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Guest Post - Catherine Cavendish

Hi, all! This week we've got another guest post for you, from the highly talented writer Catherine Cavendish, who's going to be talking horror, ancient Greece, harpies, and her latest novella, Dark Avenging Angel.

Harpies – The Bird Women of Ancient Greece

My latest novella – Dark Avenging Angel – is, as its title suggests, concerned with revenge. In this case, revenge of the most demonic kind. We’ve all heard the old adage, “Be careful what you wish for…” Jane learns the truth of this in graphic ways.

Avenging angels and demons abound in the traditions and folklore of people all over the world. One such creature is the Harpy. In Greek and Roman mythology, there were originally two - but later three - of these monstrous creatures, who were sisters and seem to have originally been wind spirits. They appeared in the form of birds with human faces and their role was one of punishment for crimes committed. They stole food while their victims were eating and they also carried evild…

What, no zombies?

Today's blog comes to you courtesy of Russell R. James, who just happens to be an exceptional writer and all-around nice guy (despite what you might think from his book titles!). His latest novel is Q ISLAND, a post-apocalyptic tale that will keep you on the edge of your seat. I could tell you more, but instead I'll let Russell give you the scoop himself: ************** What, no zombies? Guest Blog by Russell R. James

Believe it or not, I managed to wrote a post-apocalyptic story without zombies in it.

I thought about it. The genre is hot, the readers voracious. But I wanted to do something different, something more terrifying. I mean there are some zombie scenes where the shambling, unthinking, undead are pretty easy pickings. Unless they are in a group you need to be pretty stupid to get yourself bitten as long as you can manage to even jog a few hundred yards.
So in Q Island, when a 30,000 year old virus starts to run amuck, people don’t become the walking dead. They don’t ev…