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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

2018 is the Summer of Horror

I am so happy that the rest of the publishing world is coming around to realizing that horror is so great. But, on the other hand, I am also aware that horror is so popular right now for this reason: when the world is scary, some people seek out things that are even worse than their real lives to read about in their fiction. It is comforting to see a depiction of how worse things could be.

So, since the world is, as Alyssa Cole said at ALA, “ a garbage fire” right now, horror is in high demand. I am very happy that more people are finding horror, but I do wish it wasn’t because things are difficult in real life. That being said, I am going to take lemons and make some lemonade for the time being. If I can help make a few more horror fans in the process, then I am going to do everything I can to keep them for life!

The current issue of Library Journal features this COVER STORY by me on the state of horror right now and all the up coming titles for the rest of the year that you should look out for. All of them are perfect for public library collections.  Click here for my post with he details and a link to the article.

Also, I don’t think I have archived this here yet, but NPR’s entire summer books coverage is all about horror. Click here for their site or here for my post with some more information and links.

Finally, I recently appeared on the Ladies of the Fright podcast. They split up my interview into 2 parts. Click here to access them [Episodes 13 and 14]. I will be working with these talented women on a few more projects over the next 10 months, so stay tuned.

The summer of 2018 is only half over. I can’t wait to see what else happens in the world of horror fiction.

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