My Christmas books: so grateful! I bought Nine Stories with proceeds from my podcast, as well as the ‘Salem’s Lot Blu-Ray (presents for myself!). I also received two lovely blank books as gifts. Fulfilling my goals of owning and reading all works by all three of these authors. Not shown: plethora of Kindle books also earned and gifted. 🥰
You must read this spooky novel that my friend #LizHand has written. I was honored to help out out as an early reader, and it’s a fabulous and highly original amalgam of historical fiction and horror. (that background is a Sunbonnet Sue quilt made by my wonderful maternal great-grandmother, who was as fiesty as the main character of Curious Toys, and who was a child at around the same time.) Repost from @carlahaunted using @RepostRegramApp – I haven’t had a chance to share this yet: my early reader’s copy of @scary_neary’s brand-new novel Curious Toys. I mean that literally: I was blessed to be an early reader of the manuscript and help Liz out with the final polishes and tweaks, what an honor to do my little part. #books #amreading #bookstagram #beyourownheroine #readersofinstagram #bookstagrammer #bibliophile #bookgram #booklife #bookblogger #bookpodcaster #booksofinstagram #bookphotography #bookdragon #bookaesthetic #bookpodcast #prettybookcovers #theremightbecupcakes #curioustoys #horror #horrornovels #historicalnovels #history #henrydarger #newyorkhistory #lizhand #celebrations
Repost from @mikebockoven using @RepostRegramApp – Three years ago today, my first novel was released.
A quick story behind this photo – it was taken at the Omaha Barnes and Noble the day my book was released. I had a special trip planned for the day including seeing my book in a store and Godzilla movies at the Omaha Draft House with my buddy Chad. We get to the book store and FantasticLand isn’t on the shelves.
Not being a natural extrovert I didn’t want to go up to the staff, push my glasses up onto my nose and say “can you put my book out, please?” So Chad, being a good friend, went and asked for me. They brought it out, I got my photo and he captured the moment.
This is a long winded way of saying I’m not overly comfortable promoting myself. Part of it is imposter syndrome, part of it is my natural inclination to keep my head down. But that day, Chad did the hard work for me and in the three years since, many, many of you have joined in. Since the book has come out, it’s received over 2,300 ratings on Goodreads, sold over 15,000 copies, gotten a paperback run, been optioned for film rights and brought me into the orbit of some truly awesome people. I can’t say “thank you” enough to every single person who has read the book, recommended it, rated it (even the bad ones, seriously), and reached out to tell me about it. I’ve even gotten fan fiction, fan art and wild speculation about the book on social media. I can honestly say my life, the last three years, has been some of the best of times because of all of you. I’m still not really great at promotion, so I’ll say “thank you” again and get back to writing. Hopefully there’s more to come.
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Yes. Yes! I will be finally seeing this on the big screen! As I mentioned in the episode “Let’s Go to the Movies”, I saw this on 📼 VHS at my friend Melody’s house in sixth grade and then endured an eerie long walk home in my inexplicably empty suburban neighborhood. In 1984, I was 12, so although my parents were permissive in what media I consumed, as I have discussed—I just needed to be honest about it and come to them with any questions about the content—but 12 was a little young to allow me to see it in the theater with a bunch of wild teenagers and adults. Now is my time! I may capture this experience on video for the YouTube channel or the Patreon, and I will definitely record an episode about the experience of seeing it on the big screen as an adult, being a teen of the 80’s, one of “Freddy’s Kids”. #anightmareonelmstreet #elmstreet #freddykrueger #alamodrafthouse @alamocville #horror #horrormovies #1980s #1984 #1980shorror #1980shorrormovies #1980shorrorfilm
I’ve used Nightmare Movies as a reference for a couple of episodes, namely Boo Without Goo: Scary Movies for the Squeamish, Exquisite Mayhem, and Elegant Nastiness. I have also used it as a reference for, well, life. I am a screamqueen, after all. (My first Apple ID, way back when it started, was email@example.com. Still forwards to me, too. Try it. 😉 ) So some very kind and intrepid movie fan and Letterboxd user has created a list of every single movie Newman mentioned in the book. This is no small feat, for Nightmare Movies is a prose book of essays, not a horror movie encyclopedia. Enjoy, and, if you are a Letterbox user, use this handy feature: set the list to dim the movies you’ve seen. I am, feel free to follow me: claradox.
Belletrist Books is a monthly online reading club started by American Horror Story actress Emma Roberts and her friend Karah Preiss. I highly suggest signing up for their email list: lovely weekly literary quotes, indie bookstore recommendations, all kinds of splendid things. They also have a Spotify account, where they create playlists to complement the book choice of the month.