I am also working to include some bonus content with each column, more of a deep dive into a topic, author, or title with each column. This month I have a profile on Australian horror best seller, Darcy Coates and her flurry of titles coming to America in 2020. And, I already have a great interview planned for the April column too. The bonus content will be determined by trends, issues, news, etc... for each column; it will be flexible and give me a space to addresses timely content in the magazine.
I am very excited about this new venture and I am actively seeking titles to include in the column. Please contact me if you want to send me titles to consider for the column, especially if you are from a small press. I am NOT accepting manuscripts directly from authors at this time. Please have your publisher contact me and put "Library Journal" in the subject or go through my editor, Kiera Parrott.
I would also like to remind everyone that I am still reviewing horror for Booklist. For example, I have a review of the upcoming Grady Hendrix title combine in that publication soon. I will NEVER review a title in both places. This means some big name titles may not be in my Library Journal column but they will appear in Booklist.
Since these Library Journal horror reviews drop all at once, I will be posting the link to the column here on the blog as well as the bibliographic info for each title. This will also be the only place where my "Three Words" will appear. These reviews will also be cataloged in my Horror Review Index on the horror blog. Access is the key here. I want you to be able to find quality horror for your libraries and patrons through as many platforms as possible and as easily as possible. In my 2020 Reading Resolutions I talked about not making excuses anymore when it comes to horror coverage and I mean it.
Now let's do this. Bring on the horror...
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or see below for links to individual reviews
The reviews from this column, in alphabetical order, with my "Three Words" are as follows:
- Carson, Scott. Emily Bestler: Atria. Feb. 2020. 448p. ISBN 9781982104597. $27. Horror
- Three Words That Describe This Book: historical, fast paced, thriller-esque
- Graham Jones, Stephen.Saga: S. & S. May 2020. 320p. ISBN 9781982136451. $26.99. Horror
- Three Words That Describe This Book: lyrical, revenge, heartbreakingly beautiful
- Katsu, Alma Putnam. Mar. 2020. 432p. ISBN 9780525537908. $27. Horror
- Three Words That Describe This Book: menacing, historical details, occult
- Wicked Run. Jan. 2020. 258p. ed. by Mark Matthews. ISBN 9780578588841. pap. $14.99. Horror
- Three Words That Describe This Book: chilling, thought provoking, timely issues
- Marsh, Richard.Poisoned Pen: Sourcebooks. (Haunted Library of Horror Classics). Apr. 2020. 400p. ed. by Chelsea Yarbro & Les Klinger. ISBN 9781492699712. $14.99. Horror
- Three Words That Describe This Book: forgotten classic, thought provoking, bugs!
- Parker, K.J.Tor.com. Jan. 2020. 104p. ISBN 9781250260512. pap. $11.99. Horror
- Three Words That Describe This Book: engaging narrator, demonic possession, great world building
- Trussoni, Danielle Morrow. Apr. 2020. 400p. ISBN 9780062912756. $27.99. Horror
- Three Words That Describe This Book: strong world building, timely issues, claustrophobic