Author Essay

Five Fragments about Ghost Stories, Mysteries, Rules, and the Uncanny

Why Kevin Brockmeier, author of The Ghost Variations, is drawn to phantoms, specters, and spirits.

By KEVIN BROCKMEIER • 2 months ago

Abbe’s Favorite (Spooky!) Reads of October 2020

Our senior editor shares what Halloween books she's reading and loving this month!

By • 7 months ago

2020 Thrillers to Read All Year Long

Immerse yourself in page-turners with enough twists and turns to keep you in suspense.

By • 10 months ago

5 Thrilling Books About Social Media

Social media has become a big part of our daily lives. These novels explore its true power.

By DAVID BELL • 10 months ago

Scary Books to Read This Summer

Chills in the heat of summer? Count us in.

By • 11 months ago

My Obsession With Midsommar (and My Thoughts on the Movie)

Diane Zinna reflects on writing a debut novel about Midsommar—and seeing the 2019 film.

By DIANE ZINNA • 11 months ago
Author Essay

Watching Shirley on the Big Screen

Susan Scarf Merrell, author of Shirley, walks us through watching her novel unfold in the movie adaptation.

By SUSAN SCARF MERRELL • 11 months ago

6 Revenge Thrillers About the Power of Choice

Gillian McAllister, author of The Choice, shares six of her favorite thrillers that center on the theme of justice.

By GILLIAN MCALLISTER • 12 months ago