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Video: The History Of Halloween – Halloween Traditions Explained

Video: The History Of Halloween – Halloween Traditions Explained

The history of Halloween is long and complex but here’s a video sharing a lot of information in a short six minute presentation. The video brings a lot of known information together with some lesser-known details such as the fascinating legend of Stingy Jack. Treat the video is a broad overlook of the Halloween origins which will lead you to to further research of your own. It’s intriguing stuff! Video: The History Of Halloween – Halloween Traditions Explained Video Credit:…

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The Mysterious ‘27 Club’ and the White Lighters

The Mysterious ‘27 Club’ and the White Lighters

‘Live fast, die young.” That’s the philosophy followed by many in the entertainment business. More than one or two hard-living stars have died young but have you heard about the famous but mysterious 27 Club? Also, what has the 27 Club got to do with white lighters? Is the club a lie? Is it a conspiracy? Is there a supernatural link? Is it simply coincidence? You decide. What is the 27 Club?The 27 Club’s is a cultural phenomenon with a…

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Media Section

Media Section

We’ve added a brand new section to the website – the media section. The media section will be a repository of exclusive Colin Lawson related audio, video and images. At the moment only the video area of the media section is populated with a very small amount of content but when further media is created it will appear in the relevant area – whether it be audio, videos or images. Sometimes reading isn’t enough so if this is the case…

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Public Libraries & COVID – My fear for the future.

Public Libraries & COVID – My fear for the future.

We’ve all feared for the future of public libraries in the past following the cutting of already meagre budgets that funded public libraries and their services followed by devastating closures. Then there was the proliferation of the electronic publications and online resources for readers which many saw as a serious threat to the physical printed word in the form of books and newspapers. It now seems that the death knell for the public libraries we all know and love could…

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The Colin Lawson Author Facebook Page

The Colin Lawson Author Facebook Page

Social media is an important part of getting the latest information out there. At the moment, Facebook is the number one source many people access to find information they need. With this in mind the official Colin Lawson Books author page is designed to provide fun and factual information for Facebook users, horror fans, readers and writers, as well as the latest news from Colin Lawson. It’s not purely a way to sell product like many other Facebook pages out…

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Video: Stephen King, His Books, and Their Origins at Lisner Audiotorium

Video: Stephen King, His Books, and Their Origins at Lisner Audiotorium

If you’re looking for help with anything, on any subject, it’s always best to seek out the advice of an expert, some who can demonstrate their expertise. So, if you need help with writing horror who do you seek out? Who better than the master of horror, Stephen King? How about an hour and twenty minutes of pure gold from a writing genius? Are you up to it? Here it is and you’ll love what King has to say. How…

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When Horror Movies Affected The Psyche of Society

When Horror Movies Affected The Psyche of Society

A good movie can entertain and stay with you for a while. A great movie/movie scene can change the way you and the rest of society think forever. Here are a few examples of when that happened:- Swimming in the sea/Sharks – Jaws (1975) Ever since the release of the movie Jaws many swimmers have entered the water and immediately heard the dreaded music that heralded the approach of the shark in the Spielberg classic, half expecting an ominous shadow…

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5 Dean Koontz Books Not To Miss

5 Dean Koontz Books Not To Miss

Here I present my favourite five books from Dean Koontz. As always, these are my personal choices made from books I have personally read and enjoyed: I know not everyone will agree with my choices but that’s what makes reading books such a personal experience. “Dean Koontz is an American author. His novels are broadly described as suspense thrillers, but also frequently incorporate elements of horror, fantasy, science fiction, mystery, and satire.Many of his books have appeared on The New…

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5 Reasons People Love Reading Horror Stories

5 Reasons People Love Reading Horror Stories

Ever since man sat around the campfire tucking into roast Mammoth burgers we’ve shared frightening tales of terror and dread for the enjoyment of our peers. So why is it that humans feel the need to hear tales that may unsettle, repulse and revolt? The reasons may be many but here’s a list of five big reasons I can think of:- 1 – Survival. Like most forms of horror such as stories, video games and movies, the human animal feels…

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The Typo Goblin

The Typo Goblin

I am the Typo Goblin, my heart is made of flint, My role in life is simply this: to keep you out of print. I sneak into your manuscript and do my fiendish work, Adding errors guaranteed to make you look a berk. And then I cast the ‘Careless’ spell: you say, ‘Ah, what the heck!’ And pop your script into the post without that final check. At length some hapless editor receives your golden wit, And after reading fifty…

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