This has been a topic of conversation among a lot of authors. Some say, "You have to get books out to succeed." Authors take this to mean, "I have to put a lot of books out, right now." Ah, if it were that easy! As a publishing company, Stitched Smile has a responsibility. Not only … Continue reading Now VS Right Now
By David Court They say that if you listen hard enough on a dark windless night, you can hear the screams of laughter over the distant echoes of a discordant carnival calliope. But not tonight. The only sound tonight is that of relentless rain, the occasional crack of thunder slamming through the firmament to break … Continue reading Stitched Saturday! 3.25.17
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Get to know the contestants of the Next Great Horror Writer Contest!
What do you love about horror?
The main thing I love about horror is its diversity. Some of my favorite horror books and movies have a little of everything in them from romance to fantasy to the total gross out moment. Horror envelopes everything from Goosebumps to Friday the 13th to Evil Dead to Saw. Horror can be lighthearted and funny, show you fantastic new worlds or be gritty and realistic. That’s what is so great about horror!
What was the first horror movie/story/book/show that you fell in love with?
This one is a little difficult for me because I would like to say that when I picked up Stephen King’s The Stand to read when I was eleven that it lit the horror spark in me but my love of horror had already begun by that…
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I forgot to schedule this for Saturday! Ugh Migraines be the Devil. The Stitchers got together and put out some fine fiction! Below is the picture we used for the challenge, and each Stitched VIP Author's (unedited) work. Remember and be kind. This was on the fly! If you want to participate, respond in comments! … Continue reading Stitched … Sunday?
Monsters, creatures, and demons once plagued the world. Some still do. Many stories of their origin have been lost. Until now when the most decadent minds discovered new origins to creatures that have haunted us through the ages. Their words face off with horror itself ... Gather around as Ramsey Campbell, Gary McMahon, … Continue reading Coming Soon From Stitched Smile Publications MARCH!
We're talking Dracula over at Stitched Smile Publications today, and I thought I'd invite you all to the party. My lovely boss, Lisa, posed this question: "'Dracula and the Gothic Novel' brings up the idea of the Byronic Hero, a literary character type made famous in the poetry of Lord Byron 100 years prior. This … Continue reading Dracula: Evil Monster or Tragic Hero?
On my last post I was still up in the air about which book I was going to start. I decided to go with the Young Adult zombie novel. This will be based on my short story, “The Treehouse,” which was published in the anthology “Bite Sized Offerings.” That had to be kid friendly so … Continue reading My first YA book and the short stories that I love to write!
Excerpt from Abdominal Bride – soon to be published in Guts and Gore anthology by Veronica Smith **Comment below and ask Veronica where she got the name for this short story!** When she woke, it was dark inside the suite. She smiled and put her hand out to touch Jeff but his side of the … Continue reading WiHM8 – Veronica Smith pt 2
The last day of February, I'd like to bring the spotlight to a friend and fellow author, Veronica Smith. I met Veronica as a reader. I found out that she lived close to me, so we decided to meet at the local Starbucks to exchange the copy of The Unsaintly she won in a contest. Since … Continue reading SSP’s WIHM8 – Veronica Smith