Chris Chelser is a Dutch-born author with a life-long passion for history, psychology and occultism. Inspired by first-hand experiences, she writes novels and short stories about the stuff of nightmares that may very well be real.
Little did I know that one business trip would change everything for this shy self-publishing author.
“It’s huge,” my friend warned me before I left. “I’ve been there, and really, you’ll need days to see it all.” She was, of course, talking about the… Frankfurt Book Fair
As it turned out, needing days hadn’t been an exaggeration: 5 buildings with a total of 13 floors, full of stands hosted by publishers and other book and print-related companies from all ov
In the age of mass media, horror enthusiasts needn’t go to a bookstore or cinema to get their fix. And for once, it’s not the Internet that is to blame. A Dying Fire
Every day and every night, the syndicate news channels spew one horror story after another. There is enough drama to satisfy our every craving for fear and terror. And should the world fail to be on fire, the news writers add drama to whatever is happening with a few choice words: calling a collision a “car accident” does
Last time in this modern debate of reading a book versus watching TV, we discussed some of the benefits and problems of reading books.
Now it is time to take the argument to the screen. Effortless Entertainment
More than anything, watching TV is effortless. Where computer games require interaction and movement (of your thumbs, at the very least), TV doesn’t even require you to stay awake.
You sit, you consume, and that’s it. Very relaxing after a long day! Or night. Or
The moving screen is an enthralling thing. We all know the hypnotic qualities of the TV and computer, and how they capture us when really we should – or want – to be doing something else. The little angel and the little devil on our shoulders start arguing: start reading one of those unread books, or just flop down on the couch in front of the TV?
Our conscience can debate the issue forever (usually while our eyes are glued to a screen), but as in an debate, there are pros and co
Don’t you love a good trailer?
Not the Hollywood ones where they show the whole story in 2 minutes, but the short little teasers. I know I do, which is why I’m so excited the The Devourer now has it own book trailer!
More on The Devourer here, or hop on over to Amazon to grab the Kindle and/or paperback!
Het bericht “The Devourer” Book Trailer verscheen eerst op Chris Chelser.
The movie adaptation of Stephen King‘s “IT” (the one with Tim Curry; haven’t seen Bill in action yet) scared me breathless. Yet when I got my dirty little fingers on the novel, much to my surprise I was bored to tears!
How on Earth did that happen? Handling Backstory
Of course, movies and books speak with their audience in very different ways. While movies have the advantage of the “1 picture = 1000 words” equation, they lack time and opportunity for extensive characters
Lately, I’ve been fully immerse in the Starz show Black Sails, the 4-season prequel to R.L. Stevenson’s Treasure Island which tells the story of Captain Flint, Billy Bones and Long John Silver in a terrifyingly realistic historical setting. There be dragons? Oh yes!
Beyond the swashbuckling, so much of this show resonates with what I care about as a storyteller that I even re-watch it in binge sessions. Don’t worry. I will spare you harping on about my admiration for the storytelling,
Photo: Steve Johnson @ Flickr
We humans love to beat our own drum. We just love to proclaim how smart and resourceful we are. How we’re a unique creation, made in God’s own image. According to Judaism and its derivatives, anyway. Different religions, different opinions, of course.
Philosophies are beautiful, but so are the laws of nature. And those laws state, with irrefutable consistency, that humans are animals. Of the species homo sapiens sapiens, to be precise.
Modern Witch Hunts With A Modern Hammer
“Witch.” The sound alone conjures up image of ugly crones with warts, black cats, and a supersonic broomstick. The very word is obscene: an unholy insult to scare children and offend adults.
Of course, society is so much wiser and more civilised now. We may detest those who are not exact copies of our ideal self, but we don’t immolate, drown or hang by the neck until dead. “Immolate” means to burn someone, by the way. But hey, stakes are a thin