The latest from HWA-NY members…
Join us at 8 p.m. EDT on September 14 for the inaugural installment of Galactic Terrors, featuring live readings and Q&A with Marc Abbott, Teel James Glenn, Amy Grech, and Lisa Morton! Presented via YouTube by the Horror Writers Association New York Chapter, Galactic Terrors features live readings by authors of horror, dark fantasy, science fiction, and more. Following our specially scheduled premiere episode, Galactic Terrors will be broadcast monthly on the second Thursday of the month, starting on October 8, with episodes archived on YouTube for future viewing.
“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.
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.
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!
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
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.)
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