I’ve always had a soft spot for droney avant-garde music, and I went through a very big Goth phase when I was a teenager and into my early twenties, and these two came together in my love for this one album by the band Cindytalk.
In the 1980s, when Spellshock and The Witch of Cheyne Heath series is set, homosexuality had technically been decriminalized, but the country was still oppressive toward members of the LGBT community.
A terrifying place where dream, prophecy, and the subconscious intermingle.
When I was a teenager, we lived in the next street over from Portobello Road, home of the famous street market.
The Memphis style of design was very big and avant-garde in the 1980s, and is the perfect external representation of excess for the law of attraction malarkey of Denise Ogilvy and Portia Twill-Quimby’s abundance scam.
My original idea for the title of Book 3 of The Witch of Cheyne Heath was “spellbound,” the title of one of my favorite Siouxsie and the Banshees songs…