Favorite Scary Reads

This week we discuss our favorite scary books! Plus- Andrew’s hiking group is rescued by El Paso County Search & Rescue, Laura turns down a Pot dispensary, and Dave dons outfits for Homecoming week.  We recommend: The Anomaly by Michael Rutger, In the Valley of the Sun by Andy Davidson, and The Ember Blade by Chris Wooding.  Audiobook of the week is Brother by Ania Ahlborn narrated by the classically trained Paul Boehmer.  YA book of the week is Pumpkinheads written by Rainbow Rowell and illustrated by Faith Erin Hicks.

Our Favorite Scary Reads in No Particular Order:
“It”, “The Shining” and “The Stand” by Stephen King
“The Haunting of Hill House” by Shirley Jackson
“I am Legend” by Richard Mathesen
“Dracula” by Bram Stoker and “Dracul” by Dacre Stoker and J.D. Barker
“The Keep” and “Midnight Mass” by F. Paul Wilson
“Carrion Comfort” by Dan Simmons
“Something Wicked This Way Comes” by Ray Bradbury
“The Hunger” by Alma Katsu
“We Sold Our 
Souls” by Grady Hendrix
“The Troop” by Nick Cutter

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Author Simon Brett and More

Author Simon Brett OBE joins us for an entertaining chat about his career as a novelist, his character Charles Paris, meeting Prince William, narrating his own books, and much more!  We recommend: Fake Like Me by Barbara Bourland, Walkers by Graham Masterton, Breaking Destiny by Mitty Walters, and all of the Charles Paris books. Audiobook of the week is The Hungry Ones by Chris Sorensen narrated by the talented Chris Sorensen.  YA book of the week is The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles by Julie Andrews Edwards. We are outraged at the state of HS marching bands today, Dave’s classroom needs better soundproofing, and Andrew is bemused by some cotton candy grapes.

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Author Craig Johnson and More!

Author Craig Johnson joins us for a great chat about his new book Land of Wolves, the Wild West, catnaps in airports, and the mystery of Buffalo Bill’s body. We recommend: The Grip of It by Jac JemcThe Chain by Adrian McKintyLaw and Addiction by Mike Papantonio, and The Sculpted Ship by K.M. O’Brien.  Audiobook of the week is The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead read by the incomparable J.D. Jackson.  YA shout-out goes to Life as We Know It by Susan Beth Pfeffer.  Plus – Shakespeare in the parking lot?, Laura’s cat hates guests, and Andrew is cornered by a dog.

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Author Robyn Harding and More!

Author Robyn Harding joins us from Vancouver, British Columbia for a fun conversation about sugar daddies, writing, and her new thriller The Arrangement.  We recommend: Theme Music by T. Marie Vandelly, The Mongrel Mage by L.E. Modesitt Jr, and Rewind by Catherine Ryan Howard.  Audiobook of the week is Scrublands by Chris Hammer read by the lively Rupert Degas.  YA book of the week is My Plain Jane by Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand and Jodi Meadows. Plus- Andrew is a slumlord, Laura is helpless as Dave is stung by (5) bees, and Dave’s students are using their acting skills learned in his class for nefarious purposes.

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Andrew diligently working on the courthouse property in Snow Hill, Maryland

Author Sarah Pinsker and More!

Author Sarah Pinsker joins us for a chat about song writing versus fiction writing, trashing hotel rooms and her new book A Song For a New Day.  We recommend: Craven Manor by Darcy Coates, Killfile by Christopher Farnsworth, and King’s Dark Tidings by Kel Kade.  Audiobook of the week is The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson narrated by the incomparable George Guidall.  YA book of the week is Sal and Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez.

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Plague-Ridden Prairie Dogs and Drunken Golf Cart Thievery

This week we discuss the Plague (!), getting locked out of the house, scraping barnacles off of boats and Andrew gets mistaken for a kidnapper.   We recommend: The Arrangement by Robyn Harding, The Blurry Years by Eleanor Kriseman, and Red Sister by Mark Lawrence.  Audiobook of the week is When the Sacred Ginmill Closes by Lawrence Block narrated by gritty Mark Hammer.  YA book of the week is Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon.

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Author John Marrs and More!

Author John Marrs joins us for a chat about his book The One coming out on Netflix, how to hack a car and his latest book The Passengers.  We recommend: The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep by H.G. Parry, The Warehouse by Rob Hart, and Outland by Dennis E. Taylor.  Audiobook of the week is The One by John Marrs narrated by a talented cast of five.  YA book of the week is Listen to Your Heart by Kasie West.

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