World Poetry Day

It’s World Poetry Day today and, in tribute to this, and given the current circumstances, the following is my contribution which seems rather apt. For more poems and short stories, see my anthologies: First Words and Unzipped: The Mind of a Madman. Corona From China, Covid-19 its name, Travelled west, and here it came. Affecting…

The Deeper Roots of Evil – Now Available

The Deeper Roots of Evil is the astonishing sequel to David E. Gates’ first horror novel, The Roots of Evil. Eric Barber investigates his father’s legacy, uncovering devastating family secrets and a malevolent force that haunts the village of Ropely. A force that seeks to destroy, in horrific, bloody and violent ways, his friends and all…

My Mother & The Medium wins Short Story Competition

My short story, My Mother & The Medium, has won the Christmas ghost story competition in The News (local Portsmouth Newspaper). “It was the story which stopped editor Mark Waldron in his tracks and sent a tingle down his spine..” they said. The short story originally appeared as part of David E. Gates’ second anthology…