Emma ‘Peach’ Berry is a qualified hair and make up artist by day and weaver of gothic fiction by night. Peach has written stories and poetry, particularly in the paranormal genre, since she was very young. Her fascination with ghost stories started at a very early age, when she would save up her pocket money to buy books about the paranormal and conduct ghost hunts at her primary school with unwilling fellow schoolmates at the supposedly-haunted ‘Treetops’ house. She cites the work of Susan Hill, Stephen King and James Herbert as some of her biggest writing influences, though it doesn’t hurt to be a die-hard heavy metal fan too!
‘A Bag of Souls’ is Peach’s first collection of short stories, though she has several half-finished novels to finish and a whole wealth of creepy characters to introduce.
Peach hails from the wilds of Somerset originally, but now resides in Nottingham with her daughter Daisy. When she isn’t writing books or making up faces, Peach is a keen reader, dressmaker, collector of vintage and macabre treasures, drinker of gin and avid gig-goer.
A great writer puts you there...'Im there!' fabulous creative writing totally enjoying, I also think the way Peach Berry has structured it is epic......look forward to more books from this talented lady.
This is an excellent set of short stories, all extremely well written, so descriptive and atmospheric all the way through.
I would really recommend this book, if you like your stories creepy, and I can't wait to read more from this talented new author!
I loved reading this book of short stories. It took me back to past days of reading horror stories, and reminded me how great, imaginative writing brings scary tales to life. The author cleverly writes in different styles appropriate to the variety of eras and I found the use of written letters to weave the narrative in the first story to be particularly engaging.
Really good well written short stories! Excellent for curling up with on a cold winter's night; some great imagery and sinister tales (coming from someone who has read a plethora of horror stories in the past!). Looking forward to the next book!!