Exploring Bigfoot in Film and Fiction with My New Column

My new column, The Bigfoot Files, debuts today as a regular feature on the HorrorAddicts.net website. I celebrated by purchasing a Bigfoot Rescue Kit. I'm excited about the column because Bigfoot, as I write in the first chapter, is "a top-five inspiration for my fiction writing alongside the books The Lord of the Rings and Boy’s …

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HEREDITARY dominates Fangoria 2019 Chainsaw Awards

With six wins, Hereditary dominated the Fangoria 2019 Chainsaw Awards, a fan-voted contest honoring the best horror movies released in 2018. Fangoria, a recently relaunched horror magazine, announced the winners via Twitter during the 91st Academy Awards on February 24. (By the way, Green Book received Best Picture at the Oscars.) Hereditary won Best Wide-Release Movie, Best …

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Maberry, Murray lead nominations on final ballot of 2018 Bram Stoker Awards

Jonathan Maberry earned two nominations in novel categories, and Lee Murray received a pair of nods for short fiction and anthology to lead the 2018 Bram Stoker Awards Final Ballot, according to a press release by the Horror Writers Association on February 23. “This year’s nominees demonstrate a continued lineup of quality work in the …

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Bryan Smith leads nominations for Splatterpunk Awards

One of my all-time favorite horror authors, Bryan Smith, led the nominations for the second annual Splatterpunk Awards with three works on the list, according to a February 4th press release by Wrath James White and Brian Keene, founders of the Splatterpunk Awards. Smith's novel Last Day and his two novellas, Dead Stripper Storage and Kill …

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2018 World Fantasy Awards Presented

The 2018 World Fantasy Awards were presented during the World Fantasy Convention held November 1-4 in Baltimore, Maryland. Charles de Lint and Elizabeth Wollheim won Lifetime Achievement Awards. Victor LaValle's The Changeling and Fonda Lee's Jade City tied for the win in the Novel category. Ellen Klages won in the Novella category for Passing Strange. …

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Horror Writer Penning Romantic Comedy for NaNoWriMo

I finally took the plunge and started participating in NaNoWriMo, the popular month-long novel-writing program to celebrate November as National Novel Writing Month. The goal is 50,000 words, and I topped 2,200 the first day while listening to Electric Light Orchestra. As a horror writer, I figured my NaNoWriMo novel would be one of a …

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WriterWriter inspires my trip down ‘Scarecrow Road’

WriterWriter's mission is spreading stories by promoting and inspiring authors using resources and exposure via its website, writer-writer.com. Founded by talented writers in their own right, David Collins and Morgan Wright, WriterWriter provides a wealth of published fiction in the fantasy/SF and horror genres plus interviews, articles on writing, and contests for writers. I discovered …

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Horror Author Jeff Strand Does BANG UP Job in New Comedic Thriller

One of my favorite horror authors, Jeff Strand, released a filthy comedic thriller titled Bang Up on October 21st. I'm sad to report my 5-star Amazon review of the hilarious novella made Strand "cringe." That's one of the tidbits I learned in my exclusive 5-question email interview with Strand. A couple of other nuggets I …

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