What first attracted you to horror writing?
My Mother, E.M. Weale, was a historical novelist in the 1930s. She always encouraged me to write.
That depends on my readers. My personal favourite is The Pony Riders.
What are you working on now?
I am a journalist with weekly deadlines. There is a new novel almost ready to go. Fiction, though, has to be written in my spare time and I don’t get much of that!
Who do you admire in the horror world?
R. Lionel Fanthorpe and several pre-war writers.
Do you prefer all out gore or psychological chills?
I like horror to be fun and to be laced with humour. I don’t like psychological horror although I have written it. Unleash the crabs and let’s all have a laugh! I always prefer short novels – 50,000 words max.
Why should people read your work?
Because it’s fun. First and foremost my policy is to entertain.
Recommend a book
The Fu- Manchu series by Sax Rohmer. They are all so good that I find it difficult to recommend any specific one out of the 13. Each one was a best seller.