Tag Archives: thriller

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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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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Just another bad day?

They say that there are only seven stories and that Shakespeare wrote them already. Really? I must have missed the one he wrote about a family of circus freaks breeding their own brand of deformities. Or how about that girl … Continue reading

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