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Rayne Hall writes horror and fantasy fiction. She is the author of over forty books in different genres and under different pen names, published by twelve publishers in six countries, translated into several languages. Her short stories have been published in magazines, e-zines and anthologies.
Recent books, currently published in e-book format, include:
"Storm Dancer" (dark epic fantasy novel)
"The Colour of Dishonour. Stories from the Storm Dancer World"
"Six Scary Tales Vol. 1, 2, 3, 4" (creepy, atmospheric horror stories)
"Writing Fight Scenes" (practical instructions for writers)
"Writing Scary Scenes" (practical instructions for writers)
"The Word-Loss Diet" (self-editing for authors)
"Writing About Villains" (practical instructions for authors)
"Writing About Magic" (practical instructions for writers)
"Six Quirky Tales Vol. 1" (humorous fantasy stories)
"Six Historical Tales Vol. 1"
"Six Historical Tales Vol. 2"
"13 British Horror Stories"
Storm Dancer is also available in paperback.
She is the editor of the Ten Tales anthologies: "Bites: Ten Tales of Vampires"
"Scared: Ten Tales of Horror"
"Haunted: Ten Tales of Ghosts"
"Cutlass: Ten Tales of Pirates"
"Beltane: Ten Tales of Witchcraft"
"Spells: Ten Tales of Magic"
"Undead: Ten Tales of Zombies"
"Seers: Ten Tales of Clairvoyance"
with more titles coming soon.
To view short exciting trailers of some of these books, go to http://pinterest.com/raynehallauthor/rayne-hall-s-book-trailers/
After living in Germany, Mongolia, China and Nepal, she has settled in a small Victorian seaside town in southern England.
Rayne holds a college degree in publishing management and a masters degree in creative writing. Over three decades, she has worked in the publishing industry as a trainee, investigative journalist, feature writer, magazine editor, page designer,production editor, concept editor for non-fiction book series, anthology editor, editorial consultant and more. Outside publishing, she worked as a museum guide, apple picker, tarot reader, adult education teacher, trade fair hostess, translator and belly dancer.
Rayne also teaches online classes for writers. Topics include Writing Fight Scenes, Writing Scary Scenes, Writing Short Stories, Creating Great Villains, Tightening your Writing Style, and more.
The next class is in September: "Writing Short Stories to Promote Your Novel"
The author portrait is by the artist Fawnheart.
on Feb. 03, 2012 :
I read Six Scary Tales, Volume 2, in one evening curled up by the fire. This speaks well for this compilation because we all know it's easy to read a short story or two and put it down 'until later.'
This anthology has something for everyone - vampires, ghosts, and a story reminiscent of Hitchcock's The Birds. My two favorites were Scruples with an unexpected twist at the end and Black Karma, because of my unconditional love of dogs and my personal interest in karma and reincarnation.
The stories are suspenseful and gripping, but without intense horror or gore. Check out this book along with Six Scary Tales Volume 1, you'll be glad you did.
(reviewed long after purchase)