• March Break? Check Out These 7 Great Horror Shows for Kids

    March Break? Check Out These 7 Great Horror Shows for Kids0

    • March 15, 2016

    Horror shows for kids are a rarity and you’re very lucky to come across one of these gems. Horror shows are often to be thought of as “inappropriate” for kids. There are a couple of different reasons for this, but we can narrow it down to one fundamental reason: they’re just too scary.  But… Isn’t that what

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  • The Girl Without a Name: A Q&A with Author Sandra Block

    The Girl Without a Name: A Q&A with Author Sandra Block0

    Sandra Block’s sophomore novel revisits psychiatrist Zoe Goldman–the protagonist from Little Black Lies. This new novel, The Girl Without a Name, is a fast-paced, intelligent thriller that tackles themes from mental illness to racism. I recently had the opportunity to talk to Sandra about her new novel, how her career impacts her writing and what it’s like writing

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  • Understanding the Da Vinci Code: Why Quest Thrillers Work

    Understanding the Da Vinci Code: Why Quest Thrillers Work0

    The first six or so pages of my paperback copy of The Da Vinci Code are taken up with a collection of praise and excerpts from favourable reviews, from publications of all types. People loved this book. And you know what? They were right. The Da Vinci Code is what they call an airport novel.

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  • WWAC Shares Spooky Stories of Unexplainable Phenomenon

    WWAC Shares Spooky Stories of Unexplainable Phenomenon9

    It’s October, which means I try to devote each evening to watching a horror film, ranging from classics like Nosferatu to personal favorites like Poltergeist to ones I just never got around to watching like The Omen (the original—it was okay). But what about “non-fiction?” Have you ever had an experience you just can’t explain? A

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  • Hanzai Japan: From Crime Fiction to Surreal Noir

    Hanzai Japan: From Crime Fiction to Surreal Noir0

    • October 14, 2015

    Hanzai Japan: Fantastical, Futuristic Stories of Crime From and About Japan Edited by Nick Mamatas and Masumi Washington Haikasoru October 20, 2015 Haikasoru bills this as a collection of crime fiction from and about Japan, and as such, my initial response was mixed. Crime fiction usually is not on my list of preferred genres, but

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  • Top 5 Scooby Doo Movies for Halloween

    Top 5 Scooby Doo Movies for Halloween3

    • October 11, 2015

    It’s Halloween! You know what that means? It’s time to snuggle up with your favorite talking canine and have a movie marathon of all his wonderful hits. I’m here to bring you the top five Scooby Doo films to watch for Halloween! There have been many Scooby Doo movies that have been produced over the

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