Tag Archives | Horror

Guest Post: Writing with Fear

It’s true. I am a horror writer. I do a myriad of other things, other writings, but I find more often than not this is the first thing that comes up when I’m asked either via casual dinner conversation or a simple Twitter introduction what I write. Most of what I write is dark. Partly because I have always been fascinated with horror and the rise and fall of heroes within the genre, but also […]


Interview with J.R. Johansson, Author of Insomnia

Insomnia Instead of sleeping, Parker Chipp enters the dream of the last person he’s had eye contact with. He spends his nights crushed by other people’s fear and pain, by their disturbing secrets—and Parker can never have dreams of his own. The severe exhaustion is crippling him. If nothing changes, Parker could soon be facing psychosis and even death. Then he meets Mia. Her dreams, calm and beautifully uncomplicated, allow him blissful rest that is […]


Book Recommendation: The Madman’s Daughter

I am so excited to write this recommendation today! The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd came out on 29thJanuary, and it’s one helluva read! I was foolish enough to start it when I didn’t have time to finish it in one sitting, and when I had to tear myself away all I could think about was what might happen next. Today I’m delighted to give away some awesome Madman’s swag! In the darkest places, even love is deadly. Sixteen-year-old Juliet Moreau […]


Celebrating Halloween with Scary Story Recommendations

In the Halloween spirit, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite scary stories—books, movies, tv shows, etc. After you light your jack-o-lantern tonight and indulge on some candy, perhaps you should try one of these recommendations. Everyone likes a good scare, right? Julie Eshbaugh One of my all-time favorite scary movies is The Thing. *shivers* I just need to see an image of a polar landscape and terror starts to rise up in me! For novels […]


Gustav Gloom and the People Taker: Meet the creative minds behind it

I enjoy reading middle grade, but rarely do I find a middle grade novel that forces me to stop everything I’m doing and read. Gustav Gloom did precisely this. From the charming voice to the breakneck pacing to the cleverly layered plot to the thoroughly 3D cast of characters, I honestly could not put this down. I recall describing it to some fellow Pub(lishing) Crawlers as “it’s just so delightful.” But it was scary too. […]