I read a decent number of books in 2018. Today, I'd like to feature five of my favourites.
It's about time any of my writer companions out there who haven't heard of Writing Monsters yet, did. And that they go ahead and pick up a copy.
Short stories have a different sort of appeal to them than novels do, but you get just as much satisfaction from them. Besides, it takes a certain amount of skill and style to get a reader invested in a character or plot in such a limited number of words. Oddly enough, when I want to… Continue reading Book excerpt: Beneath the Ferny Tree, by David Schembri
(Note: This recommendation was first published in March of 2015. You can see the original version here.) It's getting close to Halloween, which means a lot of us are craving books, movies, and TV shows that fall into the creepier set of genres. Then again, I can crave that sort of thing any time of the… Continue reading Updated book recommendation: The House of Small Shadows, by Adam Nevill
I love getting inside a villain's head. There's just something really intriguing about finding out what motivates them, even when you don't agree with what they're doing--even when you're utterly appalled by it. I think that's why I enjoy this excerpt from Death by the River, by Alexandrea Weis and Lucas Astor, as much as… Continue reading Book excerpt: Death by the River, by Alexandrea Weis and Lucas Astor