Panacea

Panacea

I loved this novel, think X-Files crossed with The Blood of the Lamb by Thomas Monteleone (a far superior religious conspiracy novel than Dan Brown’s The DaVinci Code), crossed with Medicine Man and you’ve got PANACEA. Medical Examiner Laura Hanning has two bodies...
The Winter Tree

The Winter Tree

No one forgets their first love. Their first kiss. Their first declaration of love. Arthur Geddes, already engaged to another, is haunted by these memories. Has he made a mistake and asked the wrong woman? The answers lie under THE WINTER TREE. White Noise Press...
Existential Terrors

Existential Terrors

My book While the Black Stars Burn won a Bram Stoker Award last month, and I also interviewed Joe Hill and will be a panelist at the Origins convention in Columbus. My column this month is a discussion of Lovecraft’s classic tale “The Call of Cthulhu”.

Alabaster: Wolves

Alabaster: Wolves

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.

StokerCon and Welcome to Lovecraft

StokerCon and Welcome to Lovecraft

Welcome to Lovecraft, the first volume in Joe Hill’s Locke & Key graphic novel series, focuses on siblings Bode, Tyler, and Kinsey Locke relocating from California to the Keyhouse on the fictional island of Lovecraft, Massachusetts after Tyler’s classmate Sam Lesser murders their father. There’s a lot of really interesting stuff going on in this first collected volume of the series.