horror anthology


Horror Book Alert: Bloody Red Nose

On Friday the 13th, a new horror anthology entered the world, bringing light and love...and CLOWNS...okay, maybe not all light and love. But this collection of 15 stories isn't about the scary clown holding a blood-colored balloon, you know the one right outside your house...RIGHT NOW THE ONE THAT IS COMING TO KILL YOU? Just kidding! Maybe... Anyway, this book focuses on taking the creepy killer out of the clown and give us what clowns fear instead.     In a world filled with menace, dare to paint on a grin. The world is full of images of scary[...]


GUTTED: Achingly Beautiful Horror

I fell in love with horror fiction through short stories. The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe. NIGHT SHIFT, by Stephen King. My family car was littered with horror anthologies I found on bookstore racks and garage sale tables. As a writer, I love the tight structure and elegant story telling. As a reader, I love a small story that rips me apart and leaves me gasping.  GUTTED: BEAUTIFUL HORROR STORIES, edited by Doug Murano and D. Alexander Ward, is a gorgeous collection. The stories delve into the dark, emotional connection we feel towards what we treasure[...]


The Dark Carnival Cover Reveal!

Today I am proud. So proud. Over a year ago I had an idea. I love horror and I love carnivals. I said to Kristen, the co-founder of my other blog Pen and Muse, "What if we did a writing showcase? One that involves a Dark Carnival?" We ran with the idea and to my shock and awe, we met our sign-up goal of ten people. And the list kept growing. In fact, almost one hundred different authors and illustrators signed up. I was shocked. I was elated. I was longing for the dark and creepy things to crawl out of their minds. Each person had to pick one ride or event at[...]