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September 2020

Galactic Terrors
On September 14, 2020 the Horror Writers Association New York Chapter kicked off Galactic Terrors, a new monthly reading series featuring authors of horror, dark fantasy, science fiction, and more!

For the inaugural installment, Marc Abbott, Teel James Glenn, Amy Grech, and Lisa Morton joined hosts James Chambers and Carol Gyzander on YouTube for live readings and conversation and a Q&A. If you missed this episode, it and all future Galactic Terrors readings will be archived on the series YouTube channel–be sure to subscribe and click the “bell” for notifications!

Following this specially scheduled premiere, Galactic Terrors will be broadcast monthly on the second Thursday of the month, beginning on October 8th. To learn more about upcoming readings, subscribe to the Galactic Terrors newsletter!

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“Page 11” is a song based on a poem in Oliver Baer‘s book of poetry and photographs, Baer Soul. It is on Jay Ackley’s new album Songs My Friends Wrote, Vol. 2, the cover of which also includes an artistic rendition of Baer. Baer, with his true face on, read his H. P. Lovecraft-inspired poems as part of his Facebook Live reading around Lovecraft’s birthday in August.

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Ellen Datlow‘s The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Twelve will be published October 6th by Night Shade Books and is available for preorder now.

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To celebrate the release of Don’t Turn Out the Lights, N.R. Lambert joined editor Jonathan Maberry, and co-authors, Amy Lukavics, Kim Ventrella, and James A. Moore for a conversation about horror, writing for younger readers, and the legacy of Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore, hosted the event and shared a recording of the panel on YouTube.

In October, N.R. Lambert will lead a virtual horror workshop series for young writers (ages 9-12) at The Center for Fiction. Sessions include “Haunted Places & Ghostly Faces,” “Movie Monsters & Creepy Creatures,” and “Scary Science & Techie Terrors.” Registration is open now!

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Robert P. Ottone’s story, “Elevator of the Dead,” is featured as Episode 13 of The Night’s End podcast.

In October, Ottone is hosting a number of online readings and events in support of his new short story collection, Her Infernal Name & Other Nightmares.

The dates and locations are as follows:

October 8th – Galactic Terrors (online)
October 13th – Brentwood Public Library (online registration required) – 7 p.m. EDT
October 14th – Riverhead Public Library (online registration required) – 7 p.m. EDT
October 29th – Jericho Public Library (online registration required) – 2 p.m. EDT
October 29th – Sayville Public Library (Facebook Live) – 7 p.m. EDT

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Before an emergency appendectomy interrupted his usual flow, NY chapter’s Steven Van Patten‘s short horror story, “Pink Lake,” landed in the Nightlight Podcast, curated by horror maven Tonia Thompson. Additionally, “The Retiree,” a SVP short about an elderly monster killer having one final go at it, will be included in Nicole Givens Kurtz’s much-anticipated anthology Slay: Stories Of The Vampire Noire, which releases on October 13th. And SVP’s latest animated piece, this one about the famous Harlem Hellfighters of World War I, is set to premier to Extra Credits‘ 2.42 million subscribers on YouTube on September 10th. (As for the appendectomy, we hear he is recovering just fine, but will happily accept red wine and dark chocolate as get well gifts.)
[Editor’s note: 5 out of 5 doctors agree buying an author’s books improves surgical recovery!]

 


August 2020

Several HWA-NY members have stories in the latest issue of Tales from the Canyons of the Damned, including Teel James Glenn, Amy Grech, and Steven Van Patten.

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Teel James Glenn’s short mystery “Reindeer Games” will appear in the anthology Whodunnit NJ, his poem, “They Slumber” will be published in the forthcoming HWA Poetry anthology, and his short story, “Screen Shot,” appears in the July issue of Mystery Weekly.

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Amy Grech‘s short story, “Rampart,” is the featured story at Fright Girl Summer, and her story, “EV 2000” is included in Tales from the Canyons of the Damned, which was unleashed upon the world earlier in August.

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N.R. Lambert‘s short story, “Tag, You’re It,” is included in the upcoming anthology, Don’t Turn Out the Lights: A Tribute to Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, which releases on September 1st. To celebrate the book’s launch, she’ll be joining fellow anthology authors and the editor, New York Times bestselling author, Jonathan Maberry, for a series of virtual events.

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Jonathan Lees‘ story, “Persistence,” has been announced for acceptance in Chiral Mad 5, edited by Michael Bailey.


