Horror Book Review: TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING

Cover art by Lynne Hansen at LynneHansenArt.com In Twentieth Anniversary Screening, author Jeff Strand chronicles the tragic history of a terrible 1991 slasher movie titled The Roofer. Written like a retrospective article on a horror news website, the story recounts the bloody history of events surrounding the film. A 2021 Bram Stoker Award nominee for …

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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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April’s DOUBLE FEATURE | Allison & The House by the Cemetery

(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.) April’s DOUBLE FEATURE: Allison by Jeff Strand and The House by the Cemetery by John Everson. Allison The 2020 novel Allison is one of Splatterpunk Award-winning author Jeff Strand’s best …

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Interviewing three of my horror heroes for Horror Tree

My first three author interviews for the wonderful website Horror Tree have been with three of my top ten literary horror heroes: Jeff Strand, John Everson, and Bryan Smith. Not surprisingly, they've written three of my top ten favorite horror novels. I'm a horror writer myself, but I'm a much bigger horror fan, so I …

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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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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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