Tentacle Quill Book Banter

Weekly writing discussions from two queer self published authors. Every week we discuss one book and a related writing subject. Join us as we fumble through books and cat interruptions.

Ducky is a self-published author writing under the pen name D.H. Dhaenens. She has five books to her name and has just finished her master's degree in creative writing at Queen Mary University of London.

Claire does a bit of everything. From over 15 years in videogames, seven plays and several self published comics to web comics. When she isn't in VR, skating or running TTRPGS, she is up to mischief.

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Lockhart Mansion By D.H. DHAENENS

Fashionable Comedic Supernatural Horror Novel

Uni is hard enough, imagine having to deal with ghouls and ghosts at the same time. Not to mention that someone bought your dream dress before you could even get your credit card out…

A female-fronted, unique look into a fashion subculture with a supernatural twist. Three students move into a haunted house, will their friendship survive mysterious hauntings and auction snipers?

George, Valiant and Ramona met each other through lolita fashion. When it came to university, it was a no-brainer for the three of them to move in together. But as they navigate meets and keep up with their lectures, unexpected secrets come to light.

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Can you rise up and be a hero
even when you’ve lived among criminals all your life?

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Vade Mecum series By D.H. DHAENENS

Magic recently returned to the modern world. For now only few people have an inkling of how it works. One of them is the world's leading magical researcher Atze Furcifer, but he'd prefer you leave him a voicemail so he can continue ignoring you...

Join the grumpy mage on his quest to get a hot cup of tea and avoid another nasty adventure.

Furcifer's Pride

The world’s leading magic researcher returns to civilisation after years lost in the wilderness with a bag full of research and pocket full of attitude to annoy his dean and stumble back into the lecture room.

Asa's Blessing

Magic empowers, protects and improves lives. Some knowledge is so dark and troubling, it should remain buried six feet under.

Kaoru's Chaos

It’s not like it’s the end of the world, maybe just the magic. Will it be a little green man from another world or government oversight?

Pipe Null series By Claire Blackshaw

Collections of slice of life doodles documenting and proving the old saying, "Truth is Stranger than Fiction". Removing the names to protect the innocent, guilty and outright bizarre. We hope these let you glimpse into fresh perspectives.

Game Dev | NULL

This is a collection of true accounts, washed and anonymised for you, a cathartic telling from me and my friends in the industry. I’ve tried to balance the humorous absurd with the dark. In my development doodles I hope to show you not the day to day but the unusual moments.