Snipe Hunting With City Slickers on the Appalachian Trail: An Interview with Scott Nicholson

Every so often a genre writer comes along whose work just jumps out at me. Greg Bear is one, Neil Gaiman is one. Scott Nicholson is another. I was born in Appalachia and lived a decent amount of my life in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, so Scott's work is near and dear to my heart. Growing up there, ghost stories were an almost nightly entertainment. My grandmother loved to spin a good yarn. Living in the mountains of North Carolina, Scott too, is a product of that environment. He's the author of the Appalachian Gothic thrillers The Harvest, The Red Church, The Manor, The Home and his latest thriller, The Farm. Proceed onward for a vivid snapshot into the life of a unique talent.   [Read more...]

Review: "'Salem's Lot: Illustrated Edition" by Stephen King

To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the publication of Stephen King's classic horror novel 'Salem's Lot, Doubleday is publishing a new edition of the book in hardcover that includes black-and-white illustrations, a new introduction, fifty pages of additional material deleted from the original manuscript, and two short stories related to events in the novel.   [Read more...]

Cover to Cover #129: Steve Alten / Bob Harper

Steve Alten
MEG: Primal Waters is the third book in Steve's giant-shark thriller series.

Bob Harper
Bob has quite possibly the coolest job in the whole wide world. He produces audio tracks for haunted attractions.   [Read more...]

Review: "My Soul To Keep" by Tananarive Due

Tananarive Due writes a character driven adventure with an African-American heroine in a literary field of plot driven stories about white male heroes. That alone makes me recommend it. The fact that the book will chew you up, spit you out, and make you beg for more? Gravy.   [Read more...]