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The Jackalope Arrives on Scary Scribes!

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Tonight’s special edition of Scary Scribes will feature snippets from Western Legend Press’ new anthology, Unnatural Tales of the Jackalope—and then we’ll get to chat with jackalope expert Casie Smalls as well as authors Jeff Strand, David (D.T.) Griffith, Sephera Giron, Rachel Towns, Jezzy Wolfe, and Fawn Recording Artist. Tune in today, Sunday, July 29, 6 p.m. ET here to listen live…http://www.blogtalkradio.com/paranormaleh/2012/07/29/scary-scribes-ep-7

…and while you’re waiting, check out the Unnatural Tales of the Jackalope Trailer here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_A-HrZvotc&feature=plcp

and the show’s guests below!

Introducing Unnatural Tales of the Jackalope: Eighteen stories, a poem, and a letter all about the fabled Southwestern Jackalope. Read as a lonely jackalope comes into his own, learn how Ronald Reagan used his jackalope to find political success, explore the horrific ramifications as jackalopes terrorize those unlucky enough to cross their paths…and meet other creatures along the way, like the mighty chupacabra and terrifying moths. This collection explores many aspects of the world of the jackalope! Edited by John Palisano, with tales by Jeff Strand, Rick Pickman, Fawn, D.T. Griffith, RachelTowns, Kristi Petersen Schoonover, Sephera Giron, and more! Available in Print and Ebook wherever books are sold!

Jeff Strand

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Jeff Strand is the three-time Bram Stoker Award finalist (and zero time winner) of such novels as PRESSURE, DWELLER, BENJAMIN’S PARASITE, WOLF HUNT, A BAD DAY FOR VOODOO, THE SINISTER MR. CORPSE, and a bunch of others. Naturally, his story in UNNATURAL TALES OF THE JACKALOPE remains his greatest achievement, and there’s really no reason for him to publish another word, since he’ll never, ever, ever top that one.

More about Jeff Strand at http://www.jeffstrand.com

David (D.T.) Griffith

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David (D.T.) Griffith is currently enrolled in WesternConnecticutStateUniversity’s MFA in Creative and Professional Writing program. Along with pursuing fiction in the darker genres, he’s preparing to write a book in the corporate communication field as part of his graduate thesis. His background is in visual arts, working as a photo retoucher, graphic designer, web designer, and illustrator since the mid-90s. He studied creative writing and made it part of his undergrad degree, BFA in Fine Arts. His undergrad mentor was Dick Allen, currently Connecticut’s Poet Laureate.

Learn more about David and his work at http://dtgriffith.com/.

Sephera Giron

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Sephera Giron has always been fascinated with the weird and macabre. As a child, she enjoyed the taxidermy oddities displayed in sideshows at local fairs, wax museums in Niagara Falls back when they showed real mutations of nature including living humans and she even read tarot at Carnival Diablo as an adult. She has had over a dozen mass market horror and erotica books published with more of her visions transforming into e-books almost as fast as a Jackalope chases whiskey. Sephera has two sons and lives by the lake in Toronto.

Visit Sephera at http://www.sepheragiron.com

Rachel Towns

 Rachel Towns is a Teacher who lives in Melbourne, Australia, with her husband Paulo. She currently writes speculative fiction, fantasy and historical fiction stories, whenever she can keep her two cats, Duck and Biggles away from the laptop, which they seem to believe is some kind of high tech cat bed.

More about RachelTowns at her website, http://thestraggletag.wordpress.com/

Fawn

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Fawn is an award winning ASCAP singer, songwriter, composer and recording artist, who shared the top of the Billboard Dance Charts with LadyGa Ga, Mariah Carey and Janet Jackson in 2010 with her song ‘Wish U Love’ on Hades/Stonedef Records.

