2015: A Spaced Odyssey


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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

We have two resolutions for 2015: write even more than we did in 2014 and… have fun doing it.

In 2014, we decided to try collaborating and began writing a short story together. Grandma’s Rack soon grew into a novella, and still begged for more, so we let it have its way and become a full-fledged novel.  When we were most of the way through it, we realized we had to put it on hold so that we could write another horror novel in order to meet a deadline.

So we set Grandma in her rocker on the porch to relax and take the summer breeze while we wrote a brand new horror novel full of eerie legends and lore, ghosts, and quirky characters who quickly took over and had their way with the novel – and with us. In four months, we had 170,000 words and…

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Tonight! on Haunted Nights LIVE!


Be there if you dare…

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If you’ve had enough of the teen-aged, puppy-eyed, lovesick hounds with hearts of gold… if you like your werewolves with some bite, join us tonight at Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! where we’ll be talking to werewolf horror author, W.D. Gagliani. Listen in for your chance to win a signed copy of the book of your choice from the Nick Lupo series.

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W.D. Gagliani is the author of the novels Wolf’s Trap, Wolf’s Gambit, Wolf’s Bluff, Wolf’s Edge, Wolf’s Cut, Wolf’s Blind (upcoming), and Savage Nights. Wolf’s Trap was a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award in 2004. He has published fiction and nonfiction in numerous anthologies and publications such as Robert Bloch’s Psychos, Undead Tales, More Monsters From Memphis, The Midnighters Club. His book reviews and nonfiction have been included in, among others, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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W.D. Gagliani joins Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!


This Thursday!

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Bram Stoker Award finalist and werewolf aficionado, W.D. Gagliani joins Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! this week!

W.D. Gagliani is the author of the novels Wolf’s Trap, Wolf’s Gambit, Wolf’s Bluff, Wolf’s Edge, Wolf’s Cut, Wolf’s Blind (upcoming), and Savage Nights.Wolf’s Trap was a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award in 2004. He has published fiction and nonfiction in numerous anthologies and publications such as Robert Bloch’s Psychos, Undead Tales, More Monsters From Memphis, The Midnighters Club.

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His book reviews and nonfiction have been included in, among others, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Chizine, HorrorWorld, Cemetery Dance, Hellnotes, Science Fiction Chronicle, The Scream Factory, The Writer Magazine, and the books Thrillers: 100 Must Reads, They Bite,and On Writing Horror.

The team of Gagliani & Benton has published fiction in venues such as the upcoming X-Files anthology edited by Jonathan Maberry, SNAFU: An Anthology of Military Horror…

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The Ghosts of Ravencrest: Christmas Spirits


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“The Ghosts of Ravencrest: Christmas Spirits is riveting. The characters are wonderful, the subplots are perfect, and the setting is stunning and well-researched. This series is like a roller coaster that goes up and up – the Mannings are literary gold.”

-QL Pearce, bestselling author of over 100 books, inlcuding the Scary Stories for Sleep-Overs series and film tie-in books for the Fox animated film Titan AE and the Universal animated series Land Before Time.

Christmas Spirits is available now on AMAZON.

Win a Signed Hardcover Copy of Glen Hirshberg’s Bestselling Novel, Motherless Child! And More!


Be there if you dare!!

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On tonight’s LIVE show with Glen Hirshberg, we’ll be asking a secret question chosen by Glen himself. The first person to e-mail us with the correct answer will receive a signed copy of the Tor hardcover edition of Glen’s bestselling novel, Motherless Child. The second person to e-mail the correct answer will receive a rare complete set of all extant Rolling Darkness Revue chapbooks, signed by both Glen Hirshberg and Pete Atkins. We will give you the email address when we ask the question. So listen in tonight at Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! at 9:00 pm Eastern, 6:00 pm Pacific for your chance to win.

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Glen Hirshberg received his B.A. from Columbia University, where he won the Bennett Cerf Prize for Best Fiction, and his M.A. and M.F.A. from the University of Montana. His first novel, The Snowman’s Children, was a Literary Guild Featured Selection. His collection…

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Christmas Spirits is Available NOW!


AVAILABLE NOW!

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How did they celebrate Christmas in England in 1788? They didn’t have Christmas trees yet – well, except for the Mannings of Ravencrest. Father Christmas wore green, and they were in the midst of a Little Ice Age, so the Thames occasionally froze solid near London Bridge. What did Londoners do? They held Frost Fairs. That’s where our tale starts, out on the ice, but soon we travel to Ravencrest Manor (before it was imported stone by stone to America in the 1800s) where we meet a rather arcanely-inclined physician and his raven, Odin, several ghosts, and a baby-eating witch. That’s based on fact, too. She’s a relative of the Lancashire witches and next week we’re going to blog about them. So come join us at Ravencrest for holiday cheer, ghosts, magick, and gore. We’ve got it all!

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Horror for the Holidays

The Manning children, Thad and Cynthia, have…

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