Being a writer and somewhat of a hermit I was having a conversation in 140 characters with a friend from twitter, you know the sort of thing that has to be spread over ten tiny little bubbles of text. Anyway, the gist of it was that I described myself in less than glowing terms as a scribbler. This might be something to do with being British as it’s one of our few admirable traits – that of belittling ourselves. This friend of the internet kindly said that I was nothing of the sort.

I suggested that maybe I’m more of a modern pulp writer, I propose even an e-pulp writer. Maybe I should copyright that quickly. Though I will hasten to add that I am nowhere near the heights of the masters.

Now, this moniker of pulp writer is in no way disparaging and I hate to hear the great pulp writers spoken of in derogatory terms. I have always been a big fan. There was and is very few who write such excellent dark fantasy as Robert E Howard did in the thirties, or likewise Lovecraft did in the realms of horror.

Only a writer can understand the work involved to knock out thirty-thousand word tales of such quality, week in week out. It was their bread and butter, so they sat down in front of clunky old typewriters and tapped away.

Pulp writers of the world past and present I salute you.

If you want to check out some of these works I suggest you start with Robert E Howard’s Conan tales – Beyond the Black River and The Frost Giant’s Daughter. Both evince feelings of darkness and loneliness in the wilderness excellently.

And thanks to my friends on Twitter for giving me good ideas to write about. You know who you are.

Until next time…

Hunter x

P.s Part 4 of Punished by Demons – Exiled, will be hopefully available tomorrow on Kindle – Sunday 8th November. I will of course keep you updated.


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I originally wrote this for another pen name but quickly realised that I had neither the time nor the requisite energy to promote and market and write for two names all at the same time! Regular readers might notice that it is a more gentle story than they are used to, new readers might wish try something else from my back catalogue and find that much too strong for their tastes. Everything is a gamble I suppose. It might win me new readers or deter older ones.

No matter, sometimes it’s good to just have a change.

Of course it has the same steamy scenes (though gentler), it has romance, it has witches and demons, it has detectives – what is there not too like? You can’t beat a bit of paranormal naughtiness.

I’ve added some Amazon links below should you wish to try it. And remember, us writers sink or swim over good reviews, so if you enjoyed it please let everyone else know.

The Witches of Wolverton

A Very Belated Hello

Oh dear, it seems I am setting out with an apology – not always the best of starts. The delay in the publication of my first post and the actual setting up of this site has been rather long. It all stemmed from a sudden lack of confidence and the almost (almost) throwing away of anything to do with writing at all. Anyway, I commit to carrying on, as without writing there really is nothing else to do.

I promise my next post will not be so long in the coming (pun intended).

Hunter x