Author Guest Post

The mothers of bad mothers: Sherri Smith on the worst mothers of the thriller genre

In my novel, The Retreat, Katie Manning is a former child-star who endured a strained…

The Warehouse author Rob Hart on living inside the economic empathy gap

Rob Hart’s first standalone novel examines our day-to-day complicity in a system that prioritises cheap…

Nick Setchfield: Scare Tissue – Four Frights That Left Their Mark On Me

MIDWINTER You don’t expect to find existential dread in the pages of Radio Times –…

Tom Chatfield on writing a novel that wrestles his fascinations into fictional form

I studied and then taught English literature at Oxford, moving from my undergraduate degree through…

Mary Watson on how fantasy holds up a light to real issues in the real world

To celebrate the publication of magical thriller The Wickerlight, the sequel to last year’s The Wren Hunt, author…

Alyssa Sheinmel on the “unlikeable” narrator in her new YA novel A Danger to Herself and Others

To celebrate the publication of A Danger to Herself and Others on 5 February 2019,…

T. E. Carter: Top Five Works that Centre the Female Perspective

To celebrate the publication of I Stop Somewhere on 19 April 2018, author T. E.…

Shea Ernshaw on the portrayal of sisterhood in The Wicked Deep

To celebrate the publication of The Wicked Deep on 8 March 2018, author Shea Ernshaw…

S. J. Kincaid on how she developed the setting of The Diabolic sequel by expanding the galaxy

To celebrate the release of The Empress, author S. J. Kincaid discusses expanding the galaxy…

Peternelle van Arsdale: “I Like My Fairytales Dark”

To celebrate the publication of The Beast is an Animal, author Peternelle van Arsdale discusses…