By Megan Bosarge What’s more important in a novel? Great writing or a great story? Is there a difference between the two? And is it wrong to tell someone else’s story? Such are the probing questions in Jean Hanff Korelitz… Read More ›
Once upon a time, Joss Whedon launched a little blockbuster named Avengers and, in one of a billion interviews, spoke of how the faceless people in black masks holding automatic weapons and carelessly broken by superheroes were actually important, and shouldn’t be overlooked. Those little people have stories to tell. They can push the drama in new and exciting directions, if you let them. It’s potent writing advice and you can tell KJ Parker was thinking along the same lines, if not taking it to heart.
The competition for this award was quite daunting, as North Carolina boasts a bevy of talented writers, but ultimately Barron’s unique, feminist retelling that captures a view of King Arthur’s court from a vantage never before imagined, won the hearts of judges.
Harris has a number of interesting things to say (he’s an interesting guy) but his take on why children’s toys are scary was particularly intriguing and, if you don’t know what a Künstleroman and künstmärchen are, you’ll want to read on.
“Master of Rods and Strings is a masterful work the likes of which I have not read in many years.” —Thomas Ligotti
Without a proper guide, you’ll never know what you can accomplish with the creepy marionette in your grandma’s attic. Seize the strings with purpose!
Based in France, Jason Marc Harris’ story of occult puppetry, Master of Rods and Strings, has impressed the likes of Thomas Ligotti, Tangent Online’s Victoria Silverwolf, and many other authors. Now, you get a chance to win a signed a… Read More ›
Paul Semel interviews author of Velocity Blues, Clifford Royal Johns, and a chance to win a signed copy of the book.
Clifford Royal Johns’ hyper adrenalized new novel, Velocity Blues, drops tomorrow. Here what Cliff has to say about his new book, then enter the giveaway!
Clifford Royal Johns novel Velocity Blues drops on June 15th, but you can win one of five SIGNED copies now! Enter the Giveaway below!