Read an excerpt from Maria Alexander’s SNOWED

December 7, 2016 The Librarian 0

If you like to keep your reading list seasonal, Maria Alexander’s Christmas-themed YA dark fantasy novel Snowed should be on your radar. Released last month from Raw Dog Screaming Press, it tells the tale of robotics whiz Charity and the strange new foster kid her mother brings home, who will soon challenge everything she knows and believes – and put her and her friends in a world of danger. All in all, it’s a wonderful revisionist take [READ MORE]

Watch: THE NAUGHTY LIST trailer, adapted from the short story by Brian Keene

December 5, 2016 The Librarian 1

It’s only December 5, but if you are already sick of all the cutesy, saccharine sentimentality of the holiday season, let’s turn that around right now. Yesterday we got our first peak at The Naughty List, a short film written and directed by Paul Campion (The Devil’s Rock), based on the short story by Brian Keene. The film’s IMDb page is still a bit elusive when it comes to how and when you might get [READ MORE]

Colour Krampus this holiday season with CREEPY CHRISTMAS

December 2, 2016 The Librarian 0

Hello, ghoulish boys and girls. Is Christmas just a little too sweet for your fangs? Want to put a bit more bite into your holidays? Well, if you are a colouring book fan, Creepy Christmas: A Merry Macabre Coloring Book, the latest offering from British artist Mister Sam Shearon (Heavy Metal, Fortean Times), will give you good reason to look forward to the gifting season. Better still, the 166-page book (available on Amazon from Vesuvian Books) [READ MORE]

Cover Reveal: ALYS ARDEN’s The Romeo Catchers

November 22, 2016 The Librarian 0

Here at the Library we’re huge fans of Alys Arden’s atmospheric, New Orleans-set, YA, vampire-vs.-witches novel The Casquette Girls, so it’s a pleasure to be able to participate in the cover reveal for the book’s sequel, The Romeo Catchers. The second book in the trilogy drops on May 23, 2017 from Skyscape. Behold… More about The Romeo Catchers: Is blood thicker than magic in La Nouvelle-Orléans? Tormented by the fate she condemned her mother to, and by [READ MORE]

Today Only: Get Mark Matthews’ MILK-BLOOD for free on Amazon!

November 18, 2016 The Librarian 0

Right now and for the rest of today – November 18 – you can snag yourself a copy of Mark Matthews’ MILK-BLOOD: A TALE OF URBAN HORROR for free on Amazon. It’s all a bit of a happy accident, Matthews’ confesses on social media, noting that he “forget to turn off the promotion on KDP, and decided to let it ride.” The book, which The Horror Bookshelf describes as “incredibly powerful” is about ten-year-old Lilly, who [READ MORE]

5 For Frightening: LINDSEY CLARKE on writing horror for Hollywood on Wattpad

November 16, 2016 The Librarian 2

Here in the Library we’re not just interested in horror stories, we’re interested in how horror stories are discovered, consumed and disseminated, and how those three things are evolving as we progress further and further into the 21st century. After all, horror stories have been with us since the dawn of man and will likely stay with us all the way through to the end times, it’s just how we share them that has changed. [READ MORE]

John Palisano’s ALL THAT WITHERS debuts with book trailer

November 15, 2016 The Librarian 0

Bram Stoker Award-winning writer John Palisano’s first short story collection, ALL THAT WITHERS, launches today. Better still, it’s got a spiffy new book trailer to help introduce it to the world. Check it out below. Does it make you want to know more about the book? Well, here’s the official word from the publisher’s website: Bram Stoker Award winner John Palisano’s first collection, All That Withers, the stories range from Lovecraftian musings to terrifying explorations of [READ MORE]

Wattpad.com and TNT want your horror stories!

November 9, 2016 The Librarian 0

It’s an interesting time in the writing/publishing industry, given that the timeworn practices of the traditional major houses are being challenged by innovations of the indies and the upstarts, the drive of D.I.Y., and the expansive media-crossing visions of various multimedia and tech companies. Other things, it seems, remain an inevitability, such as a writing contests – even if the stakes are now very 21st century. Enter online fiction giant Wattpad.com’s latest story contest, held [READ MORE]

HELL’S BOUNTY Limited Edition Hardcover available now!

November 4, 2016 The Librarian 0

Attn: Joe R. Lansdale fans and completists. Short, Scary Tales Publications has opened up orders for it’s signed, limited hardcover edition of Hell’s Bounty (by Lansdale and his brother John L. Lansdale, and featuring cover art by Ben Baldwin). This hand-numbered edition will be limited to 200 copies worldwide and includes the complete Hell’s Bounty screenplay by Joe R. Lansdale & John L. Lansdale and a four-colour laminated dust jacket, and is printed on acid-free paper. [READ MORE]

Great Lakes Horror Company in conversation with LISA MORTON

November 2, 2016 The Librarian 0

Did you know that the earliest Jack-O-Lanterns were actually turnips? Or that the love affair between horror and Hallowe’en is a recent invention? Or that the cult classic 1978 film that made masked killer Michael Myers into a legend of horror was originally called The Babysitter Murders? On this special edition of the Great Lakes Horror Company (“where we believe every day is Hallowe’en”), HWA President, author and Hallowe’en expert Lisa Morton speaks about her areas [READ MORE]

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