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]

31 Days of Halloween… with STEPHEN JONES

October 31, 2016 The Librarian 0

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! It’s finally the best day of the year. We hope you’re all decked out in your spookiest costumes and ready for lots and lots of candy. Here to celebrate it with us, and to conclude our special 31 Days of Halloween launch month feature, is critically acclaimed, world-renowned horror editor/writer Stephen Jones. Based in London, England, Jones is a Hugo Award nominee, three-time World Fantasy Award winner, three-time International Horror Guild Award winner, [READ MORE]

31 Days of Halloween… with JEMIAH JEFFERSON

October 30, 2016 The Librarian 0

And now for today’s second victim… um… sorry… I mean, guest. I first discovered Jemiah Jefferson and her work roughly ten years ago; she writes vampire books and needless to say I have a huge soft spot for bloodsuckers. Seriously, I can’t get enough of them. Ever. While Jemiah hasn’t been quite as prolific in recent years, her Voice of Blood series (Voice of the Blood, Wounds, Fiend and A Drop of Scarlet) remains well worth tracking down. [READ MORE]

31 Days of Halloween… with NATE SOUTHARD

October 30, 2016 The Librarian 0

We have another double-installment Sunday coming your way today as we head into our final three 31 Days of Halloween interviews. First up, I’m happy to welcome Nate Southard to the Library. His presence here is especially fitting since he wrote a scene that would be on my own top ten list of unnerving reads (the slow, agonizing loss of illumination in This Little Light of Mine, while hungry monsters wait in the shadows, creeping [READ MORE]

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