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Spirits of the Dead – Character Insight

I was recently asked who my favourite character is from Spirits of the Dead. It is always hard to pick a favourite character that I have written about. Part of the fun in writing, is coming up with lovable or evil characters! If I write well, I hope to enjoy each and...

November Newsletter – Amazing Giveaway!

Well, with the Christopher Daring rush of madness now settling into a more normal routine I thought it was time to give some love to my other books. That is why I am excited to say that I am participating in another Book Hub giveaway! Book Hub are offering readers a...

Spirits of the Dead – My Inspiration

My initial inspiration for this book came from a real ghostly building in my local town. The high street here contains many preserved buildings dating as far back as the 14th century so it has many old and unusual locations. One foggy morning, at 3am, I was out...

October Newsletter – Spooktacular News

BOOK SIGNING Another month is hurtling along… and with my birthday only days away, they seem to pass faster every year! Well, I thought I’d update you on the last month or so. As you can imagine, it is quite a promotional period of time. You would not believe the...

August Newsletter – SECOND GIVEAWAY!

Hello everyone, Thank you all so much for the amazing response to last months Spirits of the Dead giveaway. It was so large I increased the giveaway from 5 copies to 10! As promised I am now doing a giveaway for the second Christopher Daring Adventure: The Forest of...

Christopher Daring Insights

Christopher Daring Sweets Writing an adventure series had been on my mind since I was around 14 or 15 years old. By the time I was 17 the first real adventure story was finally forming in my head as I would take my dog Brandy around a particular park in Hertfordshire,...

July Newsletter – BIG GIVEAWAY!

Hello everyone, I told you to keep your eyes peeled for exciting Christopher Daring news and I am pleased to tell you it is already happening. My first giveaway begins today! In celebration of ‘The Spirits of The Dead’ eBook being completely ready I am giving away...

Signs, Symbols & Mystic Codes

The Coat of Arms for James Bond Signs, symbols and mystic codes have always fascinated me. They also appear to be more popular now than they ever were. The brilliant writer Dan Brown is a doyen of such, and effortlessly weaves them into his exciting thrillers. Even...

June Newsletter

Here we are at the end of June…somehow! With Summer well on its way so is the Christopher Daring series. Book 1, The Spirits of The Dead is now a wrap and is with the formatter! Book 2, The Forest of Riddles is coming along, it recently came back from the editor and I...

May Newsletter

Hello,  Well another month has gone by, and so it is time for an update!  My big news is that both of my novellas Time for Obsession and One Winter’s Day in June made the grade in a recent competition.  I entered them into ScreenCraft’s short story contest....

The Audio Evolution

I see that audio books are becoming quite in vogue these days. I myself get though at least one audio book a month using Amazon’s Audible App. And I can get thoroughly lost with both a great story and, equally as important, an excellent narrator.  I recently listened...

April Newsletter

The Christopher Daring Adventures The Christopher Daring adventures have been getting a lot of love this year. Book 1 – The Spirits of the Dead has recently been completed! With a lot of hard work from myself and a group of hardworking people I think we now have a...

Why and How I Research

I have often been asked where I get all my ideas from, how I manage to compile the research or even where I look? I guess like any writer, I have a basic plan or story in mind to begin with. Then I allow the environments and characters to blossom on their own to some...

March Newsletter

I have been in recent talks with some interesting parapsychologists, as my story ‘One Winter’s Day in June’ caught their eye. For those of you that are not familiar with this short book, it is based on the true story of a five-year-old boy with a disturbing past life...

February Newsletter

I have a lot happening with the Christopher Daring series and so I thought I would tell you all about it.​ Originally I wrote two short Christopher Daring stories: The Ghostly Penny Farthing and The Golden Pocket Watch (these are currently available on Amazon). I then...

Starting my blog

I have finally decided to start a blog! I have wondered if I should for a while, and I have now taken the plunge. My name is Stephen J Willis and I am an author of short stories, novellas and novels covering a range of genres.  I sat and thought and pondered, what are...