Shirley Hardie Jackson was best known for her short story titled ‘The Lottery,’ published in 1948. This story outraged a lot of people because of its depiction of the darker side to humanity. It is also the story that launched her status as a master of the horror tale. Many people may have also... Continue Reading →
John Saul – A Writer that Proves Patience, Determination and Hard Work Pay Off.
John Saul is a thriller writer that was born on the 25th February 1942. He lives in the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii. After going to several colleges John decided to drop out and become a writer. This was a long and challenging process. He spent 15 years in numerous jobs honing his skills as a writer... Continue Reading →
Ramsey Campbell – The Best of the Best Horror Writers.
Ramsey Campbell was born on the 4th January 1946. He has been writing horror for over 50 years. He has several pen names that you may or may not recognise, – Carl Dreadstone, Jay Ramsay, E.K. Leyton, Errol Undercliffe and Montgomery Comfort. He is greatly influenced by the works of well known author H.P. Lovecraft.... Continue Reading →
Ursula Le Guin – ‘A Born Writer’
Ursula Le Guin was born on the 21st of October 1929. She is an American author who writes in the genres of fantasy and science fiction. Ursula is most famous for her ‘Tales from Earthsea’ fantasy series. There are six books in this series and they have sold millions of copies throughout America and... Continue Reading →
Bram Stoker – The man behind ‘Dracula’
Abraham Stoker or Bram Stoker as most ‘Dracula’ fans know him, was born the 8th of November 1847. He died in 1912 at the age of 64. He Is an Irish author best known for the novel ‘Dracula.’ He published ‘Dracula’ at the age of 50. Bram spent the early part of his childhood confined... Continue Reading →
Bell Night is back from the dead!
After a long period of no blogging, Bell Night is back up and running. Due to a number of personal reasons the site hasn't been operating for a while. I hope that you will forgive me for being absent! I am truly sorry. Hopefully in the coming weeks I will see a lot of old faces and... Continue Reading →
James Herbert – The Man Who Knows How To Write An Exceptional Chiller!
James John Herbert was born on the 8th of April, 1943 in London, England. James is a horror/chiller writer with more than 54 million copies of his books sold worldwide. James left school at the early age of 15, but later on went to study at the Hornsey College of Art. After graduating he went on... Continue Reading →
Gravity down a darker path.
Here is another piece of writing from Mykh, let me know what you think. A deeper murk lies upon the unwary astral traveller, as exists hypotheses of weights immeasurable, and of a light consuming blackness. Waking from a slumber beyond measure, these vexed collapsing titans, long since extinguished, feed upon their own with an infinite... Continue Reading →
The Stephen King of Children’s Books: R .L. Stine
Robert Lawrence Stine was born on October 8th 1943. Many people will know him as the author of many children's series like, Goosebumps, Mostly Ghostly, Fear Street, and The Nightmare Room. Robert began writing at the age of 9 when he discovered a typewriter in his attic. Roberts father was a shipping clerk at a... Continue Reading →
Fem Fatale Fantasy Fictionist: Robin Hobb
Margaret Astrid Lindholm Ogden has taken on two successful pseudonyms during her writing career. The first being Megan Lindholm and the second being Robin Hobb. Margaret was born in California 1952, but spent majority of her life in Alaska before moving to Washington. At the young age of eighteen Margaret was married and from here... Continue Reading →