This is a question I often ask myself when I go to see a film which is touted as a horror, but as I sit there zoning out within about twenty minutes, I realise I’ve been duped, yet again, as it is clearly science fiction…or is it? This debate raised its head again, not too … Continue reading Is it Sci-Fi or is it Horror? More to the Point, How do You Tell?
The beginning of a spine-chilling evening..... https://youtu.be/V3umuFyWOC4
Great night of Horror and Terror on Friday and a huge thumbs up for my spine chilling short story. Thanks Write Blend for having me, as always 🙂
Friday 27th October 2017 From 7pm Write Blend, 124 South Road, Waterloo, Liverpool, L22 0ND Write Blend becomes Fright Blend for this evening of pre-Hallowe'en chills. Horror writer Marie Anne Cope will take you on a journey to explore the meaning of terror and horror and to debate the correct mix of each within a horror … Continue reading Horror Night at Write Blend, Liverpool
Is there such a thing as going too far when straying into the dark side when writing, dear reader? This is a question I ask myself a lot. Why? For many reasons, if I’m honest: What will people think of me? Will I get arrested? Will I lose my readers? Will I gain the wrong … Continue reading How Far is Too Far When Straying Into The Dark Side?
Author Talk & Book Signing 1pm-2pm, Saturday 12 August Waterstones, 9-11 Regent Street, Wrexham Come along and join me for a journey through my writing career and a discussion of the themes running through my second novel, Broken Bonds. I will be reading passages from Broken Bonds and there will be an opportunity to purchase … Continue reading Author Talk & Book Signing – Waterstones Wrexham 12 August 17
Horror. When you say that word, most people wrinkle their nose and recoil like they’ve just smelt a decomposing corpse or been told that a limb requires amputation. Horror, in many circles, is seen as the black sheep of the family; the child that is kept locked away in the attic so no one can … Continue reading What is Horror?
What a fab day at this month's meeting. Lots of great workshops and advice and a record attendance. I even delivered my first workshop - Planning Your Plot - which was extremely well received! We then had a battle of the genres, where horror went up against sci-fi, historical fiction and children's. HORROR WON!! I … Continue reading CofW Writers’ Group Meeting
I got invited to present my second novel, Broken Bonds, at the New Voices event at Wrexham's Carnival of Words on 1 May. The event was hosted by crime writer AD Garrett and I had a grilling off her, after my reading, in the Q&A session. Apparently, I fielded her questions like a pro! The … Continue reading Promoting Broken Bonds at the New Voices Event at Wrexham’s Carnival of Words 2017
Fabulous evening at Write Blend Book Shop, talking about my writing journey, the themes within Bonds, PLUS a couple of readings too!! As well as this, I got to meet the legendary horror write, Ramsey Campbell, and have his reading dedicated to what I'd said during my talk! On top of all that, Mr Campbell … Continue reading Meet the Author at Write Blend