What are you all doing this Saturday? Come hang out with me for a little while! –My next reading event is this Saturday, May 22, at 3:00 pm through Local Writers Read. I’m reading a short dark fiction story dealing with the theme of Memory and Yesterday, followed by a short Q&A discussion. This is a live event, available on the Local Writers Read Facebook page, and it will later become available on YouTube. (I will share the YouTube link once it is available.) The event is organized in cooperation with Quiet City Books and is co-sponsored by the Lewiston Public Library. Click the event link below to find out more details.
The other day I had another author interview, but this one was different. It was actually live, where all the others lately have been written and editable. What this live interview taught me: This pandemic has made my conversational listening skills extremely inept. I’ve been replaying our conversation over and over in my head, and I realize that many of my answers didn’t fit the questions asked. It probably sounds like I was answering questions asked by a voice inside my head that no one else could hear. (No, this interviewer did not send me the questions in advance, nor did she mention the 10-question lightning round completely unrelated to writing.) And I can’t even count the number of times I said, “Um” and “I don’t know.” It’s both comical and pathetic. To top it all off, I’m supposed to promote this interview when it’s published. It is supposed to help promote my book, The Bone Cutters, and its sequel, Chisel the Bone, that I’m currently editing. All I can hope is that listeners won’t judge my written work by my spoken words. Yeah, get ready to laugh at inept me and my lack conversational skills. (I keep telling myself, “This was only practice.” Yeah…)
Yes, I’ll share the interview video link on my website once it’s published, so you all can have a good laugh.–
I’m a bit late with sharing this on here, but here it is. My story “Bad Trip Highway” appears in the newest anthology from NEHW Press–Wicked Women. This is a collection of women horror authors of New England, and I am very honored to have my work included.
“Bad Trip Highway” has been described as: “a brilliant idea…so much style…a captivating voice… reminiscent of Stephen Graham Jones…[with] Poe’s unity of effect”
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.
* 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.***
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.
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 email@example.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.