Wow, it got dusty in here! Sorry about that. But I’m back… let’s clear the cobwebs.

With the shutting down of the Buttercup of Doom podcast, I shall return to more regular posts on the website. After all, a girl still needs a platform to lament, right?

In the meantime, how about a quick update? (Sure, Kelli!) Hmm, I fear I might have been hanging out with myself for too long, I’m now answering myself when I type. Oh, and then speaking about it in third person. Why does the voiceover sound like me though? I want a better voice actor!  Okay, so I may have gone a bit stir crazy in here by myself. We’ll work that kink out as well. Where were we? Oh yeah… updates:


  • There’s a new facebook group for fans, a better way to have open conversations than some of the other options.
  • I have a short in the upcoming anthology Welcome to the Show, edited by Matt Hayward — very exciting premise and TOC in that one, check it out.
  • yes, I’m writing a vampire novel.
  • yes, I will have something fun and weird for Scares That Care Weekend this year (as well as the vampire novel) and it involves an artist


I think that covers it. Life was a bit tactile for a couple years, and while it changed some things (buh bye Buttercup), others will be returning (like the blog!). I’m here. I’m still me. You can’t get rid of me that easy…

Now, where’s the duster? I’ll clean up a little around here and then I need to get back to those fangs…

Scares That Care 2016


at the DoubleTree by Hilton
Williamsburg, VA
July 22-24, 2016

$40 weekend pass / $25 single day ticket


Celebrity Room 5:00pm – 10:00pm

Celebrity Room open from 10:00am – 7:00pm
Author Reading Room: (Rooms A&B)   4:00pm – 4:45pm – Yvonne Navarro and Kelli Owen
Buttercup of Doom: 7:00pm (see my table for details)

Celebrity Room open from 11:00am – 4:00pm

What will be with me? New to the table this weekend… the new release FLOATERS, the paperback for last winter’s release WILTED LILIES, and now in paperback for those who missed the hardcover opportunity, DECEIVER. As well as my other novels and novellas, some of which are dwindled down to the final few of stock, so grab ’em if you don’t have ’em!!

And this year… something new and fun… yup, I’m up to no good with the swag and goodies. For only a buck ($1/ea) — keychains!

Floaters - Kelli Owen  wiltedlilies-cover72colorBIG   deceiver-cover400   keychains

See you all in a few days…

Scares That Care Weekend

scaresthatcareScares That Care Weekend
June 27-29
at the Doubletree by Hilton
in Williambsburg, VA

Not your normal horror convention…

From the official website:

The difference between our convention and the others out there is simple: all of our proceeds will go to the families that need our assistance. “Scares That Care!” is a charitable organization, designed to bring together the fans of “all things spooky” in order to give back to the families that need it most by providing money, toys and other items to help sick children.

Delighted to be invited to be part of this movement, I will be attending the convention’s maiden voyage this weekend as a guest writer. You can find me at a table in the celebrity room where I will have the items listed below, otherwise my schedule is:

PANEL — FRIDAY   9:00pm
The More Things Change – It is said that writing and publishing have changed in the advent of the digital age. But has it really, or do the same perils and pitfalls still exist? Veteran authors Thomas Monteleone, Kelli Owen and Mary SanGiovanni are joined by newcomers Kristopher Rufty, Jonathan Janz, and Chris Jensen for a discussion on writing and selling horror in the era of Kindle. Moderated by Jacob Haddon.

Kelli Owen and Mary SanGiovanni – Reading and Q&A

And what I’ll have with me? For the first time, I will actually have my entire library with me.

Novels: Six Days, White Picket Prisons, Live Specimens
Novellas: Waiting Out Winter, The Neighborhood, Grave Wax, Survivor’s Guilt, Buried Memories, Crossroads, and my newest release, Deceiver
Collection: Black Bubbles
as well as a smattering of magazines, chaps, etc. including Fresh Blood chap with Bob Freeman & Dave Alexander, New Dawn with Robert Ford, Nate Southard and Maurice Broaddus, Dust/Divorcing The Dead dual chap with Brian Keene, and the Halloween edition of Shroud Magazine

And  brand spanking new, being unveiled at this convention, I will have: Posters!

