Summer of Zombie 2015 #SummerofZombie


Armand Rosamilia:

#SummerofZombie coming June 1st! 35 #zombie #authors on 1 massive blog tour

Originally posted on Dying Days:

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It’s coming… June 2015 will see the most fun and the most zombie authors I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with on one of these annual tours. 

Over the next month you’ll meet all of them and I suggest you get familiar with their work if you are a zombie fan, because these are some of my favorites as well as a few new authors I’ve just met who I’m looking forward to reading, hanging out with and hopefully having on future #SummerofZombie tours!

As well, all of the many interviews, guest posts and book teasers will be emanating from this website this year, so make sure you subscribe to it so you don’t miss a post… and feel free to reblog and share any and all posts you like to help out the authors! That’s what this event is all about… to get readers in front of new…

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Armand Rosamilia Interview on “Drinking With Jason” Podcast


I had a rousingly crazy night being interviewed by Jason Brant on his excellent podcast… between his sweet tea and my coffee, it is a wonder we didn’t get arrested! 

http://www.authorjasonbrant.com/2015/05/drinking-with-jason-12-horror-author.html

10 Great Conan Doyle Books That Don’t Feature Sherlock Holmes


Originally posted on Interesting Literature:

The best Conan Doyle novels that don’t feature the great sleuth but are still definitely worth reading

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle often resented the fact that Sherlock Holmes overshadowed his other fiction, and to an extent he was right to do so. He was also a talented author of historical novels, science fiction, horror stories, and adventure tales as well as a pioneer of the detective story, as this list of our ‘non-Sherlock’ recommendations makes clear. Here are the best Conan Doyle books – aside from the Sherlock Holmes ones. We’ll begin at number 10 and work our way up to what we consider the very best book.

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Names invented by Writers


Originally posted on BRIDGET WHELAN writer:

Just back from a wonderful and very productive writing residency in Portugal . As I need to catch breath, unpack and get to grips with unanswered emails I thought I would give you a chance to read again (otherwise known as repeat) a list of first names invented by authors that I researched back in 2013 (when I should have been doing something else).
It is not a definitive list. There must be more names to discover. Can you add to it?

The name that most surprised me was Norma.

Norma JeanPhoto:wikipedia

Amorette
Invented by Edmund Spenser for his poem ‘The Faerie Queen’

Arwen
The elf princess in Tolkein’s ‘The Lord of the Rings’

Careen
Invented by Margaret Mitchell. Carreen was the younger sister of Scarlet in Gone with the Wind.

 Caspian
A prince in two of C.S. Lewis’ Narnia books, probably named after the Caspian Sea in Russia.

 

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Guest Post: Julieanne Lynch


Silently Still
by: Julieanne Lynch
 



 
 




Everyone is entitled to making their own choices in life,
but a decision can make or break you. For Jacinta Kelly, hers came in the form
of running away from everything that reminded her of her roots.
 
Living in rural Ireland was hard enough, but living with her
mother’s mental illness and her obsession with her garden took its toll. One
winter, the world as she knows it changes. Jacinta becomes aware of her own
mortality, and how fragile her existence truly is.
Alone and frightened; to live or die, the choice is hers.
 






 



 
Julieanne Lynch is an author of urban fantasy books for both adults and teens. Julieanne lives in Northern Ireland, is married to her childhood sweetheart and together they have five children.
 
Before becoming a writer, she considered a few different career paths, a rock star being one of them. She studied English Literature and Creative Writing at The Open University, and considered journalism as a career path. However, she decided writing was the way for her and believes all of her education and reading prepared her for it.
 
An avid reader, Julieanne has always had an encompassing fascination with folklore. When not writing, she enjoys crime series such as Criminal Minds, CSI, NCIS and Cold Case, and loves anything with Vampires, listening to metal, meeting new people, drinking lots of green tea, and sharing her dreams with her children. She is a self-professed goth wanna-be,and is happy when left to write into the early hours of the morning.
 
Julieanne’s YA series, the Shadow World novels, so far contains Within the Shadows & Escaping Shadows, the third instalment, Fighting Shadows will be released in 2015. It follows the war between vampires and shadow creatures. Giselle Bergman, an 18-year old human girl, falls victim to a scheme by one of her closest childhood friends, and embarks on a journey that sees her become the centre of a battle between good and evil.


 



 

Arm Cast Podcast: Episode 50 – World Horror Convention Part 2


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I had a blast at World Horror Convention in Atlanta, GA

I also got to meet and interview a few cool people, too!

On this episode:

Author Carl Alves

Authors T. Fox Dunham, Brick Marlin and Richard Lee Byers together!

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