October 17, 2014 • Fiction: Horror & ParanormalWith a little less than half a year to go before HBO brings us new episodes of Game of Thrones (but hey, who’s counting?) many fans are experiencing classic symptoms of withdrawal.If you or someone you love have been feeling lethargic, anxious, paranoid that your (fictional) brothers are out to get you or can’t stop speaking Dothraki, here are some hand-picked books (other than the actual Game of Thrones novels, that is) to help you get through the wait.
October 17, 2014 • Fiction: Horror & Paranormal
Recipe for traditional Gothic literature: take one part decay (of surroundings, society) and add a heaping dose of repression. Next? A few dashes of melodrama, a sprinkling (or, in some instances, a whole cup) of romance, and one fall from grace. Shake well, top with a floater of eeeevil, and imbibe on a Scottish moor.
October 16, 2014 • Fiction: Horror & ParanormalThe Quirk team had a great time catching up with Grady Hendrix, author of Horrorstor, at New York Comic Con last weekend. And I seriously can't wait for more of you to meet him.And well, here's a chance for you! At least, for you New York City folks.On October 27th, just in time for Halloween, some of the biggest names in horror fiction will be talking about the things that scare them. The Strand Bookstore is hosting EVERYTHING IS TERRIFYING, a special event with a number of awesome people involved in the horror community. Along with our own Grady Hendrix, guests will meet Laird Barron, Ellen Datlow, John Langan, Sarah Langan, and J.T. Petty.In addition to the event details on the Strand's website, you can RSVP for the event on Facebook. Let Grady know you're coming!
September 18, 2014 • Fiction: Horror & Paranormal, Sci-Fi and Fantasy
If you still haven't read Tales from Lovecraft Middle School: The Slither Sisters after today's eBook deal, we really have nothing to say to you.
Thanks to today's Kindle Daily Deal, you can snag a copy for only $3.99! So why don't you slither over to Amazon and get yourself a copy?
See what I did there? Eh? Slither?
September 18, 2014 • Fiction: Horror & Paranormal
Greeting horror fans! The blog tour for Grady Hendrix's Horrorstor has begun! Launching yesterday with The Book Smugglers and running through the end of the month, you can find Grady on a number of websites celebrating the release of his awesome novel.9/17: The Book Smugglers - Five Horror Novels That Will Make Your Head Spin9/18: Quirk Books Blog - Five Forgotten Horror Novelists You Need to Discover9/19: My Bookish Ways - Are Ghosts Really Real?9/22: LitReactor - The Joy of Horror Novelizations9/23: Publishing Crawl - What Watching Hong Kong Horror Movies Taught Me About Writing9/24: Forces of Geek - You Don’t Know These Ten Horror Movies, But They Will Melt Your Face9/26: Cuddlebuggery - Favorite Fictional Places9/29: Bound by Words - A Playlist for Writing9/30: That's Normal: Supernatural Smackdown - Difference Between Real & Fictional Hauntings
The tour continues today with this post from Grady, about horror novelists you need to discover.
August 29, 2014 • Fiction: Horror & ParanormalAugust 30th, 2014 marks Mary Shelley’s 217th birthday and what has become known as Frankenstein Day.Frankenstein was always one of my favorite books to teach, and it was fun to go crazy with it around Halloween. One year my students were treated to watching a “Grow Your Own Monster” that I picked up for a dollar get pretty scary as it took over a grimy jar of water.Here at Quirk, we’ve got a few ideas that will make your celebration come ALIVE.