Seriously, this better be every damn one of you.

I know how hard it is to find good material to read. I know that finding good horror to read can be even harder. This is especially true now that there is only one national book chain in the United States and they lump all of their horror fiction in other categories.

The trick to knowing where to find good horror is knowing where to look and who to look for. I’ve noted many of my favorite writers in the past. If you are looking for something to read, don’t worry. I’ve got you covered. In fact, I’ve got two recommendations this time around.

The first is
American Guignol by writer/actor/director/filmaker/comedian/former wrestler2 David Hayes3. David is a member of the Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers. This year he took over the role of Editor for the anthology and the restart of Ghostlight magazine.4

American Guignol was released today. It is a collection of short stories, some of whom have the word “love” in the title, thus making it the perfect Valentine’s Day present. I just got my copy today, but I have so reservations about recommending the collection. It is bound to be equal parts horror and humor and I can’t wait to start reading it.

It is available from the publisher
Blood Bound Books. It is also available via Amazon as a trade paperback or Kindle version.

The second recommendation is from one of my favorite authors,
Peggy Christie. Her short story “Q” is featured in The Sirens Call, a special Women in Horror Month digital magazine. The magazine is available as a free download.

So there you go, two great places to go to find something great to read.5

1 One of the many things that I miss about Borders is having a section where I could go to look for just horror books. Don’t worry. You’ll get more on this later.

2 No, seriously. The dude is an overachiever.

3 I also want to provide the link to his other website
Cinema Head Cheese. See what I mean about overachiever?

4 Sucker!

5 You’re Welcome.