Produced by Chad Jack and Tim Letteer, the song made it to #6 on the Billboard charts and was #2 only to Madonna, on the dance/house Masterbeat charts the first 2 months of its release. Her music video of the same song, produced by Fawn and directed by Stephan Wozniak, debuted in the top 10 music video charts on MTV’s LOGO Channel alongside Taylor Swift, Beyonce’, LadyGa Ga, Mariah Carey, Timbaland and Jennifer Lopez. It remained in the top 10 for 5 months and charted at #142 for the Top 200 Hit Dance Songs of 2009. ‘Wish U Love’ was nominated for ‘Best Dance Single’ at the Hollywood Music In Media Awards in 2010 and Fawn was personally nominated for a 2010 Wake Up Award for recognition in inspiring humanity to it’s full potential. In 2009, Fawn won the JPF Music Award for ‘Best Dance Single’ for ‘Wish U Love’ and the JPF Music Award for ‘Best Dance Album’ for “Body Soul and Mind,’ both available on itunes. In 2009 she also won the VH-1 Songwriting award for her soulful song about racism, “Into The Light” and in 2011 won ‘Cover Model Of The Year’ for LIC Magazine.

Her voice and songs have been heard on numerous TV shows, CD Compilations, commercials and films such as The Little Red Wagon, Spike Lee’s The Girl Is In Trouble,The Nathalee Holloway Story, CSI Miami, Charlie’s Angels 2011, Ugly Betty, Nip/Tuck, Ford, Mazda, Pontiac, Barbie, Ponds, Target, Guiding Light, Lavazza Coffee, The Young and The Restless, Missing, Dead End Falls, and Witchblade, among others. Fawn is currently in the studio finishing up her next electronica album and a piano based compositions album. After that, her goal is to start recording her Traditional Christmas Album made up of original songs and some oldies but goodies.

At present, she has become a published author, making it into the anthology “Unnatural Tales Of The Jackalope” with her short story “The Jackalope and The Jellybean,” currently available on Amazon by Western Legends. She is also part of a photographic exhibit and two separate coffee Table books, alongside Diane Warren and other notables in ‘A Day In My Shoes: Pumps and Pups’ by photographer Amy Martin-Friedman, with proceeds benefitting Animal Alliance, an animal welfare charity. She has future plans to be photographed for the project ‘Vgirls’ with Schwartz Studios before the end of 2012.

Fawn began her entertainment industry career at the ripe age of 6 months old, starring in several National TV Commercials. By the time she was 10 years old, she was doing voice-overs and singing commercials. Her first song released when she was a teenager and produced by BT, Brian Transeau (Film Composer for Monster/Fast and Furious), ‘Oneday,’ raised a substantial amount of money and awareness for people with HIV/AIDS. All proceeds from the song were donated to the cause.

More about Fawn at www.fawnmusic.com.

Jezzy Wolfe

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Jezzy Wolfe was the web-designer/mistress and contributor for Choate Road, the ‘Chuck E Cheese’ of horror, and co-hosted the blogtalk radio shows The Funky Werepig, and Pairanormal. Currently, she’s a reviewer for LIQUID IMAGINATION.

Her stories have appeared in various publications such as The World of Myth, Twisted Tongue magazine, The Odd Mind magazine, and the soon coming anthologies HARVEST HILL, Morpheus Tales special flash issue, The 2009 LADIES and GENTLEMAN of HORROR, and the Choate Road sampler fun book, KNOCK KNOCK… WHO’S THERE? DEATH!

More about Jezzy on her website at http://jezzywolfe.wordpress.com/

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Scary Scribes: Hear Huldufolk and catch Crabapples here!

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If you missed an exclusive sneak peek of Rob Watts’ Crabapples and a creepy discussion about all things Huldufolk on this month’s Scary Scribes, the only thing you have to fear is the Huldufolk themselves. You can listen to the episode right here:

Scary Scribes Ep 6 – Rob Watts, 06-24-2012

or on the Paranormal, Eh? Radio Network here:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/paranormaleh/2012/06/24/scary-scribes-ep-6-1

Scary Scribes tonight: Huldufolk high-jinx; Crabapples exclusive peek!

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We’re pleased to feature Rob Watts, author of Huldufolk—the first in his quartet of paranormal books called The Crooked Roads through Cedar Grovetonight at 6 p.m. on Scary Scribes. We’ll not only learn all about those hidden creatures of Iceland, we’ll get an exclusive sneak peek of the second book in the Cedar Grove quartet, Crabapples!

