Reading Events October 2020

I am excited to announce I am taking part in four reading events during the week of Halloween, though only one of those is a free public event available online.

Free Online Public Reading Event:

*Friday, October 30th I am participating in the Lewiston/Auburn Artwalk event–Genre Spotlight for Horror–through Local Writers Read. I will read from my novella-in-progress–Chisel the Bone–which is the sequel to my debut novella, The Bone Cutters. I will be joined by friend and fellow local horror writer Emma Gibbon: https://www.facebook.com/emma.shawgibbon . The readings will include a brief Q & A.

The event is free to the public and can be found on the L/A Arts Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/laartsme

Private Reading Events:

* Monday, October 26th & Thursday, October 29th I am honored to have the opportunity to read for the students of Edward Little High School of Auburn, Maine. I will read to them from my debut novella, The Bone Cutters, which will be followed by a Q & A. I hope that I am able to get the students excited to read more horror fiction, as well as inspire them to do some writing of their own.

* Sunday, October 25th, I am excited to be the Guest of Honor at a book club hosted by my first real fan, where the topic of discussion is my novella, The Bone Cutters. I will be joining readers from Texas, where I will take part in their book discussion, as well as answer any questions they may have for me. As a bonus, I am doing a reading for them from the sequel, Chisel the Bone.

This Halloween season is turning out to be a lot busier than I had anticipated, and I am absolutely thrilled to share my work with more and more people.

***Anyone interested in booking me for a reading event, reach out to me at renees.decamillis@gmail.com.***

Happy Halloween!

TOC for Wicked Women anthology #nehw  #ladiesonly  #newenglandhorrorwriters #promotehorror #horrorcommunity

I am wicked psyched to have my story “Bad Trip Highway” included in the stellar lineup of female horror authors in the forthcoming Wicked Women anthology. Congrats to all who are part of this fab project from the New England Horror Writers!

Wicked Women is an anthology forthcoming in 2020 that features work by women horror authors of the New England Horror Writers group.

Editors: Scott Goudsward  & David Price

Special Guest Editor: Trisha Wooldridge

Special Guest Authors: Jane Yolen & Hillary Monahan

The amazingly talented  Lynne Hansen of Lynne Hansen Art is creating the cover art.

Here’s the Wicked Women TOC:

Angi Shearstone – “The Stones of Grisbury”
Atlas Rourke – “Museum, With Dead Birds”
Christine Lajewski – “Child of Reason”
Elaine Pascale – “Milk Time”
Elizabeth Black – “The Fetch”
Gillian Daniels – “Her Eyes like Silver Dollars”
Jennifer Williams – “The Monsters We Become”
Kameryn James – “Flesh Harvest”
Kristi Petersen Schoonover – “Arbor Day”
Lindsay Moore – “The Hungry Man”
Lola Clemente – “Getaway”
Mary Robles – “Ristra” (poem)
Morgan Sylvia – “Silver Heart”
Patricia Gomes – “Tree Limbs Block the Road” (poem)
Renee S. DeCamillis – “Bad Trip Highway”
Roxanne Dent – “The Hungry Heart”
Sara Marks – “Does This Bring You Joy?”
Suzanne Reynolds-Alpert – “Souls of the Wicked Like Crumbs in Her Hand”
Tracy L Carbone – “The Tale of Annette”
Victoria Dalpe – “Sunsets”
…with special guests…
Hillary Monahan – “Three Sisters Island”
Jane Yolen – “Tiger’s Husband” (poem)

#nehw #ladiesonly #newenglandhorrorwriters

Signed Books & Swag: The Bone Cutters

For $12 you can get a signed and personalized copy of The Bone Cutters mailed directly to your door, U.S. only. I’ll even throw in some swag to add more bang for your buck. (While supplies last.)

Since all the book/writing conventions I was planning on attending and taking part in this year have been canceled due to this horrific pandemic, I have many copies of The Bone Cutters that are lonely and would love to find new homes.

For those interested in purchasing a signed copy, email me at renees.decamillis@gmail.com, and let me know where to mail your copy and how you would like it signed. I will give you my PayPal information, and your book will be on its way.

Stay safe out there.

Screenshot_2019-09-07 The Bone Cutters

The Bone Cutters Book Tour 5/11-6/11

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bonecutters front cover

The Bone Cutters Book Tour & Giveaway is  5/11/20 – 6/11/20.

Amazon $.99 Kindle sale starts today until May 25th.

