Real-life monsters, Urban Legends

The truth behind the Christmas monster, Krampus

In every legend, there’s an element of truth. So what is the truth behind the anti-Santa, Krampus? For the uninitiated, Krampus is the half-demon, half-goat companion of St Nicholas whose name derives from the German word Krampen, meaning ‘claw’. He bears horns, fur, fangs and a long tongue, and he carries chains, bells and a… Continue reading The truth behind the Christmas monster, Krampus

Books, News, Writing

All 5 books in Christmas series “The East Pudding Chronicles” are available to buy from Amazon

Warning: shameless book plug ahead. (Hey, it's Christmas!) Now that December's here and sleigh bells are jingling, I wanted to tell my loyal readers (including my lovely new followers) about my Christmas-centric book series, The East Pudding Chronicles — in case you're looking for some quirky Christmas reading for your kids! These books, which are beautifully illustrated… Continue reading All 5 books in Christmas series “The East Pudding Chronicles” are available to buy from Amazon