Here’s my roundup of book news (and other fun stuff) around the web for the week! Sometimes I add stuff throughout the day on Friday, so be sure you check back over the weekend too!
Interviews and more:
- Crime Fiction Lover interviewed suspense author Adrian Magson
- 25 Things Writers Should Stop Doing via Chuck Wendig (Terribleminds blog)
- Kevin Hearne, author of the Iron Druid series is having a great giveaway at his website!
- I wrote about Raymond Chandler at the movies at Crime Fiction Lover
- At Suvudu, Lia Habel talks about sex, love, steampunk, and the living dead
- You can enter to win Blood Lance by Jeri Westerson at Criminal Element
- There’s zombie talk going on at the Voyager Blog
- Jaye Wells talks about The Journeyman Writer on Craft Thursdays at her blog
- There’s a Q&A with Lemony Snicket at Publisher’s Weekly!
- I reviewed Beluga by Rick Gavin at Crime Fiction Lover, and gave it the Fresh Meat treatment at Criminal Element
- Urban Fantasy authors serve up justice at the New York City Comic Con
- Linda Grimes, author of In a Fix, talks about triangles, bromances, and hormones at Heroes and Heartbreakers
- A Q&A with Jocelynn Drake and Kim Harrison
- Chuck Wendig interviews the amazing Margaret Atwood at the Terribleminds blog
- Jay Kristoff, author of Stormdancer has some amazing news this week!
- SF Signal interviews Gregory Maguire about After: 19 Stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia
- Hilary Mantel won the 2012 Man Booker Prize, and you can read all about it here!
- Chelsea Mueller (of Vampire Book Club) is a finalist in the Unpublished Beacon Contest at Romance Writers of America, and you can take to twitter or her author website to congratulate her!
Excerpts and such:
- How about a FREE Spellcrackers short story by Suzanne McLeod!
- Read King of Marbury by Andrew Smith at Tor.com
- You can read The Art of War by Nancy Kress at Lightspeed Magazine!
Fun stuff (some book-related, some not):
- The Monster of the Week at Tor.com is The Blob!
- The most incredible costumes from NYCC (via Flavorwire)
- The 10 most twisted couples in literature (via Flavorwire)
- Scary movie facts that will blow your mind! (via Buzzfeed)
- The worst book list for women, ever. (via Bookriot)
- Watch the book trailer for Philip Pullman’s new Grimm book!
- Here’s a highbrow Halloween reading list for ya (via Flavorwire)
- Flavorwire’s 50 Essential Horror Films: Part 3 (see Flavorwire or previous Book News posts for parts 1-2)
Also, the October Scare-a-Thon is in full swing, so be sure to check out what we’ve got going so far,and keep an eye out for spotlights on more horror authors and Bram Stoker Award winners in the coming days!