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Jody Cooksley’s Top 5 Gothic Novels

Jody Cooksley, author of chilling Gothic thriller, The Small Museum, explains what makes a Gothic…

Taleen Voskuni: Armenian Food Is Resistance

I am a romance writer, one who tries her best to carry out a weighty…

Alice Hunter: Watching My Novel Come to Life on TV

As an author, seeing your creation leap from the pages of your novel to the…

A. S. Hussain on parasocial relationships with podcasters

Among the first podcasts I ever listened to was Serial, a podcast that re-examined the…

Fiona McPhillips on the enduring popularity of dark academia

Dark academia is a literary genre that has its origins in Donna Tartt’s seminal 1992…

Fiona Cummins on how the ever-changing seascape finds its way into her novels

On a winter’s morning, the estuary is wreathed in mist, and the cries of the…

Melissa Welliver: Why soulmates might be real, but you probably don’t want one

When people ask me what gave me the idea for writing Soulmates and Other Ways…

Stories by the fire: how the supernatural influences my writing

A foggy winter evening. A stranded woman happens upon an eerie charity shop; going inside…

L. C. North: Why we’re drawn to themes of power and control in fiction

“I can’t live without you. I won’t let you live without me.” Martin from Sleeping…

Love It: The Enduring Appeal Of The ‘It’ Girl

Twentieth century history is littered with them, on front pages, in videos, and latterly social…

Amy McCaw: Why the obsession with vampires?

I’ve always been fascinated with vampires, and I’m certainly not alone. Written descriptions of them…

Alina Khawaja: Why Muslim Girls Love K-Dramas

“The connection between Muslim girls and Korean content needs to be studied” is something I’ve…