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Author Interviews

Interview with Jeremy Robert...

About Jeremy Robert Johnson Jeremy Robert Johnson is the author of the The Loop, released in September...

Interview with Richard Kadrey...

Photo by Tristan Crane   Richard Kadrey is the New York Times-bestselling author of fifteen novels, including...

Kaaron Warren On Into Bones...

Kaaron Warren‘s stories have appeared in Australia, the US, China, the UK, and elsewhere in Europe, and...

Horror Authors & Their...

Laird Barron’s Recommended Reads He said this in our interview in 2019: “Three of my abiding favorites...

Interview: Stephen Graham Jones...

Stephen Graham Jones is the author of sixteen and a half novels, six story collections, a couple...

Shaun Hamill On A Cosmology of...

A native of Arlington, Texas, Shaun Hamill holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He lives...

Author Interview: Priya Sharma...

Priya Sharma’s fiction has appeared venues such as Interzone, Black Static, Nightmare, The Dark and Tor. She’s...

Author Interview: Dan Chaon On...

Dan Chaon’s most recent book is Ill Will, a national bestseller, named one of the ten best...

Interview with Riley Sager On...

Riley Sager is the pseudonym of a former journalist, editor and graphic designer. Now a full-time writer,...

Brian Evenson On his new story...

BRIAN EVENSON is the author of a dozen books of fiction, most recently the story collection Song...

F. Paul Wilson on writing, his...

F. Paul Wilson is the New York Times bestselling author of horror, adventure, medical thrillers, science fiction,...

J. Todd Scott On his novel This...

J. Todd Scott was born in rural Kentucky and attended college and law school in Virginia, where...

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Wet Juju by Joe R. Lansdale

    “ a folklorist’s eye for telling detail and a front-porch raconteur’s sense of...

grotesquerie by richard gavin

  Welcome to Richard Gavin’s “grotesquerie,” where fear and the numinous converge in eerie and nightmarish tales...

The Loop by Jeremy Robert...

  Alien meets World War Z in this heart-racing thriller as a group of teenagers attempt to...

Worse Angels by Laird Barron

  About Worse Angels: Ex-Mob enforcer and now private investigator Isaiah Coleridge pits himself against a rich...

Lady Chevy by John Woods

  About Lady Chevy:   In a forgotten part of Middle America, a defiant act leaves one...

Hard Cash Valley by Brian...

  About Hard Cash Valley:   Return to McFalls County and Bull Mountain in Hard Cash Valley,...

Of Mice and Minestrone –...

  About Of Mice and Minestrone:   Pull up a seat and sit a spell. Master storyteller...

Armageddon House by Michael...

Utopia. Four people living together deep underground in a subterranean facility. All their needs provided for. Food,...

Velocities: Stories by Kathe...

Kathe Koja’s second short fiction collection, Velocities, is dark, disturbing, and heartfelt. It includes thirteen stories, including...

Shadows & Tall Trees, Vol....

Praise For Shadows & Tall Trees: “Shadows & Tall Trees is a smart, soulful, illuminating investigation of...

The Sky Done Ripped: A Ned the...

Illustrations by Timothy Truman Copyright © 2019 by Timothy Truman From the Inside Flap The Sky Done...

Everything Is Beautiful and...

  Now shipping! Fully color illustrated by Luke Spooner Signed, numbered, and limited to 250 copies $10...

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Best Books of 2019

Best Books Published in 2019...

  The Best Books Published in 2019 with Horror Fantasy & Sci-fi     The Migration by...

The Sky Done Ripped: A Ned the...

Illustrations by Timothy Truman Copyright © 2019 by Timothy Truman From the Inside Flap The Sky Done...

Everything Is Beautiful and...

  Now shipping! Fully color illustrated by Luke Spooner Signed, numbered, and limited to 250 copies $10...

Best Books of 2019 with...

  The best literary, mystery, thriller, noir, and nonfiction books published in 2019. The many books I...

Cutting Edge edited by Joyce...

  Joyce Carol Oates pulls out all the stops in this chilling female-centric noir collection featuring brand-new...

The Half-Freaks by Nicole...

Harry Meyers is ill-equipped to handle funeral planning of any sort. If he had a goldfish and...

Nothing More Dangerous by Allen...

Nothing More Dangerous by Allen Eskens: In a small town where loyalty to family and to “your...

Sing Your Sadness Deep by Laura...

British Fantasy Award-winning author, and Shirley Jackson Award finalist Laura Mauro, a leading voice in contemporary dark...

Nox Pareidolia edited by Robert...

Cover Credit: Don Noble From the Bram Stoker Award-nominated editor of the 2018 This is Horror Anthology...

Your House Will Pay by Steph

A powerful and taut novel about racial tensions in Los Angeles, following two families—one Korean-American, one African-American—grappling...

Cricket Hunters by Jeremy

Celia (Garcia) Lundy was fifteen in the fall of 1998 when Abby Powell, one of her five...

Dry County by Jake Hinkson

A dark vision of American religion and politics, Dry County is a portrait of a man willing...

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Forthcoming-Preorder

Forthcoming June 22nd 2021 :...

