When was the last time you read something truly disturbing? Well, I have a story in an anthology out in a few days from Bloodshot Books, Not Your Average Monster 2, that I think is the creepiest thing I've ever written. The anthology is a collection of monster short stories, but without vampires, werewolves and ghosts. … Continue reading Monsters, Monsters Everywhere.
I just read a great short story. It's a little disturbing and I don't think I'll ever look at sleepwalking the same way again. The story in question is Megan Neumann's It Must Feed, in the horror anthology Not Your Average Monster from Bloodshot Books. The story tells the tale of two sisters, Abby and … Continue reading “Sit down. I’ll tell you”
I'm about to finish the last couple of stories in an anthology called The New Black, and soon so will you. I read a lot of anthologies but so far this year, The New Black is the standout. I was thrown off at first because of two things; my idea of "noir", which all these … Continue reading Read Any Good Books Lately? I Did.
I had a few words with Ellen Datlow over email earlier this year, and interviewed her for Bookriot in conjunction with Women in Horror Month and the release of Lovecraft's Monsters. Here is that interview now, for your reading pleasure. February was Women in Horror Month, and the first person I thought of when I … Continue reading Ellen Datlow Interview
I just interviewed Ellen Datlow for Bookriot, and that interview will be posted sometime next week (probably). In the meantime, here is Ellen on the power of the supernatural short story versus the novel, a sentiment I agree with. "I think that fiction of the supernatural works better in the shorter forms for the simple … Continue reading Are Genre Short Stories Better Than Novels?
Here's what's at the the top of my Kindle right now; the stuff I most recently added or read. It's interesting to see that of the fifteen items on there, only two are novels. These are Colin F. Barnes' gritty Artificial Evil and Barry Napier's Broken Skies, his latest book for Severed Press (that's the … Continue reading A Peek Inside My Kindle
I've read a few books this year. I've lost count, but it's not really that many, perhaps about three books in a month. Well, I took together a list of the more memorable books I've read so far this year, and made a giant of a blog post out of it. These are the books … Continue reading 2013 Book Megapost | 19 Great Books
Great post from Barry Napier. Reblogged for your perusal and also partly to test how WordPress reblogging function works.
While working on my first novel that only barely touches the realm of the supernatural, I am also outlining another project. This project is certainly going to rely heavily on the supernatural element, but I would not go so far as to call it horror. It’s a ghost story more than anything.
I understand that for those not overly familiar with the genre, a ghost story is a horror story. I initially begged to differ. While a ghost story can deliver chills and genuine frights, my first reaction is to not call it a horror story. And honestly, this bothers me.
When did horror become more about gore and shock value than the actual scary moments and sense of anxiousness and dread? There are more than fifty movies released within the past five years or so that could be blamed for what I find to be a pretty disappointing state…
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Barry Napier is an amazing writer who gets far less attention than he deserves. Barry has had more than 40 short stories and poems featured in print and online publications. He is the winner of a "Write a Dead Man novel" contest, and the resulting book, Streets of Blood is out today with Amazon.com's 47North … Continue reading Author Interview | Barry Napier
Geoffrey Liu is the new managing editor of eHorror (a magazine in which I have had a story, The Dreamgiver). I tracked Geoffrey down, strapped him to a chair, turned off the lights and asked him a few questions about horror as a genre, and the current state of the publishing world. Take a gander. … Continue reading Asking Editors Questions | Geoffrey Liu of eHorror