All month I am going to begin each week here on RA for All with a reminder to visit RA for All: Horror. Why? Not only because I am working hard on it, but because I am also making sure this is information that EVERY public library worker can use.
This is not simply niche horror stuff people. There are many websites out there for that horror-only audience. My posts are all for you the average public library worker. These are books, authors, issues, and concerns that need to be addressed by all libraries everywhere.
To prove it, follow along this week because it is one that you will not want to miss. It all begins today with the reposting of my annotated list of horror debuts-- all had to have come out since May of this year. But then the week continues with four of the authors contributing posts where they wrote about their favorite scary books and authors. One a day for the following 4 days.
This is a RA opportunity for All-- literally.
I would also like to make a shout out to Brian Keene, the greatest living writer of pulp horror, tireless defender of the genre, and all around great guy who put me in touch with Brian Kirk and Lesley Conner whose books I included below, and both of whom will be contributing posts later this week. I never would have read their debuts without Brian suggesting them to me, and boy was I glad I did. These are two names to watch and two books to add to your collections right now.
And now, here's a repost of today's 31 Days of Horror post for those of you too scared to click.
Twice each year I have the honor of taking over my friend and colleague, Neal Wyatt’s popular Reader’s Shelf column in Library Journal. [I do a Halloween column in October and a Halfway to Halloween one in April.]
This year, Library Journal asked me to find six horror debuts that will make great additions to most public library collections. You can see the full column below today, and then for the rest of this week look for four of these fabulously frightening authors to tell you about their favorite horror books and why they love the genre.
ALA Reading List Horror Winners - I posted all of the genre winners on the general blog here. Below is the horror winner, readalikes for that winner, and the short list. I have reviews of a...
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