Post for the American Library Association!
I was invited by Becky Spratford, who is a Librarian [MLIS] specializing in serving leisure readers ages 13 and up, to write a post for her RA FOR ALL: The Online Home of the Reader's Advisory Guide to Horror, An ALA Publication.
My post appeared October 15th (Note: Read every single one, they are all fantastic).
Becky was kind enough to say "Who is Erik T. Johnson? Well he is someone you need to know about." She also mentions that "Erik and Josh [Malerman] are going to be at StokerCon Librarians Day 2019 to talk about a collaboration they are doing right now. Details on how you can be there to see them live here."
Becky also says: "Many of you, my library worker readers, don't always think about horror as a literary genre, but in the hands of writers like Johnson, it truly is. Not only is he an author you need to know about on his own merit, but also, in his post today, you will learn much about the genre, it's history, and its appeal to all types of readers, especially the most literary of the bunch.
He also gives you a perfect list of literary horror authors toward the end of his post."
You can read my post, "The Writers & Readers of Saturn" here. Finally, I'm SUPER proud Becky tweeted that if you read 1 of her "31 Days of Horror" posts, it should be mine.
Note on Becky: She trains library staff all over the world on how to match books with readers through their local public library, is the author of The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Horror, 2nd edition (ALA Editions, 2012); and reviews for Booklist.