I'm a writer based in Newcastle upon Tyne. I write fiction (fantasy, supernatural mysteries, Gothic horror and Westerns) and I blog about weird myths, folklore, and all things curious or bizarre. The odder the better! I've written stories for as long as I can remember, and learned to type on my mum's old manual typewriter. Keeping it old skool. I've had several stories included in a range of anthologies, including Suspended in … More about About Icy Sedgwick
Alongside cats and broomsticks, carved pumpkins have become synonymous with Halloween. Making a jack o’ lantern is no longer related to the important job of protecting hearth and home. Instead, people compete to make the scariest or most artistic lantern. Seriously, check out some amazing carved pumpkin art on Pinterest.
The church bell stopped tolling two days ago. Mother thought it meant that the distemper had left us, and would plague our city no more. Father thought that the churches had become overwhelmed, and we would be left to rot in vast pits sunk into rotten ground. Father was right – even now, I can […]
Setting up your own author website isn’t as difficult as it used to be. Back in the day, you either hired a web designer, or you threw together something in Geocities and hoped for the best. Even a few years ago, websites were something relatively inaccessible. But not anymore. You don’t actually need a specialist […]