Short Story Monday: “When God Opens a Door” by Tim Waggoner

Tim Waggoner was on a panel discussion I attended at the Ohioana Book Festival on Saturday. He’s a horror and fantasy writer who has published over twenty novels and one hundred short stories, but I had never read anything by him, so I found one of his short stories today …

Short Story Monday: The Botathen Ghost by Robert Stephen Hawker

I don’t read many ghost stories, but “The Botathen Ghost” caught my eye today. It was written by Robert Stephen Hawker, published in 1867. Hawker (1803-1875) was a poet and an eccentric Anglican Clergyman, who chose to make the main character in this story a Cornish minister. Pastor Rudall is …

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith From the back cover: “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.” So begins Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel …