I read an article the other day bashing the work of Stephen King. I disagreed with it. Not that one can’t dislike King and have legitimate reasons for doing so. One of my favorite readers and horror friends actively dislikes King’s work, but he has well-articulated reasons for his stance. Granted, I totally disagree with […]Read more "Stephen King: What We Can’t Say Enough"
I typed the title of this post, retyped it, cocked my head, and still can’t escape the notion that it looks like the name of a cheesy television special: THE JEFFERSONS: A VERY SPECIAL THANKSGIVING. Or A PROFOUNDLY GROOVY LOVE BOAT CHRISTMAS. But dang it, that doesn’t make the sentiment any less true. I’ve never […]Read more "A Very Special Giveaway"
…Dan Simmons’s SUMMER OF NIGHT. Seeing as that novel is a classic of the genre, I couldn’t be happier with the comparison. Here’s the full quote from Jon Recluse’s awesome review: “This one reminded me of Dan Simmons’ SUMMER OF NIGHT……but stripped down, built for speed….without giving up any of the horsepower. This one burns […]Read more "Reclusive Reads Compares CHILDREN OF THE DARK to…"
Hey, friends! Let’s make this as painless as possible. I want you ALL to give the WOLF LAND an audiobook a shot, so if you don’t win, I hope you still consider checking it out right here. It is narrated by the awesome David Stifel, and if you check it out, I don’t think you’ll […]Read more "Giveaway! Free WOLF LAND Audiobook!"
We’re not even halfway through January yet, friends, and the Horror Aficionados Goodreads Group Read for my new novel WOLF LAND has exploded. Check out this link to see the conversation, and I hope you consider joining in. The people in the group are awesome, and I like to think the source material is worth […]Read more "The Goodreads WOLF LAND Group Read!"
Hey, friends. Hayley Knighten and the other cool people at Horror Addicts have just published an incredibly slick-looking video review of WOLF LAND. It’s full of excellent insights and is well worth your while. Check it out here. Then go grab a copy of WOLF LAND in ebook, paperback, or audio. 🙂Read more "Horror Addicts on WOLF LAND: A Video Review!"
If you didn’t listen to Brian Keene’s THE HORROR SHOW on Thursday night, you missed a doozy of an episode. Not only did Brian and Dave discuss THE FORCE AWAKENS, BONE TOMAHAWK, and a good many other diverse subjects, but Brian also revealed his Top Ten Books of 2015. Clocking in at #9? I’m hard-pressed to name […]Read more "Brian Keene on Yours Truly: “The Best of His Generation”"
If Tennessee Williams wrote a supernatural horror novel, it would read like THE ELEMENTALS. This statement isn’t completely true, of course; Michael McDowell was a fiercely unique author who wrote unlike any other. But some of the most fascinating aspects of Tennessee Williams’s plays are exhibited in this novel: atypical/dysfunctional familial relationships; unpleasant truths suppressed […]Read more "Michael McDowell’s THE ELEMENTALS"
Edward Lee is a legend in horror, and if you’ve read his stuff lately, you’ll know he’s only getting better. I had the amazing opportunity to meet and talk to Mr. Lee at Scares That Care 2 in Williamsburg this summer, and it was absolutely thrilling to realize that he and I have similar taste […]Read more "Edward Lee Calls HOUSE OF SKIN “The Quintessential Haunted House Novel”"
Let’s begin with this: if you’re not reading Tim Waggoner by now, you need to be. One of the most versatile, literate, and entertaining authors in speculative fiction, Tim has been an influence on me for several years. He’s an author from whom I strive to learn and a man I deeply admire. And today, […]Read more "Tim Waggoner Calls Yours Truly “One the best new voices in the genre”"