I don’t know if I’m just noticing it more because now I’m in the thick of it (that’s got to be part of it) but it looks like horror is starting to make a comeback this year, even with big mainstream publishers, film studios and TV. In any case, Halloween is always prime time for horror, and there’s going to be a lot of good blogging about the genre this October.
Here’s a bit about the Halloween Haunts series going on at Dark Whispers, the official blog of the Horror Writer’s Association:
In celebration of Halloween and horror writing, the HWA will post at least one new blog entry by a horror writer every day from October 1 to October 31 — and many posts will feature giveaways, such as books and e-books.
HWA members will be blogging about their favorite parts of Halloween, their treasured (or terrifying!) Halloween experiences, what life is like as a horror writer, or even their experience as a member of the HWA. Winners of the HWA’s 2012 Bram Stoker Awards® will be featured in spotlight interviews. No one knows Halloween better than horror writers and there’s no better time of year than October to dig into some horror writing!
And then there’s the 31 Days of Horror series at RA FOR ALL: HORROR, Becky Spratford’s library Readers Advisory blog devoted to horror.
I will be contributing articles to both. Stay tuned…