Interview with Hanna Howard, author of a new YA fantasy, IGNITE THE SUN

I'm so excited to have Hanna Howard, the author of IGNITE THE SUN, on my blog this month, because her lyrical writing style--especially her fondness for creepy descriptions of the darkness--is right down my alley. Hanna Howard, author of YA fantasy, Ignite the Sun Before we get into the interview, here's a little intro to … Continue reading Interview with Hanna Howard, author of a new YA fantasy, IGNITE THE SUN

Interview with Cat Scully, author of JENNIFER STRANGE

Today on my water monster blog, we have a guest, Cat Scully, author of the much anticipated JENNIFER STRANGE. Wanna know what this talented author is really afraid of? Read on. But first, a little about the book itself, which Claire Legrand, author of Sawkill Girls, calls "devilishly paced and drenched in Gothic atmosphere." Available … Continue reading Interview with Cat Scully, author of JENNIFER STRANGE

The Ocean’s New Big Bad: UNDERWATER’s Creeptastic Water Monster

If Aliens and Deep Star Six had a stylish baby, it would be this movie.     So here’s the story line: Mechanical engineer Norah Price (played by Kristin Stewart, looking quite lovely in her buzz cut) has to escape a slowly disintegrating deep sea drilling station, which is a hard enough task, but to … Continue reading The Ocean’s New Big Bad: UNDERWATER’s Creeptastic Water Monster

The Real Water Monster in CRAWL (Hint, it’s not the alligator)

Back in college, I spent a summer on an archaeological excavation on a remote part of the Savannah River. One day our boat’s engine died just downstream from a nature preserve, which meant gators were EVERYWHERE. And they were absolutely enormous. We had to leave the boat behind and wade in waist deep water for … Continue reading The Real Water Monster in CRAWL (Hint, it’s not the alligator)

Water Monsters You’ve Never Heard of: The Lake Worth Monster

When I picked up my seven-year-old from her summer camp last week, she hung onto me like she hadn’t seen me in weeks. The campers had gone on a field trip to Lake Worth for a little hiking, and since my kid hearts nature like nobody’s business, I was surprised that she didn’t have a … Continue reading Water Monsters You’ve Never Heard of: The Lake Worth Monster