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Alma Katsu: Highlighting the Personal in the Historical

July 5th, 2022

Author photo via Wikipedia Not many writers begin their career as an intelligence analyst, but that’s exactly what Alma Katsu did before publishing her first novel. Her keen eye for detail and understanding of complex human behavior brings a rich depth to her characters and stories that readers have a hard time putting down. 

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Bram Stoker Awards®

June 17th, 2022

In order to gain some insight into The Bram Stoker Awards, I interviewed James Chambers, Administrative chair. I understand he consulted the other two chairs, Alex Hofelich, Co-Chair/Jury Coordinator; and Caroline Flarity, Co-Chair/Public Liaison, so they could collectively answer my questions. I'm so thankful for their time and willingness to participate. 

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John Vercher: After the Lights Go Out

June 15th, 2022

Photo by Karen Maria Photography, via author's website I've followed John Vercher's career from the start. After reading his debut, Three-Fifths, I knew he'd go places because he could do action and violence while also showing a knack for great writing. With the release of After the Lights Go Out, Vercher has delivered on every single expectation I had for his sophomore effort, and he did so with flair.

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Kelby Losack: At The Intersection of Love and Grit

May 31st, 2022

Author photo courtesy of Kelby Losack Kelby Losack's Letting Out The Devils (Broken River Books) zooms in at the crossroads of a seedy neighborhood, where a young liquor store clerk sells various brands of cope behind bulletproof glass. With a wife and baby at home, he struggles for balance and boundary; the intimate allure of street urchins seem to challenge his own identity as a husband and father.

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Angelique Pesce & Christine Marie Eberle: An Unfolding Story

May 25th, 2022

Photos courtesy of their respective authors I do not consider myself a spiritual person. Well, that’s what I keep telling myself. It’s reflexive, my parents’ influence, and I want to believe it. But then I find myself drawn to, and working with, authors such as Angelique Pesce and Christine Marie Eberle, whose forthcoming books American Pastime and Finding God Abiding respectively, are being released on June 7, 2022 by Woodhall Press, and I wonder if I have it all wrong?

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Max Thrax: "Noir Gets Itself In Trouble"

May 24th, 2022

Author photo courtesy of Max Thrax Trickling out ruthless indie-crime short stories since 2020, Max Thrax has been consistent in writing stark, brutal noir that wastes no words. His debut novel, God Is A Killer (Close to the Bone, May 27th), shows his detached yet intimate style is on brash display, following the intricate calamities of a religious cult leader clashing with the law in the methamphetamine underworld. Thrax doesn't insult our intelligence—he knows over-explaining can be a deterrent to full-immersion.

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Tade Thompson: Finding What Works

May 16th, 2022

Tade Thompson is an award-winning author who knows exactly how to hook a reader with captivating plots, fascinating sci-fi concepts, and unforgettable characters. He writes everything from flash fiction to screenplays, with a steady stream of publishing credits piling up under his name. And he has no intention of slowing down anytime soon. It was such a thrill to sit down and talk to Thompson about craft, story structure, and the nuts and bolts of his writing process. Can you introduce yourself and tell us when you started writing?

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Interview: Lindy Ryan and Max Gold of the HWA Publisher's Council

May 11th, 2022

In my opinion, the indie publishing scene for horror fiction is like the Wild West.

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Anita K. Newman: “Never give up!” A Conversation with the debut Children’s Book Author

April 28th, 2022

I’ve been lucky to support the release of author and retired teacher Anita K. Newman’s debut children’s book Clark the Colorblind Chameleon. The book is a modern day fable that focuses on disability, perseverance, and grit. Newman’s hope is that the book will help teachers better meet the needs of children, but also believes the book’s message will speak to children and adults who are looking to surmount the difficulties in their lives.

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Alexandrine Ogundimu: Actively Courting Destruction

April 21st, 2022

Born in Indiana, now thriving in Chicago, Nigerian transgressive author Alexandrine Ogundimu is having a bit of a moment. Agitation (Amphetamine Sulfate) released last month, and she just electronically self-published Zeke (a sharp, fatal revenge story that could be the most harrowing of her oeuvre). Her story “Fascism is Imperialism Applied at Home” is included in Amphetamine Sulfate's Human Rights sci-fi anthology, alongside Thomas Moore, Blake Butler, and Christopher Zeischegg.

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