Archive for the 'Craig’s Novels' Category

March 27, 2015 recently reviewed SUFFER THE CHILDREN, saying the novel “draws a clear portrait of how a loving parent can turn into a monster for all the wrong reasons. SUFFER THE CHILDREN offers plenty of gore and spectacular horror scenes, but its the psychological accuracy of such a disaster scenario that makes it such a terrifying novel …

“SUFFER THE CHILDREN is absolutely harrowing, so emotionally demanding that it becomes physically exhausting, it’s convincing as all hell. I don’t think it’s a novel that’s meant to be enjoyed in the traditional sense of the term. It’s meant to challenge you, test your empathy against difficult fictional scenarios and open up your perspective about the end of the world. If you thought that THE STAND was some kind of ultimate apocalyptic horror scenario, you’ve haven’t experienced the real deal yet.”

Wow. Thanks, Ben!

Click here to read the complete review.

February 23, 2015

The Horror Writers Association, the premier organization of writers and publishers of horror and dark fantasy, today announced the 2014 nominees for the iconic Bram Stoker Award®.

I’m proud to say SUFFER THE CHILDREN made the final ballot and is now officially nominated for Superior Achievement in a Novel.

Congratulations to everybody who made the final ballot!

Superior Achievement in a Novel

Craig DiLouie – Suffer the Children (Gallery Books of Simon & Schuster)
Patrick Freivald – Jade Sky (JournalStone)
Chuck Palahniuk – Beautiful You (Jonathan Cape, Vintage/Penguin Random House UK)
Christopher Rice – The Vines (47North)
Steve Rasnic Tem – Blood Kin (Solaris Books)

Superior Achievement in a First Novel

Maria Alexander – Mr. Wicker (Raw Dog Screaming Press)
J.D. Barker – Forsaken (Hampton Creek Press)
David Cronenberg – Consumed (Scribner)
Michael Knost – Return of the Mothman (Woodland Press)
Josh Malerman – Bird Box (Harper Collins)

Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel

Jake Bible – Intentional Haunting (Permuted Press)
John Dixon – Phoenix Island (Simon & Schuster/Gallery Books)
Kami Garcia – Unmarked (The Legion Series Book 2) (Little Brown Books for Young Readers)
Tonya Hurley – Passionaries (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
Peter Adam Salomon – All Those Broken Angels (Flux)

Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel

Emily Carroll – Through the Woods (Margaret K. McElderry Books)
Joe Hill – Locke and Key, Vol. 6 (IDW Publishing)
Joe R. Lansdale and Daniele Serra – I Tell You It’s Love (Short, Scary Tales Publications)
Jonathan Maberry – Bad Blood (Dark Horse Books)
Paul Tobin – The Witcher (Dark Horse Books)

Superior Achievement in Long Fiction

Taylor Grant – “The Infected” (Cemetery Dance #71) (Cemetery Dance)
Eric J. Guignard – “Dreams of a Little Suicide” (Hell Comes to Hollywood II: Twenty-Two More Tales of Tinseltown Terror (Volume 2)) (Big Time Books)
Joe R. Lansdale – “Fishing for Dinosaurs” (Limbus, Inc., Book II) (JournalStone)
Jonathan Maberry – “Three Guys Walk into a Bar” (Limbus, Inc., Book II) (JournalStone)
Joe McKinney – “Lost and Found” (Limbus, Inc., Book II) (JournalStone)

Superior Achievement in Short Fiction

Hal Bodner – “Hot Tub” (Hell Comes to Hollywood II: Twenty-Two More Tales of Tinseltown Terror (Volume 2)) (Big Time Books)
Sydney Leigh – “Baby’s Breath” (Bugs: Tales That Slither, Creep, and Crawl) (Great Old Ones Publishing)
Usman T. Malik – “The Vaporization Enthalpy of a Peculiar Pakistani Family” (Qualia Nous) (Written Backwards)
Rena Mason – “Ruminations” (Qualia Nous) (Written Backwards)
John Palisano – “Splinterette” (Widowmakers: A Benefit Anthology of Dark Fiction) (Widowmaker Press)
Damien Angelica Walters – “The Floating Girls: A Documentary” (Jamais Vu, Issue Three) (Post Mortem Press)

Superior Achievement in a Screenplay

Scott M. Gimple – The Walking Dead: “The Grove”, episode 4:14 (AMC)
Jennifer Kent – The Babadook (Causeway Films)
John Logan – Penny Dreadful: “Séance” (Desert Wolf Productions/Neal Street Productions)
Steven Moffat – Doctor Who: “Listen” (British Broadcasting Corporation)
James Wong – American Horror Story: Coven: “The Magical Delights of Stevie Nicks” (FX Network)

