The Creative Nook with Richard Chizmar

by Zachary Shiffman Odds are, you’ve heard of Richard Chizmar. The horror giant is the editor of several anthologies, the founder of horror press Cemetery Dance, and the author of multiple works, including the book The Girl on the Porch and the novella Gwendy’s Magic Feather (the sequel to Gwendy’s Button Box, which Chizmar co-authoredContinue reading “The Creative Nook with Richard Chizmar”

World Building and the Art of Fantasy

All of us have our favorite fantasy novels, both High Fantasy and Low Fantasy.  Here at THE DARK SIRE, our favorite, go-to High Fantasy author is J.R.R. Tolkien for his body of work which includes The Lord of the Ring series, the Simarillion, and the Hobbit (just to name a few).  Low Fantasy would definitelyContinue reading “World Building and the Art of Fantasy”

Reality Meets Fiction: Shadow People

by Barry Pirro There is a paranormal phenomenon known as shadow people, and the sightings people have of them are often terrifying. Shadow people are humanoid figures that witnesses describe as looking ‘blacker than black’ or ‘totally devoid of light’. Unlike a real shadow, shadow people look solid. While some appear to be bulky andContinue reading “Reality Meets Fiction: Shadow People”

TDS Goes Beyond the Page

The Dark Sire has always believed in doing more for its creatives than just publishing them in an issue and moving on. Instead, TDS is about going beyond the page – creating opportunities that transcend into different formats, like poetry turned into a folk song or a short story turned into a podcast episode. TheContinue reading “TDS Goes Beyond the Page”

TDS in local bookstore: Bibliophile

Today marks a small step in TDS history: The Bibliophile, an independent bookstore in Dover, Ohio, now stocks TDS on their shelves! David and Sara Jones, the owners of The Bibliophile, strive to uplift writers, local and otherwise. As the only bookstore in Dover, they want to support the creative artists in their own backyard,Continue reading “TDS in local bookstore: Bibliophile”

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