July 2020

JG Faherty is super-excited to announce he’ll be part of a line up that includes Hal Bodner, Victor LaValle, Ramsey Campbell, Nancy Kilpatrick, H.P. Lovecraft, Ambrose Bierce, Robert Bloch, Robert W. Chambers, August W. Derleth, and Clark Ashton Smith, among other giants of the genre, in Flame Tree’s upcoming anthology of Lovecraftian short stories, Lovecraft Mythos: New & Classic Collection. Coming in October 2020 – the perfect Halloween gift!

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Teel James Glenn’s short mystery “Reindeer Games” will appear in the anthology Whodunnit NJ, his poem, ‘They Slumber’ will be published in the forthcoming HWA Poetry anthology, and his short story, “Screen Shot,” appears in the July issue of Mystery Weekly.

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Carol Gyzander will be reading at the Words From Beyond The Coffee House Of The Damned Monthy Reading on Wednesday, July 15th at 7:00 p.m.

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N.R. Lambert is thrilled her story, “Let It Stand,” will be included in Flame Tree Publishing‘s upcoming cosmic horror anthology, Lovecraft Mythos: New & Classic Collection, available in Fall 2020.

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Robert P. Ottone’s book, People: A Horror Anthology About Love, Loss, Life & Things That Go Bump in the Night is now available as an audiobook via Audible and Apple Books! Ottone’s story, “The Last of the Leading Men,” will be featured in the Deadman’s Tome anthology, Hollywood Holocaust.

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In light of the recent political unrest brought on by the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and many other unarmed African-Americans, Steven Van Patten was recently asked to bring some Black History to the Extra Credits YouTube channel. His first piece for the series focuses on the Tulsa Race Riot, “The Burning of Black Wall Street,” and will be followed by at least five more written by Van Patten.

 


June 2020

Shattered Mirror World,” a song by the band Psych-O-Positive, based on one of Oliver Baer‘s poems, was recently featured on Spotify’s “New from NYC: Rock” playlist.

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Robert Masterson’s short piece, “The Flapping Thing,” recently published in Black Petals.

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Awake: Tales of Terror, is Lou Rera‘s newest collection of short stories from NightWriter’s Publishing. These tales include supernatural crime, murder, insanity, obsession, greed, paranoia, fear, and revenge. Sound like fun? Rera writes of dark places and dysfunctional people. His previous novel, SIGN, a supernatural thriller of deception and murder, was published in 2014.

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HWA-NY READINGS: Due to the global pandemic and related shutdowns/restrictions, HWA-NY’s planned readings (Night Terrors and Summer Dark) are shifting into a new, terrifying form. Ignore any howling and keep an eye out for updates here, on Facebook, and on Twitter.

 


March + April + May 2020

Marc Abbott and Steven Van Patten explore the black-hand side of nerd culture with co-host, Kirk Johnson, their new podcast Beef, Wine, & Shenanigans. From their Facebook page:

“Award-winning horror writers Marc Abbott and Steven Van Patten, along with fantasy maven Kirk Johnson, explore and break down the horror, science fiction and comic book culture in all its written, small and big screen forms, in a hilarious one-hour bull session.”

Listen to new and previous episodes on SoundCloud!

Marc Abbott also performed in the Queens Storytellers Online show, presented by Queens Theatre, earlier in May; and he was recently nominated for Best Actor in the Scene Festival for his performance in the short film Identity Check. Voting is open now!

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Oliver Baer‘s poem “Untitled #50” is in the Spring/Summer 2020 issue of Infernal Ink Magazine. One of his poems is the basis for a new song, “Shattered Mirror World” by the band Psych-O-Positive, which can be found on Spotify. The band also created a video to go with the song on YouTube. In April, Baer featured live readings of his poetry for National Poetry Month on his Facebook page, where the recordings are still available for your enjoyment.

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James Chambers is pleased to announce the return to print of the third volume in his Corpse Fauna novella series, The Dead in Their Masses, with the all-new bonus short story, “Passengers,” from eSpec Books.

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JG Faherty is happy to announce that he’s just signed a contract with Flame Tree Press for his next novel, tentatively titled The Awakening, which involves demonic possession and poltergeists in a small New York town. This will be his third novel with Flame Tree Press (Sins of the Father comes out this summer) and his 8th novel overall.

Also, for the duration of the COVID-19 shutdowns, Faherty’s new novel, The Changeling, is available for only $0.99 on Kindle. This sci-fi superhero thriller, with cover art by Lynne Hansen, was released to give people something exciting, but inexpensive, to read while stuck at home.

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Teel James Glenn is proud to announce the publication of his novel, Gaslight Magick, available now from Wild Wolf Publishing. A thrilling adventure in the world of the Pendragon Empire, Gaslight Magick asks, Would you go to hell to save the one you love?

