Time for Throwback Thursday. Two years ago, Stitched Smile Publications released Patchwork, the debut horror collection from Desiree Byars. Stitched together inside are four individual short stories, each a unique tale. Dive under the Patchwork quilt and snuggle with some new friends: Bailey Marie, the neglected, spiteful child. The ASMR addict who can’t be satisfied. … Continue reading Throwback Thursday
Month: June 2022
Haunted Locations: Philmont Scout Ranch, New Mexico￼
Welcome back to weird Wednesday where we like to roam the land for lost spirit and wayward wraiths. This week's haunt takes us to Philmont Scout Ranch, New Mexico.The ranch is located near Colfax, NM and was once the hideout spot of Black Jack Ketchum and his gang of outlaws. Born Thomas Edward Ketchum in … Continue reading Haunted Locations: Philmont Scout Ranch, New Mexico￼
Love & Other Dead Things
The horror genre has talented authors all over the world. The important thing when reading a book by an author who is from a different region or country than yourself is to remember their dialect may be profoundly different than yours, sometimes spelling is different too. Today we look at Love & Other Dead Things … Continue reading Love & Other Dead Things
Did You Know?
Happy Monday. It’s time for Did You Know? Did you know that Extreme Horror and Splatterpunk are NOT the same? They are two different subgenres of horror, and Splatterpunk is not a variety of Extreme Horror. The August 2021 issue of House of Stitched Magazine has an in-depth article written by Brian Keene on these … Continue reading Did You Know?
True Crime Sunday: The Fox Sisters
Welcome back to True Crime Sunday! For the last week of June’s focus on con artists, we’re going to take a look at the Fox sisters, whose prank on their mother led to a lasting legacy in the world of spiritualism and parapsychology. In New York in 1848, 14-year-old Maggie and 11-year-old Kate discovered they … Continue reading True Crime Sunday: The Fox Sisters
When Others’ Opinions Matter
Happy Saturday! Do you sometimes wonder what other people are reading and what they think about it? Perhaps you are thinking about a title but have never read the author. There are many ways to get the goods on books from others. GROUPS One way to take a peek at others and get suggestions is … Continue reading When Others’ Opinions Matter
Do Not Weep for Me
Happy Friday. What’s everyone reading? Today we look at the novel Do Not Weep for Me by Tony Tremblay. Goffstown, New Hampshire has seen its share of supernatural mayhem, murder, and monsters. With the banishment of the demon James Moore, some in the town believed their bloody past was behind them. The devil knows better. … Continue reading Do Not Weep for Me
TBT A Stitch of Madness
Welcome to Throwback Thursday. In 2016, Stitched Smile released A Stitch of Madness, a short story collection by A.J. Brown. Madness: extremely foolish behavior. Imprisoned for the murder of his best friend, Johnny Cleary sets out to tell what happened on the day Bobby “Buster” Lennon died, but are the words he writes true or … Continue reading TBT A Stitch of Madness
Haunted Locations: Hotel de Haro, Washington STate.
Welcome back to Weird Wednesday, where we love to wander on the wild side. Today, we roam Washington State, home of Hotel De Haro on San Juan Island, one of the state’s most haunted hotels. Hotel de Haro, located on San Juan Island, in Washington state is the longest running hotel on the island and … Continue reading Haunted Locations: Hotel de Haro, Washington STate.
Your Opinion Matters
Social media is full of conversations about leaving reviews for books one has read. Authors and publishers are often making posts and sharing memes about the importance of leaving reviews. And even if some of the claims about reviews and rankings are questionable, reviews do matter. Sometimes when a reader is checking out a listing … Continue reading Your Opinion Matters