Joe R. Lansdale joins Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!

Joe R. Lansdale is joining us on Haunted Nights LIVE! tonight!

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Tonight we welcome the man, the author, the legend, Joe R. Lansdale. 5 pm Pacific, 6 Mountain, 7 Central, and 8 Eastern! We’ll be talking about Joe’s latest novel, HONKY TONK SAMURAI and all things Lansdale!


Joe R. Lansdale is the author of more than a dozen novels, including Paradise Sky, the Edgar Award–winning The Bottoms, Edge of Dark Water, and The Thicket.He has received nine Bram Stoker Awards, the American Mystery Award, the British Fantasy Award, and the Grinzane Cavour Prize for Literature. He lives in Nacogdoches, Texas.


To listen in, join us at Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!


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MOTHER – The Full Cast

The cast of Mother is ready for their close-up now, Mr. DeMille!

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MOTHER is coming … and for those who are looking forward to meeting her, here are the other folks you’ll meet. We give you … (drum roll) … the full cast!
The Players
**Repeat Offenders (characters who have made appearances in other Thorne & Cross novels)
CLAIRE HOLBROOK, web designer
JASON HOLBROOK, flight instructor
Residents of Morning Glory Circle
PRISCILLA MARTIN, mother to Claire and Timothy
TIMOTHY JACOB MARTIN, Priscilla’s son, (deceased)
FREDERICK MARTIN, Priscilla’s husband, Claire’s father, brother to Franklin Martin
BARBARA (BABS) VANDERCOOTH, friend to Priscilla
AIDA PORTENDORFER, neighbor, friend
STAN PORTENDORFER, her husband, retired
HANK LOWELL, neighbor, owner of motorcycle shop
CLYDE STINE, her husband, retired
BURKE COLLINS, furniture store owner and husband to Geneva-Marie
CHRIS COLLINS, their son
BARRY COLLINS, their son
LANCE (ACE) ETHERIDGE, neighbor, editor of the…

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At Last

Mother! Mother! Mother!

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By Alistair Cross

The 4th (or is it the 5th?) and FINAL read-through of MOTHER is finished. All that’s left is a quick detail check. MOTHER will go to publication next week and Tamara and I will return to The Witches of Ravencrest, our solos, and begin research and development on the Candle Bay sequel.

I will never read MOTHER again. I never read my work after it goes to publication because, by then, I’m sick of the sight of it. Usually, I’m pleased to never lay eyes on it again, but this time, I admit to a certain sadness. I will miss MOTHER … and all the folks of Morning Glory Circle.

This book, I believe, is the best work Tamara and I have done … so far. I am pleased. And that’s rare.


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Writing: Inside the Industry

An interview with Thorne & Cross…

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If you’re a writer, check out tonight’s episode of Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! with publishing founder and president of the Cleveland Writer’s Press, Paul Huckleberry. Very good information about writing, the publishing industry, and the business side of this particular art. Just click the pic to listen:
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Suspending the Pen

We’re burning it at both ends!

Cross Talk

I’ve been in the writing dungeon so long that the sunlight streaming from the windows has begun to burn my eyes and an evening trip to Wal-Mart – or some other dreadful place – is starting to feel like an outing, a night on the town, rather than the necessary evil it actually is.

With reviewers waiting for proof copies, editors expecting the next round, and readers anticipating the finished product, the work has been non-stop. For weeks, Tamara and I have stumbled from our beds, gone straight to our computers, and pecked the keys without pause until sunset. We’ve even been doing some moonlighting, too. Tonight, after hours, Tamara kept at it, finalizing the details of the uncorrected proof copies. After eating – and taking a much-needed shower – I got back to it as well, sorting out upcoming interviews, guest posts, and various writing-related events – all the little things that need to happen when a…

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Nasty Neighbors

Tell us about your horrible neighbor and be entered for a chance to win a copy of our new thriller, Mother!

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Have a neighbor you just can’t stand?

In honor of the upcoming release of our thriller, Mother, which takes place in a gossip-laden cul-de-sac called Morning Glory Circle, we want to hear your Nasty Neighbor stories! Whether it’s someone who listens to polka music too loud, or someone you’re sure has corpses piling up in their crawlspace, if your neighbors are behaving badly, your Nasty Neighbor story needs to be told! And, for an extra helping of gabby good times, we’ll read your story on our radio show, Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!

By emailing us your story, you guarantee all names and locations are anonymous and agree to possible publication. The top three winners will win an ebook copy of MOTHER upon its release it April. Stories must be under 200 words. Email your Nasty Neighbor story to


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FACEBOOK EVENT today at 7 -8 pm EST

Come ask us questions about Mother tonight!

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Today, at 7 – 8 pm EST, Tamara Thorne​ and I will be chatting about our upcoming book, MOTHER, on Facebook at The Edge of Madness Release Party.
Just go to this page, join the event, and come hang out with us from 7 – 8 pm EST, where we’ll be discussing writing, books, and anything you’d like to know!

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