Glenn also has a bounty of short fiction news! He has two stories–both dark fantasies of love and sacrifice–in the new anthologies, Hearts’ Enchantment and No Greater Love: Martyrs of Earth and Elsewhere. Also, be on the lookout for “The Phantom Fear” in The Magic of Murder anthology, and “The Occurrence of the Kali Curse,” in Pulp Adventures Magazine, Issue #35.

Looking ahead, Glenn’s collection, Semper Occultus, is forthcoming from Pro Se Productions and his novel The Last Escape will be published by Airship 27.

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Hungry? Check out Amy Grech’s “Perishables” on Medium.com!

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N.R. Lambert‘s new story, “Do Not Write to Wrong,” is included in Atthis Arts’ latest anthology, Community of Magic Pens, available wherever books are sold. Her story, “The Half-Life of a Broken Heart,” originally published by Factor Four Magazine, was featured in a new episode of Cast of Wonders, a speculative fiction podcast.

Lambert’s recently published ghost story, “The Words I Starved For,” is now available to read for free at Fireside Fiction. “It’s powerful, and wrenching, and beautiful.” —Charles Payseur, Quick Sip Reviews

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Steven Van Patten penned “BANDMATES” for an episode of Viral Vignettes, starring Maxwell Gail Jr. and John Schneider. The Viral Vignettes series is raising money for The Actor’s Fund. SVP has also been writing scripts for the animated series, Extra Credits, check out Patten’s episode, “The Rusalka,” and all the series episodes, on YouTube.

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HWA-NY READINGS: Due to the global pandemic and related shutdowns/restrictions, HWA-NY’s planned readings (Night Terrors and Summer Dark) are shifting into a new, terrifying form. Ignore any howling and keep an eye out for updates here, on Facebook, and on Twitter.

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February 2020

Oliver Baer‘s poem “Untitled #x” was recently published in the February 2020 issue of The Brooklyn Rail. Also, after accepting Baer’s story “To Chael” for Hell’s Highway: Terrifying Tales of Tormented Travels, editor April Grey picked his brain as to how the shoggoths have guided his writing. Read the full interview here!

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Check out Amy Grech‘s new essay celebrating Women in Horror Month, “Watch Out for the Quiet Ones,” on Horror Tree.

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N.R. Lambert‘s new story, “Do Not Write to Wrong,” will be included in Atthis Arts’ forthcoming anthology, Community of Magic Pens, available for preorder now.

 


January 2020

Oliver Baer‘s story “Family Fugue” was published in the anthology, Goodreads: Best Short Stories 2019. Baer notes, “It’s a dark, sexy cyberpunk story with a different sort of tentacle. It can be read in the 21st century manner by getting the book on Amazon.”

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Amy Grech is the featured author on the latest edition of Monique Snyman’s new author interview series, Wrong Answers Only. Read the full interview here!

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N.R. Lambert‘s story, “The Words I Starved For,” recently published in Fireside Quarterly’s Winter 2020 issue. There’s still time to subscribe and get your copy of the print edition! (Also available in ebook format!)

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Coming in February…Save the Date!

HWA-NY Presents: Women in Horror Month Reading
February 11, 2020 • 7:00 p.m. • KGB Bar
In celebration of Women in Horror Month, join us for an evening of great horror readings from some of the HWA-NY chapter’s fantastic women writers.
Additional details coming soon!

*Free admission, two drink minimum (including soda). No tickets necessary, but feel free to RSVP and share on Facebook.

 


November + December 2019

Oliver Baer‘s new book, Letters to the Editor of Cthulhu Sex Magazine, was released by Crossroad Press at the beginning of October. Baer notes it is available on Amazon and all those other places that one buys books in this virtual realm.


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James Chambers has several new books out (or forthcoming), including
On the Night Border from Raw Dog Screaming Press (September 2019), which Booklist called, “…a haunting exploration of the space where the real world and nightmares collide.”

Also, don’t miss Chambers’s Corpse Fauna series, published by eSpec Books, beginning with The Dead Bear Witness (Corpse Fauna, Volume 1), available now, and Tears of Blood (Corpse Fauna, Volume 2), which will release on January 2, 2020.

“James Chambers breathes new life into the zombie genre with the riveting THE DEAD BEAR WITNESS! Weird, heartbreaking, funny, and exciting! Two decaying thumbs up!” – Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Patient Zero and Rot & Ruin

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Randee Dawn and Michael A. Ventrella are the co-editors of Across the Universe, a new speculative fiction anthology published by Fantastic Books in early December 2019. The book tells SF/F and horror stories that ask the question, “What if The Beatles had been …?” and features 25 stories from authors including Jody Lynn Nye, Spider Robinson, Cat Rambo, Pat Cadigan, David Gerrold, Lawrence Watt-Evans, Gregory Frost, Carol Gyzander, and Gregory Benford, and features an introduction by Nancy Holder.