Rob grew up in Boston, Massachusetts, and has degrees in Culinary Arts and Hotel/Restaurant and Travel Management. After a long career in the culinary industry, he spent a lot of years researching and writing on the subject of Boston’s historical music scene. Rob is also a musician—and he’s combined his music and love of travel to places such as Switzerland, Sweden, France, Iceland, Denmark, Kiribati, Mexico, The Caribbean, all over the U.S. and Canada and so on—with his thriller writing, and thus each book in his series The Crooked Roads through Cedar Grove will feature an accompanying CD of original music. Find out more at www.robwattsonline.com.

Our interview with Rob will begin at 6 p.m. ET on Sunday, June 24. Listen in here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/paranormaleh/2012/06/24/scary-scribes-ep-6-1

Rob Watts in Iceland

Rob Watts in Iceland

Miss the Twist? Spin your Sunday: Daniel Pearlman on Scary Scribes here!

Daniel Pearlman joined us for a reading of his creepy short story “The Fetal Position” on May’s episode of Scary Scribes! Pearlman re-casts ordinary objects and has a knack for giving historic events an unexpected twist or two. If you’re looking for an interesting ride, his stories are the ticket.

You can listen anytime here:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/paranormaleh/2012/05/27/scary-scribes-episode-5

Or right from this post by clicking here:

Scary Scribes Ep 5 – Daniel Pearlman, 05-27-2012

This author of two novels and several collections of short stories lived in Spainfor years, and his fantastical stories and novellas began appearing in 1987 in magazines and anthologies such as New England Review, Quarterly West, The MacGuffin, Nemonymous, Amazing Stories, Synergy, and Simulations. In 1995 he founded CLF, Council for the Literature of the Fantastic, whose object was to promote recognition of ignored work of literary quality in fantastic fiction. The project lasted through 1999, but has subsequently been taken up at other websites. He’s an active Member of the SFWA (Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America).

Pearlman re-casts ordinary objects and has a knack for giving historic events an unexpected twist or two. If you’re looking for an interesting ride, his stories are the ticket.

Twisting the Ordinary: Daniel Pearlman on tonight’s Scary Scribes

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Daniel Pearlman knocks back a cold one at The Mews in Wakefield, Rhode Island, August, 2010.

Want to twist up your Memorial Day weekend? Join Scary Scribes for a reading of Daniel Pearlman’s “The Fetal Position” tonight at 6 p.m. on the Paranormal, Eh? Radio Network here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/paranormaleh/2012/05/27/scary-scribes-episode-5

This author of two novels and several collections of short stories lived in Spainfor years, and his fantastical stories and novellas began appearing in 1987 in magazines and anthologies such as New England Review, Quarterly West, The MacGuffin, Nemonymous, Amazing Stories, Synergy, and Simulations. In 1995 he founded CLF, Council for the Literature of the Fantastic, whose object was to promote recognition of ignored work of literary quality in fantastic fiction. The project lasted through 1999, but has subsequently been taken up at other websites. He’s an active Member of the SFWA (Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America).

Pearlman re-casts ordinary objects and has a knack for giving historic events an unexpected twist or two. If you’re looking for an interesting ride, his stories are the ticket.

Daniel Pearlman’s Website (includes a comprehensive list of all of his books)

A Giant in the House & Other Excesses

Free Work Online

“Flies,” a story at Infinity Plus

“The Ground Under Man,” story at IFiction

“Unlike the Burbs,” a short-short at The Montreal Review

Don’t skip your “Vitamins”—hear the story by T. J. May on this month’s episode of Scary Scribes here any time!

Writer T.J. May

Writer T.J. May

Scary Scribes is over-the-moon excited to present “Vitamins” by horror writer and graphic novelist T.J. May. If you like Poe’s Unreliable Narrator, love “Flowers for Algernon,” and remember Dean Koontz’ Watchers, this story is for you! And afterwards, we talk about scary stuff, graphic novels and why reading is on the rise.

You can listen here:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/paranormaleh/2012/04/29/scary-scribes-episode-4

Or directly from this blog here:

Scary Scribes Ep 4 – T.J. May, 04-29-2012

You can also find us on I-Tunes and Stitcher!

Need a horror boost? Take T.J. May’s “Vitamins” tonight on Scary Scribes!

