Tag Archives: horror

On the Shelf: Books to Read in the New House

I read a bunch of pro reading the past few weeks, and am currently meandering my way through a book on writing business plans, but this past week of reading consisted of books for pleasure crammed in between setting up promotions for Stories We Tell After Midnight 2, and making progress on Winter Run. Continue reading

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On the Shelf: Reading for Fun

This past weekend, the walls finally started to close in just a little too tightly in the RV… So, instead of breaking out the stack of business books like I had planned, I dove into some fiction reading to give … Continue reading

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On the Shelf: Short Stack

Speaking of cranking the writing wheels, let’s get to the books, because two of them helped start the grind and generated two or three pages of bullet journal notes on how to make the series better from start to (the eventual) finish. Continue reading

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On the Shelf: Professional Development

My reading this past week has been a mix of fiction and nonfiction, all in the category of professional development. One of the things that I’ve internalized from the military is the idea of reading for professional education. In this case, one of the ways I get better at editing and publishing horror is reading horror fiction, as well as books about publishing. So, this week’s On the Shelf reflects that category. Continue reading

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On the Shelf: Let’s Talk Anthologies!

There’s just something that’s so elegant about a well-crafted short story. The ability to gather up a reader within a few paragraphs and carry them along to the end is a skill and talent that must be honed and refined. Continue reading

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Finding the Flow

Looking back, most of my first posts of the New Year have basically turned into a laundry list of what I’m planning to do, which usually turns into a list of what doesn’t get done because I’m a chronic overscheduler. So, I’m not going to do that. Continue reading

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Why does horror compel us so?

This is why horror, for me, is compelling. Because the best horror shows us the worst that can happen, flashing its Cassandra warning over and over, trying to pull us back from the brink and, as we head blink in the light, trying to get our bearings, turns us toward the better path. Continue reading

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Thoughts on writing the military experience…

…one of my abiding goals as a writer and publisher is to take the military experience, filter it through the lens of entertainment fiction, and send it out to a wider civilian audience so as to increase the amount of authentic, lived military experiences available for the casual audience to sample. Continue reading

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Meet the Author: Christy Mann

I struggle with the frustrations that come with editing, publishing, and marketing the work once it’s written. I remind myself that it is all part of the process and I can’t just pick and do the parts that I like if I want to get anywhere. Continue reading

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Meet the Author: J. Summerset

I’ve never read a fairy tale or folk tale that wasn’t the perfect combination of Horror and Fantasy. Continue reading

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