Come meet or connect with me! Here’s a list of my confirmed signing and speaking events. For the past couple of years I’ve been more concerned with working on the craft and personal projects, so I’ve backed off on doing a whole lot of traveling. Starting in 2022, any online events that are open to the public will also be listed here.
MASTER TOOLBOX SERIES sponsored by the NEW ENGLAND HORROR WRITERS (online): If you feel like the tools of your trade are getting a little dull or you need to pick up some new ones, then the New England Horror Writers online educational Master Toolbox Series is for you! Beginning in September, 2022 and monthly through February, 2023, the New England Horror Writers will present two hour sessions (which will include exercises and time for Q&A) that delve deep into the specifics of craft and business skills. Open to the general public and NEHW members, each class will focus on a specific topic. For our inaugural term, courses include: Theme; Editing I: Wordiness and Filter Phrases; Titles; Dialogue; Story Openings. Instructors are me and Trisha J. Wooldridge. Course materials will be sent to registrants ahead of time via email and are included in the $25 NEHW Member/$35 NON-NEHW Member fees. Watch this site for info on signing up!
NecronomiCon Providence, Thursday, August 18 – Sunday, August 21, 2022, Providence, RI ~ I’ll be enjoying all of the wonderful things this event offers, including the Eldritch Ball (come drink with me!), but I’ll be helping out with the New England Horror Writers’ table as well, will have books available, and am happy to sign! Here’s the link to get your tickets: http://necronomicon-providence.com/welcome/
Book Fiend Reader’s Fest Vol. III, Saturday, June 25, 2022, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Cheney Hall, 177 Hartford Road, Manchester, CT ~ I’ll be at the New England Horror Writers Table, will have books available, and am happy to sign any of them! The event is free; there’s a $10 ticket for a special VIP Meet and Greet from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., and you can pay for that at the door if you like. Otherwise, come on in and hope to see you there!
Online Author Reading: Dancing in the Shadows, Thursday, June 2, 2022, 7:30 pm EDT, Facebook Live ~ That’s right! You can hang out in your PJ’s with your cocktail, dinner, coffee or snack — no one will see you or even know you’re there (unless you want to type a question in the chat)! Join us for a live series of brief readings from the newly-released anthology Dancing in the Shadows: A Tribute to Anne Rice, all proceeds of the sales of which go to the Animal Rescue of New Orleans. I’ll be joined by Table of Contents buddies Morgan Sylvia, Douglas Ford, Scotty Milder and Christine Lajewski, and a Q&A will follow. Miss the event? You can still watch it here: https://www.facebook.com/events/729213441579860/
Writing, Submitting, and Marketing Short Stories/Making Anthologies, Saturday, April 9, 2022, 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Atelier Pro-Kreative, 69 Broadway Street, Westford, MA ~ Come join me, Scott T. Goudsward (Editor, NEHW Wicked anthology series), Trisha J. Wooldridge (Editor, Wicked Women) and Jack Cullen (Author, Recollections of a Rune Knight series) for a full day of workshops and critique! After some networking time with morning refreshments, instructors Kristi Petersen Schoonover, Scott 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. Tickets for the full day, excluding critique but including breakfast, lunch, and course materials, are $60 and are available at the door.
Online W-interview Series 1: Episode 4 – Character Driven Horror with Kristi Petersen Schoonover and Author Katherine Silva, Thursday, February 3, 2022, Facebook Live, 8 p.m. ET ~ Grab your favorite beverage for a special cocktail hour! If you’re not familiar with a Facebook Live event, it’s the easiest thing out there—it’s just like watching television. If you’d like to attend, you simply click on this link at 8pm ET on that day, and the video will play right on the page—you do not have to register, sign up, or login to anything except your Facebook (and most of us stay logged in to that anyway). You will not see yourself on screen, and no one will know you’re there. Miss this event? You can still watch it here: https://www.facebook.com/events/532611934501325/?ti=ls
Brews & Boos: Talking Terror with E.C. Hanson & Patrick Moody, Thursday, October 14, 2021, 6:30 p.m., The Twelve Percent Beer Project, 341 State Street, North Haven, CT ~ Come join me as I moderate a discussion with horror writers E.C. Hanson and Patrick Moody, enjoy some wonderful craft beer, pick up some Halloween candy, and get a special limited edition chapbook with some free fiction!
CT HorrorFest, September 14, Naugatuck Event Center, Naugatuck, CT ~ I’ll be at the Books & Boos Press table with copies of The Shadows Behind and other goodies, as well as author Stacey Longo. More info: http://www.horrornewsnetwork.net/ct-horror/
Explore The Shadows Below at Howe Caverns! Saturday, August 3, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Howe Caverns, NY. Don’t miss this opportunity to pick up your copy of The Shadows Behind–and get an extra bonus book for free, one which is being published especially for the event. You’ll also get to tour the caves, zipline and enjoy else this classic upstate New York attraction has to offer!
