“Beneath the Necropolis Railway” Gothic Audio Book

An amazing and talented artist friend of mine surprised me last week by sharing an audio she had recorded and mastered of one of the chapters in my novella, Emmeline, entitled “Beneath the Necropolis Railway”. For those of you who don’t really do the reading thing, you might like to take a listen, I’m still…

London Goth Top Ten #4 “London Below”

Number four on my list is The City of London, below ground. Similar to Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere, London has many secrets that brim beneath the streets, not just the Vampire Bar in Garlic & Shots, or the London Dungeon. The best place to see the real and authentic London Below is in the historic City of London….

World between the Walls, Part 3

And here we are at the end of the road for this adventure, for now. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading it as much as I’ve enjoyed telling it! If you need to start from the beginning, jump back here! World between the walls. J R Manawa. The garden of Eden glistened in the soft, trickling…

World between the walls, Part 2

I’ve had some really beautiful feedback regarding part one of this story, which always makes my heart jump a little with excitement – when I know something I wrote connected with someone who read it, more than just good use of words and good storytelling. I’ve put some of the feedback for you to read…

Au maroc…

Here I am, sitting at breakfast in the friendly Moroccan home of two lovely brothers and their families. This riad is big and old, lovingly converted into a ramshackle boutique bed and breakfast. When I have been here in summer it is crawling with French tourists and people from all walks of life, who wilt…