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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.

Literary Kryptonite

10 Unputdownable Books

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • November 27, 2019

The holidays can be so hectic, but the wintry weather just makes us want to hunker down with a good book. As we head into hibernation season, we crave captivating reads that make us want to call in sick to work. (Not that we're suggesting you do that!) Here's a list of ten yummy unputdownable books with affordable price tags.

Our Obsession with True Crime

Why Do We Love It So?

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • October 16, 2019

It may leave us sleeping with the lights on, but true crime tales are still a staple on our bedside tables. Why do we love these stories of grisly murders and twisted secrets? We came up with a few "benefits" of exploring the dark underbelly of human nature.

Celebrate National Paranormal Day with the Grand-Daddy of Oddball Inquiry, Charles Fort!

By Terry Fleming • May 01, 2019

In praise of National Paranormal Day (May 3), a day set aside to believe all those stories of supernatural stirrings and otherworldly oscillations you hear about throughout the year, allow me to introduce to you the Emperor of Eerie, Charles Fort!

5 Thrilling Must-Reads by Asian-American Authors

Just in Time for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

By Emma Zaratian • April 29, 2019

It's practically May, which means—aside from the backyard relaxation station starting to come into its own—we’re entering Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, a time our country celebrates the many cultural and historic contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. To honor this special month, we've compiled a short starter list of some of the best new fiction (released in the past year) by Asian-Pacific American authors. These are the kind of riveting reads you can curl up with in your hammock, on a lounger, or at the beach and lose track of the day.

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.

Frosty Authors Who Make Being Snowed in a Good Thing

By Beth Clark • January 28, 2019

Between Jack Frost, Robert Frost, Mark Frost, and a blizzard of other Frosts, the literary world is as Frosty as a snowman. Below are a few Frosts that you can enjoy during the depths of winter without having to put mittens on. In fact, it kinda works better if you don't so you can turn the pages.

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.

Four Authors to Appreciate More (And Tell Your Friends About)

By Beth Clark • May 09, 2018

Being talented or even a bestseller doesn't guarantee authors the respect and appreciation they deserve, but these four are worthy of your time and book dollars.
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