Author's Notes
Matthew Warner

To Be or Not To Be a Reader

During a September interview, Jonathon Williams asked me an excellent point-blank question—meaning that I initially didn't have the slightest clue how to answer him.

"In the age of television, movies, video games, and the internet, why read fiction?"

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Horror Isn't a 4-Letter Word:
Essays on Writing & Appreciating the Genre

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Matthew Warner is the author of Death Sentences: Tales of Punishment & Revenge and Eyes Everywhere, coming next summer. He also wrote The Organ Donor, and he frequently gives presentations on horror literature and writing to public schools and libraries. He lives in Virginia with illustrator and web designer Deena Warner. Stop by his website and say hi.

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