Every once in a while you find out something that just makes your day. Recently, I discovered my novel Bad Apple was listed on a couple of Favorites/Best Of Lists (and in all the wedding planning and post-wedding clean-up chaos I missed it). So it was a nice surprise to find out that
Literary Mayhem’s Peter Schwotzer, who reviewed the book last year, named it to his My Favorite Books for 2013 List here and science fiction writer Brady Allen recommended it on his Way Out There blog as 8 Books You Might Like here.
In addition, Elissa Malcohn recommended it in connection with caregiving, as Bad Apple is the story of my experience with youth caregiving told through the lens of fiction. Read her interview over at The Genius Salon here.
I was thrilled when, recently, Peter D. Schwotzer of Literary Mayhem dropped me an e-mail to tell me about a new feature on his site—original fiction—and asked if I’d provide a story.
I chose the “winter tale” spot for January 24, 2011—I have something in the works horror-wise that I hope will be everything Peter’s looking for! But you don’t have to wait until January to read some great original fiction over at Literary Mayhem—James A. Moore’s story will debut on July 24, and October’s feature is by Lee Thompson.
I’m excited and honored by this opportunity! To read the announcement in Literary Mayhem’s Fiction News, click here: http://literarymayhem.com/wordpress/2011/05/13/original-fiction-news/
I was pleasantly surprised to discover that Literary Mayhem’s Peter D. Schwotzer has named Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole among his favorites in 2010—and since he read/reviewed 56 books this year by such fine writers as Robert McCammon and Brian Keene, plus he reads tons of horror magazines on a regular basis, to be included in his list of “favorites” is just about the coolest thing ever.
He lists his top ten for the year as well as his favorites. You can see the whole list and cull some to-reads for your bookshelves here: http://literarymayehm.com/wordpress/2011/01/06/top-ten-books-of-2010/
Peter D. Schwotzer, book reviewer for Famous Monsters of Filmland (yes, the one that’s been around since the 50s) has called Skeletons “spooky alchemy at its finest…I will be keeping my eyes open for more otherworldly terrors from a writer who gets ghost stories right.” For his full assessment, visit here:
It turns out the reviewer writes for Literary Mayhem and HorrorNews.net, so the review also appeared on those sites; in addition, Famous Monsters of Filmland publishes its review content to the Internet Movie Database. Kinda cool to see it on all my fave movie sites!
Even though it’s the same review, if you’re interested in checking it out on the other sites I mentioned you can do so here: