Deadite Press authors Morgan, Southard among winners at 2020 Splatterpunk Awards

Christine Morgan and Wesley Southard won top honors for their books published by Deadite Press at the 2020 Splatterpunk Awards, according to a press release by award founders Wrath James White and Brian Keene. The 2020 Splatterpunk Awards honored superior achievement in the literary sub-genres of Splatterpunk and Extreme Horror for works published in 2019. …

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Final ballot for 2020 World Fantasy Awards announced

Books by Kacen Callender, Alix E. Harrow, Ann Leckie, Tamsyn Muir, and Yoko Ogawa are nominated for World Fantasy Awards in the Novel category. The World Fantasy Convention announced the final ballot along with the two Lifetime Achievement winners for the 2020 World Fantasy Awards, which recognize outstanding achievement in fantasy fiction published in 2019. …

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Sonora Taylor dominates inaugural Ladies of Horror Fiction Awards

Sonora Taylor won two major categories and received two more honorable mentions for her short fiction in the inaugural Ladies of Horror Fiction Awards. Taylor's novel, Without Condition, shared Best Novel with Mona Awad's Bunny. Taylor also won Best Collection for Little Paranoias. Two stories from that collection, "Quadrapocalypse" and "Weary Bones," received Honorable Mentions …

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Etter earns top honor at 2019 Shirley Jackson Awards

Sarah Rose Etter's debut novel, The Book of X, won the top honor at the 2019 Shirley Jackson Awards. The winners were announced July 12th in a 20-minute pre-recorded video released by the Shirley Jackson Awards. You can watch the video at the awards website HERE. The winners in the other five categories were: NOVELLA: Ormeshadow …

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One Sentence Reviews: My 2nd Quarter 2020 Reads

(Editor’s note: Here’s an exceptional blog post by horror author Priscilla Bettis that is loaded with brief, substantive book reviews. Perfect for readers on the go!)

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This past quarter was such a fabulicious three months for reading! (Mostly horror, but other stuff, too.) Can you believe I have X, Y, and Z authors? I’m aiming to keep each review whittled down to one sentence. Here we go…

I’m Tired of Being Ordinary, Are You? by Wm. Allen. Allen’s blog is about current topics, books, and films, and is so thought-provoking that I just had to read his book, and I found his self-improvement book to be motivating and entertaining with jokes and movie selections as it presented a focal point for each week of the year.

Frightful by Stephen Barnard. This collection of Christmas stories is all horror (clever, creepy, or gory), all fun, and would make an excellent Christmas gift for the horror fan (even for dear mom because Barnard manages to keep the stories rather clean).

Colony of the Lost by Derik…

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‘Dead of Winter’ released on Amazon Kindle

On Monday, I released my sixth short story on Amazon Kindle. Titled "Dead of Winter," the story is a super-quick read about a man in a van who happens upon a stranded female motorist on a country road during a wintry afternoon. "Dead of Winter" dramatizes the sometimes nerve-racking game played between a man and …

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June’s DOUBLE FEATURE | Reception & Quilt

(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.) June’s DOUBLE FEATURE: Reception by Kenzie Jennings and Quilt by Dan Padavona. Reception Reception is the impressive debut novel by Kenzie Jennings released in March 2019. I read Reception because …

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Nominations announced for 2019 Shirley Jackson Awards

Novels by Sarah Rose Etter, Elizabeth Hand, Miciah Bay Gault, Leigh Bardugo, Kevin Wilson, and Rachel Eve Moulton are nominated for the top honor in the 2019 Shirley Jackson Awards, according to a press release by shirleyjacksonawards.org. The Shirley Jackson Awards is recognizing outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic …

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