I’m often asked where I get my ideas for my dark fantasy tales, and the answer is simple – myths and folklore. History is packed with fascinating – and disturbing – fireside accounts of death, betrayal, evil and trickery.

In Bitter Harvest , which appears in Tyche Books’ Ride The Moon anthology, I took what is seen as an amusing watery legend of the Wiltshire Moonrakers and gave it a profoundly sinister twist.