Overview Written by British novelist Ruth Ware, In a Dark, Dark Wood is a tale of a weekend hen party gone horribly wrong. A somewhat introverted writer named Leonora -- or Nora, as she prefers to be called -- lives a quiet life. That solitude is disrupted when Nora is invited by her old college buddy Clare Cavendish's perky … Continue reading In a Dark, Dark Wood – Book Review
Summary After a home break-in leaves her shaken, young journalist Laura "Lo" Blacklock decides to bounce back by pursuing the assignment of a lifetime: a week-long excursion aboard the Aurora, a luxury cruise ship owned by billionaire Richard Bulmer. Lo quickly gets swept up in the grandeur of both the ship and its colorful passengers. … Continue reading The Woman in Cabin 10 – Book Review
Don't take off your blindfold. Don't look at them. I've been geeking out ever since it was announced back in October that Bird Box, the 2014 post-apocalyptic novel by Josh Malerman, is making its movie debut on December 21st. For those who haven't read it, Bird Box is an outstanding work of suspense. Last spring, I … Continue reading Bird Box is now a Netflix Movie!
Good horror stories have grown sparse. Why, in this day and age, have we seen fewer compelling characters and more violence in shows, movies, and books? Since when did survival and sacrifice become so mediocre (I'm looking at you, The Walking Dead)? The answer, I believe, lies in what many screenwriters and authors have neglected: … Continue reading The Swarm and the Flyer – Chapter 8: An Encounter Beyond Goatman’s Bridge (Part 2)
“A monster lies in wait in me, A stew of wounds and misery, But fiercer still in life and limb, The me that lies in wait in him.” ― Clive Barker Dark speculative fiction sometimes demands a dark protagonist. Not just one with vices and virtues, but rather, somebody who you can see both active … Continue reading The Swarm and the Flyer – Chapter 7: To Argyle (Part 2)
Happy hot summer evening, everyone! Thanks for choosing to stop by my blog and see what my latest fiction is all about. Every Thursday night, I post one chapter from my newest novel, The Swarm and the Flyer, for your enjoyment and feedback. What's it about? Think of it as Call Me by Your Name meets Stephen King's The Stand, with a … Continue reading The Swarm and the Flyer – Chapter 5: Maps and Routes