Guest Post: Simon Critchell, “The Picture”

Hey guys! Please help me welcome a guest post by Simon Critchell. Simon has a book coming out in the Fall from Stitched Smile Publications and we thought it would be cool to start the month of June off with a little sample of his work. Please check out his bio at the end and … Continue reading Guest Post: Simon Critchell, “The Picture”

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Body Bag Betty 001

The smoke danced off the edge of her cigarette which dangled between two long fingers tipped by HellFire red lacquer.  Her eyes were closed, oblivious to the rest of the world as she swayed back and forth. The men stood there in silence. She was thinking. And they knew better than to disturb her when … Continue reading Body Bag Betty 001

Discussion: Word Count VS Word Quality

One of the things I encounter a lot when I'm mentoring, or speaking to new authors, is the question, "What's the average word count for _____?" It's not uncommon for new authors to face this daunting question, then fashion their work according to the rule of "word count". My answer, however, never changes. I tell … Continue reading Discussion: Word Count VS Word Quality

Dusk Warriors, Guest Blog by Emerian Rich

Dusk’s Warriors by Emerian Rich   Heaven has opened up and welcomed the vampires of Night’s Knights into a new reality. As they struggle to find their place in their new world, trouble brews on Earth. Demon servant, Ridge, is causing havoc by gathering up all the souls on Earth that have been touched by … Continue reading Dusk Warriors, Guest Blog by Emerian Rich

Zombies, Night of the Living Dead, and other things that go “bump”

In 1968, an American Independent Horror Film directed by George A. Romero forever scarred audiences with visions of zombies shambling across the silver screen. Who would've known then the "undying" love of these creatures would continue to breathe until present day? One of the best memories of Halloween for me was recreating monsters portrayed on … Continue reading Zombies, Night of the Living Dead, and other things that go “bump”

Women in Horror – I’m Not Bitter, I’m Sexy

Last week we delved into the many reasons why I felt women were a minority in the Horror genre. This week I'd like to continue with Part 2. Why am I starting with this now, when Women in Horror month isn't until February? Oh, it's simple. February, is the shortest month of the year, for … Continue reading Women in Horror – I’m Not Bitter, I’m Sexy

Female Horror Writers (Women in Horror)

Every year in February we celebrate "Women in Horror" and the question comes up about whether there is sexism in the horror genre. In interviews, I get asked if I feel it is harder for women in horror than it is for men. Today, I'd like to discuss this and give my thoughts, and I'd … Continue reading Female Horror Writers (Women in Horror)