All about lingering at damyanti’s

It’s coming up to the end of October, to Halloween and all things ghostly and lingering. What better time to share some scary good tips about writing haunted house stories, gleaned from the best haunted house classics.

Turning 64 – 3 changes, 2 wishes and 1 question

Tunring 65, contemplating dementia and wishing for a better more seeing Singapore

Writers I read: In conversation with Dr. Stephen Carver, scholar and author

Dr. Stephen Carver with everything you want to know about Gothic, Horror and Asian-Gothic

Afghanistan – Again the heart bones break (2)

TThe headlines say it all. ‘The Taliban has entered Kabul’ ‘The Afghan president has fled’ ‘The US embassy is being evacuated’. As the pictures by Rahmat Gul, AP Photo and the iconic one of the 1975 evacuation from the Saigon US embassy shows, it’s American withdrawal redux. This is what happens when we rely on … Continue reading

Reviews are coming in, but we need more…

Proceeds of The Ash House will be shared with the abused domestic workers shelter at HOME. We’re aiming for 100 reviews or ratings to move our Goodreads visibility up to the next level, and help with sales. While we’re getting up there in little steps, it would be nice if we could go faster. So please… Every little bit helps. Do download a Free Digital ARC and leave us a rating.

The Ash House: Advance Review Copies are here

Ash House, will be released on 15th August. The cover’s been revealed. The advance review copies are ready. Now, all we need is your eyes and time, to help the story venture into the world.

Re-Posting: Yvonne Adhiambo and A God Who Wails and Dances

One can’t help but shout out when all the stars align. A conversation between Erika Koss and a writer I respect, with mention of a book I loved, in a quarterly journal I devour the moment it comes online, then savour again at my leisure when the hardcopy arrives. It would be selfish to keep … Continue reading

Books I Read: All Chinese don’t look alike

Darned good read and thought provoking social commentary.

Books I Read: A Different Kind of Unease

Two chilling books about the exercise of power in an administrative state

‘Do it or I’ll slap your black face!’

Did someone actually say – ‘Do it or I’ll slap your black face!’