Hey, all. On October 27th (my birthday, coincidentally), I will be in Arlington, Virginia for a wonderfully spooky event called “Night of Horror!” with Paul Tremblay (A Head Full of Ghosts, Disappearance at Devil’s Rock) and Bill Schweigart (Northwoods, The Beast of Barcroft) . You can read about the event here. Not only will we authors be […]
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“Treading Familiar Ground: The Art of Making Themes Your Own” By Glenn Rolfe, Author of Chasing Ghosts Vampires, zombies, werewolves, serial killers…oh my! Yeah, you’ve read the stories about a billion times already, right? So why do we keep coming back? Well, for the most part, even though you may love these monsters, it’s really […]
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I was thrilled earlier this year when Booklist gave CHILDREN OF THE DARK a starred review. Now, they’ve named my novel one of the Ten Best Horror Books of the past twelve months (August 2015-to-July 2016). Here are just a few of the reasons why this made me so happy: –It’s Booklist. –Daniel Kraus (ROTTERS) […]
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Hey, friends. Been awhile since I’ve posted, but then again, well, you know. Your lives are crazy too. Speaking of crazy (what an awful segue!), we are now in Williamsburg, Virginia for one of our favorite events of the year: the Scares That Care Weekend Convention. You can read all about it here. What you […]
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Hey, friends. There are certain editors I really respect. One of those is Jacob Haddon, the mastermind behind the wonderful quarterly magazine Lamplight. Jacob’s publication exudes quality and professionalism and is one of my very favorites in or out of the genre, which is why I was delighted when he asked me last summer at […]
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Some book covers make you gasp. Some make you whistle softly. The cover for the brand-new Thunderstorm Books limited edition hardcover version of my ghost story HOUSE OF SKIN made me smile slyly and nod my head. Because it really suits the story. You like? If you do, how about this: You can now read […]
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Hey, friends. Lots happening. Here are just a few items in which you might be interested… –Thunderstorm Books nearly sold out of the first volume (THE SORROWS) in my line (Shadow Side) before the book officially went on sale. There still might be a stray copy you can snag, so you can check right here for […]
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Even though the title of this post is the name of someone else’s article, I felt a little weird typing it myself. So…yeah. Those are the writer’s–the awesome Mark Sieber’s–words, not mine. Which only makes me sort of a tool for making it the title of this post. But Mark is far from a tool. […]
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Howdy, friends! The Library Journal has just published an outstanding article featuring six big 2016 horror releases. Included in that lineup are Brian Keene’s PRESSURE and Joe Hill’s THE FIREMAN. The article also talks about my new novel CHILDREN OF THE DARK, calling it “a perfect choice for those missing old-school Stephen King.” Which is […]
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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 […]
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