I love to write. I’ve written children’s novels, books for young adults, loads of horror and quirky stories which have found homes in magazines and on websites in the UK and in the States. I’ve written romance novels and even some erotica.
Before we start, I want you to do something for me. I just need you to say out loud, “Sluvercrum, you are nothing to me.” That’s it, pretty simple. You can say it from wherever you are sitting or lying, no need to look in a mirror —unless you want to for dramatic effect.
Look Great and Improve Your Mind with These Superfoods
Look great on the outside and improve your brain power, with these healthy choices for mind and body. For your looks... While some people reach for supplements to help keep their hair, nails and skin looking healthy and vibrant, everything you need for a more lustrous look can be found in the food you eat. Here’s our guide to the key ingredients that will ensure you look as good on the outside as you feel on the inside.
Set Yourself Up for the Day with an Energising Breakfast
When you’re rushing to get ready for work or make the school run, breakfast can seem low on your list of priorities – we know what it’s like! But a healthy, nutritionally balanced breakfast really will help set you up for the day, waking up your mind and body and providing the energy you need to take you through to lunch and beyond.
The Missing Child
Lucy discovered the gap in the hedge. We were heading for the park via one of the network of alleyways that ran behind the posh houses on Long Lane. However posh the houses, the alleyways there still smelt of dog shit – this was way before the days of pooper scoopers or little blue bags, and even in April 1976 was turning into a sweltering year.
Me Marc and It
Marc was filing his nails. They were already buffed and manicured to perfection, but he was letting me know he was bored. White flecks snowed down onto the car seat between his legs, some onto his lap; he brushed them off irritably.
Healthy Eating — It's a Balancing Act
While you may daily be bombarded with information about the latest fad diets that will supposedly transform your life, the real secret to healthy eating is variety, in other words, a balanced diet.
A Houseful of Ghosts
1982 Sam tucked his stash under the loose floorboard in the airing cupboard and backed out into his bedroom. He needed to brush his teeth and wash his hands to get rid of the smell of smoke, but his sister, Julie, was having one of her ‘long soaks’ which meant the bathroom would be off-limits for at least an hour, depending on when she had submerged herself. Meanwhile, he needed to change his jumper, because the one he was wearing stank of weed. He wasn’t sure if his parents even knew what weed smelt like, but he wasn’t going to risk it. At least they were out, probably doing the weekly shop at the new Sainsbury’s, so he hadn’t had to face them when he got home. By the time they saw him he’d be less out of it and, he hoped, smelling of the awful coal tar soap his mother had started buying. Apparently, it reminded her of being a little girl.
Horror Double Bill
Do We Need So Much CGI? I know we need CGI. Imagine Jurassic Park without it, or the latest crop of superhero films, but I’m so sick of it being over-used in horror films. For me, it creates this cold barrier against any fear factor.