Take a deep breath and try not to freak out: fall is almost here, but you still have time to soak up some summer reading! While you’re at it, why not get in the mood for the approaching spooky season? The fine minds at Page Turner Magazine are here to help with a carefully curated list of chillingly good reads.
Please join us in congratulating the winner in Page Turner Magazine’s third flash fiction contest: Monsters! Tim O’Neal delivered a story of deception and fear that left even the strongest-willed of us hiding under blankets. With the highest level of horror and shock, we present you with “Face Thieves.”
Please join us in congratulating the runner-up in Page Turner Magazine’s third flash fiction contest: Monsters! Brittani Jenee’ Cal wrote a spine-tingling tale of youthful optimism with an ending that delivers a twist to the hopeful soul. It is with the greatest sense of terror that we present to you, “The Girl in the Tower.”
Bostonian R. B. Wood is a recent MFA graduate of Emerson College and a writer of both speculative and dark thrillers. His writing has appeared in Crystal Lake Publishing’s Shallow Waters anthology, SickLit Magazine, HorrorAddicts.net, and in the award-winning anthology “Offbeat: Nine Spins on Song” from Wicked Ink Books. R. B. also hosts The Word Count—a podcast featuring original flash fiction by new and upcoming writers.
Page Turner Magazine is delighted to present an interview with one of our own—recent Emerson College PopFic alum R. B. Wood, author of Bayou Whispers (Crystal Lake Publishing). The thriller, which hits bookstores on April 29, tells the story of a lawyer who returns to her New Orleans hometown to help the sheriff’s deputy-turned-thief who’d rescued her after she’d been held hostage twelve years ago and who now stands accused of murdering her captors. R. B. tips us off about the appeal of writing thrillers, how to handle feedback on a work-in-progress, and the best advice he picked up during his MFA. —Maxine Shen