HWA-CT’s 1st Annual Poolside BBQ!

HWA-CT Goody Bags

What’s a party without goody bags?

I love my work as a writer. I do. But I’ve been working non-stop lately, and yesterday was just the break I needed!

We had a total blast at the 1st Annual HWA-CT Poolside BBQ at the house of one of our members! Bert hosted, her husband Will cooked burgers and dogs (and made homemade pretzels, you have not LIVED until you’ve eaten these), we had cake for a couple of birthdays, we had salad made with cucumbers from a member’s garden and Judy brought her famous pasta salad that was unique and quite delicious! We also got to enjoy the pool and make plans for our future. And, of course, there were goody bags.

What’s the HWA-CT? It’s the Connecticut Chapter of the Horror Writers Association, a non-profit which promotes the interests of horror and fantasy writers. I’m an HWA member and co-chair the Connecticut chapter with writer David T. Griffith. Some states and countries have chapters. Ours is relatively new, and we’re still figuring out what we want to be, but so far, we’re having a great time.

It was a truly magical day, and I really didn’t want it to end.

Here’s a few pix. I didn’t take many. For once … I was just chillin’ out.

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 the New England Horror Writers. Follow her adventures at kristipetersenschoonover.com.

Posted on July 17, 2022, in Events, The Writing Life and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. “We’ve got the corner on creepy.” I love it!

    • Thank you! We were sort of established in chaos because of the pandemic, but we’re getting there. 🙂 Hey, everybody needs a great tagline! I’m glad you like that one! I had a few contenders, but that’s the one I liked the best out of the ones I dreamed up …

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