Interview: Nicky Peacock – author of Bad Blood

Fab interview with Nicky Peacock, writer of London-based vampire vs zombie novel ‘Bad Blood’.

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Nicky Peacock is a British author living in the UK and has had short stories published/ being published in five countries: UK, USA, Canada, Ireland and Australia. She writes horror, paranormal romance and supernatural YA fiction. She’s also dabbled in Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Paranormal Noir, Urban Fantasy and Dystopia. Most of her work is available through Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk. She runs a local writers’ group called Creative Minds  and you can get in touch with her through the website or on her facebook page and also on Library Thing  and Twitter. Her first sole author book ‘Bad Blood’ is available through Noble & Young and is reviewed on the Haunted Eyeball here. She’s a proud member of the UK’s Society of Authors. Catch up with Nicky and her work on her Blog

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Interview: Nicky Peacock – author of Bad Blood

Interview: Wendy Potocki – Author of The Man With The Blue Hat

Author interviee Haunted Eyeball exclusive, Wendy Potocki explains how she wrote the eerie Man with the Blue Hat

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Wendy Potocki lives and writes in NYC. If that isn’t scary enough, she writes in the genre of horror. She feels creating good horror is an art form. She religiously devotes herself to pursuing it over hill and dale — and in the crevices of her keyboard.

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Interview: Wendy Potocki – Author of The Man With The Blue Hat

19 Things Successful People Do on Social Media – via Forbes

Nice and well worth remembering when trying to make a mark in social media. Be yourself. Only, like, better…strongly agree with what Jan writes here.

Jan Moran's Smart & Stylish: Ideas to enrich your lifestyle

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Social media is an important tool for entrepreneurs, author-preneurs, and corporate folks alike. It’s been reported that 69% of adults use social mediaNow, more than ever, it’s important to understand the keys for success.

How do you build a brand and develop a following? Like face-to-face social interactions, social media interactions are also improved by being genuine, by speaking to the individual. In writing, the reader/audience has to fall in love with the protagonist. In the business I founded, I used to tell my team that we wanted our clients to fall in love with us and our service. Answer the phone with a smile, because people can hear happiness. Care. Be authentic.

We’re all individuals, and we each have a special way of sharing our message. For example, I like the quick interactions on Twitter, I like sharing news from my Triberr friends. Facebook and Pinterest are growing…

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19 Things Successful People Do on Social Media – via Forbes

Monster Mondays: Freddy Krueger

Don’t have Nightmares – Monster Monday on the Eyeball is all about Freddy!

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One, Two, Freddy’s coming for you,
Three, Four, Better lock your door
Five, Six, grab your crucifix,
Seven, Eight, better stay up late,
Nine, Ten, Never sleep again….

That eerie rhyme remains emblazoned on our inner ear for good reason. It’s ingenious. Capturing everything wrong about dreams, warning even people who haven’t seen it what it’s about. Nightmare on Elm Street was an inescapable rite of passage for children of the 1980s and Freddy Kreuger’s shadow still draws a long, irregularly scratching line into our collective unawareness.

Freddy has lurked in the inner lives of 1980s kids since we first heard stories about his movies in the classroom. The Eyeball remembers listening to them with fascinated horror during ‘wet playtime’ (not nearly as much fun as it sounds), while we read Eagle comics in the corner. We strongly remember a nine year old boy with access to far too many…

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Monster Mondays: Freddy Krueger

KICKSTARTER SUNDAY: Darkk Storage by Shay Morgan-Brook

Support a fun, short horror film being made for almost no cash. Funding video is short but very sweet. Enjoy 🙂

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Darkk Storage by Shay Morgan Brook

Find Dark Storage on Twitter and Facebook.

Funding Deadline: 16th June 2013
Funding Goal: $3,500
What is it?: Short horror film
Why does the Eyeball love it and want to have its freaky kids?
Fantastic trailer and nails the scariest thing about those creepy storage locker spaces.

Welcome to a new, hopefully regular, feature on the Eyeball where we focus on some of the most interesting horror and weird-themed projects we’ve found on Kickstarter. This Sunday we start with Darkk Storage:

Darkk Storage” is a bone chilling horror about Julie, a beautiful woman that discovers her fiance is cheating on her just after getting fired from her job. As the day couldn’t get any worse, (or so she thinks) she unloads her life into a storage facility, hoping that will help her move on with her pathetic life. The storage…

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KICKSTARTER SUNDAY: Darkk Storage by Shay Morgan-Brook

Interview: Horror & YA Author Brian Rowe

Author Interview with Brian Rowe!

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Brian Rowe is a writing fiend, book devotee, film fanatic, and constant dreamer. He’s written nine novels, dozens of short stories, five feature-length screenplays, and hundreds of film articles and essays. He is one half of the blog Story Carnivores, where he reviews the latest in books and film. He is currently pursuing his MA in English at the University of Nevada, Reno, and is hard at work on his next novel. You can also visit his Website or find him on Twitter@mrbrianrowe.

Haunted Eyeball: Welcome to the Haunted Eyeball, Brian! We’re very happy to have you here today and we really enjoyed reading your horror novel Townhouse.

Brian Rowe: Thank you for having me today!

INSPIRATIONS

HE: Let’s get started right at the beginning, Brian. Tell us, which authors did you enjoy while you were growing up?

BR: My favourite author growing up was Stephen…

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Monster Mondays: Gmork (Neverending Story 1984)

Monster Monday focuses on the scurge of Fantasia, the terrifying wolf ‘Gmork’ from the Neverending Story!

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We at the Eyeball strongly believe that the films we watch as children can scar us for life. Now, The Neverending Story (1984) is a case in point. Made in the less patronising end of the early 1980s, when little was sugar-coated, it has plenty of cool monsters to choose from, but one in particular stands-out for its nightmare inducing moments. 

SPOILERS

For instance, the events in Fantasia open with the weird group of hobgoblin, racing snail, and a rock giant – who are actually quite sweet, but their demise later on is heart-breaking. Then the horse drowns in a swamp. Graphically. Then a creepy turtle the size of a hill maliciously sneezes the heroic Atreyu into the disgustingly sticky swamp, and coats him in grimy snot. Repeatedly. Also, a man in a suit of armour get crispy fried by bare breasted giant female statues who can see…

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Monster Mondays: Gmork (Neverending Story 1984)