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The Horror Horoscope

Mercury is always in retrograde. 

Matt and Richelle (of the Night Worms team) had a fun time with horror horoscopes and books. “We are not astrologers, although Matt did look at the Jupiter/Saturn convergence for a few minutes.”

Included among their calendar of sun sign choices was FLOATERS, in the apropos house of pisces. According to them:

Pisces are known to be the gentlest souls of the zodiac. True to their symbol, most of the Pisces individuals are found to enjoy water related sports and activities. Their list of hobbies involve reading, dancing, fishing, water sports, cooking, collecting furniture or dishware.

Check out their full list for the other signs and 11 more books over on the Night Worms blog.

Celebrate Horror 2020

As part of the Celebrate Horror 2020, organized and hosted by Mother Horror of Night Worms, I was asked to read from Wilted Lilies

Have a listen to mine here.

And don’t forget to check out all the other writers involved: Victor LaValle, Catherine Cavendish, Jason Parent, Andy Davidson, Bracken MacLeod, Kristi DeMeester, Max Booth III, Tim Lebbon, Stephen Graham Jones, Craig Wallwork, Michael David Wilson, Kristopher Triana, (me), David Sodergren, Josh Malerman, Jeremy Robert Johnson, Joe Lansdale, Jonathan Janz, Paul Tremblay, Gwendolyn Kiste, Bob Ford, Matt Hayward, Todd Keisling, Wile E. Young, Philip Fracassi, Jon Bassoff, Mercedes Murdock Yardley, Alan Baxter, Beverley Lee, Joshua Claplinski, Gemma Amor…

Creature Feature: Vampires

 

After reading 20 vampire books, rabid reader and reviewer Matt Redmon told us about his favorites. I was beyond delighted to see TEETH had made his top five list.

I loved everything about this book and the world that Owen has created. It’s the freshest take on the vampire myth that I’ve read, and it felt so real and so close to our current world. The characters are fantastic, and the writing is superb. I could gush about this one all day, but I will force myself to stop and say READ THIS DAMN BOOK!

Check out the full article here.

Feisty Females Fanning Fear into Flame!

Thrilled to be included in Sadie Hartmann’s LitReactor thoughts, in her article This Genre is on Fire! 13 Fiesty Females Fanning Fear into Flame!

Forget Women in Horror Month. Women don’t want a month. They want a whole year. Hell, they’re taking over the rest of 2020 and probably all the years after that too.

Regarding me, she had these lovely words to say:

You need to be pretty entrenched in the horror genre scene before you start hearing Kelli Owen’s name. Once you hear it, it’s like a magical talisman that unlocks the whole genre for you. She’s an underground horror goddess. Stories everywhere! All the magazines, all the anthologies, not to mention a huge back catalog of novellas and short stories. Before you can call yourself a true horror fan, you must pay homage to Kelli Owen. I would start with my favorite, Teeth.

Check out the rest of the article to read about the other twelve women who want more than a month and only barely less than your soul…

25 Favorite Books Under 200 Pages

…and Not One Page More.

I was delighted to be included in this favorites list for WAITING OUT WINTER.

This novella was rich with well-developed characters. Instead of following this pandemic tragedy on a large scale, the author zeroes in on a family and the day to day struggles they face. It’s an emotional rollercoaster as the reader engages in the family’s victories and losses. My favorite aspect of this book was how realistic it was. It infiltrated my real life fears-especially when there was a huge, slow fly trapped in the car with me while I was driving. I rolled all the windows down and I was relieved when it finally found its way out!

Check out her thoughts on the other 24 books over here.

 

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