Scary Stories For Children: A Genre Studies Course Rationale

The upcoming 2015 Children’s Literature Association Conference is one that has caught my attention – “The High Stakes and Dark Sides of Children’s Literature,” an open-ended call for panels on horror, death, violence, trauma, and anything else dealing with the darker, more subversive elements that thread through so much of …

Rags and Bones: New Twists On Timeless Tales

… and here we are. Tomorrow. That is to say, today. And today, I’m going to talk about this beasty here- Rags & Bones! You guys, I got this *sigh* last November … and I finally got around to reading it. Apparently, it is just the case that with every short story …