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Carole Gill takes over for the day and the end of Women in Horror Month

Today I am honored to have the remarkably talented and super wonderful Carole Gill guest blogging for me. I read this and whooped in agreement. Carole, thank you so much. You rock!

Women in Horror By: Carole Gill

I’ve been thinking. Why is there a Women in Horror Month or better still, why is there the need to have a Women in Horror Month? Could it be because women are not taken seriously as horror writers? Let’s be straight forward about it.

I think much of it has to do with paranormal romance fiction. Paranormal romance is its own genre. It’s not horror and never will be. I don’t write paranormal romance and never have. The horror I write is horror.

 I have written about blood-drinking, demonic vampires, flesh eaters some of them; I have written about necromantic doctors, flesh-eating dolls, demonic, cannibal clowns, murderous midgets, zombies on their own undead, bloody death march and wendigos (also flesh eaters).

I have in all four novels in The Blackstone Vampires Series depicted d…

Today I get the pleasure of interviewing James Glass

Today James Glass and Sekhmet Press is releasing the second book in the Murdered Metatron series 'The Dispossessed'. I, for one, can not wait to read it. To celebrate the release of this book I yanked Mr. Glass under the grill light and asked him the things I wanted to know. When I was assured he had no clue about why the casques on a hornbill's head can hurt so damned much when they slam it into you, I instead asked Glass questions about being an author. Enjoy! (As always clicking on the picture will take you to the Amazon store for that particular book.)

 JJ: When did you start writing?
JG: Too long ago to remember.

JJ: What was the first story you remember writing?
JG: There were several erotic pieces, if I recall. Specifically Absinthe and Absolution. It’s not a story for the weak of heart.

JJ: What genre is your most preferred?
JG: Genre preference is largely dependent upon my mood in that moment. Some days I am unrepentant in my love of eros, the next instant I fin…

A guestpost by the lovely Lori R Lopez

I'd like to thank Lori for whipping up this guestpost for my blog. She is a very talented author and a wonderful human being. I now turn my blog over to her for the day.

Let’s Dance

Lori R. Lopez

​I don’t know about you, but I could never be a surgeon. I would upchuck on the poor patient. Right before fainting. Heck, I’m too nervous to drive, imagining all of the lives I might take out. Oh, once upon a time I passed the driving test in a surge of competence. They mailed me a card with my picture and name on it and said I could legally operate a motor vehicle. Cue the JAWS Theme. Were they out of their minds? They must have been. I am the last person you want behind the wheel, unless it’s a go-cart. Make that a golf cart. Okay, maybe not the last person. I guess there are worse candidates. Not many. My mind tends to wander. I am too nervous and tense — I have been most of my life, just ask my dentist. And I am not mechanical. Nor am I one of those “capable” people. Oh, I might be …

Women in horror

February is Women in Horror month and I couldn't be happier. Well, that's a lie. I could be happier. How? I'd be happier if there was no need for a month devoted to women in this genre. I'd be much happier to be thought of as a horror author and not a female horror author.

I don't understand why there is a gender gap in this genre, I just know there is one. I am not sure if it's because we are seen as physically weaker than men so therefore we must not be able to handle horror as well.

The truth is the majority of violent crimes that happen in this country happen to women. Most of the female horror authors I know have been through those hells. Who better to depict a woman in horrifying situation than a woman?

Even if we don't speak about rape or physical abuse. Let's talk about the women who have led normal lives and have children. How many men can say they knows what it feels like to have something growing and moving inside of you? Yet more readers wou…