LitStack Review: Megan by Steven Novak

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Megan:  Bread Crumbs for the Nasties, Book One Steven Novak Quiet Corner Press Release Date:  August 5, 2013 This time of year is full of calm and quiet.  Silent nights, peace and good will. Sometimes, though, you just get a hankering for a good, post apocalyptic horror story, though, right?  I mean, you can only [….]

‘World War Z’ Author: Movie Is Not The Book I Wrote

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From The Huffington Post: The upcoming release of World War Z starring Brad Pitt is creating a lot of publicity for its massive budget and the fact that it bears no resemblance to the bestselling novel. The one person least surprised is the book’s author, Max Brooks. Brooks said his novel about a world nearly [….]

LitStack Review: The New Hunger by Isaac Marion

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The New Hunger Isaac Marion Zola Books ISBN13 – 9781939126047 —♦— Not to sound like a hipster, but I dug zombies long before they were cool. The first zombie flick I saw was Dawn of the Dead, the George Romero classic, followed by the sequel Day of the Dead, featuring the first real undead hero, [….]

Soundbite: Zora Neale Hurston Discusses Zombies

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From The Huffington Post: In 1937, while researching Haitian folklore for one of her books, Zora Neale Hurston witnessed a case where a woman who showed up in a village, and a family claimed that she was their relative who had died and been buried 20 years previously. However, upon being examined by a doctor, [….]

Back Roads and Frontal Lobes by Brady Allen

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Back Roads and Frontal Lobes Brady Allen Post Mortem Press First Edition – September 12, 2012 ISBN 978-0615698397 There are two types of books, I read:  “downstairs” books and “upstairs” books.  The only difference between them is that “upstairs” books sit on my bedside table, and I read them at least a little bit (sometimes [….]

Interview: Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes

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This past June I got the pleasant experience to meet and work with one of my favorite authors – Tananarive Due. Later that same week I got double the experience when she invited her husband, Steven Barnes, to talk with us about sexuality, race, slavery in a seminar. Both are authors I greatly admire and [….]

Devil's Wake by Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes

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Devil’s Wake Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes Atria Books ISBN-10: 1451617003  — ♦ — I’m going to say this right from the start – I am not a fan of zombies. They scare the you-know-what out of me! Of the three big supernatural monsters (Vampires, Werewolves, & Zombies) the latter scare the most because I can actually [….]