The Waiting by Joe Hart My rating: 5 of 5 stars An atmospheric chiller that blends the contemporary haunted house story with the old school “weird tale” to create a powerfully creepy read. Written with pitch-perfect pacing and fully fleshed characters, this novel had the hair on the back of my neck standing up, along with some sleepless nights brought on by the ticking of a clock. It doesn’t get much better than that, folks! Highly recommended!
James Newman is the author of such diverse works of Dark Fiction as Midnight Rain, The Wicked, Animosity, Olden, The Church of Dead Languages, The Forum and the short story collection People Are Strange. His latest is Ugly As Sin, which is due out December 1st. He was kind enough to take time out to chat with us today. Tell us a little about yourself. Without putting anyone to sleep? I’ll try . . . . I was born and raised in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, and I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else in the world. I’m a weird cross between a good ole’…