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Where I Get My Ideas

By Mary SanGiovanni Perhaps the one question writers get asked most frequently is where we get our ideas.  We are asked so often, in fact, that the inclination to make up funny, even snarky answers can be tempting.  An ideas store in a small, rural town in the midwest, a secret well from which we...

Responsibility and Triggers
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Responsibility and Triggers

By Mary SanGiovanni Writers are often posed the question of responsibility in their writing, particularly if they are writers of horror.  Where are the lines in fiction which should not be crossed? When does fiction devolve into degeneracy? Do creatives have a responsibility for monitoring what they write and how they write it, and if...

Women in Horror Month
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Women in Horror Month

By Mary SanGiovanni As you may or may not be aware, February in the publishing business – or, at least, in the horror genre – is considered Women in Horror Month.  Traditionally, during this month, writers, editors, readers, reviewers, fans, etc. of both sexes and all genders try to raise awareness of the work of...

Review: Beyond the Gate by Mary SanGiovanni
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Review: Beyond the Gate by Mary SanGiovanni

A research team discovers a gateway to another world. The company they work for is anxious to exploit the discovery. Then one of their staff dies in a way that defies comprehension and their team of scientists go missing on the other side of the gate, forcing the company to reach out to others for...

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Gettysburg Creature Feature Weekend

Until last week, I’d only attended crime fiction conventions. Entering the world of horror was an intriguing prospect, although it was apparent from the start that horror conventions are quite different from events like Bouchercon and Left Coast Crime. One of the strengths of horror conventions is that they are multimedia. This means that there...