Giveaways include a $15 Amazon gift card, Swag, an eBook: one winner each

For complete schedule and blog locations go to Silver Dagger Book Tours link here: https://www.silverdaggertours.com/…/the-bone-cutters-book-t… 

Chapter 1 Reading

 

Review Excerpts

* “…razor sharp…grabs hold from the get go, and drags the reader through a surreal experience that evokes One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, if written by Clive Barker. A recommended novella.”—Monster Librarian

* “It’s actually refreshing to be able to enjoy a book so much that you were miffed when it was over…As the debut novella from Renee S. DeCamillis it’s a fantastic beginning to what could prove to be a career to watch.” –Ginger Nuts of Horror

* “I immediately fell in love with Dory, the writing style, the story…This is a terribly heart-wrenching story with a bit of a haunted house/ghost vibe where you’re also being chased by a bunch of crazy people who want to devour your bones. I didn’t want to put this book down.”—Kendall Reviews

* “Strange and terrifying, Dory has been sent to a mental hospital that harbors horrible things. I think the insight to her horror and treatment in this facility by far makes your insides cry… Excellent, riveting storytelling. Short read and so worth it! More please!” –Kim Napolitano, Goodreads Review

* “Loved it! The Bone Cutters is a powerful story. The premise is sharp as the prose, the isolation of the main character stuck inside a psychiatric facility where help is supposed to be given, but instead, threats are everywhere. The story nails this tone so well as if the reader is having their bones shaved.”–Mark Matthews, Author of Milk-Blood, All Smoke Rises, & Founder & CEO of Wicked Run Press.

* “[The Bone Cutters] has a very cinematic feel to it, the story constructed much like a movie would be, so it was very easy to put yourself into the scenes and the action. Funny…weird and harrowing. This was an “afternoon” kind of read… a perfect antidote to the overly-long and overly-indulgent mass market paperbacks you’d find on a supermarket rack. I liked this.”—Goodreads Review by Danger Slater, author of  the Wonderland award-winning I Will Rot Without You

* “Renee, in her work and in her life, epitomizes one of my favorite lines of literary inspiration from the author Steve Almond; as Steve says and Renee, in this book, shows us how it is done—‘Race toward the darkness and shine.'”—Elizabeth Searle, American novelist, short story author, and playwright

* “Loved it! Gripping!! Has a S. King feel to it, and I loved the twist at the end… Very well written.”–5-Star Amazon Reader-Review

* “Interesting book, blazing with exciting and often experimental prose. The protagonist is unusual, relatable, and well-drawn…DeCamillis takes us on a dreamlike journey, which is thoroughly enjoyable…Definitely one to pick up, especially if you’re looking to break the monotony of safe bet fiction that is flooding the market.”-–Goodreads Reader-Reviewer

* A strange, unsettling novella that flies through a tight story of mystery, horror, and survival. DeCamillis draws you right into the main character’s mind and does a good job of holding you there until the very last page–with all the frantic uncertainty and memorable storytelling that that entails.–Goodreads Review by Josh

My Book Tour May 11 – June 11

the bone cutters banner--Silver Dagger Book-Blog Tour

I am doing an online, month-long book tour starting next month for my debut book, The Bone Cutters.

Yes, this is a later-than-usual book tour, since my book was published on September 1, 2019, but, hey, I’m a newbie and an indie. I’m still figuring all this stuff out.

Due to the covid-19 pandemic, some of my reading appearances have been canceled, and the conventions I planned on attending this year may not happen at all, so I’ve got to get creative, and this is excellent.

Silver Dagger Book Tours is a perfect fit for this writer. What better way for this woodland dweller to get out and promote a book I am very proud of than with an online tour? You all want to check this out. There will be free giveaways! Yay, for free!!!

For more information, you can go to the Silver Dagger Book Tours link here: https://www.silverdaggertours.com/tour-sign-ups/the-bone-cutters-tour-sign-ups

In the mean time, here’s a teaser, followed by review excerpts.

TEASER: They wear their scars with pride, while Dory tries desperately to hide her own. No matter what she does to cover her wounds, they can still smell her bleed, and they want in—down to the bones.

