Happy Twisted Holidays

My Criminal Minds/NCIS holiday-themed twisted short story mashup is now available as a solo story! It’s 2020 — why not? “DEAR SANTA, PLEASE SAVE ME.” Thanks to rampant worldwide consumerism, dear old Saint Nick retired long ago to an undisclosed location. But when a disturbing “Dear Santa” letter is received by the Santa Mail office in Alaska, a former…

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WATCH: The Skeleton Hour

With Alethea Kontis is the fabulous Linda Addison, Luis Urrea, Gaby Triana, and Josh Malerman, featuring Jonathan Maberry as moderator. These leading voices in contemporary fiction share a TOC in the anthology DON’T TURN OUT THE LIGHTS!

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Castle of Horror 3

Next on the list of the SEVEN anthologies I’m in this year: Castle of Horror 3: Summer Lovin’! The best part about this anthology (for me) is that it features so many Princess Alethea’s Traveling Sideshow veterans! Me AND Leanna Renee Hieber AND Jo Whittemore are all in this antho, which is the perfect reason to add it to…

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Night Terrors

(This one’s for the horror fans.) From my good friend Dave Buchert, director of Blood Oath comes this trailer for a series of projects called Night Terrors. Caution: It is very much Rated R and NSFW.

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Blood Oath is NOW AVAILABLE

You probably think I’m kidding, but I’m not. Yes, Blood Oath is actually available. The movie that I wrote about in Beauty and Dynamite has finally — after almost ten years — been released from Troma Films. You can order it via Amazon (from which I get a very small kickback) if you click on the DVD cover here….

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I Am Totally Good With “Kontis.”

Because it falls on the shelf between Stephen King and Jay Lake. Like, for instance, in this section of the list from Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year 2010 Honorable Mentions! ************************** King, Stephen “1922,” (novella) Full Dark, No Stars. King, Stephen “Big Driver,” Full Dark, No Stars. Knight, Brian “Deathbed,” Cemetery Dance #64. Knippling, DeAnna “The Edge…

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Genre Chick Interview: Sarah Pinborough

Sarah Pinborough, the British Grace Kelly of the horror genre, is riding high–having just won a British Fantasy Award for her short story “Do You See”–and in a few weeks she is up for the World Fantasy Award for her short “Our Man in the Sudan.” Anyone who follows her on Twitter knows that she’s a jet-setting wine connoisseur…

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Genre Chick Interview: Brian Keene

Influenced by such notables as Stephen King, among others, Brian Keene is a horror writer who hopes to bring his readers a release from the horrors of today’s society. His latest book, The Conqueror Worms, is set to release in May. He shares with Genre Chick Alethea Kontis, his earliest memories of horror writing and the latest on his…

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