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Inside The Author’s Head: Mark West

Q1. What is your favorite word? Dude Q2. What is your least favorite word? No Q3. How has social media helped your career? I think it probably has, yes, certainly in terms of having more people know who I am and what I do. Q4. What would you say are the downsides to social media in your career? Spending too long on it, having people I don't know send me messages asking me to critique their work (for free) and then getting shirty when I say I don't have the time. Q5. Read more [...]

Anatomy of Death edited by Mark West

Hersham Horror Books presents 5 more original stories from the minds of Stephen Bacon, Johnny Mains, John Llewellyn Probert, Stephen Volk and Mark West. The third anthology in our PentAnth range brings you five more chilling tales that all have their roots in the gloriously lurid style of 1970s horror. Anatomy of Death (In Five Sleazy Pieces)  So what gruesome delights can we expect from this short story anthology? Pseudonym by Stephen Bacon – A young man is given the opportunity to meet Read more [...]

What Gets Left Behind by Mark West

In 1981, Gaffney was terrorised by the Rainy Day Abductor. Local girls went missing. And two boys made a terrifying discovery. Now one of them has come home, to try and lay the past to rest. I read Mark West's novelette, The Mill, last year and I was impressed by the author's skill when it came to effectively conveying a sense of loss in his writing. What Gets Left Behind treads similar ground to The Mill, but rather than focusing on family this story is all about the bonds of friendship. West Read more [...]

The Mill by Mark West

Michael struggles to come to terms with the death of his wife. He has visions of her calling to him, inviting him to the beyond. At the Bereaved Partners’ Group, he learns that he is not the only one left behind who can hear the departed beckon them… to the Mill. Over the last twelve months I have rekindled my interested in reading short stories. I’ve been lucky enough to read some marvelous anthologies and some fantastic stand-alone work. I was first exposed to Mark's writing when a Read more [...]