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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.

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