A Canadian publisher and a British writer are getting on their broomsticks and launching an e-book of poems on a horror and supernatural theme in time for Halloween. Mary Cook of Lincolnshire, England, has compiled the work titled Collywobblers: Perverse Verse for Guys & Ghouls, and InkSpotter Publishing of Nova Scotia, Canada, is proud to make that collection available to the public.
While working as a school groundswoman at Billericay, Mary earned her first break as a writer in 1987 when she entered a fiction competition run by the Essex Chronicle. Her short story "They Eat the Eyes" was the winning entry, earning her the title Essex Chronicle Writer of the Year. The contest was staged by Valentine Card, the local benefactor whom she still remembers with great affection.
This very minor success made her realise horror was her true calling -- but always it had to be leavened with a little humour. She went on to have many articles, poems and short stories accepted by a wide range of publications.