Early reviews have been fab, with The Bangles guitarist Vicki Peterson calling it, “A Magical Mystery Tour through alternate universes where the familiar narrative of The Beatles is turned on its head. Or ear. Or ass. It’s funny, irreverent, sexy, and twisted – just like the Fab Four!”

Learn more at RandeeDawn.com.


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Amy Grech‘s short story, “Winter Wonderland,” will appear in the forthcoming anthology, Hell’s Highway, from Lafcadio Press.

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Lafcadio Press is proud to release its sixth Hell’s anthology, Hell’s Highway: Terrifying Tales of Tormented Travel edited by April Grey. Would you stop for a hitchhiking clown? Go to a diner where the coffee is literally endless? Sled with Mother Nature? Then you’re in for a wild ride with these sixteen terrifying tales of travel from: Oliver Baer, AJ Bartholomew, Edward P. Cardillo, Mark Cassell, V Peter Collins, Tom Connair, Teel James Glenn, Amy Grech, Carol Gyzander, Rayne Hall, Joe R. Kennedy, Phillip T. Stephens, Pamela Turner, Steven Van Patten, and Jake T.S. Wryte.


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The first horror novel from award-winning author HP Newquist, Behemoth, has just been published by Bloodshot Books (November 2019). Newquist’s previous nonfiction books (This Will Kill You, Here There Be Monsters, The Book Of Blood) have explored the reality underlying the things that scare us.


October 2019

Randee Dawn is delighted to announce that her new story, “Cat Person,” will be included in the forthcoming Horror for the Throne: One-Sitting Reads, edited by Tom Easton and Judith K. Dial. Randee will also be appearing at Philcon in November, and Arisia in January 2020.

Teel James Glenn’s Holmes pastiche, ”The Case of the Final Interview,” appears in the October 2019 Sherlock Holmes Double Issue of Mystery Weekly. Glenn also has several other exciting publications coming soon: “Pursuit of the Moor” will be in Issue #33 of Pulp Adventures Magazine; “Thumbin’ it,” has been accepted for the forthcoming anthology, Hell’s Highways, from Lafcadio Press; “Incident at the Gold Coast Bridge” will appear in the Monster Party anthology from Deadman’s Tome Publishing; and “Dream Rebel” will be published in the Alban Lake Press anthology, Catacombs: Martyrs of Earth and Elsewhere.

Carol Gyzander is delighted to have a short story in Stories We Tell After Midnight from Crone Girls Press, released October 21, 2019. She has a second story, “Sucker,” coming in Hell’s Highways from Lafcadio Press, and a third, “Deal with the Devil,” in Across the Universe, an alternate universe “what if” Beatles anthology edited by Michael A. Ventrella & Randee Dawn, coming from Fantastic Books in December 2019.


September 2019

Oliver Baer‘s poem, “87,” is included in the new anthology, Birds Fall Silent in the Mechanical Sea. In August, Baer was featured in Tai Chi Club, a documentary about the Wu Tang Physical Culture Association, which was screened at the Big Apple Film Festival. He also read his poems for Improbable Confetti, an experimental and improvisational music show on Radio Free Brooklyn.

C.W. Briar, a new HWA-NY member, is proud to announce the recent release of the horror anthology, Other Tombs, Other Voices, which includes his story, “Can We Keep Him?” and features tales from Mercedes Yardley, Kealan Patrick Burke, Ania Ahlborn, Gemma Files, and more!

Elizabeth Crowens’ second book in the Time Traveler Professor series, The Time Traveler Professor, Book Two: A Pocketful of Lodestones, released in August, kicking off Crowens’ international book tour which hits Dublin, Glasgow, Edinburgh, and London, before crossing the Atlantic for the U.S. book launch at The Mysterious Bookshop in New York City on September 26th. Tour dates and details are up on Crowens’ website.

Laura K. Curtis’s new Gothic ghost novel, A Darker Shade, releases on October 1, 2019. Kirkus Reviews calls it “An unnerving ghost story that’s grounded by persuasive characters and stirring melodrama.”


July + August 2019

Elizabeth Crowens’ second book in the Time Traveler Professor series, The Time Traveler Professor, Book Two: A Pocketful of Lodestones, released in August, kicking off Crowens’ international book tour which hits Dublin, Glasgow, Edinburgh, and London, before crossing the Atlantic for the U.S. book launch at The Mysterious Bookshop in New York City on September 26th. Tour dates and details are up on Crowens’ website.

