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I have loved ghost stories from a very early age and by the time I was nine or ten years old I was scaring my brothers with bedtime stories of my own! I always wrote other stories but only really showed my brothers as I was too shy and worried that people would laugh. I was delighted to find creative writing an escape from daily life in my teens. I would often use my artistic skills to illustrate and even create cartoon strips of my stories. However, for many years my pleasure in art and storytelling was mainly shared with close relatives and lovers. I worked for both big soft drinks companies of certain colas and at Westminster, which meant that I have been lucky enough to travel all around the world, which does inform some of my stories, however most of my stories are based in Wales, which is my home country and the place I love best. I lived in Thailand for many years where I worked at Rayong University, teaching Business English. I learned to speak, read and write Thai and to cook their delicious food and to perform their unique massage. The culture of Thailand also sparked my art and writing like never before and I sold my art to clients in Thailand, Japan and the USA. When I returned to Wales I had a successful exhibition of surrealist art called “Genius? Genius!” and I decided to take a course in Art, Design and Illustration which lead to a Batchelor of Arts with honours in General Illustration. This was followed by an ignition of my passion for art and writing again and I began to write and paint with abandon. I was invited to exhibit at New Designers 2012, the most prestigious and largest illustration exhibition in Europe. I was very proud of this and my work received good attention, I even signed autographs, which felt surreal.! A few years ago, I met author David Owain Hughes (Look him up!) and he introduced me to Ravenwood Publishers and the lovely Kitty. It still took a huge nagging session from my Mother Rose and my husband Damian to make me offer up my stories for publication. To tell the truth I had forgotten about sending the stories out at all. So, when I received the email from Kitty offering publication I almost gave Damian a heart attack with the noise I made. When I told him and my Mother they almost deafened me right back! Imagine my delight when I found that other people liked my stories. I sometime wonder where all these dark, spooky and kinky stories come from, I am just glad that they do come to me I hope that you will enjoy my stories and check in with me now and again. I will put up descriptions of my stories and maybe even excerpts of them, I will share my own artwork for characters in my books on my blog at and also keep you up on gossip and future publications. I really hope we will become friends and then I want to thrill and scare you all to death Mwaahaha Love to you all Paul Bridgeman.



When You Walk By Night

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Take a walk with me to the end of your street, where the lampposts end and the darkness hides dancing, skipping horrors. Waiting for us are a Copy-cat killer who picks the wrong guy to copy. A strange epidemic that is not quite what it seems and has consequences for us all. An ancient Djiin who trades in souls and loves a twist in his deals. A girl plagued by nymphomania who is going through some deep changes. An exclusive, high class brothel with an interesting charging policy. Inter-dimensional horror on a human farm. A collector of cursed books and Objet D’Art, with a very nosey wife. A group of flatmates terrorised by a possessing spirit with murderous intentions and a sweet girl who would do anything for love. Oh! And Vampires. I can see them now. Come on, take my hand they are getting impatient. . . 




What people are saying...

"Paul Bridgeman’s ‘When You Walk By Night,’ is not your typical horror collection. That is you won’t find cookie cutter killers and disfigured monsters typical to the genre nor will you sense that there is something lurking just out of sight waiting to consume the innocent. Bridgeman’s focus is more akin to an episode of the Twilight Zone than it is to Internet gifs that go from serene to insane featuring a yellow eyed, red-tongued screaming witch/zombie.

For lack of a better description, Paul Bridgeman is elegant. Not necessarily for his refusal to water down his British accent, because he doesn’t (Cheers mate!). Nor is it for his pleasurable, winding passages that allow the reader to truly understand his protagonist’s thinking processes. However, I’m particularly impressed by what I can only romanticize after reading these stories as weird, yet beautiful , happy endings. Regardless the experience of becoming some other being, of losing ones individuality or morality or freedom to alien masters, Bridgeman somehow is able to spin these quintessential disasters into hope for a more evolved human race.

Aside from the good storytelling and delightfully weird outcomes, Bridgeman’s use of dialogue is wonderful. When his characters speak, you cannot help but believe them. The conversational tone and excellent use of vulgarity sell the reputation of the characters he has created.

Overall, Bridgeman has a strong method by which he tells his particular brand of story. Although occasionally dry, I found his reliability on present day circumstances refreshing and his regular first-person perspectives a treat. If someday Netflix or Amazon Prime were streaming a ‘When You Walk By Night’ based on the stories of Paul Bridgeman, I truly would not be surprised."

- Joe Schwartz


  • Title:When You Walk By Night
  • Author: Paul Bridgeman
  • Genre: Dark Horror/Dark Fantasy
  • Length: 214 pages
  • Release Date: September 2017
  • ISBN-13: 978-1974477982
  • Imprint: Dark Serpent

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