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9 Authors Who Aren't Scared of the Dark

Black Authors Series

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • February 26, 2020

Here's the last in our Black History Month series, featuring great black writers from four genres. The publishing industry is sorely lacking in diversity, so it is important to shine a light on authors of color. This week, we feature Horror and Mystery. Here are nine writers who offer scary, thrilling, addictive reads.

10x10: The Best Books of the Decade

Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy and Thriller/Mystery

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • December 20, 2019

Here's our fourth installment for the best books of the past decade. Each week for five weeks, we are presenting top ten lists of the best books of the past decade in two different genres. A total of ten lists of ten: 10 x 10 equals 100! This week's lists are SciFi/Fantasy and Thriller/Mystery. Here are our picks for the top ten of each.

Get It Twisted

8 Time-Honored Tales Take Dark Turns

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • October 30, 2019

Happy almost Halloween! It's also the anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen's classic Sense and Sensibility, so we thought we should find a way to celebrate both—a bit of a mash-up, if you will. In fact, mash-up is kind of the perfect word to describe the books we are highlighting this week.

Madams of Macabre and Damsels of Darkness

7 Masterful Women Authors in Horror

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • October 09, 2019

It may seem that the horror genre is overrun with male writers, but women have long been dark horses in the field, with one of the frontrunners being a certain Ms. Jackson (and we're not talking about Janet). As we move into the season of spooky stories, we present the consummate Shirley Jackson, plus six more of our favorite horror authors (who also happen to be female).

Long Live The King: 9 of Stephen King's Best Books

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • September 11, 2019

It's been quite a week for Stephen King with the releases of both It Chapter 2, the movie and his new novel, The Institute. But then again, with about 80 books and dozens of hit movies to his name, maybe it's just like any other workweek. In any case, we're superfans and wanted to showcase a few of our top picks from the versatile author. (Psst, it's not all horror)

5 Dystopian Novels That Reinforce the Importance of Earth Day

By Emma Zaratian • April 22, 2019

Because we're gluttons for punishment, we thought we'd revisit five notable (and very different) dystopian novels that explore themes of environmental disaster. Just to pique our survivalist instincts this Earth Day.

Normal Shmormal, Celebrate Peculiar People Day!

By Beth Clark • January 10, 2019

Peculiar People Day is a time to celebrate the quirky, eccentric, silly, weird, curious, colorful, irreverent, and intriguing oddballs in your life. You know the ones...they see the world a little—or a lot—differently, have a unique style that's all their own, and/or make you laugh when you least expect it by saying the things most people only think. If you're the peculiar one, lucky you! Embrace your wonderfully brilliant uniqueness in all its splendor and let your freak flag fly. (Your way, of course.) Keep reading for ten of our favorite peculiar literary characters.

Stephen King: Master of Horror, Prolific Writer, Cameo Actor, and...Voracious Reader

By Beth Clark • October 15, 2018

If you've ever wondered what gives Stephen King nightmares (we have, and yes, it's possible), then take a peek at the latest book recommendations by the guy who's made most of us at least temporarily afraid of the dark (and clowns, OMG…clowns) at some point.

Gone Girl Author Gillian Flynn's Sharp Objects: Yes, Please!!

By Beth Clark • July 23, 2018

Sharp Objects is a bestselling novel that’s hard to put down and HBO’s newest blockbuster that's hard to look away from...even though you'll want to when the story gets intense.

From Page to Screen

Catch up with Bosch, Henrietta Lacks, The Handmaid's Tale, and the latest TV/film adaptation news

By Devin B. • April 24, 2017

With a slew of book adaptations from a variety of genres hitting the television screen this month, don’t miss out on your chance to compare the original books to their TV counterparts. We’ve also rounded up the latest film/TV announcements so you can get a head start.  
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