JG Faherty‘s next novel, HELLRIDER (Flame Tree Press), a hard-hitting supernatural thriller filled with ghostly revenge, releases on August 22, 2019. To launch HELLRIDER, JG Faherty will be appearing at Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego, CA on August 11, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

Teel James Glenn‘s Holmes pastiche, ”The Case of the Final Interview” will appear in Mystery Weekly, his story “Above the Mississippi” is in the August issue of Aurora Wolf Magazine, and his story “Pursuit of the Moor” will be in Issue # 33 of Pulp Adventures. Earlier in August, Glenn presented a seminar on small arms and wounds at the Deadly Ink Conference in Parsippany, NJ.

 


June 2019

JG Faherty has a new collection out now from Cemetery Dance, HOUSES OF THE UNHOLY, which contains a brand new novella, December Soul, along with a mix of new stories and previously released stories. It’s available in print or ebook formats.

And coming in August, Faherty’s next novel, HELLRIDER (Flame Tree Press), a hard-hitting supernatural thriller filled with ghostly revenge. To launch HELLRIDER, JG Faherty will be appearing at Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego, CA on August 11, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

Teel James Glenn‘s history adventure short story “The Red Sisterhood” will be out in the anthology CROSSBONES & CROSSES on June 6th. His fantasy short story, “Sister Avenger,” will appear in the anthology, SWORDS OF VALOR, and his short steampunk adventure story “Above the Mississippi” “will be out in the June issue of Aurora Wolf Magazine.

On June 20th, Glenn is presenting two seminars at the 2019 Historical Novel Society North America Conference in Oxon Hill, MD (just across the Potomac River from Washington D.C.), one on swordplay for authors and one on writing action scenes for authors.

 


April + May 2019

HWA-NY represented at StokerCon 2019, with readings, panels, events, Bram Stoker Award nominations, and even a Stoker win! We made the rookie mistake of splitting the party (after the party, but before the after-party) without taking a photo, and thus our group shot will have to be Photoshopped into accuracy by someone with that actual skill set (volunteers?). In the meantime, you can get a taste here, here, here, here, and here. Congratulations to Ellen Datlow for her win (Superior Achievement in an Anthology)! A list of all this year’s award nominees and winners is up on the Bram Stoker Award site. We’re looking forward to seeing you at StokerCon UK in 2020!

Elizabeth Crowens will have two books coming out this summer. The Time Traveler Professor, Book One: Silent Meridian, a 19th century The X-Files meets Doctor Who, will be reissued on June 12. The Time Traveler Professor, Book Two: A Pocketful of Lodestones, where protagonist John Patrick Scott encounters ghosts on the Western Front, will launch August 1st. Debuting on a book tour starting in Dublin, and then hitting Glasgow, Edinburgh, and London, Crowens’ USA book launch will be at The Mysterious Bookshop in New York City on September 26th. More details coming soon…

Teel James Glenn‘s short story “Black Sails” has been accepted by WriterPunk for the upcoming anthology, Taught by Time. His fantasy short story, “Sister Avenger,” will appear in the anthology, Swords of Valor, and he has two other fantasy stories appearing in the April and May issues of Aurora Wolf Magazine, “Death by the Numbers” and “The Pendragon Agenda.” Looking ahead, his story “Popping the Cork” will appear in Guns vs. Zombies, an anthology coming out this summer from Australian publisher, Henchmen Press. In other exciting news, Glenn also recently signed a contract with Henchmen Press, for a four-book fantasy series, Altiva. Finally, on March 30th, Glenn presented a lecture for writers on small arms and related wounds, at the Liberty State Fiction Writers Conference in New Jersey.

Amy Grech‘s, “A Writer’s Life: Dangerous Dames,” appeared in the StokerCon™ 2019 Souvenir Anthology, available at Amazon.

April Grey‘s Finding Perdita Blog Tour kicked off on May 2nd and will run through June 2nd. For more details, visit April’s site or follow her on Twitter.

N.R. Lambert is thrilled to be a 2019 U.S. National Park Service Artist-in-Residence at Fire Island National Seashore in June, where she hopes to do a bit of outlining, a lot of writing, and very little chasing-folks-through-the-hedge-maze. She also recently sold a story, “The Words I Starved For,” to Fireside Magazine, which will appear in the January 2020 issue, in print and online.

 


March 2019

Marc Abbott and Steven Van Patten recently published a collaborative collection, Hell at the Way Station. This new horror collection contains original short stories with a foreword by Bram Stoker Lifetime Achievement Award winner Linda Addison.

