Gavin Wilson


A reader of far too many books for his own good, Gavin has a sneaking suspicion that all the words his brain has been forced to ingest in the past are now leaking back out in the form of various works of fiction. This has resulted in a somewhat varied writing style as the author tends to write whatever pops into his head, regardless of genre.

Gavin tends to write short stories of a fantastical nature, often crossing genres and mixing fantasy, horror and science fiction. Having grown up (sort of) reading works by such noted authors as Sir Terry Pratchett, Arthur C Clarke, Larry Niven, Neil Gaiman, JRR Tolkein, Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov, Stephen King, Bernard Cornwell and many others, he is heavily influenced by stories that hover on the edge of reality or history.

Many of his tales are heavily influenced by growing up in rural south-west England where old tales whisper from the shadows and streetlights are rare.

Where to find Gavin Wilson online


A Gift in the Dark - Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 3,150. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
A short story based on Cornish mining legend, and including in my compilation of the same name. There are things in the darkness that you cannot see, unless they want to be seen. A miner's descent into the earth begins a descent into madness, history and legend. When will it end?
A Gift in the Dark
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 36,220. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
A Gift in the Dark is a compilation of short works, predominantly written in the Paranormal, Fantasy and Horror genres. Many of the stories are based around old Westcountry myths and legends. Other works include a story about hell’s own gameshow, a re-write of an old fairy tale, a drabble, death appearing as an unwelcome guest at a wedding, and stories of imps, trolls, sprites and a teddy bear

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cornish    cornwall    dark    darkness    death    drabble    fantasy    horror    imps    knockers    legend    mining    myth    myths and legends    one shot    oneshot    oneshots    paranormal    pixies    pizkies    short stories    short story    tin    troll    urban fantasy    weird fantasy    weird horror    westcountry   

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Smashwords book reviews by Gavin Wilson

  • Dieselpunk ePulp Showcase on March 20, 2013

    A grand collection of dieselpunk inspired stories that really encapsulate the era and ideals of dieslpunk. If you like early to mid 20th century history but spun off in a slightly differnt direction, then this is for you. Neatly and compellingly written, the tales are well researched, cleverly put together and intriguingly different. Each of the authors who has added a story to the collection brings a different style, all of them wonderful. A grand melange of history, pulp, alt. history, thriller, science fiction, gritty action and humour, the authors have produced a dieselpunkfest guaranteed to delight fans of the genre. Four grand stories pit the age of jazz, the private dick, Sam Spade, and the tommy gun toting mean streets of America's tough cities against alternative history and the authors varied and wonderful imaginations. Nanobots and fedoras, androids and jewish bakeries, bullet-proof women and hired muscle, Model T Fords and dystopian alternative futures, it's a veritable festival of dieselpunk. Great characters, great scenarios, great dialogue and great writing, all punked. What more could you ask for?