We’ve come to the last in my Horror Heroes series, but by far not the least. This author is a hero not only to me but to most of the other people on my hero list. Of course, we’re talking about the astounding Shirley Jackson. Shirley Jackson was an author when women weren’t supposed toContinue reading “My Horror Heroes, Shirley Jackson”
Just in case you missed them, here are links to part one and part two. Horror of demonic Some of these subgenres are pretty self-explanatory. Like this one. This subgenre is based on the theory that the world is a dark, dangerous, and scary place. And that it is that way because of demonic beingsContinue reading “Horror Subgenres, Part Three”
Welcome to our series of horror subgenres, part two. We’re taking a look at some of the many flavors that encompass our beloved genre of horror. If you missed it, here’s part one Ghost story Ghost stories are my favorite. I mean, my absolute top-tier favorite. It’s not a hard subgenre to define. Any storyContinue reading “Horror subgenres, Part Two”
I once did a series about science fiction subgenres and it was pretty popular. So sometime later I decided to do a series about fantasy subgenres. It was also fun, and also still popular. Now that I’m getting ready to publish my first horror book, it seemed like a great time to dive into oneContinue reading “Horror Subgenres, Part One”
When I think of Wes Craven’s films, I’m struck with a flood of memories. Nightmare on Elm Street is the first horror movie I remember watching, with a babysitter who probably shouldn’t have let me watch it. I was little, curled up on our old couch in our trailer in the dark, eyes big asContinue reading “My horror heroes, Wes Craven”
Can I be honest with you? For someone as devoted to stories as I am, I learned to read very, very late. I was in third grade before I learned. In a year, though, I went from illiterate to college level. The secret? I fell in love with Goosebumps. It turns out all I neededContinue reading “My Horror Heroes, RL Stine”
The end of the world began with a winter storm.
Don’t miss the first episode of this series, about Stephen King. Long-time readers of PBW will know that I am in love with Pittsburgh. I wasn’t born here, but I’ve lived most of my life in Butler, which is close enough to consider Pittsburgh my hometown. So it’s no surprise that I have a little-sister-likeContinue reading “My Horror Heroes, George Romero”
King does not believe, and I do not believe, in writer’s block. If you’re a writer, you write. If you’re not writing, you need to figure out why you’re not.