BREWS & BOOS was a success!

The Brews & Boos: Talking Terror with E.C. Hanson and Patrick Moody event at Twelve Percent Beer Project at 341 State Street in North Haven, CT was a success! Here are a few photos so you can check out the time we had!

A HUGE thank you to Norm at the Twelve Percent Beer Project for hosting the evening. He’s awesome, the brewery is gorgeous, modern, and lively—and yes, if you’re concerned about going out in the time of COVID, this is the place to go. It’s big and airy and there’s plenty of room to spread out, as well as outdoor space, a food truck, and … well, DELICIOUS. BEER. Learn more about the Twelve Percent Beer Project here: https://twelvepercentbeerproject.square.site/

E.C. Hanson and Patrick Moody

Left, E.C. Hanson, and Right, Patrick Moody, with their set up. Learn more about E.C. Hanson, author of All Things Deadly: Salem Stories, here: https://bit.ly/ECHorror

Learn more about Patrick Moody, author of Creatures of Clay and The Gravedigger’s Son, here: https://bit.ly/PMoodyHorror

Kristi Petersen Schoonover and Maryanne Squeglia

My cousin Maryanne, who’s in West Haven. She’s into horror and we both like beer. Enough said! Read the rest of this entry

Dark Thoughts of the Ladies of Salem: Lady Gala and Lady Green

Sponsor: Salem Inn

Artist: Unclear; damaged plaque

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Lady Gala

My apple trees bore no fruit.

Sponsor: Joan E Brennan, Witches Tees Read the rest of this entry

Near North Haven, CT? Join us for spooky fun this THURSDAY, OCT 14, 6:30-7:30pm

The Twelve Percent Beer Project presents Brews and Boos: Talking Terror with E.C. Hanson and Patrick Moody Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 6:30 pm sharp at the Twelve Percent Beer Project 341 State St, North Haven, CT.

Brews and Boos Event North Haven CT Twelve Percent Beer Project

I’ll be moderating this event, where we’ll talk about all things horror and some behind-the-scenes on what it’s like to be in Halloween mode all year long!

E.C. Hanson earned his MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and was the recipient of an Outstanding Writing for the Screen certificate. His work has been published by Smith & Kraus and Applause Books in eight play anthologies. More than thirty-five of his plays have been developed and produced in the United States. Curious Blue Press, Trembling With Fear, Ghost Orchid Press, Collective Tales, and The Parliament House have published his fiction. D&T Publishing released his first collection, All Things Deadly (Salem Stories), in 2021 while Demain Publishing will release his first novella in 2022.

Patrick Moody is the author of The Gravedigger’s Son (Skyhorse Publishing) and Creatures of Clay (DBND Publishing). His short fiction has appeared in a variety of anthologies and audio dramas, including Dark Moon Digest, A Monster Told Me Bedtime Stories, Lovecraft in a Time of Madness, Kentucky Fried Horror, Campfire Radio Theater, and The Wicked Library. He lives with his wife in Hamden, Connecticut.

The event will last approximately an hour and is free to the public. Beer and scary books will be available for purchase and yes, there will be some nice free treats and a free chapbook just for coming!

Dark Thoughts of the Ladies of Salem: Lady Scarlet

Sponsor and Artist Unknown (unclear)

 

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Lady Scarlet

The love of my life is gone.

About this Series

In my dark love story “Carving Grace,” figureheads wander the streets at night in pursuit of happiness—yours. In honor of its publication in NEHW Press’ Wicked Creatures this month (coming soon!), I’m celebrating figureheads for 2021 Poe Season!

In Salem this summer, I discovered Read the rest of this entry

Dark Thoughts of the Ladies of Salem: Lady Lavender

Sponsor: Salem Beautification Committee

Artist: YMCA/Girls Today Program

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Lady Lavender

The flowers were for someone else.

About this Series

In my dark love story “Carving Grace,” figureheads wander the streets at night in pursuit of happiness—yours. In honor of its publication in NEHW Press’ Wicked Creatures this month (coming soon!), I’m celebrating figureheads for 2021 Poe Season!

In Salem this summer, I discovered Read the rest of this entry

“Toxic Snap” is finalist in Crystal Lake Publishing’s Special Halloween Challenge!

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Remember the poisoned Halloween candy scare of 1982? I do, and as the already terrified big sister to three siblings, it wasn’t fun. (Read more about it here: https://recipes.howstuffworks.com/menus/candy-tampering.htm)

That was the inspiration behind my flash fiction piece “Toxic Snap,” which is one of sixteen finalists in Crystal Lake Publishing’s Special Halloween Challenge for its Patreon supporters!

All 16 stories posted starting yesterday—“Toxic Snap” appears today—and Patreon supporters of Crystal Lake Publishing will be able to vote for their favorites. The three top stories will receive a cash prize and also be published in CL’s 2022 Shallow Waters Halloween anthology.

I’m going to put a plug in here for Crystal Lake’s Patreon, simply because I’ve been a supporter there for a few years now and I love the benefits—while there are tiers for readers, there are tiers for writers especially, and I’ve found Read the rest of this entry

So what I don’t get Trick or Treaters …

Halloween Candy large bags

No, really, I don’t. It’s actually very disappointing to me…but that doesn’t mean I don’t send candy to my friends, Read the rest of this entry

Dark Thoughts of the Ladies of Salem

Sponsor: Palmer Cover Yacht Club

Artist: John Devine

Ladies of Salem Palmer Cove Yacht Club

Lady Slocum

I watched it sink with all hands.

In my dark love story “Carving Grace,” figureheads wander the streets at night in pursuit of happiness—yours.

In honor of its publication in NEHW Press’ Wicked Creatures this month (coming soon!), I’m celebrating figureheads for 2021 Poe Season!

First up: a look at the Ladies of Salem.

Nathan and I took our very first trip to Salem, Massachusetts, this August. We did some Read the rest of this entry

“Nothing to See Here” to appear in GENX-ED: The authentic antho of Gen-X terrors!

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I’m beyond ecstatic to announce that my short story, “Nothing to See Here,” will appear in Dark Ink Books’ anthology GenX-ed … the original horror fiction anthology completely by Gen-Xers—and what we brought home when the streetlights came on will terrify you. If you did things like eat powdered Tang and cookies for dinner, spent hours playing Atari, were awed by a 13-inch TV and/or did dangerous tricks on bicycles without a helmet? Or if you’re not a Gen-Xer and want to see what you missed? You need this book!

In “Nothing to See Here”: On the heels of the Challenger disaster, Doreen’s dying mother warns her of the approach of a deadly cloud—but the real danger lurks in a place she doesn’t expect.

That’s not the only trip down a dangerous memory lane. Edited by Rebecca Rowland, these twenty-two tales by latchkey kids Read the rest of this entry

VIRTUAL tickets for the HP Lovecraft FILM FESTIVAL on 10/8 (that’s Friday!) AVAILABLE NOW!

Octopus Skeleton Halloween Decoration

How AWESOME is this octopus skeleton? He’s my festival buddy this year!

Love horror short films? HP Lovecraft? A weekend of eating popcorn in your PJs? Looking for something special to spice up your Halloween season? Then you’ll want to get your tickets for the VIRTUAL EDITION of the HP Lovecraft Film Festival!

The festival starts at 7 pm Pacific Time (that’s 10pm if you’re Eastern, like me) on Friday, October 8, 2021. Tickets are $75 for the full weekend of programming, but you can also piece-meal it, too: $25/Friday, $40 each for Saturday and Sunday. More information and ticket purchase is here:

https://hplfilmfestival.eventive.org/passes/buy

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