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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REVIEW: Dark Homages II by HR Arswyd

A collection of “weird tales” in the tradition of Lovecraft, Aickman, etc. with contemporary influencing including Moore, and Lansdale.   Let me just begin by saying, in this collection of five stories you will get a variety of stories ranging from ethnic influence as well as style influence. I love HR Arswyd's range in story … Continue reading REVIEW: Dark Homages II by HR Arswyd

REVIEW: BirdBox, Josh Malerman

Written with the narrative tension of The Road and the exquisite terror of classic Stephen King, Bird Boxis a propulsive, edge-of-your-seat horror thriller, set in an apocalyptic near-future world—a masterpiece of suspense from the brilliantly imaginative Josh Malerman. Something is out there . . . Something terrifying that must not be seen. One glimpse and a person is … Continue reading REVIEW: BirdBox, Josh Malerman

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

The Unfleshed: Tale of the Autopsic Bride

http://www.unfleshed.com #amreading #amwriting #horror #womeninhorror #Halloween #Giveaway Young Morrigan, the daughter of a local aristocrat, is full of innocence and life. Angus Wulfe is an eccentric and devious doctor who stalks her while he cultivates a plan to win her affection. Their two worlds collide in a grisly twist of fate when the Plague arrives … Continue reading The Unfleshed: Tale of the Autopsic Bride

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

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