K.W. Colyard

Kristian Wilson Colyard grew up weird in a one-caution-light town in the Appalachian foothills. She now lives in an old textile city with her husband and their clowder of cats. She’s on Twitter @kristianwriting, and you can find more of her work online at kristianwriting.com.

Can You Guess the Murder Mystery Based on Its 1-Star Reviews?

Here are some of the best bad reviews of your favorite thrillers and cozies. Can you guess the murder mystery based on its 1-star reviews?

What’s With All the Writing Cults in Fiction? An Exploration

I noticed something weird and sinister in the way authors portrayed writers and readers. What's with all the writing cults in fiction?

20 Must-Read Historical Fiction Books Set in France

These must-read historical fiction books set in France span more than 800 years, from the reign of Eleanor of Aquitaine to post-WWII Paris.

Halloween Reading Challenge Ideas for 2023

Click here for enough Halloween reading challenge ideas and book suggestions to fill a plastic pumpkin bucket — and then some.

20 Must-Read No-Sleep Stories

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Gender in Manga: A Brief History

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Thrillers About Cursed Movie Sets

We've all heard the allegations about cursed movies. For anyone who loves those urban legends, here are 12 thrillers about cursed movie sets.

Most Iconic Fantasy Characters Ever

Hey, you. You're finally awake...and just in time to read about the most iconic fantasy characters we've ever been graced with.

Can You Guess the Fantasy Book Based on Its 1-Star Reviews?

Are you a fantasy mega-fan? Well, let's put it to the test: Can you guess these fantasy books based only on their 1-star reviews?

Quiz: Can You Match the Horror Novel to Its Opening Lines?

So you call yourself a horror expert. Take this quiz to see how well you can match the opening lines to the horror novel.