It’s fall and there is something about the season that is inherently eerie. Perhaps it is the trees losing their leaves as the temperature falls. Often it is colder and rainier. The sun sets earlier and the nights are longer. As a child walking home from school I was conscious of leaves crackling under my shoes and my breath creating small ghosts that blew out … Continue reading Ghostly Writes Anthology: Get Your Halloween Chills and Thrills in This Spooky Collection
Nothing is more fun for me around Halloween than watching scary movies, old and new. Granted, a lot of the movies that scared me in my younger days don’t even register on my fear meter now. But there is a degree of nostalgia in watching them and recalling my initial reactions. You may laugh at some of my selections; that’s okay. Hopefully you have your … Continue reading Halloween Movies I MUST Watch!
I confess, Halloween is my favorite holiday. I love the costumes, the decorations, the imagination, and the silliness of pumpkin decorating, haunted houses, corn mazes, and treats salty and sweet. It’s a time to enjoy fantasy, being scared, spooky stories, bonfires, and parties. There are books, by both indie writers and writers that have publishing houses behind them, that I turn to during the Halloween … Continue reading Great Halloween Reads
October is my favorite month of the year! Fall is usually crackling in the air (yes fall crackles), Halloween is coming, and it’s time for candy apples, hayrides, hot cider, and scary books and movies. It’s also my favorite time to travel. You may have noticed my Book Blog is early. By the time you read this I will probably be in Barcelona, Spain or … Continue reading October Book Blog
“ALL HAIL the Short Story!” These 15 short stories come from those shaded corners; the shadowy recesses of our minds where deceit and revenge take refuge. Only to surface when we choose to be most unpleasant to our neighbors, our colleagues, our lovers, and to our families—and even our species. Above all, it’s the unpredictable kinks that catch you unaware that make the ‘CROOKED TALES’ … Continue reading “Crooked Tales” The Final Tale
A short story is a shard, a sliver, a vignette. It’s a biopsy on the human condition but it doesn’t have this capacity to think autonomously for itself. ~Will Self “Ultimate Sampler of Exciting, Talented Authors” “Eager to meet great writers? Well, the short story is the ideal medium to discover new favorites. A single folio of short stories is the perfect platform to display … Continue reading More “Crooked Tales”
“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”
― Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood Continue reading September Book News
New Releases “Average Daydreamer” a sweet romance by Anita Kovacevic is available on Lulu.com and Amazon.com Priscilla is happy being a successful, single, business woman. Or is she? With her best friend’s wedding approaching, she finds herself constantly daydreaming about romance with perfect men – doctors, firemen, secret agents, sexy chefs. Aiming for perfection, she tries to ignore an ordinary guy she sees every day … Continue reading August Book News
In a post apocalyptic world where a plague unlike anything we’ve ever imagined spreads like wildfire, Joe Hill has a created a unique hero in The Fireman. As Hill develops a society that splits into diverse factions and collapses piecemeal, some figures step forward as leaders, good and bad. However, as is often true in real life, it is not the popular leader … Continue reading “The Fireman: A Novel” By Joe Hill
I confess, I love a good short story or novella. Some of my favorite authors have written short stories that stick with me to this day. Edgar Allen Poe, James Joyce, O. Henry, Flannery O’Connor, John Cheever and, my favorite, Stephen King to name a few of those I admire. I enjoy short stories so much I decided to attempt to write some. I was … Continue reading Anthologies: Why Read Them?