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6 Scary Stories to Haunt Your Waking Hours

               By now, we can all generally acknowledge that, along with films, horror is in the midst of another boom. (A Renaissance if you will). Even outside of the month of October fans and general audiences alike are hungry for horror and gaga for the Gothic in ways they haven’t quite been since the 70s… Continue reading 6 Scary Stories to Haunt Your Waking Hours

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From the Shelves: Women in Horror 2021

            We can generally agree that it’s all well and good to provide “best of”, “top”, and “authors you should know” lists whenever we’re trying to draw attention to a particular group of writers. Often, these lists are fairly inclusive and, as time goes on, more names get added and people come more in the… Continue reading From the Shelves: Women in Horror 2021

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My Favorite Books of 2020

            I didn’t read many books in 2020. Some of this may be because of post-MFA burnout, and some of it may be due to the mental fatigue of dealing with a pandemic. I started a lot of books—didn’t finish them. I read plenty of fan fiction; it is easier to delve into familiar worlds… Continue reading My Favorite Books of 2020

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My Favorite Books of 2019

    I read 40 books of various sizes, shapes, and genres, but, for the sake of brevity, I’m only going to pick my favorites for this end of year recap. To keep it simple, I’ve come up with some rules: One book per genre. The book need not be published in 2018, but did… Continue reading My Favorite Books of 2019

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Slasher Girls & Monster Boys edited by April Genevieve Tucholke

Young adult horror is a unique genre that has to be both more mature than Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark but less intense than a Stephen King novel. It can’t talk down to its readers, but it can’t alienate them by ignoring their own fears. Being a teenager is terrifying enough, throw in… Continue reading Slasher Girls & Monster Boys edited by April Genevieve Tucholke