*Join Marc and Steven for the Hell at the Way Station Book Launch on March 23rd, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. The event includes readings by both authors followed by a moderated Q&A. There will be happy hour drink specials and hard copies of the book will be on sale for $15. This launch is a public event so feel free to bring friends and family with you. This is an event you won’t want to miss! The Way Station is located in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, at 683 Washington Ave., with train stations close by.

James Chambers‘ novella, Three Chords of Chaos, is now available for preorder from eSpec Books and will be launched at HELIOSphere in Tarrytown, NY.

Teel James Glenn‘s story, “The Edge of Time,” will appear in Airship 27’s anthology Mystery Men (and Women), Vol. 6. His fantasy story “The Fatal Choice,” appears in the March issue of Aurora Wolf Magazine. His story “Jim Bowie and the Bean Stalk” is in the anthology, High Adventure History, published by Pro Se Productions. Teel will also be presenting a lecture on small arms and the wounds for the writer on March 30th at the Liberty State Fiction Writers Conference in New Jersey.

Tonya Hurley’s podcast series, Stories of Strange Women, has a new episode with Parker Posey. Stories of Strange Women has featured interviews with musician Amanda Palmer; Cassandra Peterson (a.k.a. Elvira, Mistress of the Dark); punk-legend Lydia Lunch; and Kate Pierson of the B-52s. You can find all the episodes online.

 


January + February 2019

NYSF + WIHM = A Great Night of Horror! On Tuesday, February 12th, don’t miss Meghan Arcuri, Alp Beck, Elizabeth Crowens, Amy Grech, Charie D. LaMarr, and Kathleen Scheiner reading from their stories in A New York State of Fright (on sale now!) at the KGB Bar to spotlight the anthology and celebrate Women in Horror Month! Hosted by James Chambers and Carol Gyzander.

Marc Abbott recently starred in “Endangered,” a short film in the feature anthology, Theatre of Terror, which is available on Blu-Ray and DVD.

Oliver Baer will be performing “A Conclave of Baer,” poetry set to music, at Sidewalk Cafe as part of the Anti-Folk Festival on Saturday, February 16 at 6:45 p.m.

James Chambers recently signed a two-book deal with Raw Dog Screaming Press to publish a collection of his horror fiction, On the Night Border, in 2019, and one of his fantasy and science fiction stories, The Price of Faces, in 2020.

Teel James Glenn‘s story, “The Occurrence of Fangs,” was published in Crimson Street #4: In the Newspaper. His fantasy story, “There Might Be Blood,” appears in the February issue of Aurora Wolf Magazine. Also, his surreal short story, “Hands of Glory,” and suspense story, “Blindspot,” have been accepted for the 2018 Bould Awards Anthology to be published mid-February.

Amy Grech‘s story “Blossom” was recently published in the anthology, Psycho Holiday.

Tonya Hurley’s podcast series, Stories of Strange Women, has a new episode with Parker Posey. Stories of Strange Women has featured interviews with musician Amanda Palmer; Cassandra Peterson (a.k.a. Elvira, Mistress of the Dark); punk-legend Lydia Lunch; and Kate Pierson of the B-52s. You can find all the episodes online.

Jonathan Lees reports that Chris McInroy‘s short film We Summoned A Demon, screened during the 2018 Final Frame Film Competition at StokerCon, is now available to view on Vimeo.

Steven Van Patten will be appearing at Black Ink–An African-American Book Festival on February 9 from noon to 5 p.m. at The New LaNeve’s, 276 Belmot Ave, Haledon, NJ.


December 2018

Epic family drama. Sweaty shrimp cocktail at the office party. That bleak, unending song about shoes. Let’s face it, the holidays can be terrifying. Why not lean into it? A NEW YORK STATE OF FRIGHT makes a great gift or stocking stuffer for your favorite horror fan! Remember, all proceeds will support Girls Write Now, ensuring your place on Santa’s “Nice” list for one more year. Publishers Weekly called A NEW YORK STATE OF FRIGHT a “highly entertaining anthology” that will “entice lovers of horror fiction.”

Amy Grech was recently interviewed on T. Fox Dunham’s amazing horror and paranormal show, What RU Afraid Of?, which also featured an audio version of Amy’s ghost story, “Raven’s Revenge,” narrated by British folksinger David Walton.

Congratulations to April Grey on publishing her latest anthology, Hell’s Heart: 15 Twisted Tales of Love Run Amok (Hell’s Series Book 5), in which fifteen talented writers spin tales of tortured love, including stories by nine members of our chapter: April Grey, Oliver Baer, Teel James Glenn, Amy Grech, V. Peter Collins, Steven Van Patten, Rick Poldark, Elizabeth Crowens, and Marc Abbott.

