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7 JUNE, 2022

It’s a horror-writer’s June here in BC, with louring skies and torrential downpours one minute, sweltering heat the next. Not great for the flowers, but fantastic for the imagination, and mine is putting out creepy crawly tendrils all over the place!

It’s hard to sit still and write though! Today I’m jumpy with excitement as my second horror short is out for sale, and I’m thrilled with how fantastic it looks and the great reception it’s already received! The Hollow is a lurking menace of a tale, with a dark and shadowy trail through the woods that leads to a long-buried, monstrous secret. I loved writing it and it still gives me shivers! If you’re brave enough to check it out, I hope it gives you an unseasonal June chill too, though only of the mind, of course! Take a look at the gorgeous cover, that was created by none other than the fantastically talented Evalena Styf!

While I’d love to relax and wiggle my toes in glee there’s much more writing to be done, with another horror short lined up for July, and a longer book in the works for late autumn, when the nights are drawing in again and it really will be time to curl up with a spooky story.

For now though, summer is just beginning! Time to stock up on poolside reads, or a little something for the airport if you’re feeling adventurous this year! My reading list is luxuriously long and includes Flames of Alexandrite, a romance with a difference, by the lovely Kate Flemming; The Pool Girl, a scorching erotic tale by the spicy Leto Armitage; and A Pirate’s Life for Mei, by Tim Baril: a wonderfully original fantasy set in a virtual game-world prison with pirates and freedom fighters.

Time to polish my specs and dig in! See you in July – I’m hoping for a scorcher!


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FK “Belle” Marlowe

F.K. Marlowe is a Shropshire lass who lived in London and Beijing before settling down with her husband, three daughters and rescue pup in Vancouver. She writes horror stories with a tendency to the paranormal, and Young Adult fiction with fangs and sass.

Marlowe doesn’t worry overly much about the placement of semi-colons and the like, having spent far too long pootling about in academia to take them seriously. (She has an Oxford first in English Lit, plus a Master’s and PhD from Leeds). She has, however, discovered that life is the best education for a writer, and plans to continue her studies there as long as possible.


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