Scary Scribes is over-the-moon excited to present “Vitamins” by horror writer and graphic novelist T.J. May. If you like Poe’s Unreliable Narrator, love a little bit of “Flowers for Algernon,” and remember Dean Koontz’ Watchers, this story is for you!

T.J.’s short stories are rich in allusion, creating classic theme and motif mash-ups that are destined to become classics themselves.  He’s a writer of dark fiction daylighting as a behavior therapist to children with autism. He is a regular contributor to Shroud Magazine, co-founder of SUMM Publications—which publishes horror and speculative comics and graphic novels—an active member of the HWA and an alternate on the committee for the New England Horror Writers. He and his wife, Brooke, are raising 4 sons deep in the darkest forests of New England.

You can tune in and listen live at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 29 to hear this great story (and if you miss it, don’t worry, you know it’s always downloadable everyplace forever) here! http://www.blogtalkradio.com/paranormaleh/2012/04/29/scary-scribes-episode-4

Want to check out T.J. everyplace else before or after you listen? You can visit our Guest Books and Links Page. Want to know him personally? You can hook up here:

T.J.’s Website: http://www.tjmay.net

Twitter: tjmayhorror

Facebook

T.J. May Author page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/TJ-May/144709262243261

T.J. May personal: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1620017313

What chilled YOUR childhood? John Grover might know—Scary Scribes’ March Episode is here!

After reading his stories “3:15” and “The Tie That Binds,” Scary Scribes sits down with Creatures and Crypts writer John Grover and talks Kill Baby Kill, demonic possession, the nature of man as inherently evil (or not?), and scary images from the past—there’s a reason we’ve dubbed him the King of Childhood Chills! Join us and think about what scared YOU the most when you were young. Listen any time or download it for your listen-later pleasure right from this blog here:

Scary Scribes Ep 3 – John Grover, 03-25-2012

You can also listen on BlogTalk here:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/paranormaleh/2012/03/25/scary-scribes-episode-3

Don’t forget, we’re also on I-Tunes!

Scary Scribes Bonus: John Palisano answers Twitter listener questions!

Scary Scribes Episode 2 taught us we need to have a Twitter feed directly into the studio—our guest John Palisano, author of Nerves, got a few questions from listeners! John was nice enough to answer them for us after the fact, and we’re presenting them here as a bonus.

Questions

Did Hell Raiser or Clive Barker inspire your work?

Clive Barker is an enormous influence on my work. He’s a huge inspiration: when I read his stories, it makes me want to explore my own imagination to its fullest. I love how he straddles genres, like fantasy and horror. Of course, his writing is gorgeous. Hellraiser was not a direct influence on Nerves, although it is one of my favorite horror films and stories of his that I’ve read. If anything, I would say Nerves would be closer to Clive’s Weaveworld and/or Imajica.

Who would you want to play the main character on screen?

While I was writing Nerves I pictured a young John Malkovich as Josiah, complete with no hair, super-pale skin, and red eyes. I think Jackie Earle Haley would be amazing in the role. He’d really nail the anger and loneliness. As far as Horace? I always saw Ron Perlman, who I bet would be properly intense and troubled. I bet Doug Jones would make an amazing Ogam. He’d be charming and manipulative, but would then be able to turn on the pure, unhinged evil when the time is right.

Will the book be on the iBook store?

The e-book versions of Nerves will be released within 90 days of publication. It will be available in iBooks, Kindle, Nook, and any other format you may like. I’ll post the news on my site when it breaks (www.johnpalisano.com) and you can monitor Bad Moon, as well. (www.BadMoonBooks.com)

Thank you so much for these great questions. I hope you all enjoy your journey into the world of Nerves.

Miss Episode 2? You can listen here: Scary Scribes Ep 2 – John Palisano, 02-26-2012

Get your nerve to go: listen to Scary Scribes Episode 2 here!

Writer John Palisano.

If you missed John Palisano and an exclusive presentation of his newly-released novel Nerves on Scary Scribes, you can grab it to go here:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/paranormaleh/2012/02/26/scary-scribes-episode-2

or here:

Scary Scribes Ep 2 – John Palisano, 02-26-2012

The book was released on the day the show aired, so we truly did get the jump! Don’t miss it!

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