Tonya Hurley’s podcast series, Stories of Strange Women, has a new episode with Parker Posey. Stories of Strange Women has featured interviews with musician Amanda Palmer; Cassandra Peterson (a.k.a. Elvira, Mistress of the Dark); punk-legend Lydia Lunch; and Kate Pierson of the B-52s. You can find all the episodes online.

N.R. Lambert’s short story, “Tag, You’re It,” will be included in NEW SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK (HarperCollins), a tribute anthology to the original Scary Stories books,  edited by the inimitable Jonathan Maberry.

Lots more fantastic releases, readings, and events coming in the new year–see you in 2019!


November 2018

Epic family drama. Sweaty shrimp cocktail at the office party. That bleak, unending song about shoes. Let’s face it, the holidays can be terrifying. Why not lean into it? A NEW YORK STATE OF FRIGHT makes a great gift or stocking stuffer for your favorite horror fan! Remember, all proceeds will support Girls Write Now, ensuring your place on Santa’s “Nice” list for one more year. Publishers Weekly called A NEW YORK STATE OF FRIGHT a “highly entertaining anthology” that will “entice lovers of horror fiction.”

Teel James Glenn‘s story “The Priest Whispered” will be in the December 2018 issue of Aurora Wolf Magazine, and his story “The Occurrence of the Air Apparent” will be in Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine #26.

Carol Gyzander and Teel James Glenn each have a story in A Flashy & Frosty Christmas: A Charity Anthology, raising money for the Cancer Research Institute.

Amy Grech was recently interviewed on T. Fox Dunham’s amazing horror and paranormal show, What RU Afraid Of?, which also featured an audio version of Amy’s ghost story, “Raven’s Revenge,” narrated by British folksinger David Walton.

Congratulations to April Grey on publishing her latest anthology, Hell’s Heart: 15 Twisted Tales of Love Run Amok (Hell’s Series Book 5), in which fifteen talented writers spin tales of tortured love, including stories by nine members of our chapter: April Grey, Oliver Baer, Teel James Glenn, Amy Grech, V. Peter Collins, Steven Van Patten, Rick Poldark, Elizabeth Crowens, and Marc Abbott.

Tonya Hurley’s podcast series, Stories of Strange Women, has a new episode with Parker Posey. Stories of Strange Women has featured interviews with musician Amanda Palmer; Cassandra Peterson (a.k.a. Elvira, Mistress of the Dark); punk-legend Lydia Lunch; and Kate Pierson of the B-52s. You can find all the episodes online.


October 2018

Calling it a “highly entertaining anthology” that will “entice lovers of horror fiction” Publishers Weekly reviewed A NEW YORK STATE OF FRIGHT just in time for Halloween. Check out PW’s full glowing review online!

Oliver Baer will be taking part in “The Care Baer of Death’s Geeky Goth Variety Show” on Wednesday, October 10th at 7pm at the Sidewalk Cafe with HWA-NY chapter members Marc Abbott and Teel James Glenn.

Teel James Glenn‘s story, “Air Apparent,” will appear in Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine, Issue # 26. Also, The Gunmaster: Fear of the Reaper publishes this month from Metahuman Press.

Amy Grech has been interviewed on the Deadman’s Tome podcast and on Horror Reviews.

Tonya Hurley co-hosts a new podcast series, Stories of Strange Women, which recently featured interviews with musician Amanda Palmer; Cassandra Peterson (a.k.a. Elvira, Mistress of the Dark); punk-legend Lydia Lunch; and Kate Pierson of the B-52s. You can find all the episodes online.

Steven Van Patten‘s new novel, Killer Genius 2: Attack Of The Gym Rats, published this month, a sequel to Killer Genius: She Kills Because She Cares.


September 2018

A New York State of Fright is now available from Hippocampus Press, Amazon.com, and Barnes & Noble.

Grady Hendrix‘s new novel, We Sold Our Souls, is now available, published by Quirk Books. The We Sold Our Souls Launch Party will be at Dirt Candy on Monday, September 17th at 7 p.m. More events at gradyhendrix.com.

Tonya Hurley co-hosts a new podcast series, Stories of Strange Women, which recently featured interviews with musician Amanda Palmer; Cassandra Peterson (a.k.a. Elvira, Mistress of the Dark); punk-legend Lydia Lunch; and Kate Pierson of the B-52s. You can find all the episodes online.

Steven Van Patten‘s new novel, Killer Genius 2: Attack Of The Gym Rats, published this month, a sequel to Killer Genius: She Kills Because She Cares.


