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I love autumn. It's by far my favourite season of the year. There is something about autumn that fills me with a real creative energy; a promise of luxury and sensory indulgence. It's a time to slow down and embrace the internal both physically and spiritually.
Autumn creates a rich environment for imagination; mists, darkness, rain all add to that sense of mystery - and amongst all the death, a final blooming beauty; a bright burning of reds and oranges and golds, evoking the idea of the fire from which the phoenix will once again rise.
It's the time that the earth seems to offer up so much, making us feel plentiful and blessed. A time when both the nights and the family draw in - shutting the door against the cold.
Autumn legitimately allows for hours and hours of reading time, snuggled under blankets with mugs of honeyed creamy coffee, jumpers and cuddles.
Autumn is also home to one of my favourite celebrations of the year, Halloween. In our house we're not afraid to make this pretty much a month long celebration of life and death, of nature's perpetual power, of the cycle of all things - and of course, it's an excuse to dress up, party and embrace that darker side of ourselves.
As an author, I often find that my writing reflects this season. For years I have been quietly involved with the Horror writing scene, although I've never really considered myself a Horror writer, despite the fact that I have had several horror stories published and that many of my YA paranormal romances veer to the darker side.
This autumn season I am indulging in the world of Victorian London with my paranormal Dreadpunk serial, 'Beautiful Freaks', which I am only 2 episodes from concluding, after which I shall be finishing 'Devilry' the third book of the series 'The Meadowsweet Chronicles', and then hopefully NaNoWriMo will ensure that I complete 'The Crow Man' by first adult psychological horror which I have already spent two NaNoWriMos completing: this will be the year that it is finished LOL.
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In the meantime, if you want to step into my autumn gothic indulgences and snuggle up with my imagination on your sofa, I have put my two darkest novels on 99p / 82p promotion for Kindle. You can find them at my Amazon Author Page.