Having a Badtime at the Manchester Gothic Festival

Thursday, 19 October 2017

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On Saturday, October 28th Carl and I will be at the Manchester Gothic Festival which is being held in the old Cornerhouse building (70 Oxford Street). The festival is from 9am until 7pm and has a LOT of talks going on so if you’re interested in gothic literature / culture / style then it’s certainly worth calling in for.

But of course there’s an even better reason - US!

We are being given…

Scary times in the 3rd Attic!

Monday, 9 October 2017

Of late I have come to realise that I don’t allow myself the pleasure of reading enough. There’s always an internal pressure to “do” something. This isn’t particularly healthy or beneficial to staying creative. So over the past month or two I’ve made more of any effort to stop and read. As a result some of my reading has had me drifting off into other lanes where I find myself planning new projects…

Notes from the (dusty) 3rd Attic!

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

For weeks I’ve heard nothing but muffled groans, so many that upon occasion I have almost lifted myself out of this nest of hair and tic-tacs to reach for the spade. But then the noises quiet down and I remember that I have cake to eat.

It’s fair to say that the campaign to fun Badtime Stories has been moribund of late. New supporters are finding their way to us but all the advice from fellow Unbounders…

A note from the 3rd Attic!

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Whilst the crowdfunding campaign has been a little quiet of late, it hasn’t been far from my mind. I’ve done two things since we last gathered together here: I have completed the first draft of stories - that’s fifty-one, each around the 500 word mark. I know more about the world of Jacob and Jacob than I did six months ago, and I feel their worries as I lay my head each night upon the collection…

A note from the 3rd Attic!

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

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First to whisper that Carl and I are very grateful to Nick Campbell for this fantastic (and highly controversial) interview.


Second to whisper news that the stories are almost complete. When I was approached after writing just a handful, I didn’t think I had fifty stories in me. Time, and the cruel use of torture…

A note from the 3rd Attic!

Sunday, 21 May 2017

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We have reached 19% of our funding target and it's closing in on 20%. I think that’s ok. It’s difficult to judge. All I know is that I’m having to learn a lot of new skills on the hoof here.

One thing I do know, however, is that I love writing these odd little stories. Ever since I was approached with the idea of turning them into a book I’ve been pondering over questions and the more this…

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