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 countless magazines and anthologies. She has received three Norman Mailer Writers Colony Residencies, served as a co-editor for Read Short Fiction, has judged both writing and grant competitions and co-hosts the Dark Discussions Podcast. Her work Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole is a collection of ghost stories set in Disney Parks; her novel, Bad Apple, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She’s also a member of the New England Horror Writers Association. More info:

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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