Here on my blog, Fiona discusses which books and films have influenced her work over the years, my influences will appear on her blog very soon... take it away Fiona:
I remember being a child of no more than seven when I picked up a horror novel called The Babysitter by author RL Stine. It was my first taste of horror in literature, and I was immediately engrossed in the dark world the author so cleverly created. It was, of course, might lighter than the more adult content I later read (it was a children’s story), but it planted a seed that grew over time, a morbid fascination of horror.
Here I am going to talk about some of my favourite horror books, particularly those which I feel have shaped my own writing. It has been said that to write well, you must read a lot, and without the following novels, I genuinely feel I wouldn’t have crafted some of the stories I have written over the years. These stories –and their authors – are the masters I admire and learn from.
Susan Hill’s The Woman In Black
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