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Guest Article – Why I Love Horror by Rebekah Ross

Guest Article – Why I Love Horror by Rebekah Ross

I’m walking in the woods. There’s no one around, and it’s 2005 so I don’t have a cellphone. Out of the corner of my eye, I spot him – Edgar Allan Poe. To his left a raven flaps its wings and quoths its lore of some sad sorrow nevermore. To his right, the ghost of Annabel Lee floats eerily far from her graveside by the sea. This horror drew me in with a sort of inevitable curiosity to look at…

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International Women’s Day – Silvia Brown

International Women’s Day – Silvia Brown

Before I was aware of International Women’s Day and the women’s rights movement, the 8th of March meant only one thing to me. My gran’s birthday. Grandma Montse was the matriarch of our family and the reason I became a horror writer. She never learnt to read nor write but was a gifted storyteller that spooked young and old with creepy stories passed down through generations. Given the opportunity, I believe she’d have been a reader and a writer. Grandma…

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Interview – Jennifer Allanson

Interview – Jennifer Allanson

So, what about horror specifically made you think ‘This is the genre I want to make films in’? When I was a little kid (about 4 or 5) I used to stealthily watch scary movies from behind the couch, which is pretty creepy on its own. My older brother and cousins would watch scary movies and I wanted in – so this way I got to see saw Child’s Play and The Nightmare on Elm Street without anyone being the…

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Interview – S.H. Cooper

Interview – S.H. Cooper

You seem to write pretty prolifically, do you have any tips or tricks you can share with us on how to turn over stories so quickly? Writing is half creativity, half discipline. In order to do it regularly, you have to turn it into a habit. Sometimes that means forcing yourself when you don’t want to, sometimes it means setting aside specific time specifically to write, sometimes it means churning out stuff that will never ever see the true light…

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Interview – Colin Harker

Interview – Colin Harker

How long have you been writing for? I’ve been writing ever since I can remember. When I was a kid, I mostly wrote fantasy imitative of Lloyd Alexander’s Prydain Chronicles and Susan Cooper’s Dark Is Rising series, then detective fiction when I became obsessed with Agatha Christie. I didn’t begin to seriously commit myself to horror until I turned 15 and read Lovecraft and Robert Bloch for the first time.   What is it about horror that made you think…

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Interview – Jackie Perez

Interview – Jackie Perez

You’re working on an adaptation of Beachworld, what can you tell us about it? Beachworld is one of Stephen King’s Dollar Babies, stories he grants students and emerging filmmakers film options to in order to “try their hands” at one of his works. He is my favorite author (Flannery O’Connor is a close second) and I grew up reading his books and loving scary stories and horror movies.  Beachworld is a sci-fi/horror story that delves into the psyche of a…

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Guest Article from Jillian Maria

Guest Article from Jillian Maria

They say “write what you know,” and I do. Most of the time, it’s on purpose — I’ll draw on my own mannerisms and reactions to make characters believable, or I’ll pull on tropes that I like and subvert the ones that I don’t. But sometimes, I write what I know without even realizing that I’m doing it. My main project, with the working title of Songbird, just finished its second draft recently. In it, a girl named Elizabeth is…

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Interview – Kaitlin Statz

Interview – Kaitlin Statz

One of the things I enjoy most about The White Vault is the variety of characters. The fact that they’re all from diverse backgrounds adds a level of realism to a research team. How did you go about coming up with this concept? I didn’t feel as though I was creating something new when I decided upon the characters and their backgrounds. I created the characters required to tell the story and weave an intricate story of found-footage and missing…

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Interview – Lou Yardley

Interview – Lou Yardley

How long have you been writing for? On and off for as long as I could read and write, but in 2016 I decided to make a proper go of it. I’d taken part in NaNoWriMo a couple of times in the years before that (with varying levels success), but I hadn’t written anything that I thought I’d could share with someone else. By the time 2016 rolled around, I’d completed a 4 year degree and found myself in desperate…

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Interview – Jennifer McCarthy

Interview – Jennifer McCarthy

How did you get the idea for Final Girl Designs? I have always loved horror. The concept of the final girl has always resonated with me. I recently wrote a blog about it which you can find here https://finalgirldesigns.wordpress.com/. I have been making jewellery for over 20years. My love for horror was reignited when I started going to the Rock and Shock convention in Worcester, MA. Things kind of clicked into place for me and it just  made sense to…

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How I found Horror….for women in horror month

How I found Horror….for women in horror month

A short introduction of how I found Horror I was 8 years old, it was a sunny afternoon. I was walking home from school with some friends when my Mum and Dad shouted me over from their car, they were going to visit my Grandma and they had missed me walking out of the school. I started to cross the busy road, when I misheard my friends’ older sister say, “go now”. I started to cross and was inadvertently hit…

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Interview – Jackie Sonnenberg returns

Interview – Jackie Sonnenberg returns

We’ve previously reviewed the first in your Yresrun Semyhr series. What have you been up to since then? Getting ready for the second book! THE LAMB WAS SURE TO GO tells my version of Mary and her little lamb, and they’re not so nice… It’s in pre-publication now and should come out around summer. I have also written short stories for Horror anthologies and having fun promoting them at conventions with original costumes! Once this next novel comes to life, I…

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Interview – Ruschelle Dillon

Interview – Ruschelle Dillon

  Your novel Arithmophobia is out now on Kindle, what can you tell us about it? It’s a collection of short stories all wrapped in the theme of numbers. Numbers can be scary, especially if they’re NEGATIVE numbers that happen to appear in my bank account. But numbers surround our everyday lives and sometimes they are magical and other times…deadly. Oh and by the way…Arithmophobia is also available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble for Kindle AND paperback. I just…

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Interview with Caitlin Spice

Interview with Caitlin Spice

How long have you been writing for? That’s a question with several different answers. If we’re talking about writing in general, I started writing a horribly derivative fantasy epic when I was around 11 year old. It was about a barbarian and his sorcerer friend (Conan anyone?) but it never really went anywhere. Later, when I was considerably older, I started a novella set in a pre-iron-age fantasy world, loosely based on New Zealand – and that felt like the…

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