“Scarecrow Road” | A gift to myself for turning 50 this year

On September 8th, I published "Scarecrow Road" on Amazon Kindle as a gift to myself for reaching the ripe old age of 50 this year. "Scarecrow Road" is a short story that takes less than 10 minutes to read. I wrote it as a campfire tale. You know, like a story you could tell around …

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Grindhouse Press authors win top honors at 2019 Splatterpunk Awards

Grindhouse Press authors Kristopher Triana and Bryan Smith won top honors during the 2019 Splatterpunk Awards held at KillerCon in Austin, Texas, on August 17. The Splatterpunk Awards were co-founded by Wrath James White and Brian Keene and recognize superior achievement in the sub-genres of Splatterpunk and Extreme Horror. Triana won Best Novel for Full …

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Horror Tree holds a special place in my writer’s heart

I received my paperback copies of Trembling With Fear: Year 2 and its companion More Tales from the Tree. The five drabbles (100-word stories) I successfully submitted last year were in the two volumes, which included all the stories and drabbles posted by Horror Tree's Trembling With Fear (TWF) ezine in 2018. Horror Tree will …

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Plenty of books and films to review for The Bigfoot Files

When I first started writing The Bigfoot Files for HorrorAddicts.net in April, I was worried I'd have trouble finding enough books and films to review for two columns each month. Boy, I was wrong. Bigfoot is even more popular in books and movies than I ever imagined. Looking at the number of novels and films …

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Tremblay wins 2018 Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel

Paul Tremblay notched his second Bram Stoker Award in four years for best novel during the fourth annual StokerCon in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on May 11th, according to a press release by the Horror Writers Association. Tremblay’s The Cabin at the End of the World published by William Morrow won Superior Achievement in a Novel. …

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Bram Stoker Award nominees Katsu, Tremblay, Iglesias are Locus Awards finalists

The Locus Science Fiction Foundation, which publishes Locus Magazine, announced the top ten finalists in the sixteen categories of the 2019 Locus Awards, according to a May 7th press release on locusmag.com. Three works of fiction by authors nominated for the upcoming Bram Stoker Awards are also among the top ten Locus Awards finalists for Horror Novel. …

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SPOILER ALERT! Winners and Losers of Game of Thrones’ “The Long Night”

(Editor's note: Do not read any further if you intend to watch but have not seen Game of Thrones episode "The Long Night." Major spoilers ahead.) Halfway through the final season of HBO's Game of Thrones, the show delivered its darkest (literally) and most ambitious episode to date, aptly titled “The Long Night.” I enjoyed every minute …

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‘Knight of the Daffadowndilly’ Finishes Quest for Publication

I call myself a horror and fantasy writer. I always put horror first followed by fantasy as I tend to write more in the horror genre. Since I'm heavily influenced by The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings as well as Dungeons and Dragons, I always knew I would write fantasy, too. I've had …

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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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