Winter is here, dead knights, Gothic horror returns, and the ravages of drug addiction compose this week’s reads

I'm way behind on my reviews but I did get a lot of reading done. Let me hit some highlights here - and reviews should be posting in about 5 days.

Did you catch my new story on Instagram?

In the odd, quirky place called Rowan Springs the supernatural exists side-by-side with small town politics and unusual characters. Don't be misled by the pretty houses and gardens, for where the sun shines the brightest, the shadows are the darkest.⁠

Meet Byrd and Miles, hosts of the Book Wordy podcast

Discussion of a few of our favorite writers and what they do best. Why shapeshifting wolves are really just assholes. The sex word is mentioned a few times. Why stereotypical characters and plots will lose you readers.