Ginger Nuts of Horror
Mary SanGiovanni takes the spotlight today with her picks for the female writer that inspired her to writer, and the female writer that we should all be taking notice of now.
Of the many women I like and admire working in the horror field, I find Sarah Pinborough's work to be inspiring. If Sarah's writing were like singing, she'd have an incredible vocal range, from horror to dark fantasy, from gracefully quiet to beautifully brutal. When I think of the quintessential approach of the most talented women horror writers, the ability to portray subtle complexity of feelings and underlying horror like entwining dark rivers beneath deftly woven prose, I think of Sarah's work. She is not one to be missed.
One of the things that I admire about up-and-coming writer Amber Fallon is her fierceness and her fearlessness. She doesn't flinch from the brutality that zombies and bloodthirsty, otherworldly psychopaths wreak on her characters. She enthusiastically embraces explosions and pulpy delights while keeping the action and momentum moving. Maybe most impressively, she doesn't shy away from writing about real people feeling real things. And she does it with an honest, almost vulnerable attention to her prose, constantly honing her craft, learning, experimenting, making better and better stories. Pick up her new novel, The Terminal
“True Detective” meets H.P. Lovecraft in this chilling novel of murder, mystery, and
slow-mounting dread from acclaimed author Mary SanGiovanni . . .
It begins with a freak snowstorm in May. Hit hardest is the rural town of Colby, Connecticut. Schools and businesses are closed, powerlines are down, and police detective Jack Glazier has found a body in the snow. It appears to be the victim of a bizarre ritual murder. It won’t be the last. As the snow piles up, so do the sacrifices. Cut off from the rest of the world, Glazier teams up with an occult crime specialist to uncover a secret society hiding in their midst.
The gods they worship are unthinkable. The powers they summon are unstoppable. And the things they will do to the good people of Colby are utterly, horribly unspeakable…
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