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

News, Writing

Christmas is nothing to do with Jesus… The final book in “The East Pudding Chronicles” is released

Evening all! As you know, in addition to writing about history's biggest mysteries and conspiracies each week — and working on the Million Eyes Trilogy and the Million Eyes Short Stories — I've been writing a series of children's books for the last five years called The East Pudding Chronicles. I've just released the fifth and final book in the series, The First… Continue reading Christmas is nothing to do with Jesus… The final book in “The East Pudding Chronicles” is released