All Summer in Baltimore, Tales Poe Never Told
Artist Mark Redfield’s whimsical acrylic mash-ups of Poe pieces with famous stories and fairytales, collectively entitled Tales Poe Never Told, will be on exhibit all summer at the Poe House at 203 Amity Street in Baltimore.
The exhibit opens this Saturday (June 9) and runs through Labor Day Weekend.
With the likes of “Mr. Hop Frog’s Wild Ride (from I Scream in My Pillows),” and “The Ovaltine Portrait,” the stuff looks fun.
For complete information about the exhibit, the Poe House hours and samples, visit http://poebicentennial.com/news-redfield-poe-art-exhibit.html
SCI-FI SATURDAY NIGHT FEATURES MY SHORT STORY “SCREAMS OF AUTUMN” FOR FICTION FRIDAY!
Autumn’s dying…it (officially) ends on December 21—so it’s the perfect time to check out my short story “Screams of Autumn,” which is featured on this week’s Fiction Friday over at Sci-Fi Saturday Night! Here’s where you can check it out: http://www.scifisaturdaynight.com/?p=5022
Sci-Fi Saturday Night—the Official Podcast of the Boston Comic Con—is a lively, popular podcast that covers all things Sci-Fi—from films and features to books and art, you won’t want to miss it. Past guests include authors Harlan Ellison, Ben Bova, Spider Robinson, Tracy Hickman and Christopher Golden; Wizard World founder/CEO Gareb Shamus; actors Amber Benson, Mark Metcalf, Adam West and Doug Jones; physicist Stanton Friedman; plus editors, musicians, game designers and more!
I’m honored to announce I’ll be on Sci-Fi Saturday Night on Saturday, 12/17/11, to talk about Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole—Tales from Haunted Disney World and some sci-fi with the whole gang: The Dome, Kriana, Illustrator X, AwakebyJava, The Dead Redhead, Zombrarian and Dru Silla! Check out the show here: http://www.scifisaturdaynight.com
WHICH GHOST STORIES MAY HAVE INSPIRED SCENES IN DISNEY’S HAUNTED MANSION ATTRACTION? FIND OUT ON DAVE’S DISNEY VIEW!
Some of the tableaux in the Haunted Mansion may have been inspired by classic ghost stories. Find out which ones—well, some of which ones, anyway, we’ve barely scratched the surface—on Dave’s Disney View Podcast Episode 72. Dave and I had a great time talking all things spooky in the Haunted Mansion, just in time for Halloween!
If you’re a Disney Parks fan, then consider checking out his other episodes as well. Good stuff.
You can listen to the Haunted Mansion episode here:
…or, you can play it directly by clicking below:
SKELETONS IN THE SWIMMIN’ HOLE AVAILABLE FOR NOOK
Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole—Tales from Haunted Disney World is now available for Nook! You can get it here: http://bit.ly/SkeletonsNook
MISS ‘WHY GHOSTS LOVE ME?’ FUNDRAISER? PIX AND VIDS HERE!
Why Ghosts Love Me at St. Peter’s Masonic Lodge #21 in New Milford, Connecticut was a huge success! If you missed it, here’s photos and video.
Nathan Schoonover of A&E’s Extreme Paranormal, Travel Channel’s Paranormal Challenge and The Ghostman & Demon Hunter Show was on hand for spooky stories and Halloween fun. The presentation included ghostly stories and paranormal evidence with guest speakers Nicole Hall and Angel Ortiz of Connecticut Soul Seekers, Terri J Garofalo of Entities-R-Us—ghost hunting comics—Donna Parish-Bischoff of Indy Paranormal and Frank Todaro of The Invisible World Radio. I was there signing copies of my book, Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole—Tales from Haunted Disney World, and was joined by fellow horror short fiction writer Stacey Longo, also of New England Horror Writers Association.
Proceeds from all sales and admission went toward the upkeep of the historical St. Peter’s Lodge.
The opening moments of Why Ghosts Love Me.
Frank Todaro shares a tale from his very popular “Campfire Stories” on his radio show The Invisible World.
…because neither Nathan nor Frank can go very long without mentioning either thing…
I’LL BE AT THE OPEN AIR MARKET & FESTIVAL IN MIDDLETOWN WITH NEHW ASSOCIATION SUNDAY, OCT. 23
I’ll be at the 9th Annual Open Air Market and Festival at Wadsworth Mansion Sunday, October 23, 2011, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., signing books and socializing with New England Horror Writers Association members Stacey Longo, Rob Watts, Kasey Shoemaker, and Dan Foley. Don’t miss your chance to pick up some signed spooky reads for Halloween!
The event will featureConnecticutgrown or made products, entertainment throughout the day, horse-drawn carriage rides, face painting, and docent-lead tours of the mansion (which I hope I get the opportunity to do!). It’s held at Wadsworth Mansion at Long Hill Estate, 421 Wadsworth Street, Middletown, CT 06457.
For more information, you can check out this article on Patch: http://rockyhill.patch.com/events/9th-annual-open-air-market-at-wadsworth-mansion-in-middletown or visit http://www.wadsworthmansion.com/
Hope to see you there!
GROOVIN’ ON GHOST STORIES, GUILT AND MORE IN APEX REVIEW’S INTERVIEW
Apex Reviews posted its interview with me as its April 11 edition of Above the Fold.
You can read the full interview—and watch Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole’s book trailer if you haven’t seen it already—by visiting here: http://www.apexreviews.net/Above_The_Fold_-_4_11_11.html
NEW SHIPMENT OF SKELETONS TO PTOWN’S EAST END MARKETPLACE
I heard some really fun news from my friends out in Provincetown recently: the East End Marketplace, the town’s exclusive retailer for my collection Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole—Tales from Haunted Disney World, has only one copy left in stock. So…a new shipment, as well as a poster, has been delivered—just in time for the nice weather!
The East End Marketplace is located at 212 Bradford Street(at the corner ofHowland Street) and is open year-round. It features a grocery and a selection of local wines, and their specialty is homemade food, such as Apple Crisp (to die for), meat loaf, macaroni and cheese and pot pie. Their terrific deli offers breakfast sandwiches, subs, and soups made to order.
In addition, it’s a local hang out. There are tables, and it’s not unusual to see people stopping in just to chat.
If you’re up in Provincetown, be sure to stop in and say hello!
PARANORMAL, EH?/SKELETONS IN THE SWIMMIN’ HOLE CONTEST WINNER ANNOUNCED!
The video clue contest run by Paranormal, Eh?—in which players watched nine videos and then went to my website to read my short stories to find the answers—has a winner! Out of 75 entries, one winner was chosen at random. A package containing a copy of Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole: Tales from Haunted Disney World, a copy of the book’s trailer and a couple of other goodies is on its way to Jenette Casey, of East Rochester, NY. Congrats to the winner and THANK YOU to everyone who played!