31 Days of Halloween… with MICHAEL MARSHALL SMITH

October 27, 2016 The Librarian 0

When I originally cast out the net for horror writers to participate in 31 Days of Halloween, I wasn’t sure what kind of response I was going to get. After all, it’s the busy season for those of us who prefer the darker side of life. Same goes for last weekend, when I put out another call for the few spots that had opened up over the course of the month. In both instances, I ended [READ MORE]

31 Days of Halloween… with NICK MAMATAS

October 26, 2016 The Librarian 0

Today’s 31 Days of Halloween entry is short and sweet, and comes in the form of two quick answers from author/editor Nick Mamatas, the man behind the novels Move Under Ground, The Last Weekend and I Am Providence, as well as several others. If you haven’t sampled Mamatas’ fiction yet, which straddles the genres of horror, sci-fi and fantasy, I recommend starting with the recently released I Am Providence (available from Night Shade Books) and working [READ MORE]

31 Days of Halloween… with ALYS ARDEN

October 25, 2016 The Librarian 0

Alys Arden’s story of breaking onto the writing scene is the stuff that dreams are made of. Travelling a lot for work, she felt she needed a hobby and decided to try her hand at novel writing. She posted an early draft of The Casquette Girls – about a centuries-long conflict between witches and vampires in New Orleans – on Wattpad.com, where it caught fire. And rightly so, it’s a superb young adult novel, thick with [READ MORE]

31 Days of Halloween… with STEPHEN VOLK

October 24, 2016 The Librarian 0

Seven more sleeps till Halloween! Sorry, had to get that out of my system. As we approach the final week of 31 Days of Halloween, it is an immense pleasure to welcome Stephen Volk, “the BAFTA-winning writer of the notorious BBC TV ‘Hallowe’en hoax’ Ghostwatch,” to the Library. Volk’s other screenplays include The Awakening and Ken Russell’s Gothic, and the award-winning ITV drama series Afterlife. While North American audiences are likely to know him primarily from his television and film work mentioned above, he’s [READ MORE]

31 Days of Halloween… with JOHN SKIPP

October 23, 2016 The Librarian 0

Today’s second victim… ummm… I mean 31 Days of Halloween interviewee is author/editor/filmmaker John Skipp. Yes, you could call this an indie film two-fer, but John’s here for much more than just his exploits in movie-making. He’s one of the splatterpunk pioneers, co-authoring a number of gory horror novels with Craig Spector in the late ’80s and early ’90s. More recently, he’s released several books on his own (among them The Long Last Call and Conscience), co-written [READ MORE]

31 Days of Halloween… with LYNNE HANSEN

October 23, 2016 The Librarian 0

You may have noticed that we didn’t have a 31 Days of Halloween yesterday. That’s on me. Out-of-town signing, car trouble, errands, toddler – simply no chance to make it to the computer. Apologies! But hey, it means you get the double the awesomeness today. Starting with our conversation with author, screenwriter, filmmaker and super fabulous advocate for girls who want to make movies, Lynne Hansen. Her short film Chomp just took home another award this [READ MORE]

31 Days of Halloween… with SEPHERA GIRON

October 21, 2016 The Librarian 0

Today I welcome Sèphera Girón, another friend and colleague, into the Library for 31 Days of Halloween. We work together on the Great Lakes Horror Company Podcast (which you can tune in to on iTunes or right here on Library of the Damned) and on other various initiatives for the Ontario Chapter of the Horror Writers Association, of which she’s our chapter head. But most of you probably know Sèphera first and foremost as an author. As her bio [READ MORE]

31 Days of Halloween… with BRIAN J. SHOWERS

October 20, 2016 The Librarian 0

Today the Library is thrilled to welcome another long-time friend and colleague to our 31 Days of Halloween discussions: Brian J. Showers, who just successfully pulled off the inaugural edition of the Dublin Ghost Story Festival. But that’s far from his only achievement, his work in horror literature is plentiful and lauded, as his bio attests: Brian has written short stories, articles, inter­views, and reviews for magazines such as Rue Morgue, Supernatural Tales, Ghosts & [READ MORE]

31 Days of Halloween… with NORMAN PRENTISS

October 19, 2016 The Librarian 0

We’re now into the last 13 days of our first annual 31 Days of Halloween feature. We hope you’ve had fun so far, and added a whole bunch of novels and short stories to your winter reading list. (Because what better way to keep warm than to curl up under the covers with a good – deadly scary – book?) Joining us today is Norman Prentiss, whose book Odd Adventures with your Other Father came up [READ MORE]

31 Days of Halloween… with NICOLE CUSHING

October 18, 2016 The Librarian 0

If you are one of those folks who feels we need more women writing extreme horror (we do!), then you should already be aware of – and reading – the work of Nicole Cushing. Her novel Mr. Suicide took home the Bram Stoker Award this year for Best First Novel. And her other releases have garnered quite a bit of attention as well; they include the Stoker-nominated short story collection The Mirrors and three stand-alone novellas (including the [READ MORE]

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