OCT26 – 2017

MICHAEL WEHUNT JUST WROTE HIS FIRST NOVEL AND I PESTERED HIM ABOUT IT! Michael Wehunt‘s first collection, GREENER PASTURES, is as strong a debut as any I can think of. It’s full of great stories with lots of creativity and thematic depth, and never once forgets to bring the creepy. If you haven’t read it […]

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OCT25 – 2017

CHRISTOPHER SLATSKY IS A FREAKING GENIUS!!! To make a long story short, Christopher Slatsky is just plain one of the best writers of weirdness on earth. If you need more detail, here is a reprint of the review I posted for his first collection on Amazon.com: There has been a lot of game-changing weird fiction […]

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OCT22 – 2017

AN INTERVIEW WITH GWENDOLYN KISTE AND HER SMILE WILL UNTETHER THE UNIVERSE is the debut short fiction collection of Gwendolyn Kiste, which came out this past spring. It is one of the best collections of the past ten years and is packed with so much creepiness, creativity, and heart that my mind was in constant […]

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OCT13 – 2017

YOU SHALL NEVER KNOW SECURITY, J.R. HAMANTASCHEN I want to personally thank Jonathan Raab for a post he wrote about the awesomeness of J.R. Hamantaschen’s first short story collection, YOU SHALL NEVER KNOW SECURITY, on Facebook. I decided to jump in without knowing anything about JRH, and after devouring the entire book, my mind is […]

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OCT11 – 2017

THE OUTER DARK SYMPOSIUM ON THE GREATER WEIRD On the weekend of March 25th, 2017, I flew down to Atlanta and attended my first-ever literary convention-ish event, THE OUTER DARK SYMPOSIUM ON THE GREATER WEIRD, put on by the mad geniuses behind THE OUTER DARK PODCAST, Scott Nicolay and Anya Martin. Needless to say, it […]

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OCT05 – 2017

TWO FAVORITE BOOKS READ THIS YEAR I definitely don’t have the time or budget to read every horror novel or collection that comes along, so I’m pretty choosy when picking things to read. Often, I go with recommendations from authors I follow on Facebook, or if I see that a bunch of writers I love […]

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OCT01 – 2017

SOME CREEPY SHORT STORIES TO WET YOUR OCTOBER WHISTLE Greetings, friends. With this we begin Year Four of 31 HATH OCTOBER, which means 31 posts between now and All Hallows, all dealing with the virtues of the scary arts–books, movies, music, podcasts, etc. To kick things off in the traditional manner (four times makes this […]

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OCT27 – 2016

LYNDA E. RUCKER: DREAM REALISM Lynda E. Rucker is a master of the short weird horror story. Her work has appeared in zillions of magazines and anthologies, including plenty of Year’s Best, and is assembled in her two collections: THE MOON WILL LOOK STRANGE and YOU’LL KNOW WHEN YOU GET THERE. This past year, her story […]

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OCT21 – 2016

AN INTERVIEW WITH JAYAPRAKASH SATYAMURTHY WEIRD TALES OF A BANGALOREAN by JAYAPRAKASH SATYAMURTHY is one of the best collections of truly weird, supernatural literature that I have read in years. In her forward, Anna Tambour comes right out and calls Satyamurthy the foremost writer of ghost stories currently working, and I think she may not be overstating things. This […]

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OCT19 – 2016

GREAT RECENT COLLECTIONS AND ANTHOLOGIES The other day I got semi-sucked into an online discussion about whether we’re really in the middle of a “weird renaissance” or not. I’m always surprised by the level of angst that can ignite so easily online, especially when you just know if the same people were sitting around a […]

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