Scares That Care – A Guest Blog Takeover by Jay Wilburn

Happy to be on D. Alxander Ward’s blog. I appreciate him hosting me. There were many great writers that got their start on this blog. I believe Earnest Hemmingway guest blogged here once from Havana. Lovecraft guest blogged here many times until he offended too many people and was banned. Bukowski once wrote a blog post here that was just the F word repeated...

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Review: The Visible Filth

The Visible Filth by Nathan Ballingrud My rating: 4 of 5 stars I thoroughly enjoyed this novella from Nathan Ballingrud. There was a lot to love here. For me, the best writing is the kind that can be, in turns, brutally simple and achingly eloquent. Ballingrud pulls it off very well. There were some parts here that really had me so engrossed...

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Review: Disintegration: A Windy City Dark Mystery

Disintegration: A Windy City Dark Mystery by Richard Thomas My rating: 5 of 5 stars Richard Thomas’s novel, DISINTEGRATION, is a harrowing glimpse into a dark and desolate underworld that is threaded through our very own everyday lives and yet is always at the periphery of our vision. Set in Chicago and its environs, it is a study in how...

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Big-ass Blog Update: New Anthologies, WHC and HWA, New Novel and W.I.P.s

It’s been a while since I posted to this blog. In my defense, I have been very busy. Which means I have a few things to touch on here. Included in this post: Shadows Over Main Street 2, World Horror Con and Stoker Awards, my new position with the HWA, Doug and I at work on a new anthology called GUTTED. Also, another novel coming out from me soon(ish) and...

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Review: Bird Box

Bird Box by Josh Malerman My rating: 5 of 5 stars In what was a gloriously quick read, Josh Malerman’s engrossing debut novel manages to do what many novels attempt to do but fail. It makes you forget that you are reading it. At least it did for me. There’s so much right about this book that you just need to go pick it up already....

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Review: The Boy Who Drew Monsters

The Boy Who Drew Monsters by Keith Donohue My rating: 5 of 5 stars Simply put, I adored this book. There’s just no denying it. I am a sucker for good old fashioned literary horror. And in THE BOY WHO DREW MONSTERS, Keith Donohue delivers. It is a wonderfully atmospheric book. Dark and dreamy, with all the melancholy charm of a morning...

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