Superior Achievement in an Anthology

Michael Bailey – Qualia Nous (Written Backwards)
Jason V Brock – A Darke Phantastique (Cycatrix Press)
Ellen Datlow – Fearful Symmetries (ChiZine Publications)
Chuck Palahniuk, Richard Thomas, and Dennis Widmyer – Burnt Tongues (Medallion Press)
Brett J. Talley – Limbus, Inc., Book II (JournalStone)

Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection

Stephen Graham Jones – After the People Lights Have Gone Off (Dark House Press)
John R. Little – Little by Little (Bad Moon Books)
Helen Marshall – Gifts for the One Who Comes After (ChiZine Publications)
Lucy Snyder – Soft Apocalypses (Raw Dog Screaming Press)
John F.D. Taff – The End in All Beginnings (Grey Matter Press)

Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction

Jason V Brock – Disorders of Magnitude (Rowman & Littlefield)
S.T. Joshi – Lovecraft and a World in Transition (Hippocampus Press)
Leslie S. Klinger – The New Annotated H.P. Lovecraft (Liveright Publishing Corp., a division of W.W. Norton & Co.)
Joe Mynhardt and Emma Audsley – Horror 101: The Way Forward (Crystal Lake Publishing)
Lucy Snyder – Shooting Yourself in the Head For Fun and Profit: A Writer’s Survival Guide (Post Mortem Press)

Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection

Robert Payne Cabeen – Fearworms: Selected Poems (Fanboy Comics)
Corrinne De Winter and Alessandro Manzetti – Venus Intervention (Kipple Officina Libraria)
Tom Piccirilli – Forgiving Judas (Crossroad Press)
Marge Simon and Mary Turzillo – Sweet Poison (Dark Renaissance Books)
Stephanie Wytovich – Mourning Jewelry (Raw Dog Screaming Press)

February 20, 2015

HorrorBlogger reviewed SUFFER THE CHILDREN, writing, “It’s not often that a book actually haunts me … In SUFFER THE CHILDREN, DiLouie has crafted a story of not insignificant excellence.”

Thanks, Dawn!

Click here to read the complete review.

February 11, 2015

SUFFER THE CHILDREN audiobook by Craig DiLouieFollowing SUFFER THE CHILDREN being listed on the preliminary ballot of the Horror Writers Association’s Bram Stoker Awards, I’m excited to announce the audiobook version is a finalist in the 2015 Audies competition in the Paranormal Category.

The annual Audies awards competition, sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association (APA), recognizes distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment.

The audiobook version of SUFFER THE CHILDREN, published by Tantor, is narrated by the great R.C. Bray. I was very lucky to have him. He’s one of the best in the field, and certainly the best narrator who has ever made one of my books come to life to the ear.

The winners will be announced in May. I consider it an honor just to have been nominated.

February 6, 2015

Hayley Knighten’s reviewed SUFFER THE CHILDREN, writing, “Like a car crash, SUFFER THE CHILDREN by Craig DiLouie is tragic and horrifying, but no matter how much you may want to, you simply cannot look away … intelligent, terrifying, and unique … not only one of the most original vampire tales I’ve read, it is one of the best horror novels that I have come across in a long time.”

Thanks, Hayley!

Click here to read the complete review.

January 20, 2015

Very happy to announce that SUFFER THE CHILDREN made the prestigious 2014 Bram Stoker Awards’ preliminary ballot for Superior Achievement in a Novel.

Not yet a nominee, though–the final ballot will be announced February 23. There are some great books on the list. Fingers crossed!

January 16, 2015

SUFFER THE CHILDREN by Craig DiLouieUp and coming horror author and poet Stephanie Wytovich recently blogged she’d read 52 books in 2014, and SUFFER THE CHILDREN was her favorite read of the year. Have you read it yet?

January 14, 2015

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January 8, 2015

THE INFECTION by Craig DiLouieHorror After Dark named THE INFECTION as one of the top 10 horror reads of 2014, calling it “zombie apocalypse on steroids … an excellent, gripping read.”

Thanks, Paul! I’m glad you enjoyed the read.

Check out the list here.

January 6, 2015

SUFFER THE CHILDREN by Craig DiLouieMichel Michael Sabourin of The Shelf Life Podcast recently named SUFFER THE CHILDREN his top read of 2014, including in his top five THE PASSAGE (Justin Cronin), HORNS (Joe Hill), READY PLAYER ONE (Ernest Cline) and GONE GIRL (Gillian Flynn).

Thanks, Michael!

Check out the original review podcast here.