How Scary is Richard III???

Guest blog post by a co-author of The Box Under The Bed, Joanne R Larner 


author Joanne R. Larner

When Dan had the idea to write a compilation of short stories by a lot of different authors,

I at first thought the genre (horror/scary) wouldn’t suit my style

since at the moment I am writing about (some might say obsessed with) Richard III and the Wars of the Roses.

But then I remembered a story I had written several years ago, one of the very first things I wrote on the subject of Richard, which did have a ‘horror’ theme.

With Dan’s encouragement (and he’s very good at that!) I sought it out

and realised that it would need some tweaking to be up to scratch – I have learned a lot since I wrote it.

So I re-edited it, changing a lot, adding a bit and making it more (I hope) gripping. It is based on the true happenings surrounding Richard’s last heroic battle and the shameful aftermath of his defeat.

My main character, William Stanley, who was a traitor to Richard, was later executed by Henry Tudor, the man he put on the throne, although his thoughts at the time are my own invention, of course.

I have thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and learned some new things

including how the ‘comments’ section of Word documents is used, new marketing strategies and the value of teamwork.

I have made some new friends and particularly enjoyed the ‘job’ of proof-reading others’ work.

If you are wondering whether to join in on any future similar projects,


You won’t regret it!

– Joanne R Larner 


Thank you, Joanne, for your contributions to the anthology and the blog. You flatter me! Your story helps round out the book in an amazing way!

Gang, it was a blast working with such amazing talents like Joanne R Larner on this scary anthology.

Check out Joanne’s other works HERE,

and check out the Box Under The Bed right now!

Published by Dan Alatorre AUTHOR

International bestselling author Dan Alatorre has 17 titles published in over a dozen languages. From Romance in Poggibonsi to action and adventure in the sci-fi thriller The Navigators, to comedies like Night Of The Colonoscopy: A Horror Story (Sort Of) and the heartwarming and humorous anecdotes about parenting in the popular Savvy Stories series, his knack for surprising audiences and making you laugh or cry - or hang onto the edge of your seat - has been enjoyed by audiences around the world. And you are guaranteed to get a page turner every time. “That’s my style,” Dan says. “Grab you on page one and then send you on a roller coaster ride, regardless of the story or genre.” Readers agree, making his string of #1 bestsellers popular across the globe. He will make you chuckle or shed tears, sometimes on the same page. His novels always contain twists and turns, and his nonfiction will stay in your heart forever. Dan resides in the Tampa area with his wife and daughter. You can find him blogging away almost every day on www.DanAlatorre or watch his hilarious YouTube show every week Writers Off Task With Friends. Dan’s marketing book 25 eBook Marketing Tips You Wish You Knew has been a valuable tool for new authors (it’s free if you subscribe to his newsletter) and his dedication to helping other authors is evident in his helpful blog.

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