August 2018

A New York State of Fright is now available for pre-order from Hippocampus Press, Amazon.com, and Barnes & Noble. Celebrate with HWA-NY at the NYC Launch Party on August 4th, 2018.

Oliver Baer will be performing “A Conclave of Baer” at Sidewalk Cafe on August 14th.

Edward P. Cardillo‘s new novel, The Dark Is Full of Monsters, was recently published by J. Ellington Ashton Press.

Amy Grech‘s story “Fresh Finch,” was recently published Thriller Magazine, where she was also interviewed.

Teel James Glenn‘s Frontier Magick: The Weird Adventures of Decline Blayde will be serialized monthly by Pro Se Productions starting in August.

Jeff C. Stevenson‘s story, “The Shadow on the Ceiling,” has been published in Deadman’s Tome: The Conspiracy Issue.

Tonya Hurley co-hosts a new podcast series, Stories of Strange Women, which most recently has interviews musician Amanda Palmer; Cassandra Peterson, a.k.a. Elvira, Mistress of the Dark; punk-legend Lydia Lunch; and Kate Pierson of the B-52s. You can find all the episodes online.


July 2018

A New York State of Fright is now available for pre-order from Hippocampus PressAmazon.com, and Barnes & Noble. Celebrate with HWA-NY at the NYC Launch Party on August 4th, 2018.

Elizabeth Crowens has interviewed several horror authors, including our own Teel James Glenn and Steven Van Patten for Blackgate.com with links to the articles now available on our chapter Articles and Stories page.

Teel James Glenn‘s stories will be appearing in several upcoming publications:

  • “Plague of Smiles” will be published in Martian Magazine.
  • “The Red Sisterhood” will appear in the anthology Crossbones and Crosses.
  • Crimson Street Magazine will publish “The Golding Fleece” in October.
  • Pro Se Productions has signed Semper Occultus–The Occurrences of Dr. Argent, a collection of linked Victorian occult detective stories for publication in 2019.

Amy Grech was recently interviewed by Cedar Hollow, talking about her books and writing career.

Tonya Hurley co-hosts a new podcast series, Stories of Strange Women, which most recently has interviews musician Amanda Palmer; Cassandra Peterson, a.k.a. Elvira, Mistress of the Dark; punk-legend Lydia Lunch; and Kate Pierson of the B-52s. You can find all the episodes online.

Lisa Mannetti‘s Bram Stoker Award winning story, “Apocalypse Then,” has been adapted by the podcast, Tales to Terrify.


June 2018

HWA-NY‘s SUMMER DARK reading series begins June 1st, 2018.


May 2018

Amy Grech‘s story “Rampart” has been featured on the Evil Podcast.

Tonya Hurley co-hosts a new podcast series, Stories of Strange Women, which most recently has interviews musician Amanda Palmer; Cassandra Peterson, a.k.a. Elvira, Mistress of the Dark; punk-legend Lydia Lunch; and Kate Pierson of the B-52s. You can find all the episodes online.

N.R. Lambert‘s story, “When the Slipling Comes to Call,” read by M.K. Hobson and Tina Connolly, was recently published on PseudoPod as part of Artemis Rising 4.

Jeff C. Stevenson‘s story “The Business Card” has been published in the crime fiction anthology Noirville: Tales from the Darkside, Fahrenheit Pres.


April 2018

Oliver Baer recently wrote a blog post for April Grey’s website about his story in her anthology Hell’s Bells: Wicked Tunes, Mad Musicians and Cursed Instruments and he wrote another for Jake TS Wryte’s website, Writing in Darkness. He is putting on a poetry show, Baer Bergen Rockin’ Raga Quartet, at Sidewalk Cafe on May 8 at 9:30 p.m.

Allan Burd‘s story, “Mr. Potato Head,” was published in the new anthology, Triggered from J. Ellington Ashton Press.

Ellen Datlow‘s original anthology, The Devil and the Deep: Horror Stories of the Sea, was published recently by Night Shade Books and her Bram Stoker Award nominated Black Feathers: Dark Avian Tales: An Anthology was recently issued in paperback by Pegasus Books.

Teel James Glenn‘s story “The Occurrence of the Marching Marionette,” was published in Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine #24, and his story “Storm of Blood” and two poems appeared in the new anthology Dreams of Fire and Steel from Nocturnicorn Press.

Tonya Hurley co-hosts a new podcast series, Stories of Strange Women, which most recently has interviews musician Amanda Palmer; Cassandra Peterson, a.k.a. Elvira, Mistress of the Dark; punk-legend Lydia Lunch; and Kate Pierson of the B-52s. You can find all the episodes online.