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More Than Sheep: An Account of Kiwi Horror with Lee Murray

September 28th, 2023

Lee Murray is arguably Aotearoa’s most successful contemporary horror writer.

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Caleb Caudell: The Illusion of Connection

September 7th, 2023

Indiana author Caleb Caudell's new short story collection, Novelty (Bonfire Books), is so masterfully constructed that its well-worn ladder is on its last leg, leaving the reader to climb its cracking rungs of cruel yet erudite satire, both coldly detached and laser-observant, dripping with what New Write podcast recently called "gentle contempt." From his celebrated 2021 debut novel, The Neighbor (also Bonfire), to his steady dripping Substack working-class diaries, Caudell has been excavating a particular

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Alex Kazemi: "I Hope It Is Career Suicide"

August 31st, 2023

It hinged on suspicious; suddenly, me and other authors I know received a book called New Millennium Boyz by Alex Kazemi in the mail. It wasn't to fish for blurbs either—they had it more than covered with Douglas Copeland, Poppy Z.

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Joe Hempel: A Human Narrator Breathing Life into Audiobooks

August 9th, 2023

Discover the world of audiobook narration with Joe Hempel, a seasoned veteran on a journey to deliver the best the indie horror community has to offer. Driven by a love of storytelling and a unique blend of influences, Joe lends a distinctive depth to his narrations, and has engrossed listeners with more than 500 audiobooks.

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Low Lives and High Strangeness: An Interview With Jacob Everett of Apocalypse Confidential

July 28th, 2023

If Jacob Everett didn't invent Apocalypse Confidential, God would have gotten around to it eventually. Where else would all of us Great Unwashed Scuzzballs go with our scrawl too obsessive and fetishistic for regular genre venues; where one can reference the occult and noir in the same breath without having to explain everything away?

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Pierce Brown Brings the Light

July 25th, 2023

Photo via author website Eight years ago, Pierce Brown drove a clawdrill through the literary world with his stunning science fiction book, Red Rising. We met Darrow, a young Red miner, toiling in the tunnels of Mars with the promise of a bright future thanks to their sacrifice. But that was all a lie.

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Blood in the Gears: Philip Fracassi

July 11th, 2023

Philip Fracassi is the Bram Stoker-nominated author of the story collection Behold the Void (named “Collection of the Year” by This Is Horror) and Beneath a Pale Sky (named “Collection of the Year” by Rue Morgue Magazine). His novels include A Child Alone with Strangers and Gothic.

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Vern Smith: Crime-Fiction Intelligentsia

April 17th, 2023

Photo courtesy of Vern Smith Canadian crime fiction author/editor Vern Smith does not write easy breezy digestible thrillers written for mass consumption. They're not "page turners"—in fact, you might even have to re-read a passage a couple times before you get what's going on; some may even need to re-train the way they read in order to keep up.

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Jeff Schneider: Writing Is Digging

March 15th, 2023

Photo courtesy of Jeff Schneider Providence, RI's Pig Roast Publishing brings a preservationist spirit to their enfant terrible foster home of newer bleeding edge authors/artists, releasing books by the unapologetic counter-culture anthropologist Lisa Carver (The Pahrump Report, No Land's Man), re-printing quintessential touchstones like Nick Zedd's Totem of the Depraved, and the recent out of left-field undertaking of the brilliant Freak Buck avant-comic anthology.

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Shannon Chakraborty: Navigating the Creative Voyage

February 27th, 2023

Author photo: Melissa C. Beckman Shannon Chakraborty swept readers away with her debut novel, The City of Brass, book one in The Daevabad Trilogy. The immersive details, steeped in historical fact and lore were breathtaking. Over the course of three books and a short story collection, fans fell deeply in love with her world, her characters, and her writing.

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