Archive for the ‘horror’ Category

This Thursday, October 25th, at 8 pm EST, celebrate Halloween with us. We’ll be joined by our dear friend, New York Times bestselling horror author, Douglas Clegg, whose books have been published worldwide and translated into various editions. His short fiction has won the Bram Stoker Award, the International Horror Guild Award and the Shocker Award, and has been included in several Years’ Best anthologies. His novel, Bad Karma, was adapted into a film in 2002, starring Patsy Kensit and Patrick Muldoon.

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We had a ball, as always, with our dear friend, Jay Bonansinga, over at Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! last night. We talked writing, Victorian horror, Rin-Tin-Tin, and of course, The Walking Dead. If you missed it, listen anytime over at SoundCloud.

(Oh, and, just for shits and giggles, here’s John Cleese, giving a recap of THE WALKING DEAD)

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Jay Bonansinga’s work has been translated into 11 different languages, and his 2004 non-fiction debut THE SINKING OF THE EASTLAND was a Chicago Reader “Critics Choice Book” as well as the recipient of a Superior Achievement Award from the Illinois State Historical Society. His debut novel THE BLACK MARIAH was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award, and his numerous short tales and articles have been published in such magazines as THE WRITER, AMAZING STORIES, GRUE, FLESH & BLOOD, OUTRE and CEMETERY DANCE, as well as a number of anthologies.

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Jay also proudly wears the hat of indie filmmaker: his music videos have been seen on The Nashville Network and Public Television, and his short film CITY OF MEN was awarded the prestigious silver plaque at the Chicago International Film Festival. In 2008, his feature-film debut, STASH (based on his short story of the same title collected in CANDY IN THE DUMPSTER), won the Gold Remi at the Houston International Film Festival and Best Comedy at the Iowa City and Queens International film festivals.

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On Thursday, November 29th, at 8 pm EST, we’ll be live with actor David Howard Thornton aka, Art the Clown, from Netflix’s bloody-good new horror movie, Terrifier.

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Today at 6 pm EST, it’s the return of legendary #horror author, John Saul, on Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! Listen in at: https://tinyurl.com/y8qumy4g
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John Saul has been a New York Times bestselling author since 1977.  He has written 37 thrillers.  His books cover the genres of psychological, occult, scientific and paranormal thrillers.  John Saul’s Blackstone Chronicles was a best selling serialized novel and best selling adventure computer game.  Cry for the Strangers was made into a film.  He has also written a number of plays and published books under various pseudonyms.  He currently lives in both the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii.

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Tonight (August 2nd, 2018) at 8 pm EST, we’ll be chatting Religion in Horror with Michael Mahin at Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! Give us a listen at: https://tinyurl.com/y7cd2hkc

If you can’t make the show, you can listen anytime afterwards at the same link!

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Michael Mahin is a children’s author, aspiring screenwriter, and recovering preacher’s kid. His debut picture book Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters (Atheneum) earned many honors, including being named an NPR Best Book of 2017 and a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of 2017.

His first produced horror movie, REBORN, directed by Julian Richards (THE LAST HORROR MOVIE) completed filming in December and stars legendary scream-queen Barbara Crampton (RE-ANIMATOR), Michael Pare (EDDIE AND THE CRUISERS) Rae Dawn Chong (COMMANDO), Chaz Bono (AMERICAN HORROR STORY), and Kayleigh Gilbert. See more at https://www.rebornmovie2018.com/

Michael’s forthcoming children’s titles include Stalebread Charlie and the Razzy Dazzy Spasm Band (Clarion) and When Angels Sing: The Story of Rock Legend Carlos Santana (Atheneum). You can find him online at www.MichaelMahin.com and on Twitter at @MahinWriter.

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Tonight, we’ll be talking to legendary horror author, Jeffrey Konvitz on Thorne & Cross Haunted Nights LIVE! Listen in at 8 pm EST at: https://tinyurl.com/ya6a6ljb

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Jeffrey Konvitz was born in New York City, but after graduating from Cornell University and Columbia Law School, he headed to Los Angeles, where he lives and works as an entertainment finance attorney, producer (The Sentinel and Spy Hard, among others) and novelist. His first published novel (Simon and Schuster and Ballantine) was The Sentinel, which rose to Number 2 on the New York Times Mass Market Best Seller List. The Sentinel sequel, The Guardian, was also a bestseller along with his next book, Monster. He is now at work on the third book in The Sentinel Trilogy, currently untitled, while The Sentinel and The Guardian are being mounted for e-book sales.

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This year, his newly-written historical novel, The Circus of Satan, will be published. It is a story of murder and revenge, set during the rise of organized crime in America from 1900 to 1912 when the Irish Mob ruled all major American cities, only to be taken down by its own hubris and the rise of the Jewish and Italian Mobs into labor racketeering and, then, bootlegging. Filled with real events and real heroes and villains, who rampaged from New York’s Bowery through to Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City and Boston, it is the story of epic, transformative times and two violent men, who meet on a descent into blood and Hell.

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The author spends most of his spare time on tennis courts, on skis, on basketball courts, and in poker tournaments. The rest of his spare time is spent seeking the perfect word, the perfect sentence, the perfect phrase and the perfect characterization, a most challenging endeavor.

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By Alistair

So tonight, I met Chelsea Quinn Yarbro who, as anyone who knows her will tell you, is not only one of the most talented writers alive, but a charming, intelligent, and truly fascinating human being. Though Quinn and I have exchanged plenty of emails and had many phone conversations in the past couple of years, there’s something to be said about person-to-person contact – you never know what the real-world “chemistry” might be like. I’m glad to say that tonight was effortless; it felt like reconnecting with an old friend.

But for all those easy, natural moments, there were a few that had me thinking, “Wow. What cosmic design put me in a Mexican restaurant with Chelsea Quinn Yarbro?” I remember thinking that very thing as I sat across from her, listening as she recounted her adventures with legendary writers like Robert Bloch, Stephen King, Richard Matheson, and Tannith Lee. It was surreal, and even as the conversation moved to more personal things, private things, I couldn’t help wondering how it all happened.

The answer to that, of course, is my collaborator, Tamara Thorne, who’s known Quinn for many, many years. It was Tamara who introduced us, and it was Tamara who, for reasons that still bewilder me, decided in the first place that it was me – me, of all people – that she wanted to write a book with.

That changed my life – and meeting Quinn was a reminder of how lucky I am to know Tamara and how mysterious this world is … and what an extraordinary hand it’s dealt me. It’s a pleasure and an honor to know these women, and I don’t – not for one minute – take them for granted.

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