Katie's parents never told her "no" when she asked for a book, which was the start of most of her problems. She has a BA in Creative Writing from Lake Forest College and is working towards a master's degree in library science at U of I. She works full time at a public library reference desk in northern IL, specializing in readers’ advisory and general book enthusiasm, and she has a deep-rooted love of all things disturbing, twisted, and terrifying. (She takes enormous pleasure in creeping out her coworkers.) When she's not spending every waking hour at the library, she's at home watching Cubs baseball with her cats and her cardigan collection, and when she's not at home, she's spending too much money on concert tickets. Her hobbies include debating the finer points of Harry Potter canon, hitting people upside the head who haven’t read The Martian, and convincing her boyfriend that she can, in fact, fit more books onto her shelves.
Essential Until We’re Not: An Angry Librarian On the Disregard for Library Staff Safety
May 20, 2020
A library worker on the dangers librarians face as people in positions of power demand they return to work with little concern for library staff safety.
An Open Letter to Stephen King
January 23, 2020
A response to Stephen King's comments about the Oscars and diversity.
Read Harder: Read A Horror Book Published By An Indie Press
January 10, 2020
You will scare yourself silly with these chilling horror books published by an indie press.
50 Must-Read Crime Novels for Fall and Winter 2019
October 1, 2019
Fall's almost here, which means it's time to look at some of the crime novels being published in the last few months of the year!
9 Crime Novels for Horror Fans
August 15, 2019
Whether you're a fellow horror fan or a crime fiction reader who wants to try something different, you'll want to check these books out.
50 Must-Read Crime Novels on Shelves April–June 2019
April 16, 2019
We've got a list of highly anticipated spring 2019 crime novels coming out between April and June of this year - get your TBR ready!
8 Historical Horror Novels You’ll Want to Shove in the Freezer
February 13, 2019
Here are some creepy historical horror novels to send old-fashioned chills up your spine and make you grateful that you live in the age of electricity.
Read Harder 2019: A Book With an Animal or Inanimate Object as a Point-of-View Character
February 7, 2019
There are some really intriguing novels that use animals or inanimate objects as point-of-view characters. Check out these 2019 Read Harder suggestions!
33 Highly Anticipated Crime Novels: January–March 2019
January 21, 2019
There are so many excellent crime novels coming out this year, we had to limit this list to some of the best crime novels released January-March 2019.