Open Mic Mondays: No More Freebies by Joan De La Haye

One from the vaults.

The Man of Words

Joan De La Haye is one of the hardest working authors I know. She’s also one of the only authors capable of turning in horror that genuinely unsettles me. Don’t get me wrong, I’m an enormous wuss and will jump at anything, but Joan twists the knife in a way very few others can. Her work is effortlessly intelligent, inventively horrifying and consistently excellent. I’d recommend starting with recommend starting with Requiem in E Sharp but everything she’s written to date is well worth your time, especially her work in Noir Carnival, the recent anthology from Fox Spirit. Check her site for details of these and everything else she’s done so far.

But, one of the perils of being hard working is you tend to take some professional knocks along the way. For short story authors, there’s a particularly big obstacle to get over and when Joan and I started…

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