    About Moon Lake Edgar award-winning author Joe Lansdale returns with a standalone novel following the...

American Midnight: Tales of the...

    About American Midnight:   A chilling collection of classic weird and supernatural tales from the...

Forthcoming March 2nd 2021 For...

  About Later by Stephen King:   #1 bestselling author Stephen King returns with a brand-new novel...

The Night Always Comes by Willy...

  About The Night Always Comes:   Award-winning author Willy Vlautin explores the impact of trickle-down greed...

Best Fiction 2018

Interview with Laird Barron On...

Photo courtesy Jessica M. Laird Barron, an expat Alaskan, is the author of several books, including The Imago...

Interview with Paul Howarth On...

Photo credit: Sarah Howarth Paul Howarth was born and grew up in Great Britain before moving to Melbourne...

Interview with George Pelecanos...

George Pelecanos was born in Washington, D.C. He worked as a line cook, dishwasher, bartender, and woman’s...

Interview with Alma Katsu on...

Photo Credit: Tim Coburn Alma Katsu is the author of The Hunger, a reimagining of the story...

Best fiction books of 2018

Memorable Characters, potent voices, great prose, evoking locales and conflict, various complexities, love, death and dreams in...

Coyote Songs by Gabino Iglesias

      In Gabino Iglesias’ second novel, ghosts and old gods guide the hands of those...

Hazards of Time Travel by Joyce...

An ingenious, dystopian novel of one young woman’s resistance against the constraints of an oppressive society, from...

Blood Standard by Laird Barron

Award-winning author Laird Barron makes his crime fiction debut with a novel set in the underbelly of...

Driving to Geronimo’s Grave...

  From the Dusty Great Depression to the far future, to the wild west, to the era...

Elevation by Stephen King

Set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine The latest from legendary master storyteller Stephen King,...

The Sea Dreams It Is the Sky by...

  They had escaped their country, but they couldn’t escape the past Having lost both her home...

The Reckoning by John Grisham

October 1946, Clanton, Mississippi Pete Banning was Clanton, Mississippi’s favorite son—a decorated World War II hero, the...

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Rundowns

Tales Old & New with H.P...

Tales of Old & New This is my new project. I hope to read these tales for...

2019 Bram Stoker Awards

    From Organizers and creators of The Bram Stoker Awards @ http://www.thebramstokerawards.com: Los Angeles, April 18,...

2019 Shirley Jackson Awards...

  The Nominees for the 2019 Shirley Jackson Awards:  https://www.shirleyjacksonawards.org     Best Novel: The Book of...

Authors and Their Favorite...

Alma Katsu, Carrie Laben, S.P Miskowski, Gwendolyn Kiste, Kaaron Warren, Priya Sharma, and Helen Marshall. I asked...

Best Books of 2019 with...

  The best literary, mystery, thriller, noir, and nonfiction books published in 2019. The many books I...

Horror Authors & Their...

Laird Barron’s Recommended Reads He said this in our interview in 2019: “Three of my abiding favorites...

Must-Read Selection of June...

  This Storm by James Ellroy June 4th | Knopf A massive novel of World War II...

April 2019 Rundown |...

Reviews Of April Like Lions by Brian Panowich In The River by Jeremy Robert Johnson Wounds: Six...

March 2019 Rundown &...

The More2Read March 2019 Reviews & Interviews Thank you to all the publishers and authors for your...

February 2019 Rundown with Bram...

    February 2019 Author Interviews: A Conversation with Grand Master of Noir Lawrence Block On his...

A January 2019 Rundown

    Greetings all. I am back, in writing, on the page, after my previous piece of...

A 2018 review and forward to...

Hello all, this a new one for me in writing this little round up of the year...

Best Nonfiction 2018

Can’t Hurt Me by David...

For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare — poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and...

The Sun Does Shine: How I Found...

  The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row (Oprah’s Book Club...

Best Nonfiction Books of 2018

“Susan Orlean has long been one of our finest storytellers, and she proves it again with The Library...

The Line Becomes A River:...

For Francisco Cantú, the border is in the blood: his mother, a park ranger and daughter of...

Heartland: A Memoir of Working...

  Longlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction An eye-opening memoir of working-class poverty in the...

The Library Book by Susan

On the morning of April 28, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library....

Heavy: An American Memoir by...

In this powerful and provocative memoir, genre-bending essayist and novelist Kiese Laymon explores what the weight of...

The Reckonings: Essays by Lacy...

This extraordinary, timely new collection of essays by the award-winning writer of The Other Side—rooted in her...

Impossible Owls: Essays by...

A globe-spanning, ambitious book of essays from one of the most enthralling storytellers in narrative nonfiction In...

The Third Bank of the River:...

A sweeping look at the war over the Amazon-as activists, locals, and indigenous tribes struggle to save...

Goodbye, Sweet Girl : A Story...

    Goodbye, Sweet Girl by Kelly Sundberg: In this brave and beautiful memoir, written with the...

The Stuff: Unlock Your Power to...

  Everyone has difficult moments in life. But everyone also has the Stuff to overcome hardships, to...

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