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News — June 2020

Friday Feels- June 25th, 2020

Friday Feels- June 25th, 2020

Happy Friday Night Worms! Wanna get emotionally hit by a truck this weekend? Let me help. I have a book that will punch you straight in the feels. It wrecked me. Straight up demolished. I went into this knowing that John Boden’s writing has always been beautiful and this book was no different. This author's ability to create likable and deep characters is outstanding. The main character seems like the strong and silent type to anyone unfamiliar with him, but he is just an overall good guy that melted my whole entire heart talking about how much...


Wielding the Pen: Three Easy Ways Authors Can Become Good Allies

Wielding the Pen: Three Easy Ways Authors Can Become Good Allies

Wielding the Pen: Three Easy Ways Authors Can Become Good Allies
By Beth Griffith


Authors have words. Their livelihood is literally combining words to create images in the reader’s minds. The images can be any variety of things, from the informative to the fantastic. They can build worlds, they can tear them down. An author is not limited to books; there are authors in every kind of media. Yes, that favorite totally unscripted, completely true reality show you love has a screenwriter, just like that obviously scripted movie with the talking hamsters you...


Night Worms Book Party: HUNGER ON THE CHISHOLM TRAIL by M. Ennenbach

Night Worms Book Party: HUNGER ON THE CHISHOLM TRAIL by M. Ennenbach

Welcome to part one of our Night Worms Book Party with  HUNGER ON THE CHISHOLM TRAIL by M. Ennenbach. June has been an interesting month for all of us with some states opening back up, people returning to their jobs, and then, of course, the murder of George Floyd and the protests that followed. It's been a difficult time for some people to focus on quiet, mental acts like reading or writing but some of us Night Worms found comfort in the pages of our books. The rest of the Night Worms crew will have their reviews in...


Horror Fiction Podcasts by Andrew @thebookdad

Horror Fiction Podcasts by Andrew @thebookdad

Horror Fiction Podcasts by Andrew @thebookdad

Dark and entertaining conversations about the best in horror fiction…

 

Podcasts have become a MASSIVELY popular medium in the horror genre. They cover everything from book releases, news, recommendations, reviews, and even short story readings. Oh, and did I mention they are entertaining as hell! You get to hear from your favorite authors and other experts in the genre talk about what they love HORROR. I follow all of these podcasts below and it's my recommendation that you do it as well. Check out what the...


Guest Post: 4 Spine Chilling Coming-of-Age Novels by Horror Writers of Color

Guest Post: 4 Spine Chilling Coming-of-Age Novels by Horror Writers of Color

4 Spine-Chilling Coming-of-Age Novels by Horror Writers of Color

by Desiree Villena

Horror is haunted by a reputation for whiteness. H.P. Lovecraft’s well-known racism, for instance, still casts a shadow as vast as his outsized influence over the genre. Meanwhile, an enduring stereotype holds that characters of color are inevitably the first to succumb to any slasher or ghoul. 


Horror writers of color have long grappled with this troubling legacy as they produce groundbreaking work that takes the genre in...