Ken Preston, Writing in the Shadows

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What is Writing in the Shadows?

Is it a website? A newsletter? An ever evolving collection of short stories? Is it autobiographical? Can you listen to it as well as read it? Does it have the power to kill you?

The answer to all of those questions is yes. Except for that last one, which is yes but only if you ask it to, and only in a story.

Hello and welcome, my name is Ken Preston, and I am a novelist and short story writer.

I write in many different genres including horror, thriller, young adult, and romance.

Here are some of my books.

Joe Coffin Books 1-6

The Joe Coffin horror series. Gangsters versus vampires in Birmingham, UK.

Book covers for Ms Vengeance 1 and 2

The Ms Vengeance thriller series.

Four young adult books

The Young Adult books. Dinosaurs, demons, pirates, and vampires!

Seven romance books by Ken Preston

Romance books by Ken Preston

And I teach creative writing, both online and in-person, and in schools and colleges.

Ken Preston on World Book Day with teachers dressed as the Wicked Witch of the West and Mary Poppins

Ken Preston at Shireland Collegiate Academy on World Book Day, with the Wicked Witch of the West and Mary Poppins

As you can see, I love writing, not only novels but short stories and flash fiction too.

But what is Writing in the Shadows about?

It's a place for me to play, with words, with form and genre, to shake myself up and create something different. It's also a place for me to delve into my life, and to explore some of those darker corners.

The shadows.

Want to join me in the shadows?

I'd be delighted to have you along. A journey into the darkness and the unknown is much better with a loyal companion by your side.

And you have options!

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But there's more!

Take out a paid membership to Writing in the Shadows and you will get the following:

  • New stories, flash fiction, and updates on my books delivered straight to your inbox
  • Access to everything on the website, locked in the archive for paying members only.
  • Let me murder you in a story, (but only with your permission, obviously).
  • A free ebook of every new novel I publish from the start of your membership.
  • Free postage on paperbacks and hardbacks in my shop (UK and USA only at this point).
  • Join the community and comment on the stories, (but please be nice).
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See you on the other side, in the shadows.

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