October’s DOUBLE FEATURE | Curfew & The One That Knows No Fear

(Editor’s note: DOUBLE FEATURE is a column where I read at least two horror books per month in 2020 and review them for my website.) October’s DOUBLE FEATURE: Curfew by Kev Harrison and The One That Knows No Fear by Steve Stred. Curfew Curfew by UK author Kev Harrison is Book 55 in Demain Publishing's …

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“Scarecrow Road” debuts on The Night’s End Podcast

Pretty cool, huh? Tonight was a super exciting night for me because I HEARD my short story "Scarecrow Road" for the first time on The Night's End Podcast. I wrote "Scarecrow Road" as a creepy Halloween tale, but listening to a dramatic reading of it -- complete with spooky sound effects -- certainly elevated it …

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September’s DOUBLE FEATURE | Dead End & Hades’ Gate

(Editor’s note: DOUBLE FEATURE is a column where I read at least two horror books per month in 2020 and review them for my website.) September’s DOUBLE FEATURE: Dead End by Mallory Kelly and Hades' Gate by D.J. Doyle. Dead End Released in May 2019, Dead End is the first novella in the four-book series Clown …

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One-Sentence Reviews: My 3rd Quarter 2020 Reads

(Editor’s note: One of my all-time favorite features of any blog on the Internet is “One-Sentence Reviews” by horror author Priscilla Bettis. In her 3rd Quarter 2020 reads, she packs more than 40 brief but substantive reviews into one easy-to-digest post. She even included reviews of my short stories, “Dead of Winter” and “Tap.” — Lionel Ray Green)

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During the past quarter I read a bunch of awesome horror (and other) books, but I had a DNF, too.:-(

“A Good Provider” by Willian F. Aicher. Frank, the main income-earning for his family, is scared of the dark . . . and he should be. I dare ya to read this story in the dark using only the light of your e-reader.:-)

Guns of Perdition by Jessica Bakkers. Western splatterpunk at its best with a no-nonsense, gun-slinging protagonist, Grace, and her adorable sidekick, Jessie, who had me all teary-eyed at the end.

Fort by Rob Boley. It’s not a perfect story, but I admire Boley’s creative concept of placing a kid in a blanket fort (you know, like those indoor clubhouses we all made when we were kids and then got in trouble for disassembling the living room couch) for four years while the apocalypse rages…

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August’s DOUBLE FEATURE | To Be Devoured & Wither and Other Tales

(Editor’s note: DOUBLE FEATURE is a column where I read at least two horror books per month in 2020 and review them for my website.) August’s DOUBLE FEATURE: To Be Devoured by Sara Tantlinger and Wither and Other Stories by Sonora Taylor. To Be Devoured Released in July 2019, To Be Devoured by Sara Tantlinger …

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Born to annoy, Cal the Netflixie Pixie is unleashed

My latest short story, "The Case of the Troll with No Eyes," is in the new anthology Unveiled Secrets. Released September 22nd by Fantasia Divinity Publishing, Unveiled Secrets features eleven detective fantasy stories and is available on Amazon HERE. As I mentioned in my last post, I write mostly dark and grim horror stories, but …

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A boy king searches for strength in ‘A Tale of Two Shards’

"A Tale of Two Shards" is the seventh standalone short story I've published on Amazon Kindle -- my second one in the fantasy genre. I dedicated it to my dad, an awesome father who died in 2015. As I explain in the introduction, I wrote "A Tale of Two Shards" for a writing contest sponsored …

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The Horror Show with Brian Keene ends its weekly podcast

The Horror Show with Brian Keene ended its weekly podcast run after almost six years, the author announced in an August 27th statement on briankeene.com. The Horror Show ran from its first episode on January 29th, 2015, to its 279th episode on September 3rd, 2020, according to the show's archives. The finale's description simply read: …

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Sarah Read wins top honor at This Is Horror Awards 2019

After winning the 2019 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel in April, The Bone Weaver's Orchard by Sarah Read added another honor in 2020, winning Novel of the Year at This Is Horror Awards 2019. Released by Trepidatio Publishing in February 2019, Read's debut is touted by Bird Box author Josh …

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