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Patricia Flaherty Pagan

Writer of karma fiction in which bad things happen to bad people

Three Books I Love by Horror and Suspense Talent Meg Hafdahl

If you love dark, descriptive fiction, you may have heard of horror and suspense author Meg Hafdahl. When she’s not writing or podcasting, this talented and affable author loves to read and is happy to share some of her book suggestions with us today…

Book #1: Dream Eater by K. Bird Lincoln

Lincoln is a masterful writer who has a unique command of descriptive words, especially when they involve food or coffee. This urban fantasy novel, the first in a series, features Koi, a plucky yet tortured heroine who experiences the dreams of those she touches. It’s suitable for both a YA and adult audience. I can’t wait for book two to arrive!

Book #2 Forgotten by Krista Street

Forgotten is the first book in the Lost Children Trilogy. I’ve read them all, and they are now available in audio. I love the steamy love scenes (which places this book in an adult category) which are mixed in with a fun helping of science fiction. The first book sets up the cool premise: Lena wakes with no clue who she is, sporting a strange tattoo on her wrist, and an inexplicable need to travel to rural Colorado.


Book #3 The Forgotten: Aten’s Last Queen by J. Lynn Else

I’m not usually drawn to reading historical nonfiction, but Else is a terrific writer who purposefully focuses on the women’s voices of the past. This account of An, wife of King Tut, reads like fiction. Yet Else did exhaustive research to highlight the often-forgotten wives and mothers of pharaohs. I loved being drawn into the fascinating world of ancient Egypt, and actually learning a thing or two! Great for any age who can appreciate history.

Thanks so much, Meg! The Forgotten: Aten’s Last Queen sounds like just the kind of book my fellow employees at Spider Road Press might like, so I’ll keep that one in mind.


Horror and suspense author Meg Hafdahl was raised in both British Columbia and Minnesota. She’s an award-nominated member of the esteemed Horror Writers Association and her female-driven horror stories have been produced for audio by The Wicked Library. They have also appeared in anthologies such as Spider Road Press’ Eve’s Requiem: Tales of Women, Mystery and Horror. Her first short story collection, Twisted Reveries: Thirteen Tales of the Macabrewas released by Inklings Publishing in 2015. Twisted Reveries Volume II: Tales from Willoughby arrived in 2016, and Meg’s debut horror novel, Her Dark Inheritance, was released in March 2018. She is also the co-host of the podcast Horror Rewind as well as a regular contributor to Spider Mirror Journal. Meg lives in Minnesota with her husband, two young sons, and a menagerie of pets. Find our more about her books: