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Last Chance to Sign Up!


There are only a few spots left and the class starts this Thursday! If you’ve been on the fence about signing up, now’s the time to do it, before it’s too late! Go here for all the info.

Don’t Forget, I’m Teaching a Class on Horror Writing!


Don’t forget, I’m teaching this awesome class in June, along with Sheri Holman, Ian Rogers, and Veronica Schanoes! It’s going to be rad — which is a word that people totally still use — and you won’t want to miss it! Sign up today!

The Horror, the Horror V: Writing Horror Fiction with Substance


Look at that group of exciting, attractive authors up there — and also me! Yes, that’s right, I’m co-teaching another LitReactor class this year as a fundraiser to benefit the Shirley Jackson Awards!

I did it last year, too, and was really blown away by the talent and enthusiasm of the students. So when they asked me to teach again, I said yes right away. My fellow teachers this year will be Sheri Holman, Ian Rogers, and Veronica Schanoes — all exceptionally talented authors!

Go to the LitReactor class page to get all the details and to sign up! You won’t want to miss this, and it helps support a great cause!

Also, now seems like a good time to remind you that Dark Discoveries magazine #34 is available, featuring my story “Whatever Happened to Solstice Young?” I think this particular story is a good example of what the LitReactor class is trying to accomplish: it goes beyond the usual horror tropes (in this case, vampires) and gross-outs to examine the nature of memory, nostalgia, and sexual awakening. Go buy a copy and check it out!

Three Conversations About Horror

Over on the Book of Face, I’ve got three conversations going that might be of interest to readers of this blog.

The first pertains to which of Stephen King’s books I’ve read and, perhaps more importantly, the shocking amount of his work I haven’t read.

The second discusses Robert McCammon, Bentley Little, and John Saul.

And the third is a discussion of one of my favorite authors, Clive Barker, and which of his books I missed but shouldn’t have.

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