First, personal news: my Stoker-nominated first novel Spellbent is on sale for just 99 cents at Amazon, B&N, and iTunes. If you’ve been wanting to try my fiction, here’s your chance!
And now, here’s my column on Caitlín R. Kiernan’s Alabaster: Wolves. It is the first volume in her graphic novel series about teenaged albino monster hunter Dancy Flammarion, who is a recurring character in Kiernan’s short stories and novels. Dancy is haunted by a terrifying figure she believes to be an angel and who directs her to kill the monsters she encounters in her travels through the Deep South. In this narrative, Dancy encounters a werewolf named Maisie in an abandoned South Carolina town. After Dancy kills Maisie, the angel abandons her, forcing Dancy to face the Lovecraftian horrors in the town all by herself.read more