Books and Beer: Meeting “Puppet Master” Comic Writer Sean Gabborin

Every once in a while, I luck into discovering an upcoming book signing. It’s really very cool to meet someone who creates work you like, and it’s even cooler when that person is genuinely nice and wants to engage with their audience on a personal level. Add the option to buy a specialty beer to the mix, and you’ve got a killer way to spend part of your Saturday night.

During a previous excursion to a different New Dimension Comics location, I spotted an ad for an event for Blade’s Bloobarleywine1dy Barleywine. I snapped a photo and immediately sent it to my friend Megan, who is both a Puppet Master enthusiast and acting as my personal horror movie mentor. (She had recently shown me this wonderful piece of campy horror cinema, and I could tell then that this was the beginning of something awesome.) Continue reading

Currently Open For Submissions!

Authors, editors, publishers, lend me your ears!

I am currently accepting books for review! What genres I am looking for:

  • Genre mashups (weird west, sci-fi horror, etc.)
  • Horror: Gothic, Southern, monster, thriller, occult detective
  • Sci-fi: time travel, alternate history, cyberpunk, steampunk, post-apocalyptic, space opera, climate fiction (ex. Loosed Upon the World)
  • Fantasy: dark (ex. The Dark Tower series), gas lamp/Victorian (ex. Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells), low (ex. A Song of Ice and Fire), mythopoeia (ex. American Gods), urban (ex. Fables), sword & sorcery, magical realism (ex. One Hundred Years of Solitude)
  • Noir
  • Mythology & folklore

Interested? Great! Have any questions? I’d be happy to help! Shoot me an e-mail at thebookhauntinfo@gmail.com.

Greetings From Moon Hill by Anthony J. Rapino: Review

When I was a kid, I absolutely loved long fantasy series. My introduction to the genre was The Lord of the Rings, and I feel like that is extremely telling for my reading habits thatgreetingsfrommoonhill came afterward. But as I’ve gotten older and time has gotten scarcer, I’ve been drawn more toward anthologies and short story collections. What authors and editors can do with either can fail or fly. Greetings From Moon Hill certainly flies—spectacularly.

Moon Hill is a quiet town nestled somewhere in the dark heart of Pennsylvania. Here it’s always autumn. Here is where you’ve always lived. Something evil slumbers at the roots of this picturesque Pennsylvania town, and it goes unnamed.

Told from the perspectives of a number of Moon Hill’s residents, Greetings From Moon Hill is a collection of short stories that draw the reader in in a way that makes them never want to leave. (Not like they could, anyway.) Continue reading