Why the Paranormal is Normal in New Orleans

If you’ve ever strolled through the French Quarter, you’ve seen ghost tours clogging sidewalks, for sale signs warning of haunted houses, and, if lucky, you’ve overheard the locals speak of paranormal happenings keeping them up at night. That’s the way of things here. Living with ethereal intruders is as commonplace as beignets and showers every […]

The Anatomy of a Thriller

The Anatomy of a Thriller By Daco S. Auffenorde   Imagine waking up chained to a bed. A weight bears down on your body. Your brain’s interior crackles. Harsh, white lights blind you. A nightmare? No. You’re in a hospital. You’ve suffered a tremendous fall, a doctor says. It’s a miracle you’re not dead. “What’s […]

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A Life in Libraries

A Life in Libraries by Glenn Cooper Anyone who knows me well, knows that libraries are important in my life. My first exposure occurred when I was very young and my mother dragged me to a library where she was doing her dissertation work. I was given a book to occupy myself at a long […]

Author Q&A with Jeneva Rose

Exclusive Q&A with Jeneva Rose, author of The Perfect Marriage and upcoming novel One of Us is Dead (out 4/26). By Madison Thompson   Could you tell us about your latest novel, One of Us is Dead? One of Us is Dead is about a salon owner who gets entangled in the lives of her elite, […]

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Author Q&A with Ed Davis

Author Ed Davis Whether it is racing to catch a speeding freight train, trekking the remotest reaches of the Andes, reporting on a presidential inauguration, or working the back wards of the country’s largest State Hospital, Davis’s writing always puts you right in the thick of it. With a unique style, often compared to John […]

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Book Review: Aspects by John M. Ford

Book Review: Aspects by John M. Ford Tor Books, 496 pages, ISBN: 9781250269041 $26.99 Hardcover $13.99 e-book Available April 5th, 2022 Until Aspects, I had never read a John M. Ford novel. For that omission, my life as a whole: literary, personal, professional, has been a poorer one. If I were to offer one piece […]

Nancy Allen

Q & A with author Nancy Allen

Q: Tell me a little bit about your background. How did you begin practicing law? A: When I was born the practice of law was entirely a man’s profession and – particularly in Missouri – women didn’t enter into the practice. My father was a lawyer, but I guarantee that when my three sisters were […]

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Excerpt from River of Ashes by Alexandrea Weis and Lucas Astor

River of Ashes by Alexandrea Weis and Lucas Astor Coming August 2, 2022 “A psychological portrait akin to Lord of the Flies.” ~Midwest Book Review SOME TRUTHS ARE BETTER KEPT SECRET. SOME SECRETS ARE BETTER OFF DEAD.   Along the banks of the Bogue Falaya River, sits the abandoned St. Francis Seminary. Beneath a canopy […]

Q & A with Seth Adams

Strand Magazine intern Kierstin Singer had the opportunity to interview Seth Adams, author of If You Go Down to the Woods Today (2018) and Are You Afraid of the Dark? (2019). Read this Q&A if you want to enter the Literary Mind of Seth Adams! Is there a difference between a writer and an author? Although these terms can be used synonymously in […]