Writers, artists, and other creators spend a lot of time in isolation—not necessarily because we are actively crafting, but because, I’ve often felt, we seem to think differently.

Although I’ve always been comfortable in my surroundings, I’d forgotten how much fun it was to be around other people who share the same creative drives, dreams, ambitions and even habits. At this weekend’s Rock and Shock—where I worked the New England Horror Writers booth with several of my peers—I almost felt like I was on a different planet, one I wasn’t too anxious to leave.

I’m planning on writing something up for the NEHW blog that discusses this a little bit more in depth, but for now, I think this mini-movie I made—at least for me—says it all. Enjoy!

About kristipetersenschoonover

A ghost story writer who still sleeps with the lights on, Kristi Petersen Schoonover’s fiction has appeared in many magazines and anthologies; her traditionally published books include a short story collection, THE SHADOWS BEHIND. She was the recipient of three Norman Mailer Writers Colony Residencies and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. She serves as co-host of the DARK DISCUSSIONS podcast, as founding editor of the dark literary journal 34 ORCHARD, and is a member of both the New England Horror Writers and the Horror Writers Association. Follow her adventures at

Posted on October 17, 2011, in Deep Thoughts & Fun Stuff, News, Skeletons in the Swimmin' Hole -- Tales from Haunted Disney World and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Nice job, Kristi.

  2. Great slideshow!! 🙂 Thanks for posting. It was wicked fabulous to hang out with you & everyone. & The Tarot reading was spot on. **Hugs**

  3. Fantastic job on this. The fun comes through. I need to get out and join you guys at these events.

    • Thank you, Craig! I was hoping the fun would come through…I know the music I chose for the second half isn’t exactly “horrifying” but…it seemed to be appropriate for the message I was trying to send. You should definitely join us! It is a total blast. It’s always awesome to be around people that share your passions.

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