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You've Got Mail! by Andrew Fowlow, 'The Book Dad'

Newsletters can be an extremely valuable asset for authors. It's a means of reaching their readers and keeping them up-to-date on current works in progress, news, and upcoming releases. 

Don't hesitate… punch in that email address and reap the benefits.

To be honest, the reason I love newsletters is that I get to know my favorite authors on a more intimate level. I feel as though I've developed rapport without ever meeting them. A newsletter generally tells me a little about what is going on in their life, fills me in on news and often will offer me something for subscribing. There are so many great perks for recipients. I've been given early access to limited edition books, writing 101's, short stories, and news I would normally miss in the endless scroll of social media.

This is not spam people… Indulge your inbox. 

Here is a list of my absolute favorite author newsletters. *Hint* Some authors below will even offer a free ebook for signing up. I'm not gonna say which ones, they are all worthy of your email address. 

Jeff Strand

Jeff Strand is the four-time Bram Stoker Award-nominated author of 40+ books, including BLISTER, A BAD DAY FOR VOODOO, WOLF HUNT, and his newest novel ALLISON.


Brian Keene 

Brian Keene writes novels, comic books, stories, and has a podcast called THE HORROR SHOW WITH BRIAN KEENE. He is the author of over fifty books, including his newest release THE TRIANGLE OF BELIEF (on sale now). 


Stephanie Evelyn

Sterp is a booktuber and the author of THE CULT CALLED FREEDOM HOUSE which is also her debut novella.


Philip Fracassi

Philip Fracassi is an author of the collection of stories, BEHOLD THE VOID which won the award for Story Collection of the Year from This Is Horror.


Sean O'Connor

Sean O’Connor is the author of WEEPING SEASON and THE MONGREL. He is primarily known for his work in Horror and is a two-time Splatterpunk Award nominee.

Sonora Taylor

Sonora Taylor is the author of WITHOUT CONDITION, THE CROW'S GIFT, and her third short story collection, LITTLE PARANOIAS.


Michael Patrick Hicks 

Michael Patrick Hicks is the author of several horror books, including THE RESSURECTIONISTS, MASS HYSTERIA, and his upcoming release BORNE OF THE DEEP. He also co-hosts Staring Into The Abyss, a podcast focused on all things horror.


Duncan Ralston 

Duncan Ralston is the author of various dark fiction stories including GRISTLE & BONE, THE METHOD, and GHOSTLAND.


Sara Tantlinger

Sara Tantlinger is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The Devil’s Dreamland: Poetry Inspired by H.H. Holmes. Her other books include LOVE FOR SLAUGHTER and TO BE DEVOURED. 


Faye Snowden

Faye Snowden is the author of three mysteries along with her newest novel published by Flame Tree Press,  A KILLING FIRE. You can also find her short stories and poems in various literary journals and indie presses.


Hunter Shea

Hunter Shea is a bestselling author of over 25 books including his upcoming release MISFITS. His video podcast, Monster Men, is also one of the most watched horror podcasts in the world. 


Adam Nevill 

Adam Nevill is the author of many highly acclaimed horror novels including THE REDDENING and THE RITUAL which was adapted into a major motion picture. 


Tim Waggoner 

Tim Waggoner is a Bram Stoker award-winning author with various works including THEY KILL, THE MOUTH OF THE DARK, and his new novel THE FOREVER HOUSE. 


Jason Arnopp

Jason Arnopp is the author of GHOSTER, THE LAST DAYS OF JACK SPARKS, and INSIDE BLACK MIRROR. He actually has a couple of newsletters which are both very interesting. Check out his site for more details. 


Alan Baxter

Alan Baxter is a multi-year winning author who wrote DEVOURING DARK, SERVED COLD, and his newest THE ROO.


Michael Clark

Michael Clark is the author of THE PATIENCE OF A DEAD MAN trilogy with the third installment out now, ANGER IS AN ACID


Todd Keisling 

Todd Keisling is a writer and designer of the horrific and strange. He is an author of several books, including DEVIL'S CREEK, THE FINAL RECONCILIATION, and SCANLINES.


Daniel Kraus

Daniel Kraus is a New York Times bestselling author. With Guillermo del Toro he collaborated on THE SHAPE OF WATER, based on the same idea the two created for the Oscar-winning film. Also with del Toro, Kraus co-authored TROLLHUNTERS, which was adapted into the Emmy-winning Netflix series. 


Jonathan Janz

Jonathan Janz is the author of many titles in horror including CHILDREN OF THE DARK, EXORCIST FALLS, and his upcoming release THE RAVEN.


Caitlin Starling 

Caitlin Starling is a writer of horror-tinged speculative fiction including her first novel, THE LUMINOUS DEAD, which is nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel. 

Editor's Note:

I'm adding Autumn Christian to this list. I just subscribed to her newsletter and I look forward to getting them. They're more like her musings, thoughts, social commentary, etc. They're always thought-provoking. Love it. 

This is a good starting point for horror fans. Most of this list has new releases, details on special editions, book sales, events, etc. Stay in the loop and get to know your favorite authors by signing up for their newsletters. Don't miss out because you're worried about your inbox. Treat yourself to all the juicy details!

If you haven't done so already, I highly recommended subscribing to the Night Worms Newsletter. It's the best way to keep current so you don't miss out on any special announcements or important news. 

My name's Andrew. I'm a husband and father who loves to read all things dark, thrilling, mysterious, and suspenseful. I didn't always enjoy reading but have been nothing short of obsessed over the last five or so years. The obsession has lead to writing and so here I am fighting for time to read and write while trying to work a full-time job and satisfy my family’s needs (#1 priority).








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