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Author Spotlight - Cassidy Taylor

Introducing Cassidy Taylor

Cassidy Taylor is a fantasy author who studied English and Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It was there that she found her niche in children’s literature, and won the Bill Hooks Award for Young Adult Fiction in 2007. 865 more words


Finally Writing Again, and It's Spooky

All writers have their own recommendations about writing regiments. Advice is usually contradictory and particular to the writer. Whatever the key to writing is, it’s probably not a summer-long dry spell. 686 more words

Creative Writing

31 Days of Hallowe'en 2017, Day 29: Mannequin [short] [2017]

I can’t hate on an student film when it’s clearly many amateurs trying very hard, not least the sole actress on screen who must carry the story by herself. 111 more words


31 Days of Hallowe'en 2017, Day 28: Slash in the Box [short] [2017]

Five days after watching this and I have very little memory of it. That doesn’t mean that this ‘cursed item’ short was bad, just not as memorable as the 30 other things I watched this month. 44 more words


31 Days of Hallowe'en 2017, Day 26: Juan of the Dead [2011]

Newsflash, Rotten Tomatoes users: THIS IS NOT AN HOMAGE TO SHAUN OF THE DEAD. How can anyone have fully watched this zombie movie with an incredibly overt political message and think it’s not inspired by the Romero classic? 114 more words


31 Days of Hallowe'en 2017, Day 24: The Jigsaw [short] [2017]

Good sound is important; impeccable sound is impressive. This fantastic little short, full of old-fashioned scares and with the classic ‘cursed purchase’ trope that never gets old, ranks high among the best of the horror shorts. 89 more words


Ticklish Business Episode #31: House on Haunted Hill (1959)

How appropriate that our 31st episode comes out on Halloween night. In the last of four special Halloween episodes I talk to writer Kimberly Pierce about William Castle’s  39 more words