Why Writing in a Genre You Hate Might One Day Pay Off

My wife reads a lot of thriller books. And I mean a lot. On our bookshelf, next to the likes of Stephen King, William Peter Blatty, Max Brooks and Jonathan Janz, are such authors as David Baldacci, Clive Cussler, and Chris Carter to name a few. I never cared for those authors, and as IContinue reading “Why Writing in a Genre You Hate Might One Day Pay Off”

5 Days of Books: Michael McDowell

Michael McDowell is probably the greatest horror writer you’ve never heard of. He is the author of the novels, The Elementals, Cool Moon Over Babylon, The Amulet, Gilded Needles, and the Blackwater series, which is what I want to talk about today. BLACKWATER was my first McDowell book, and I began it with no preconceivedContinue reading “5 Days of Books: Michael McDowell”

BLACKWATER by Michael McDowell – Book Review

I have lived with the Caskey family now for so long I feel part of it, like a long distance cousin, or nephew by marriage. I know every lane, and sawmill in the tiny Alabama town of Perdido, every water oak and grain of sand on the Casky land. The feminine brogue of James, theContinue reading “BLACKWATER by Michael McDowell – Book Review”