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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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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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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Why I Love Chapter Forty-Two of THE GIRL NEXT DOOR

The Girl Next Door by the late Jack Ketchum is the most depressing and devastating horror novel I've ever read. Published in 1989, the book is loosely based on the 1965 torture and murder of 16-year-old Sylvia Likens in Indiana by her caregiver Gertrude Baniszewski, Baniszewski's children, and other neighborhood youths. Reading details of the actual …

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The 5 Most Hyped Horror Novels of 2018 (Source: My Twitter Feed)

I follow several professional book reviewers in the horror genre because I learn a lot from their passionate and pinpoint critiques. I also get a lot of recommendations for my towering to-be-read pile. As I’ve scrolled my Twitter feed this summer, I’ve seen the hype for various horror novels, and some have received noticeably more …

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