Category Archives: suspense

The Art of Turning the Page

You are reading a book and suddenly the picture goes black, the world falls silent. What went wrong? Then you hear a floor board creak. What is about to go wrong? Horror and thrillers are all about the anxiety, the … Continue reading

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Announcing the 2013 Assent Publishing “ROGUE WRITING” Contest!

Want to make your dream come true while writing about everyone’s worst nightmare? Then read on. Assent Publishing’s Bad Day Books imprint is announcing the 2013 Assent Publishing “ROGUE WRITING” Contest. Horror, thrillers, suspense,, apocalypse, and mystery submissions welcome.  The … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of Fear

What is fear? Generally, it is your mind’s response to any stimulus it sees as a threat, danger, or harm. From a medical viewpoint, the amygdalae and organs in the limbic system detect danger and send signals which generate the … Continue reading

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Starve a Cold, Feed a Zombie??

I never know whether I’m supposed to starve the cold or feed it, and what about the fever? Don’t the cold and fever go together sometimes? Thank goodness we have a vast and brilliant medical society to query for research … Continue reading

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Bad Day Books Welcomes New Author CN Bring

Thrillers come in all shapes and sizes but the common thread is nail biting tension and adrenaline pumping excitement. Psychological thrillers focus on the emotional turmoil of characters rather than their physical strength. Crime thrillers are about criminals, whether vilified … Continue reading

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What kind of a name is Rudolph…for a serial killer?

…Or Bambi for that matter. How do you choose your characters names? Does it all come to you in one neat little package along with their eccentricities and hair color? Or do you find yourself making a list and checking … Continue reading

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Boo

It’s that time of year. The air is getting crisp, the nights are getting long, and my book list is getting short. Time to stock up and settle in. As I dust of the shelf to prepare it for some … Continue reading

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