These resources go with the current display by the stairway on the main floor of Hunter Library.
PERSONAL SITES (writers shown in the photos)
Diana Barron: http://www.dianabarron.com/
Robert J. Conley: http://www.robertjconley.com/
Owl Goingback: http://www.owlgoingback.com/
Jemiah Jefferson: http://www.jemiah.com/portalofme.html AND
Brian Keene: http://www.briankeene.com/
Jack Ketchum: http://jackketchum.net/
Stephen King: http://www.stephenking.com AND http://www.horrorking.com/
Richard Laymon: http://www.ains.net.au/~gerlach/rlaymon.htm AND http://www.malcasapoint.com/ AND http://www.zianet.com/rsace/laymon.html
Edward Lee: http://www.edwardleeonline.com/
Mary Shelley just search the web or start at:
http://www.kimwoodbridge.com/maryshel/shelsite.shtml [Mary Shelley page]
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/frankenstein/frankhome.html [Frankenstein page]
Bram Stoker just search the web or start at:
http://www.geocities.com/psmcalduff/ [Bram Stoker page]
http://stoker.thefreelibrary.com/ [Bram Stoker page]
Dracula and vampires: http://www.vampirelibrary.com/ AND http://www.vampirelibrary.com/titles.htm
Listservs are available for Richard Laymon, Horror Literature and Films, and other topics.
News groups (http://groups.google.com) include rec.arts.horror (especially rec.arts.horror.written), alt.horror.cthulhu, and alt.folklore.ghost-stories.
There are many personal bulletin boards where horror topics (books, movies) are discussed. Vampires and zombies (http://www.allthingszombie.com/) are especially well represented. One excellent general horror board is run by Shocklines Press, at http://pub117.ezboard.com/bshocklinesforum. Another is Horror World (URL as of Oct. 31) http://www.horrorworld.org/.
Free fiction can be found at numerous sites (search for “horror fiction” or “horror stories”), including many author sites. One of the best is http://www.horrorfind.com/fiction-bin/story.cgi where the fiction editor, Brian Keene, is also a published author (see our collection).
If you need to know in what collection a particular story appeared, the Locus Index is one of the best places to begin: http://www.locusmag.com/index/0start.html. It covers both horror and science fiction. Fantastic Fiction (http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/) lists titles by author.
Helpful sites for authors include Ralan’s (http://www.ralan.com/) with Markets information (and places to avoid!), and the Horror Writers Association (HWA) (http://www.horror.org/), especially the writing tips page (http://www.horror.org/writetips.htm). Although the HWA costs money to join, there are parts, like the writing tips, that are free.
Some recent Hunter Library Reference books
St. James guide to horror, ghost & gothic writers / with a preface by Dennis Etchison ; editor, David Pringle Detroit, MI : St. James Press, c1998
PN3435.Z9 S72 1998
Supernatural fiction writers : contemporary fantasy and horror / Richard Bleiler, editor
Publisher New York : Charles Scribner's Sons : Thomson/Gale, c2003
PN3435 .S96 2003 vol. 1-2
Reference guide to science fiction, fantasy, and horror / Michael Burgess
Publisher Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited, 1992
PN3433.5.Z9 B87 1992
Fantasy and horror : a critical and historical guide to literature, illustration, film, TV, radio, and the Internet / edited by Neil Barron
Publisher Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 1999
PN56.F34 F35 1999