Fantasy & Gothic Blog

American Gothic | Author Q&A | Favourite Tales & Writing Practices

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

Our American Gothic anthology harbours tales from the genre’s early roots to the modern day. Including contemporary work alongside much-loved classic authors such as Shirley Jackson, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Flannery O’Connor, the collection promises a feast of fascinating stories on the theme. Last week some of the authors from the anthology spoke about the inspiration behind their story in the book; now, they tell us how they set about the task of writing, and add to our reading lists by revealing their favourite American Gothic tales...

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Topics: Gothic Fantasy, Author Interview, American Gothic

American Gothic | Author Q&A | Story Inspirations

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

Now available to buy, American Gothic and Urban Crime are the two latest anthologies to join the ranks of our popular Gothic Fantasy titles. In keeping with the rest of the series, the collections combine themed short stories by contemporary writers with older texts that have helped shape the genres as we know them today. As a way to introduce the fascinating mix of stories at work in American Gothic, we asked the modern authors to reveal how the germ of their story ideas took root...

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Topics: Gothic Fantasy, Q&A, Author Interview, American Gothic

Film Review: The Curse of La Llorona

Posted by Matteo Middlemiss

Good horror films are a matter of plate spinning. It’s not enough to have a good script or good cast or a good effects team; you have to balance all these things and more. A classic spooky spirit is often a good trope for a horror film to follow. It has lots of directions it can go and even a middling film can have the occasional peak-through-your-fingers moment. The danger becomes creating a badly made film or letting one of these plates fall.

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Topics: Film Review

FLAME TREE PRESS | April Releases | Upcoming Titles

Posted by Matteo Middlemiss

Today we are taking the opportunity to look ahead to our upcoming releases. It's a busy two month's with seven releases from Flame Tree Press. We have new sci-fi stories, new thriller titles and lots of great new horror! We also have a few new to Flame Tree titles that we can't wait to bring to new audiences! We've got some absolutely brilliant books coming up and we can't wait to share them with you!

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Topics: Flame Tree Press, Flame Tree Press Titles

FLAME TREE PRESS | April Releases | P.D. Cacek Q&A

Posted by Matteo Middlemiss

Continuing in our launch week Q&As for our April releases, we talked to P.D. Cacek! She told us about her new book, Second Lives, her advice for new writers and the art of being edited!

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Topics: Flame Tree Press, Q&A, Author Interview, Flame Tree Press Authors

FLAME TREE PRESS | April Releases | Jonathan Janz

Posted by Matteo Middlemiss

Today marks the release of our April titles! To celebrate, we've got a great Q&A with Jonathan Janz, author of the The Dark Game. He talked to us about his new book, his inspirations, his writing practices and his advice for being edited! 

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Topics: Flame Tree Press, Q&A, Author Interview, Flame Tree Press Authors

FLAME TREE PRESS | April Releases | Ramsey Campbell Q&A

Posted by Matteo Middlemiss

This week marks the launch of three new titles for Flame Tree Press. We have brand new horror from Jonathan Janz and his book The Dark Game. We also have an amazing new novel from P.D. Cacek with Second Lives so make sure to look out for Q&As with both of those authors this week! Today we are looking at The Hungry Moon from Ramsey Campbell, a new to Flame Tree horror novel. Check out what Ramsey thinks of the book, why he writes horror and how he responds to people that say there's too much horror in the world already!

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Topics: Q&A, Author Interview, Flame Tree Press Authors

Film Review: Pet Sematary

Posted by Matteo Middlemiss

Pet Sematary is a story that needs little introduction. If you know the book, and know the story, you already know what’s coming and it’s more about how the filmmakers execute it. If you don’t know what’s coming then the less you know going in, the better. Filled with every kind of horror you could want, Pet Sematary makes an incredible basis for a horror film and has earned itself the title of the book that scared Stephen King the most when writing it. For years Pet Sematary was an incredible book with a really middling film adaptation, but with the wave of great King adaptations in recent times, there was hope that this film might live up to the book.

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Topics: Film Review

FLAME TREE PRESS | March Releases | Upcoming Releases

Posted by Matteo Middlemiss

Today we are looking ahead to our upcoming releases. Over the next two months we'll have amazing new scifi novels, some excellent new horror and a few brilliant new to Flame Tree titles too! We've got some absolutely great titles coming up and we can't wait to share them with you!

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Topics: Flame Tree Press, Flame Tree Press Titles

FLAME TREE PRESS | March Releases | Brian Kirk Q&A

Posted by Matteo Middlemiss

By the time you finish this book, it’ll be too late. He’ll have found you. Will have been watching you for days, weeks. And everything you read, every unspeakable horror that happened to the person in this book, will happen to you. There’s no going back, you ignored the warnings. Now it’s your turn to find out the legend is true.

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Topics: Flame Tree Press, Q&A, Flame Tree Press Authors

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