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Playlist for SHELTER FOR THE DAMNED by Mike Thorn

Playlist for SHELTER FOR THE DAMNED by Mike Thorn

Introduction

Music plays an integral role in my creative process, almost as integral as the role it plays in my memories. Set in an environment modeled partially after the suburbs of my own youth, my debut novel Shelter for the Damned echoes feelings from the bands and artists who carried me through periods of adolescent angst (Alice Cooper, Korn, Rob Zombie, David Bowie, and The Cure, among others).  

I have curated two playlists that aim to capture the novel’s spirit, one with vocals and one without. The former playlist includes songs recorded...


Reading Deliberately, Reading Diversely by Mark Allen Gunnells

Reading Deliberately, Reading Diversely by Mark Allen Gunnells

A word from Andrew Fowlow @TheBookDad

"Mark Allen Gunnells has been one of my favorite people in the horror community to follow over the last year. He is a selfless advocate for women, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ authors and works hard to amplify underrepresented voices in the genre. The horror community is a better place because of kind-hearted, twisted minds like him. He is the accomplished writer behind several shocking short stories that are available in an array of horror anthologies including the Halldark Holidays collection edited by


A Complex Accident of Life in La Belle Ajar: A Duo Interview featuring Jessica McHugh and Adrian Ernesto Cepeda

A Complex Accident of Life in La Belle Ajar: A Duo Interview featuring Jessica McHugh and Adrian Ernesto Cepeda

A Complex Accident of Life in La Belle Ajar 

A Duo Interview featuring 

Jessica McHugh and Adrian Ernesto Cepeda


 

When I first devoured Jessica McHugh’s A Complex Accident of Life, I immediately shared on social media how much I loved and adored this blackout poetry collection as I raved More than just a collection of verses, A Complex Accident of Life is living breathing poetic masterwork of art. I wanted to know the impetus and inspiration...


Guest Post: Prose Mechanics Evolution: How the Writing Process has Changed Over the Past 45 Years by Ronald Kelly

Guest Post: Prose Mechanics Evolution: How the Writing Process has Changed Over the Past 45 Years by Ronald Kelly

PROSE MECHANICS EVOLUTION!

How the Writing Process has Changed Over the Past 45 Years

By Ronald Kelly

A random comment or two on a Twitter post a few days ago led Sadie Hartmann (known by those of us who love and cherish her as Mother Horror) to ask me to elaborate on the way writers have performed the physical process of turning prose into the printed word over the years. In my case, it has been 45 years since the writing bug first bit me – rather hard – at the age...


How COVID-19 Reignited my Love of Comics, a Guest Post by Pete Mesling

How COVID-19 Reignited my Love of Comics, a Guest Post by Pete Mesling

Hey friends, Zakk here, good morning (afternoon, evening) to you. I hope this day sees you well. In this day and age of near constant chaos and anxiety, we as humans must find a glimmer of happiness to grasp, put in our breast pocket, close to our heart. To help ward against the evil eye of 2020. It will be the only way not to be consumed by life, which happens to be extra ravenous right now. Please allow me to share this with you, one of our own in the horror community...