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]

Read the first chapter of Alys Arden’s THE ROMEO CATCHERS on Wattpad

March 20, 2017 The Librarian 0

It’s no secret that we’re big fans of Alys Arden’s debut novel The Casquette Girls, a witches vs. vampires showdown in Storm-ravaged streets of New Orleans. The follow-up, The Romeo Catchers, is due in bookstores this May from Skyscape, but for those who just can’t wait to dip their toes back into this fantastical world, last week Alys posted the first chapter of the new book to Wattpad. Click here to read. And if you [READ MORE]

Listen to the Great Lakes Horror Company’s WOMEN IN HORROR MONTH Special

February 28, 2017 The Librarian 0

While the Library needed to close its doors in recent weeks for some physical renovations (hence the lack of updates), it’s time to shine some light in on the gloom once more. On this final day of February, as the 8th annual Women in Horror Month draws to a close, the GREAT LAKES HORROR COMPANY podcast is sneaking in under the wire with a special episode. Tune in below – or on iTunes (as soon [READ MORE]

2016 Bram Stoker Awards Preliminary Ballot Announced

January 20, 2017 The Librarian 2

The Horror Writers Association has announced the Preliminary Ballot for the 2016 Bram Stoker Awards, which will be handed out at this year’s StokerCon (April 27-30 in Long Beach, California). Even if you are not a voting member of the HWA, this list is always interesting because it allows one to seek out horror stories from the previous calendar year that they might have missed. So without further delay, the list: Superior Achievement in a Novel Fenn, [READ MORE]

Get Your First Peek at M.R. Carey’s THE BOY ON THE BRIDGE

January 17, 2017 The Librarian 0

There are few things we’re more excited about here at the Library than the upcoming release of Mike Carey’s prequel to his 2014 novel The Girl With All the Gifts (which is also now a damned fine film – you can read more about that in Rue Morgue’s Jan/Feb 2017 cover story written by yours truly). But today we got our first look at the cover of The Boy on the Bridge (out May 2 [READ MORE]

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