* “This has been a banner year for introducing stellar new horror writers to the world… Renee S. DeCamillis is one of these with her novella The Bone Cutters, one of the strangest, but coolest, entries of 2019…razor sharp…grabs hold from the get go, and drags the reader through a surreal experience that evokes One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, if written by Clive Barker. A recommended novella.” –-Monster Librarian

* “I immediately fell in love with Dory, the writing style, the story…This is a terribly heart-wrenching story with a bit of a haunted house/ghost vibe where you’re also being chased by a bunch of crazy people who want to devour your bones. I didn’t want to put this book down.”—Kendall Reviews

*”It’s actually refreshing to be able to enjoy a book so much that you were miffed when it was over…As [her] debut novella, it’s a fantastic beginning to what could prove to be a career to watch…I’m giving this a solid 4 out of 5 [stars]…considering that I’ve never read anything which rated a 5, I think The Bone Cutters is doing just fine.”— Ginger Nuts of Horror

* “Strange and terrifying, Dory has been sent to a mental hospital that harbors horrible things. I think the insight to her horror and treatment in this facility by far makes your insides cry… Excellent, riveting storytelling. Short read and so worth it! More please!” –Kim Napolitano, Goodreads Review

* “Loved it! The Bone Cutters is a powerful story. The premise is sharp as the prose, the isolation of the main character stuck inside a psychiatric facility where help is supposed to be given, but instead, threats are everywhere. The story nails this tone so well as if the reader is having their bones shaved.”–Mark Matthews, Author of Milk-Blood, All Smoke Rises, & On The Lips Of Children. Founder & CEO of Wicked Run Press.

* “[The Bone Cutters] has a very cinematic feel to it, the story constructed much like a movie would be, so it was very easy to put yourself into the scenes and the action. Funny…weird and harrowing. This was an “afternoon” kind of read… a perfect antidote to the overly-long and overly-indulgent mass market paperbacks you’d find on a supermarket rack. I liked this.”—Goodreads Review by Danger Slater, author of Impossible James, He Digs A Hole, and the Wonderland award-winning I Will Rot Without You

* “Renee, in her work and in her life, epitomizes one of my favorite lines of literary inspiration from the author Steve Almond; as Steve says and Renee, in this book, shows us how it is done—‘Race toward the darkness and shine.’“—Elizabeth Searle, American novelist, short story author, and playwright

* A strange, unsettling novella that flies through a tight story of mystery, horror, and survival. DeCamillis draws you right into the main character’s mind and does a good job of holding you there until the very last page–with all the frantic uncertainty and memorable storytelling that that entails. –Goodreads Review by Josh

Feb. 22, 2020 Reading–The Bone Cutters

 

Renee Decamillis banner--Lewiston Public Library Feb 22 2020 Reading

I am doing a reading from my book The Bone Cutters on Saturday, February 22 at 2 PM at the Lewiston Public Library in Maine. The reading will be followed by a Q&A, book sales and signing. If you don’t want to wait to purchase a copy, The Bone Cutters is also available at Barnes & Noble, Bull Moose, Longfellow Books, Quiet City Books, on Indie Bound, and, of course, on Amazon. Link here: https://www.amazon.com/Bone-Cutters-Renee-S-Decamillis/dp/1621052931

Reading–Chapter 1 of The Bone Cutters

Here it is:

This is a clip of me reading from my debut book–The Bone Cutters. This snippet includes an introduction by Elizabeth Searle, and then me reading chapter 1. I did read the first three chapters that night, with a little musical ending, but this here will give you just a taste to see if you want to go for the full ride with The Bone Cutters. I hope you all enjoy!

 

Halloween Readings This Friday, Oct. 11th

3rd Annual Halloween Grownup Storytime at Quiet City Books

Quiet City BOoks Scary Stories for GrownUps

Come on out and join us for an evening filled with haunting dark tales.

I am headliner and co-host of this fun Halloween event at Quiet City Books in Lewiston, Maine from 6-8 PM this Friday, October 11th. I will be doing a reading from my debut book, The Bone Cutters.

Screenshot_2019-09-07 The Bone Cutters Joining me are nine more horror authors, reading creepy and disturbing tales to set the haunting mood of October. Some of what you’ll hear at this event are true ghost stories.

Event Details:

Kids get all the storytelling fun- until now!

Join us for an evening of fun, scary, and haunting stories and poems tailored for grownup audiences (not X-rated, but adult language and themes are fair play). Light refreshments provided, BYOB. Teenagers are welcome with a parent or guardian present.

THE LINE UP:
Headliner Renee S. DeCamillis Author will read from her newly released novella, The Bone Cutters. Copies will be available for purchase!

We’ll also hear from:

Emily DuFour , true stories and classic poetry
Jason DuFour, original fiction
Deborah Eifert, poet
JoshGauthierWriter.com., fiction writer and curator of Local Writers Read
Jen George, original fic
Claire Guyton, fiction writer and curator of Local Writers Read
Lauren B. Harris, Fantasy Author
Faegan Pan, reading classic poetry
Linda Scott, true ghost stories

Quiet City Books, 97 Lisbon Street, Lewiston, Maine 04240

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(207) 449-0538