the books I’m reading as research for my next trilogy: Herbalist’s Primer by Anna Urbanek.

The book is ‘an introductory course for beginner herbalists, healers, alchemists, and magicians’ and as you’d expect, it’s magic!

Anna is keen to stress, though, that it is fictional. She writes in her intro: “Contrary to basically everything about the style of this book, this is a work of fiction. With all my love for botany and science in general, Herbalist’s Primer is not a scientific publication. And it definitely is not a medical guide. Please do not follow any medical advice included in it; I did the research but I did not do that kind of research”.

This is Anna’s debut and she’s written and illustrated the book. The information is concise and the images are beautiful!

If this sounds up your street then you should definitely check it out!

#Author #Writer #Illustrator #HerbalistsPrimer #AnnaUrbanek #Book #Reading
#instabooks #bookstagram
#Research #Review
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Date for your diary:

On Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd March I will be attending the Cobbles and Cogs event at Milestones Museum in Basingstoke where I will be selling and signing books.

There will be a steampunk market and live music! It would be great to meet some readers there!

You can find out more about the event at www.cobblesandcogs.com

Hope to see you there!

#Author #Writer #Books #Reading #Museum #Basingstoke #Event #Steampunk #CobblesandCogs

Date for your diary:

On Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd March I will be attending the Cobbles and Cogs event at Milestones Museum in Basingstoke where I will be selling and signing books.

There will be a steampunk market and live music! It would be great to meet some readers there!

You can find out more about the event at www.cobblesandcogs.com

Hope to see you there!

#Author #Writer #Books #Reading #Museum #Basingstoke #Event #Steampunk #CobblesandCogs
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I have an exciting update for you today. Victorian Gothic Tales is just about ready for publishing!
What will I be working on next? I have a pile of books I will be working my way through as research for another trilogy. Take a look at the books pictured and comment below what you think the trilogy will be about…
Stay tuned for further updates about Victorian Gothic Tales! 
#Victorian #Gothic #Author #Writer #Research #Books #Reading #Dreams #Herbalist #Paris #Horror #Publishing

I have an exciting update for you today. Victorian Gothic Tales is just about ready for publishing!
What will I be working on next? I have a pile of books I will be working my way through as research for another trilogy. Take a look at the books pictured and comment below what you think the trilogy will be about…
Stay tuned for further updates about Victorian Gothic Tales!
#Victorian #Gothic #Author #Writer #Research #Books #Reading #Dreams #Herbalist #Paris #Horror #Publishing
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Who here has watched Saltburn?

Seems like it’s all anyone’s talking about at the moment!

I finally gave into the hype and watched it and wow, what a film! The BBC described it as ‘deliriously enjoyable’ and I think that’s apt! Fantastic dialogue and impressive performances from the cast.

It’s understandably divisive though and definitely not for the faint hearted.

If you haven’t come across it, Saltburn is a black comedy psychological thriller film centered around Oxford University student Oliver Quick who becomes enmeshed in the rich and eccentric lives of the Catton family. What follows is … interesting!

If you’re in the mood to be shocked, amused and entertained then check it out!

#Saltburn #Film #FilmReview #BarryKeoghan #EmeraldFennell #FilmRecommendation

Who here has watched Saltburn?

Seems like it’s all anyone’s talking about at the moment!

I finally gave into the hype and watched it and wow, what a film! The BBC described it as ‘deliriously enjoyable’ and I think that’s apt! Fantastic dialogue and impressive performances from the cast.

It’s understandably divisive though and definitely not for the faint hearted.

If you haven’t come across it, Saltburn is a black comedy psychological thriller film centered around Oxford University student Oliver Quick who becomes enmeshed in the rich and eccentric lives of the Catton family. What follows is … interesting!

If you’re in the mood to be shocked, amused and entertained then check it out!

#Saltburn #Film #FilmReview #BarryKeoghan #EmeraldFennell #FilmRecommendation
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We made it to the weekend!

Plans? Writing and horror films of course!

One of my favourite films is Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho.

Did you know that Hitchcock actually independently produced and financed the film himself?

Psycho was shot on a budget of $807,000. Hitchcock recuperated this and more, earning $15 million from the film, which is the equivalent of about $120 million today. Not bad at all!

What’s your favourite film?

#horror #film #books #reading #writing #horrorfilm #Psycho #Hitchcock #instabooks #bookstagram

We made it to the weekend!

Plans? Writing and horror films of course!

One of my favourite films is Alfred Hitchcock`s Psycho.

Did you know that Hitchcock actually independently produced and financed the film himself?

Psycho was shot on a budget of $807,000. Hitchcock recuperated this and more, earning $15 million from the film, which is the equivalent of about $120 million today. Not bad at all!

What’s your favourite film?

#horror #film #books #reading #writing #horrorfilm #Psycho #Hitchcock #instabooks #bookstagram
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I hope your first week of 2024 is going well. A return to reality and routine.

As most of you probably already know, my name is David Miller and I’m an author. I’ve written four books with more on the way.

I thought I’d share some random facts about me that you probably don’t know!

1. I’ve been a Newcastle United fan for 30 years
2. Ginger is probably my favourite food, especially pickled ginger
3. A Slayer gig in 1991 is still the loudest thing I’ve ever heard

Feel free to share a random fact about yourself below! It would be great to get to know some of you a bit better.

#Author #Writer #Fiction #Reading #Books #instabooks #bookstagram #Horror #Fantasy

I hope your first week of 2024 is going well. A return to reality and routine.

As most of you probably already know, my name is David Miller and I’m an author. I’ve written four books with more on the way.

I thought I’d share some random facts about me that you probably don’t know!

1. I’ve been a Newcastle United fan for 30 years
2. Ginger is probably my favourite food, especially pickled ginger
3. A Slayer gig in 1991 is still the loudest thing I’ve ever heard

Feel free to share a random fact about yourself below! It would be great to get to know some of you a bit better.

#Author #Writer #Fiction #Reading #Books #instabooks #bookstagram #Horror #Fantasy
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