Author: J.M. Shorney

Inspiration and the Creative Pen | In the Spotlight Guest Post

Inspiration and the Creative Pen | In the Spotlight Guest Post

Inspiration and the Creative Pen by J.M. Shorney So much inspires my writing. A small column in a Sunday newspaper inspired an entire book; the wife of a Greek restaurant owner had an affair. The woman’s husband was so infuriated by this that he ordered someone to throw acid into the man’s face. Although he had had several operations, he remained disfigured. Naturally I created new characters and a story that saw a young musician hired to play in a seedy nightclub, owned by a gangster. When the young man falls for the gangster’s girlfriend, the gangster hires someone to throw acid in the musician’s face. Watching a documentary on street gangs recently was the inspiration for my latest novel Promise Her Anything in which a street gang kidnaps an MP’s wife. The whole street gang culture holds quite a fascination for me as a writer. My fascination also encapsulates Highgate Cemetery. There is something infinitely vampiric surrounding this old Victorian cemetery, which I’ve featured it in two of my novels All Of them Vampires! and Night Of All Evil. In Night Of All Evil, a coven of witches gather there in order to resurrect their dead leader on All […]

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