The muses are monsters. With them, we live and die.
Since his earliest stories, Brian Keene has deconstructed the mystique of the writing life. Isolation, relationships lost, long hours, inconsistent paychecks, and professional heartbreak are all part of the job. Keene has unflinchingly laid bare the realities of the full-time writer. Where We Live and Diecollects Brian Keene’s best stories about the writing life, including his metafictional ghost story masterpiece “The Girl on the Glider,” a glimpse of Adam Senft (from Keene’s Dark Hollow and Ghost Walk) in Hell, and a never-before-printed spoken word poem encapsulating the history of the horror genre.Where We Live and Die is a masterful collection by a Grandmaster of Horror and a fictional guidebook for the working writer.
“Savor this book. Savor this writer.” – from the introduction by Josh Malerman, author of Bird Box
From Hollywood film studios to high-security psychiatric facilities, there is an art to being a horrible person. Splatterpunk legend John Skipp turns the mirror back on ourselves, showing us all the ways that make us the worst monsters of all.
A decade in the making, The Art of Horrible People collects John Skipp’s most horrific, hilarious, and starkly honest short stories, raising horror fiction to gleefully deranged new heights.
Featuring new fiction by Nick Mamatas, Tiffany Scandal, Daphne Gottlieb, Allison Floyd, and Tania Terblanche. Plus an interview with Laird Barron, Witch Mountain tour diary, beer reviews, and book reviews.
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