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In CT? Visit me at BOOK FIEND READER’S FEST this Saturday, June 25!

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Come say hello at Book Fiend Reader’s Fest this Saturday, June 25, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Cheney Hall, 177 Hartford Road, Manchester, CT. The event is free!

Sponsored by Silk City Steampunk and Oddball Newt, this celebration of steampunk, sci-fi, horror, paranormal, fantasy, mystery, and supernatural authors will feature sword fighting demos, food trucks and plenty of other fun. There will be opportunities to buy books and have them signed, shop for some cool and unique gifts, attend some panels—and even join us for tea at the end of the day for informal chats with writers (the tea is the only thing there’s a charge for—it’s $10, and you can pay at the door. See the above poster for more details).

I’ll be manning the New England Horror Writers table with writer Trisha J. Wooldridge. We’ll have most of the books in the Wicked series on hand, as well as books by both of us and by other NEHW members. Writer Gevera Bert Piedmont—well known for fantastical lizard stories—will be in the booth next to us!

I will be joining other writers on a panel called The Horror! The Madness! The Creeping Sense of Doom!—about writing horror. It’ll run from 12:45 to 1:45 in the Panel Room. I’ll also be available for chats at the tea.

Come on by if you’re so inclined. I’d love to see you there!

FREE FB LIVE READING THIS THURSDAY, JUNE 2—DANCING IN THE SHADOWS: A TRIBUTE TO ANNE RICE!

DANCING IN THE SHADOWS FB LIVE AUTHOR READING JUNE 2022

Join me this THURSDAY, JUNE 2, at 7:30 pm ET! I’ll be reading with fellow Dancing in the Shadows: A Tribute to Anne Rice Table of Contents buddies on FACEBOOK LIVE!

This hour-long event will feature brief readings and a Q&A if you’d like to type us some questions. I’ll be joined by:

Morgan Sylvia, “The Witch Mirror”

Douglas Ford, “The Layover”

Scotty Milder, “A Little Stain”

Lee Andrew Forman, “Moss Manor”

Christine Lajewski, “The Governess of Bethel Abbey”

And, of course, I’ll read the intro to “Haint Gonna Happen”!

Here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/events/729213441579860/

Relax in your PJ’s and get your favorite goody or beverage! I won’t be able to see you, but I hope you’ll see us there!

This weekend’s Writing/Submissions/Marketing Workshop in Westford, MA: Yes, you can pay at the door; No, you don’t have to be an NEHW member

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This weekend’s Writing/Submissions/Marketing Workshop, sponsored by the NEHW, is YES, open to people who didn’t register. You can just pay at the door (I got a few emails about this, so I figured I’d throw it up here, too, just in case), and NO, you do not have to be an NEHW member. This is open to all.

The full day is TOMORROW, SATURDAY, APRIL 9, from 9:30 am – 6 pm at Atelier Pro-Kreative in the C.C. Sargent’s & Sons 1877 mill building on 69 Broadway Street, Westford, MA.

Event Description: After some networking time with morning refreshments, instructors Kristi Petersen SchoonoverScott T. Goudsward, and Trisha J. Wooldridge will lead a three-hour workshop on writing, submitting, and marketing short stories, with the option of additional critiques for submitted writing samples. In the afternoon, authors and editors from NEHW’s Wicked Women and Wicked Creatures anthologies will be signing, selling their own work, and taking part in a giant Q&A. Opportunities to network, purchase anthologies and authors’ publications, and socialize will happen before the workshops, during lunch, and at the end of the event.

Here’s the schedule for the day, and pricing. The only thing not available “at the door” would be the critiques, so I didn’t put them here.

Costs for the event are tiered and a la carte:

Full day of 3-hour workshop, breakfast, lunch, networking, signing, author Q & A: 

NEHW members:        $50                              Non-NEHW members:           $60

 

Afternoon only, including lunch:

NEHW members:        $25                              Non-NEHW members:           $30

Schedule

9:30-10:00:                  Light morning snacks, coffee, tea, water

10:00 -10:50:               Workshop Part 1: Crafting Short Stories

11:00-11:50:                Workshop Part 2: Submitting and Selling Short Storie

12:00-12:50:                Workshop Part 3: “I sold a story! Now what?” Marketing & Promo

1:00-2:15:                    Lunch and Networking, Shopping Time

2:30-2:50:                    Author Signing (& Shopping Time)

3:00-4:30:                    Wicked Q&A

4:45-6:00:                    Individual Critique feedback in private, Social & Networking Time

 

If you can make it, we’ll see you tomorrow! If not, YES, I will be posting photos next week.

Writer? Get your short story shine-on this coming Saturday, April 9!

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Want some insider tips on writing, submitting, and marketing your short stories and selling to mags and anthos? Then don’t miss this workshop with me and experienced publication editors this coming Saturday, April 9, 2022, from 9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. in Westford, Massachusetts!

Bonus? Lunch and a stellar signing event with the writers included in Wicked Women (which contains my story, “Arbor Day”) and Wicked Creatures (which includes my story, “Carving Grace”)!

Here are the details—I really hope to see you there!

Writing, Submitting, and Marketing Short Stories/Making Anthologies will be held at Atelier Pro-Kreative in the C.C. Sargent’s & Sons 1877 mill building on 69 Broadway Street, Westford, Mass.

After some networking time with morning refreshments, Read the rest of this entry

The GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT is COMING!

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Our cat, Mikey, watches juncos and white-throated sparrows from the comfort of his perch in the breakfast nook…he’s ready for the Great Backyard Bird Count! Are you?

The Great Backyard Bird Count is slated for February 18 – 21, 2022 (that’s President’s Day weekend)! This is a really great way to contribute to environmental science—as well as get to know your avian friends!

Participating in this event is free and can be done at home. You can learn all about it here: https://www.birdcount.org/participate/

Give us an hour, we’ll show you new worlds — today at 5pm!

Hello all!

End your work day right — a Strong Women-Strange Worlds Quick Read is happening today at 5pm!

**6 Authors * 8 Minutes Each!** Check out the line-up of fabulous women and non-binary science fiction, fantasy, and horror authors at this VIRTUAL live reading. Bring a beverage, relax, and let them entertain you. There will be prizes/giveaways as well. You won’t want to miss this! The program is FREE via Zoom, but you must sign up here: https://bit.ly/3aOXDuR

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I’ll be sharing the beginning of “Attempted Delivery,” which appears in The Shadows Behind.

One randomly chosen winner will get a free copy of Shadows, and anyone who attends and signs up for this blog will get a randomly chosen chapbook–which I only send out to my Holiday mailing list (if you’re already signed up for this blog and you attend, no worries, I’ll send you one too!) All writers are offering prizes, so this is a great opportunity to find something new or grab a gift!

Give us an hour, we’ll show you a new world. Hope to see you there!

THAT GOLDEN GIRLS SHOW! is not to be missed!

There are very few sitcoms that make me honest-to-God fall out of my chair. The Golden Girls has been one of them since I watched it first-run as a teen in the 1980s.

A friend of mine wanted to treat me to an evening out—and when she saw That Golden Girls Show!: A Puppet Parody was coming to The Palace in Waterbury, she surprised me with tickets.

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I wanted to write a specific review to encourage everyone to go if it comes to a nearby city, but this 80-minute show, composed of three “episodes,” is honestly more fun if you go into it blind. There are some awesome surprises Read the rest of this entry

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

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!

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