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Fabulous prizes to be unearthed

There are some awesome prizes to win at our Mummy Knows Best ebook launch party

Main UK only prize:-
Our ‘Mummy’s Night In’ box open to UK mainland customers only includes;
* Our Mini Mummy Mascot – a cuddly orange mini mummy
* A golden chiffon bag of mixed Ferrero Rocher
* A paperback copy of The Vanishing Throne by Elizabeth May (@Gollancz) with bookmark
* A gold feather brooch (costume jewellery)
* A luxurious cedar and amber candle
* A tin of mulled wine flavour tea from Whittards

Other prizes

Amazon Voucher $10 or £10
Triple chilli powder pack
Mummy Knows Best paperback
Weird Ales ebook trilogy
EF Schraeder is giving away Hunger Tree – her poetry collection
I’m giving away a signed copy of Parlour Tricks


To win the above box buy Mummy Knows Best ebook before midnight 2nd Feb

The ebook link is here at a special launch price of 99p

Wrap Party

Following on from the print launch of Mummy Knows Best at the back end of last year, the e-book is going live at the end of this month, with a Facebook Launch Party happening on Friday 2nd February (19:00-21:00) to coincide with the release.

Several of the authors involved (including myself) will be attending the party to chat, answer questions and give away some funky prizes as well, so if you’re at a loose end on the first Friday night in February, why not pop along and see what’s hidden away beneath all those bandages.

You can find the Party page below or by running a Facebook search for ‘Mummy Knows Best’:-






UPDATE (2018-01-25):

The link to the ebook buy page is now live over at Amazon, available at the bargain price of £0.99 / $1.38 at the moment. Anyone purchasing the ebook between now and the FB Launch on Friday 2nd Feb will automatically be entered into the draw for a chance to win one of the fabulous prizes being given out at the party.

The 13 Tales of Terror Pick a Chapter Contest

skellie-spaco-2Those spooky folks over at do love a good competition, and for the entertainment portion of their Halloween 2016 festivities this year, they’re treating you to a reading from their anthology, Shadow People and Cursed Objects: 13 Tales of Terror Based on True Stories…or are they?, which included my story, ‘Murder For Dummies‘.

Entrants are asked to pick which one of the thirteen stories they’d like to hear read over Facebook Live on October 31st, and will automatically be entered into a draw to win the below prize pack:-

  • A complimentary copy of SPACO (your choice of Kindle or paperback)
  • A $10 Amazon gift card
  • A Haunt Jaunts pen

The competition is open until October 30, 2016 11:59 p.m. Central (US), and you find all the details here.



Well the votes are all in and looks like Murder For Dummies won the Pick a Chapter contest over at HauntJaunts Halloween Party last night with a sizeable margin.

Big thanks to all of you who voted.

For those interested, and to find out if you win the prize draw (for those who voted), tune into Haunt Jaunts Facebook live feed this evening (Monday 31st October) at 7pm GMT to hear the winning stories being read out, followed by the prize draw.


Competition Time!

Following on from last month’s free paperback/kindle giveaway with every newsletter sign-up on the Haunt Jaunts website, I’ve got 5 copies of the Shadow People & Cursed Objects anthology up for grabs as part of a competition this month.

To be in with a chance of getting your hands on the paperback version of the anthology, simply email me via the ‘Contact Me‘ tab (found at the top right hand side of this webpage) with the word COMPETITION at the beginning of your message, along with your answer to the following question:-

dead of night



Michael Redgrave played an unbalanced ventriloquist who believes his dummy is really alive in which classic 1945 British anthology horror film?



Please remember to include both your name and email, so that you can be contacted, should you win.

The competition closes at midnight on the night of Sunday 10th April, and winners will be notified the following day, after I draw 5 names from a perfectly ordinary, uncursed hat.

UPDATE: Deadline extended to Saturday 30th April due to total administrative cock-up. See related post.