Each of my novellas has been turned into a readable piece of artwork for your wall (limited con supplies). Posters measure 14×25.5″ with a gloss cover and UV coating. Click individual poster for larger view.



I’m excited to check out a new convention for a good cause, and hope to see you all there!

World Horror Con 2014


World Horror Con – 2014

Where I’ll be this weekend… where will you be?

Due to the limitations of airlines and other bs, I will only have a couple copies of each of these with me:
Grave Wax
Survivor’s Guilt
Buried Memories
Live Specimens
Six Days

PANEL – THURS: 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM m- Ross/Morrison
Writing Characters That Come To Life On The Page (Lisa Manetti, Kelli Owen, Jane Brooks, John Urbancik, Ross Lockhart) How does a writer catch the most memorable aspects of themselves and others and weave them into a character readers can’t forget? Pro tips on breathing life into Pandora.

READING – FRI: 2:00 PM – Hawthorne
Kelli Owen & John Urbancik

MASS SIGNING – FRI: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Willamette Foyer
All of your favorite writers are in one spot and are willing to sign books!

Hope to see you all there!

Horrorfind 2012

Horrorfind Weekend 14
Aug 31 – Sept 2
Gettysburg, PA

Another school year begins, another horrorfind convention to attend. Authors, actors, halloween haunters and dealers of everything that goes bump in the night… Full information available at the website… For my part, a readings and goodies at a table.

I will have White Picket Prisons and Black Bubbles (remaining stock) with me, as well as a handful of The Neighborhood and Waiting Out Winter (remaining stock of both)… and of course, this year’s goodie (which I’m working on this weekend and is plane-safe—I learned after the 6 Days’ nails got confiscated by BWI).

Readings (all listed as in Reading Room) are as follows:

6:30pm – 7:30pm: Russell James and David Bernstein
7:30pm – 8:30pm: James Newman and Charles Colyott
9:00pm – 10:00pm: Brian Francis and Norman Prentiss

10:00am – 11:00am: Thomas F. Monteleone and Michael Laimo
11:00am – 12:00pm: John Everson and Brian Moreland
12:00pm – 1:00pm: Ronald Malfi and Mick Ridgewell
1:00pm – 2:00pm: Damien Walters Grintalis and James Chambers
2:00pm – 3:00pm: Kelli Owen and Nicole Vlachos
3:00pm – 4:00pm: Mike Aloisi and Derek Muk
4:00pm – 5:00pm: Donna Mistek and Mandy DeGeit
5:00pm – 7:00pm: Jacob Haddon and Miranda Doerfler

Come hear a tale or ten, grab some books, get signatures, and make memories… hope to see you all there!!

Creator Cookout

Comix Connection
6200 Carlisle Pike
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

Saturday, August 18th — 12p.m.(noon) – 3p.m.

OK, true believers, mark your calendars for the coolest event of the summer season… The FIFTH ANNUAL Creator Cookout at Comix Connection.

Founded in 2008 by comic artist extraordinaire Mike Hawthorne and co-hosted by horror scribe Brian Keene, the Creator Cookout at Comix Connection has grown to legendary stature, with new guests and yummy food delights added each year!

The Creator Cookout supplies FREE hot dogs, hamburgers and more from 12 Noon until 3PM-ish… come early and watch comic creator Mike Hawthorne work his culinary magic!

Also meet and greet with creators Mike Hawthorne, Brian Keene, Dirk Shearer, Dwane Swierczynski, Andrew Griffin, Mary SanGiovanni, Kelli Owen and other special guests while you partake of the foodly delights.

PLEASE BRING SOME CANNED FOOD to feed the donation barrel for the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank! In these tough economic times, it’s nice to help your hungry neighbors… please donate generously.

Cash donations will also be accepted for the Pennsylvania Food Bank, so come on in and grub out at Comix Connection!

Grab a burger, get an autograph, and chat with talented creators! Keep your eyes peeled for more special announcements.

Oh and feed your brain too: ALL BACK ISSUES IN THE BINS ARE $1.00 EACH ALL DAY!

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And yes, I will have books with me to sell…White Picket Prisons, Black Bubbles (remaining stock!), and more! Come for a good cause, go home with new goodies!! And don’t forget the canned goods!

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