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Book Review: On Writing, by Stephen King

On the heels of the spooky thrills of Halloween comes NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month. Coincidentally, one of the masters of the horror genre has written a book that will inform and inspire budding writers. Author Stephen King is … Continue reading

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I’m really excited about the upcoming 3rd Annual Edgar Allan Poe Victorian Halloween at the Dallas Public Library Children’s Center on Saturday October 22nd. Are my kids too young for Poe? What’s a good introduction to his works or something similar to get us in the mood?

To start with, check out “The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place” series by Maryrose Wood. The author will be at the Poe Victorian Halloween event on Saturday October 22nd. Her books are described as a cross between Lemony Snicket and … Continue reading

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Thrillmeister & Societal Fortune Teller: Revisiting Ira Levin

I recently read Ira Levin’s 1967 newborn-Devil, Satanic horror classic Rosemary’s Baby for the first time; I barely put it down for two days straight. It led me to watch the Criterion Collection 1968 film version, starring Mia Farrow and Supporting Actress … Continue reading

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I saw that the writer Gabriel García Márquez has died. I’d like to learn more about him.

 The critically-acclaimed Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez led a very full life working as an author, journalist, and screenwriter.  He was a prolific writer, producing a large and varied volume of work, including novels, novellas and short stories.  Considered one … Continue reading

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