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]

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]

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]

31 Days of Halloween… with MARIA ALEXANDER

October 7, 2016 The Librarian 0

It’s Friday! And it didn’t slip by on me this week. Since it’s always kind of dark here in the Library, the days have a tendency to blur together – I know, I know, get out more, stop getting lost in all the books. But, but, the to-be-read pile, so hulking, so threatening to crush me… Anyway, speaking of Friday and books, it’s also that day of the week where folks on social media (okay, Twitter mostly) [READ MORE]