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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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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‘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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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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Winners of 2018 Splatterpunk Awards

The winners of the inaugural 2018 Splatterpunk Awards, co-founded by Wrath James White and Brian Keene, were announced August 25 during KillerCon in Austin, Texas. I compiled the list from the announcements on Twitter from #SplatterpunkAwards. Click on the book titles for the Amazon links if you want to purchase the winners. David J. Schow …

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