Dark Discussions Meet-Up, July 26-28, Mystic, CT ~ Come join me and the crew from DD as we see a film and record a show on the road (and if you join us for the film, you usually get to join us on the episode!). We’ll also hit up the famous Mystic Pizza. Reach out to me on my Contact Page if you’d like to meet up with us!
Light It Up: Three on Match, a celebration of literary horror, April 25, Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester, 65 James Street, Worcester, MA ~ https://anniesbookstopworcester.wordpress.com/2018/04/23/events-buzz-end-of-april/
Dark Discussions Meet-Up, August 24-26, Mystic, CT ~ Come join me and the crew from DD as we see a film and record a show on the road. We’ll also hit up the famous Mystic Pizza and possibly field trip the Aquarium or the Seaport!
Three on a Match Private Release & Signing Event, September 2, 2017, Danbury, CT ~ reach out to me through my Contact Page
Ghostbuster, Scarifyers, and Supernatural Sleuths, July 9, Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester, 65 James Street, Worcester, MA ~ http://anniesbooksworcester.com/EventsCalendar.html
Ro-Con 2, July 22-24, Ramada Inn, Mystic, CT ~ http://ro-con-2.blogspot.com/
Reading/Signing for Tricks & Treats: A Collection of Spooky Tales by Connecticut Authors: October 24, 6:30 p.m., Whiton branch of the Manchester library (N. Main Street), Manchester, CT http://library.townofmanchester.org/
Reading/Signing for Tricks & Treats: A Collection of Spooky Tales by Connecticut Authors: October 26, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Meet writers Melissa Crandall, Dan Foley, Stacey Longo, Kristi Petersen Schoonover, Ryanne Strong, and John Valeri at Bank Square Books, Mystic, CT
ConBust 2015, March 27 – 29, Smith College, Northhampton, MA ~ http://sophia.smith.edu/conbust/
ANTHOCON: The Anthology 2015 Conference, June 5-7, Holiday Inn, Portsmouth, NH ~ http://anthocon.com/
CT Horrorfest, July 18, The Matrix, Danbury, CT ~ http://horrornewsnetwork.net/ct-horror
9Pi-Con, July 31-Aug 2, Sheraton Hotel at Bradley Airport, Windsor Locks, CT ~ http://pi-con.org/
Snowbound: With Zombies Book Release Event, September 26, 1 pm, The Whittier Birthplace, 305 Whittier Road, Haverhill, MA. http://www.johngreenleafwhittier.com/news_press.htm
Submissions Workshop, March 16, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Books & Boos Bookstore, Colchester, CT
4th Annual St. Paul Catholic High School Spring Fundraiser, March 22, 2014, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 1001 Stafford Ave, Bristol, CT
Conbust 2014, March 28 – 30th, Smith College, Northhampton, MA ~ http://sophia.smith.edu/conbust/
Pi-Con 2014, June 27-29, 2014, Enfield, CT ~ http://pi-con.org/
ANTHOCON: The Anthology Conference 2013, Portsmouth, NH (November 8 – 10, 2013)
Queen City Kamikaze Anime & Video Game Convention, Manchester, NH
The 39th Heritage Craft Fair, Framingham, MA
Spring Craft Fair, Hanover, MA
Stratford Spring Showcase of Crafts, Stratford, CT
East Coast Craft Fair, New Haven, CT
South Windsor Strawberry Fest and Craft Fair, South Windsor, CT
Rock and Shock ~ Oct. 12-14, Worcester, MA ~ http://rockandshock.com/
Rhode Island ComicCon, Nov. 3 & 4, Providence, RI ~ http://www.ricomiccon.com/
Bad Apple Private Release & Signing Party & Benefit for the American Association of Caregiving Youth, Nov. 17, Danbury, CT ~ Reach out to me through my Contact Page
Books & Boos Reading & Signing, noon-2 p.m. Saturday December 8, Colchester, CT ~ http://www.booksandboos.com/author-events.html
Holiday Gift Wrapping for Charity with the New England Horror Writers, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sunday December 9, Barnes & Noble, Buckland Hills Mall, Manchester, CT ~ http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/store/2167?subtype=detailCalendar
ZOMBIE WALK FOR HUNGER to benefit Enfield Food Shelf, Enfield, CT
HebronHarvest Fair, Hebron, CT
Why Ghosts Love Me, New Milford, CT
Rock and Shock, Worcester, MA
9th Annual Open Air Market and Festival, Middletown, CT
ANTHOCON: The Anthology 2011 Conference, Portsmouth, NH
The Secret Life of Ghosts, New Milford, CT
Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole Private Signing & Release Event, Danbury, CT
Bank Street Coffee House, New Milford, CT
The Lumberyard Pub, Georgetown, CT
Annex Comics, Newport, RI
Afternoon of Writing Dangerously, Bridgeport, CT