R. H. Dixon (Rachael) is a horror enthusiast who, when not escaping into the fantastical realms of fiction, lives on the northeast coast of England with her husband and their whippet.

When writing, Rachael enjoys exploring the darknesses and weaknesses within the human psyche, while incorporating elements, however subtle, of the supernatural. She loves strong, relatable characters who are flawed and put through their paces.

As well as reading and writing, she enjoys travelling (particularly wildlife-spotting jaunts), visiting spooky places, taking pictures of stuff with her iPhone, stargazing and drinking red wine.

Rachael has been an active member of the Horror Writers Association since 2017.


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  1. Freda Swift

    Hi, Thank you for adding me to your reading room (I hope this is the right page as there were no links on the email I got when I signed up). Have you tried Graham Masterton and Phil Rickman’s earlier books (not his Merrily Watkins). I love Bentley Little books they can be really scary. One of my favourite books is called Mirror by Graham Masterton it was written in the 1980’s, the audio book is really good as well. If I find a really good horror book I always look for an audio version, if the narrator (usually male as they do better voices for both genders) is good it brings the book to life.I look forward to reading more of your books. I have just downloaded Dempsey’s Demons and will be starting it tomorrow. 🙂
    Regards Freda Swift.


    1. Hi Freda! Thanks for the recommendations. I’ve read some of Phil Rickman’s Merrily Watkins series when I used to read a lot of crime fiction, so I’ll definitely check out his earlier books now. I’ll put Mirror by Masterton on my ‘to read’ pile too, as I’ve not read that one. Which is your favourite Bentley Little book? I keep meaning to read The Mailman because it sounds intriguing, have you read that one? Best wishes, Rachael. Oh, and I hope you enjoyed Dempsey’s Demons 🙂


      1. Freda Swift

        Hi Rachael, I did enjoy Dempsey’s Demons, my only grouse was that it wasn’t long enough. I had finished it in under 30 minutes. Bentley Little’s Mailman is good glad he’s not my mailman) but I think my favourite would be The Summoning. I have got all his books but the few audio books he has done are spoiled by the bad narrators. Other books I liked are Johnathan Mayberry’s Ghost Road Blues Trilogy and there was another book I liked called Forsaken by J.D. Barker which came out in January 2015 and was supposed to be part of a trilogy called Shadow Cove but unfortunately he has only written the one book up to now. There doesn’t seem to be many horror/supernatural books on the market at the moment (none that I have not read) so if you have any suggestions I would be grateful. Between reading and listening to books I seam to have run out. Best wishes Freda


      2. Excellent, I’ll put those books on my ‘to read’ list thanks! Best wishes, Rachael


  2. Adam Klarić

    Hi Rachael,

    Just finished emergence and loved it, will definitely be looking at your other books 🙂 I don’t know if you have read Father of lies by Sarah England? Such a great trilogy! I much prefer the dark atmospheric horror stories rather than gruesome ones. Anything with occult themes as well 🙂 keep up the good work.

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    1. Hi Adam,

      Dark and atmospheric is my favourite type of horror too. Can’t beat a bit of subtle, creeping dread 🙂 I’ve not yet read Sarah England’s trilogy, but they are on my ‘to read’ list. I’m currently reading The Fisherman by John Langan and so far I’m loving it.

      I’m pleased to hear you enjoyed Emergence! My latest book, Cribbins, will be out in May, all going well. It’s a dark ghost story that’s based in the same town as Emergence 🙂

      Best wishes,


      1. Adam Klarić

        Oh nice, will keep an eye out for Cribbins and have a look at the fisherman, so many books, so little time. Happy writing 🙂


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  3. Hello, I’m always impressed with writers who can keep writing, especially in relationships (not always the best reviewers of some dark thoughts) and work and the busy hurly-burly of the day in general.


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  4. Alan Toner

    I have just discovered you and your work through Amazon. I too am a published horror writer, and lifelong fan of horrorn movies and books. I have signed up to your Reading Room. I have ordered your first novel Emergence. Love your website. Keep up the good work.

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    1. Thanks Alan. I hope that you enjoy Emergence 🙂


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