Fantasy & Gothic Blog

Haunted House | Author Q&A | Story Inspirations

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

We’re delighted to announce the publication of our latest themed short story collections: Haunted House and Cosy Crime! Like the rest of the books in our Gothic Fantasy series they contain a mix of old and new stories from the genre, and a real variety of takes on the themes. In celebration of the release of these books, we asked the authors to say a little about their work and inspirations, and for this first instalment the Haunted House authors tell us how they came up with the idea for their selected story. See below for a taster of what’s to come in the spooky Haunted House tome...

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Topics: Gothic Fantasy, author interview, haunted house

FLAME TREE PRESS | January Releases | The Books

Posted by Matteo MIddlemiss

Today we are looking at the three titles being released this week from FLAME TREE PRESS. With two brand new releases and one new to Flame Tree title, we're kicking off the year with some amazing stories. Don't forget to check out the Q&As we posted earlier in the week with each author, to learn a little more about the inspiration and work that went into each title.

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Topics: flame tree press titles, flame tree press

FLAME TREE PRESS | January Releases | Jonathan Janz Q&A

Posted by Matteo MIddlemiss

Today we are continuing with our series of blogs to celebrate our January releases! Following on from our Q&As with Catherine Cavendish and Daniel Besien, we are now turning to our third Januray release author, Jonathan Janz. He talked to us about what he read growing up and what inspired Savage Species

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Topics: Flame Tree Press Authors, flame tree press

FLAME TREE PRESS | January Releases | Catherine Cavendish Q&A

Posted by Matteo MIddlemiss

Continuing with our author Q&As to celebrate our January releases, we are talking to Catherine Cavendish about her new release The Haunting of Henderson Close. She talked to us about her new book, her writing practices and advice for new writers!

 

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Topics: Flame Tree Press Authors, flame tree press

FLAME TREE PRESS | January Releases | Daniel M. Bensen Q&A

Posted by Matteo MIddlemiss

To kick off this week’s series of blogs to celebrate out January releases, we talked to Daniel M. Bensen about his new book, Junction. He talked about his inspiration for the book, world building and how he came up with the aliens in the story. If you like scifi, we’re sure you’ll love Junction from Daniel M. Bensen.

 

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Topics: Flame Tree Press Authors, flame tree press

FLAME TREE PRESS | Looking toward our 2019 list

Posted by Matteo MIddlemiss

2018 was an incredible year for us and we are so excited to now move toward our 2019 list. From award winners to first time writers, 2019 will see our mission of showcasing original voices and publishing FICTION WITHOUT FRONTIERS continue. We can't wait to share the list for the entire year with you, but for now we are focusing on our January, February, March and April titles. From science fiction and crime to horror and fantasy, the first 4 months of the year are full of books that bridge a variety of genres. Continue reading to see what we have in store for the first part of the year!

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Topics: flame tree press titles, flame tree press

Flame Tree Press | Our 2018 List in Review

Posted by Matteo MIddlemiss

The launch of Flame Tree Press in 2018 has seen us release 13 books! With a mix of crime, thrillers, horror, science fiction and fantasy, the list encompasses a wide variety of themes and offers something for everyone. We are so happy with the stories we've helped our authors to tell, the quality of the books themselves and the response from readers. We didn't expect such huge engagement and so much enthusiasm so early on in our own story. We thought we'd take a minute and look back at all 13 titles from the 2018 list from Flame Tree Press

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Topics: flame tree press titles, flame tree press

Gothic Fantasy | Successful Submissions | American Gothic and Urban Crime

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

To end the year on a high, we're delighted to present the list of authors set to feature in our upcoming short story collections: American Gothic, and Urban Crime. Following swiftly on the tail of Haunted House, and Cosy Crime, these latest books join our Gothic Fantasy series, and similarly combine classic tales with contemporary stories received by submission. Again, our call for submissions was met with an overwhelming response, so we're excited now to share this final selection! From Urban Crime's thrilling city dangers to the downright unsettling breed of horror running through American Gothic, this latest pair of anthologies promises a healthy dose of the fascinating and strange in 2019. See below for the line-up...

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Topics: Gothic Fantasy, american gothic, urban crime, authors

Horror Fiction History | The History of Werewolves

Posted by Matteo MIddlemiss

In this week’s blog we are completing our look at The Trio of horror! After looking at vampires and Frankenstein and his monster we turn our attention to werewolves. With a global history spanning hundreds of years, werewolves have been terrifying people for millennia. In this blog we trace their history in folklore to modern horror fiction.


 

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Topics: Horror Fiction History

Horror Fiction History | The History of Frankenstein

Posted by Matteo MIddlemiss

Rather like Dracula and vampires, Frankenstein’s Monster has become the name and face for a character type: the reanimated corpse. In this blog post we are looking at the conception and history of the character and the use of Frankenstein in horror fiction to learn a little more about one of horror's finest creations and the reach it has had. 

 

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Topics: Horror Fiction History, History of Horror

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