Sunday School: Two Lessons from Stoker Award-Winning Authors

July 2, 2017 Crystal Bourque 0

This year’s Stoker Award ceremony was held in Long Beach, California aboard the Queen Mary—one of the world’s most haunted ships. During the ceremony, horror author, Tom Deady received the Superior Achievement in a First Novel for Haven and, “word slinger”, Maria Alexander received the Superior Achievement in a Young Adult novel for, Snowed. We highly recommend that you check out both of these authors and their books! In the meantime, Tom and Maria were [READ MORE]

Listen Now: GLHC Pride Month Bonus Ep. Pt 1, w/Michael Rowe

June 21, 2017 The Librarian 0

In this special Pride Month edition of the GLHC podcast, Andrew Robertson interviews queer horror writer and celebrated journalist Michael Rowe. The two discuss his most recent novels Enter, Night and Wildfell, Clive Barker, Christopher Rice, Anne Rice’s universe, homophobia and growing up queer in the ’70s and ’80s, and horror’s efforts to find legitimacy in the literary world. An award-winning journalist, and literary nonfiction writer, Michael is the author of Writing Below the Belt, [READ MORE]

Maria Alexander and Tom Deady visit the GLHC podcast

June 14, 2017 The Librarian 1

For our second annual Bram Stoker Awards Special we’ve cornered two of this year’s big winners – Tom Deady (Superior Achievement in a First Novel for Haven) and Maria Alexander (Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel for Snowed) – to discuss their books, their inspirations, and more. In the first half of the episode, interviewer Jason White investigates the story behind Haven in a candid conversation with Deady [Facebook, Twitter], while the latter part [READ MORE]

SUNDAY SCHOOL: Lessons Learned from Rejection

May 28, 2017 Crystal Bourque 0

On our most recent podcast episode, Sephera Giron, Andrew Robertson, Julianne Snow and Dannen Hawes sat down to chat about every writer’s worst nightmare: rejection. While the discussion revealed all kinds of great tips on how to deal with rejection, things got really interesting when the panel addressed their favourite rejection letter/experience. The consensus remained clear: getting rejected sucks, but each writer survived and even learned a thing or two (or three) from the experience [READ MORE]

Talking REJECTION LETTERS on the Great Lakes Horror Company

May 14, 2017 The Librarian 0

This month we’re pulling back the veil on writing life with an episode on rejection letters. Every writer gets ’em, every editor has to send ’em out. Find out from our panel of experts, including Sephera Giron, Julianne Snow, Danann Hawes and Andrew Robertson (editor of the Group Hex volumes), what you should and shouldn’t do when someone says “Thanks, but no thanks” to your story. Also, hear the crazy rejection statistics behind some of [READ MORE]

Sex and Slaughter on the GLHC podcast? Tune in now!

April 13, 2017 The Librarian 0

The GREAT LAKES HORROR COMPANY podcast is back from its re-structuring hiatus with some new faces and a new monthly schedule (with occasional bonus episodes). It’s also now an official Library of the Damned production. The recent changes see show creator Andrew Robertson taking a leave from the podcast to focus on the Group Hex series of horror anthologies. Sephera Giron has filled the vacancy and joins Monica S. Kuebler as co-producer of the show, and [READ MORE]

2017: The Year of King? THE MIST TV series trailer debuts

April 12, 2017 The Librarian 0

It’s 2017 but Stephen King properties are as hot now as they were back in the 1980s. With the much-anticipated feature film adaptations of The Dark Tower and IT dropping in August and September of this year, respectively, and several new book announcements from the author himself, King’s work is experiencing something of a second renaissance (though he’s never really been out of the mainstream spotlight during the course of his lengthy and prolific career). Of course, [READ MORE]

NOTES FROM THE WEB: Sleeping Beauties, Tim Lebbon, and more!

March 30, 2017 The Librarian 0

Welcome to our first edition of Notes From the Web, a summary of cool/interesting/noteworthy stuff happening online in the world of horror. Not everything can be a full blog post, after all! * * * SLEEPING BEAUTIES Excerpt and Cover Reveal Over at Entertainment Weekly, you can read an excerpt from the upcoming collaboration between Stephen King and his son Owen. The plot of the novel is described on Amazon as: “In a future so real [READ MORE]

The IT trailer arrives… and the Librarian reminisces

March 29, 2017 The Librarian 0

IT holds a dear spot in my heart, and when I say that I mean both Stephen King’s epic, sprawling 1986 novel and the 1990 TV miniseries. I discovered the book around age thirteen, at the height of my adolescent Stephen King obsession (I read his entire oeuvre up until that point in a period of slightly under two years). The telefilm hit the airwaves the year after. I don’t remember how I convinced my dad to let [READ MORE]

Five for Frightening: J. Daniel Stone on BLOOD KISS

March 23, 2017 The Librarian 0

As promised in the March/April 2017 edition of Rue Morgue magazine in which I spotlighted J. Daniel Stone’s Blood Kiss (available now from Villipede Publications), here’s the tie-in author interview to take you even deeper between the covers of this startling and edgy read. Magic lies in both creation and destruction in Blood Kiss, which sees an underground artist and a spoken word poet come together in more ways than one to exorcise the demons  of [READ MORE]

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