Jeff Strand+Bigfoot’s Little Donuts=Perfect Day

So, here’s the dream.  I’m sitting at a table in Bigfoot’s Little Donuts, my favorite shop for the sweet treats. Sitting across from me are one of my literary heroes, Jeff Strand, and his wife, the wonderful horror book cover artist Lynne Hansen.  (L to R) Lynne Hansen, Jeff Strand, Bridgett Nelson, Bigfoot, and me. Sitting …

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SHORT SHOTS | ‘Vampire of the Midnight Sun’

(Editor’s note: SHORT SHOTS is a column where I review short stories from horror anthologies, collections, and zines.) I like my horror fiction with a darker tone, but I'm always impressed when an author effectively adds the right amount of dark humor to the mix. I'm also surprised by how much I enjoy it. "Vampire …

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Splatterpunk Awards accepting nominations through January 29th

The Night Stockers by Kristopher Triana and Ryan Harding won Best Novel at the 2022 Splatterpunk Awards. Nominations for the 2023 Splatterpunk Awards are being extended through January 29th, according to a post by co-founders Brian Keene and Wrath James White at Only works published in 2022 are eligible for the sixth annual awards …

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One-Sentence Reviews: My 4th Quarter 2022 Reads

(Editor’s note: Once again horror author Priscilla Bettis delivers another awesome quarterly reading list … this time of works by authors whose blogs she follows. I counted 72 reviews. Thank you, Priscilla, for supporting so many Indy Authors, and thank you for including “Scarecrow Road” on your reading list.)

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For the last quarter of 2022, I endeavored to read a book or story from every author whose blog I follow. At first I thought I’d bitten off more than I can chew, but the holidays gave me extra reading time. I enjoyed the variety of genres and writing styles and found some real gems. I’m just nervous that I overlooked someone. (Hope not!) In reverse alphabetical order by authors’ last names, here are my one-sentence reviews for 4th quarter 2022:

The Life and Times of Le Bronco von der Lowenhohle by Thomas Wikman who is donating proceeds to the Leonberger Health Foundation International. I totally recommend this feel-good memoir about a family and their Loenberger dog because it made me laugh, stew with anger, cry happy-sad tears, and taught me about the noble Leonberger breed. Kindle.

Musings, Volume 1, by Kent Wayne. I think anyone who likes…

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SHORT SHOTS | ‘Wreckers’ 

(Editor’s note: SHORT SHOTS is a column where I review short stories from horror anthologies, collections, and zines.) In her short story “Wreckers,” Florida author Kenzie Jennings delivers one of the most chilling horror moments of 2022.  The standout opener in her 12-story collection titled Always Listen To Her Hurt, "Wreckers" is the dispiriting tale of …

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