HWA Scary Writers: Leigh Lane

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 (So, here is our next HWA writer. Leigh M. Lane has been writing for over twenty years. She has ten published novels and twelve published short stories divided between different genre-specific pseudonyms. She is married to editor Thomas B. Lane, Jr. and currently resides in the outskirts of Sin City. Her traditional Gothic horror novel, Finding Poe, was a 2013 EPIC Awards finalist in horror. Her other novels include World-Mart, a tribute to Orwell, Serling, and Vonnegut, and the dark al … [Read more...]

Confessions on Waffle Street: Interview with James Adams

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From Wall Street to Waffle Street…a true story.Recently, I had the opportunity of working on the movie set of Waffle Street. The movie is based on the book by James Adams and stars Danny Glover, James Lafferty and Julie Ganzalo. Being a part of the crew, I had a great time meeting the actors and even getting into a couple scenes in the movie wearing my Teen Author Boot Camp t-shirt.What I enjoyed most was meeting the author, James Adams. Everyone calls him Jimmy. We talked about his b … [Read more...]

You Do Wurds Good? Legendary Editor agrees to work with me. (Yay. Oh, Crap.)

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So, today, my Wonder Woman agent, Italia Gandolfo, sent me this text:Betsy Mitchell is going to be your editor at Open Road.I stared at the text for a moment in utter disbelief. Then I texted back with a link to Betsy's bioYou mean, THIS Betsy Mitchell? Wonder Woman Agent texts backThat's her.(Madcap mayhem ensues as I alternate between exultation and absolute panic.)For those of you wondering why I would panic, Betsy has edited some pretty legendary people.Like wh … [Read more...]

Slender Man and the Need for Sacramental Horror

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(Yesterday, the nation was horrified at the near murder of a young girl by her twelve year old companions. The girl stumbled out of the woods with fifteen stab wounds. When the police arrested the two culprits, they told the officers that "they wanted to become servants of Slender Man ". As you might expect, this sent my fellow members of the media scrambling around to find about this mythical creature. Those in the horror world (like me) knew the name in an instant. Slender Man is a ghou … [Read more...]

Fangirl Rave: An Homage to The Hollows by Kim Harrison

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Warning!  Raving fangirl sentimentality incoming!Ten years.  Has it really been?  A decade ago, I was cruising the aisles of my local brick and mortar bookstore, waiting for something to jump out at me, when a single, lonely copy of a book by an author I had never heard of caught my eye.  Kim Harrison’s Dead Witch Walking was wedged there on the shelf, amidst the plethora of titles by authors I had read many times over, but this was something new, something special.  A quick perusal of the ba … [Read more...]

Death Comes to us all: Interview with David Ury

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(David Ury is an actor, writer and magna specialist. His most famous role was being crushed to death by an ATM on Breaking Bad. We here at the Rogue loved that show, so we jumped at the chance to read Everybody Dies, the book he wrote with Ken Tanaka (are they the same person? Hmmm). Yeah, it's a little odd, it's a little twisted, but darkly hilarious. Even more, it brings up the question, why do we avoid the conversation about death?)Western Culture avoids the topic of death. Why do you t … [Read more...]

Living in a World Where “Nobody Says Hi Anymore” – A Review of J. Shepard Trott’s Novella

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I hear feet. Sprinting feet. They are coming down the main street, they haven't seen me...They are naked. They are dirty everywhere but around their mouths, where their tongues clean a circle. The only mess around their mouths is blood, which is mostly between their teeth with small flecks like freckles on their faces...Their bodies are gashed. Their zeal in pursuit produces these cuts, as they hurdle barbed wire fences and crash through doors with no thought to their health. Still, they are … [Read more...]


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