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Iain Grant welcomes you to Castleton

The locations in which stories take place are important. Many of the stories Heide and I write take place in very specific and real locations. In our Clovenhoof series of books, the action takes place in Sutton Coldfield and you

Ramsey Campbell welcomes you to Merseyside

Merseyside has been my inspiration for more than fifty years. Actual sites have produced ghosts and worse for me to tell the world about. In the fifties and indeed up to the late seventies whole inner city areas were derelict,

Rosanne Rabinowitz welcomes you to North Lambeth

In The London Adventure Arthur Machen referred to the vast area south of the Thames as “unshapen”, “behind the scenes of the universe”, “shapeless, unmeaning, dreary, dismal beyond words”. Yet there are plenty of adventures to be found in my

Karl Drinkwater welcomes you to Bardsey Island (Ynys Enlli)

I write in multiple genres: literary/contemporary, sci-fi, and horror/suspense. When I planned my first horror book I wanted to write something with a fast pace, a tight grip on the reader, something they wouldn’t want to put down. I remember

Emma Pullar welcomes you to Trafalgar Square and St Paul’s Cathedral

I was born in South East London and after going on many school trips to Central London – visiting spooky museums and old buildings – it felt like the right place to base my horror stories. My short story, London’s

James Brogden welcomes you to Old Hunstanton

My chosen location would be Doggerland – the drowned mesolithic landscape underneath the North Sea which once linked Britain with the Netherlands – although for the practical purposes of a map I’d say Old Hunstanton. Just a bit further along

Eric Ian Steele welcomes you to Tameside

Tameside lies between Manchester, Cheshire, and Derbyshire and can only be defined by what it is not. It is not a suburb of Manchester, although it is in Greater Manchester. Nor is it part of Cheshire, despite what some residents

Adrian Chamberlin welcomes you to Cambridge

No stranger to supernatural horror, Cambridge is home to the ghost stories of MR James (famously read to his students at King’s College on Christmas Eve) and Jonathan Aycliffe (most notably Naomi’s Room). The medieval, Gothic architecture of the older

R.H. Dixon welcomes you to Horden

Horden is an ex-mining village on the northeast coast of England, in County Durham. It’s where I grew up. Throughout my childhood, Horden’s beach and dene were my playground and its history and local anecdotes fed my imagination. There’s a

Marion Grace Woolley welcomes you to Clearwell

The Forest of Dean is dragon country, where myth and legend play among the trees. My novel, Lucid, explores the connection between our own dreams and nightmares, and entheogenic drugs such as ayahuasca and MDMA. The story is spread across