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Women in Horror Month: Kate Maruyama

This week I’m privileged to have my sister in horror Kate Maruyama talk about writing, writing in the horror genre as a woman, and our new band “King & The Spookettes” (so far we’re waiting on confirmation from Stephen’s people, although I have officially called alto). My mother, having battled the notions of her times by […]

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Women in Horror Month: Kate Danly

Author Kate Danly chimes in for Women in Horror Month. Her debut novel, The Woodcutter (published by 47North), was honored with the Garcia Award for the Best Fiction Book of the Year, 1st Place Fantasy Book in the Reader Views Literary Awards, and the winner of the Sci-Fi/Fantasy category in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards.  Her book Maggie for Hire hit the […]

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Book Review: The Line (Witching Savannah #1)

In high school I almost always carried around a well-thumbed copy of “The Modern Witch’s Spellbook”, but for me, sadly, none of the spells ever panned out as promised. So I always enjoy a good book about witches and witchery in general, and was very happy to get my hands on an ARC of The […]

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Writer’s Block: Guest Post by Author Anne Charnock

I’m pretty much immune to the phenomenon labelled ‘writer’s block’ largely thanks, I believe, to my career in journalism. Procrastination isn’t really an option either in that line of work – there was no time to fear ‘the blank sheet of paper’. In fact, I’d often conjure the first paragraph of a feature in the […]

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INTERVIEW WITH A CHARACTER

Of course Dimitri didn’t answer on the first ring (he always lets it go to voicemail so he can screen calls – god knows he’s too cheap to get caller ID), but still I thought he’d get back to me sooner. I mean we have history. But what with the media attention from the 2013 […]

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MARY SHELLEY, GENRE-BENDER

It’s the summer of 1816, Switzerland, although it doesn’t feel like it­—the eruption of Indonesia’s Mount Tambora has cast the world into a long volcanic winter. What’s a bored girl to do? If you’re 19-year old Mary Shelley, you decide you’re going to win a bet about who can come up with the scariest tale, […]

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Wherein I explain how the study of Ninjutsu long-sword techniques can improve one’s writing.

It’s hot, it’s LA, it’s another smoggy day in some semblance of desert paradise when I walk into the dojo to get a taste of long-sword techniques from Tanemura Sensei, the head ninja (no really) of Genbukan World Ninpo Bugei Federation. He’s about five feet max and holds a sword that looks like it was […]

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