For as long as I can remember, age, desolation, and imperfection have intrigued me. Through my waking hours, I see the gaps in brickwork, the cracked paint on a windowsill, the frown on someone’s face or even the faint scar along their jawline. It’s not that I see unhappiness everywhere, and of course, nothing is truly perfect (indeed, what is perfect?), but I’ve always … Continue reading Guest post: Mark Cassell on his Sussex Horrors
TGR: Where did your love of reading and writing come from? Sitting in my Papa’s lap at age 3, looking at the big world map behind his desk. He taught me to read with that map and road signs when we would go for a drive – I suppose that’s what gave me the wanderlust bug! Since then, I’ve devoured books, maps, pamphlets, encyclopedias, … Continue reading Interview: DeLani Bartlette on writing
Unnerving issue #5 gets off to an immense start with Glug Glug by Aaron J. Householder and the sinister Red Room by Christa Carmen. Whilst only short, Householder’s tale is a fun, throwback style horror story that put a huge smile on my face and one that I felt was a little reminiscent of Stephen King. Christa Carmen’s Red Room is a different beast … Continue reading Magazine review: Unnerving Magazine #5
TGR: Where did your love of reading and writing come from? DB: I guess my love of reading came from my parents. They read me fairy tales and children’s books before I was old enough to read myself and then continued to read with me pretty often as my tastes matured. I read a lot of grade-school-level dinosaur and nature books before … Continue reading Interview: David Busboom chats about life, Narnia, Lovecraft and ambiguity in writing.
TGR: Where did your love of reading and writing come from? I can’t really say I know the source, but I can say that I have always been intrigued by characters. As early as I can remember, I would create an ongoing narrative for my action figures and toys. They’d have relationships, beef between them, ranks, et cetera. I’m sure many kids did … Continue reading Interview: Today I welcome a fellow Adrian to the blog. Please welcome A. A. Medina!
Today, the Grim Reader welcomes BP Gregory to beavisthebookhead.com. She talks writing, books, puns, influences and more. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your stay. TGR: Where did your love of reading and writing come from? BG: My folks read to me from day one, but instead of Spot Goes Quantity Surveying Dad would just whip out whatever he was into. My cradle … Continue reading Interview: BP Gregory talks puns, writing and edible bugs!
Mike Thorn’s debut collection, Darkest Hours, lurks just around the corner. It will be published through Unnerving Magazine on November 21st and the cover art alone has me frothing at the mouth. Add to this the fact that I already know Mike can spin a good yarn having come across his work in Dark Moon Digest. I also know he is passionate and … Continue reading Interview: Unnerving short stories with Mike Thorn
Regulars at my blog will know that I love me some John Foster fiction, and it just so happens that Mr. Foster has a new book out early in November through Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing. Night Roads is book 2 in the Libros De Inferno series, though I believe that you can also read this as a stand-alone novel. But really, buy the first one, … Continue reading Interview: John C. Foster talks Night Roads, writing and tombstones!
The latest issue of Dark Moon Digest is host to more excellent short horror fiction, non-fiction and book reviews. Amongst the fiction, opening tale, Rewards Card, by Tom W. Miller reads like an episode from Tales From the Crypt. Rewards cards are seemingly thrust upon you in every store you visit these days and when a local hardware store, Hanks, offers one that is too … Continue reading Magazine review: Dark Moon Digest #28
I hadn’t really given a lot of thought to what goes into making a novel until about halfway into my time in San Francisco State University’s MFA Creative Writing program. In the fall of 2010, I had the good fortune to take a class on novel writing from Dodie Bellamy (The Letters of Mina Harker). At that point, I was writing short fiction almost … Continue reading Guest post: Christopher Charman talks novel writing and talking animals!