SETTING FOR UNSETTLING FICTION, by Madhuri Palaji
Hi Readers, There is a curtain shades advertisement in my country whose tagline is “Setting is everything”. I guess this stands apt to our topic for this month. We human beings need setting for everything. We need setting to propose, to celebrate, to mourn, to read, to write and to eat! I sometimes wonder if […]
5 LESSER KNOWN HORROR STORIES YOU SHOULD READ NOW, by Meg Hafdahl
It seems there is an undeniable connection between horror and the short story. Perhaps the quickened pace combined with pulse-pounding suspense creates the thrilling effect. Or, it is the twist, often ghastly or shocking, that punctuates the horror. Modern master of the horror short story, Stephen King, explained the appeal of the short form; “A […]
Ten Spooky Reads for Halloween, by Clare Dugmore
With Halloween this coming weekend, if you’re looking for a spooky read for your All Hallow’s Eve festivities, I have a great selection for you, including five of my personal favourites, and five CQ titles that are on sale for 99 cents as part of The Kindle Book Review’s Halloween Party. The Spook’s Stories: Witches, […]
Celebrating Authors Born In September, by Clare Dugmore
Happy September, everyone! For most people, school has started up again (or is about to), and summer is drawing to a close. With a couple of months until Halloween, there’s not much to celebrate right now, but we at CQ find any excuse for a slice of cake (or three!). So we’d like to raise […]