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Merrimack Valley Halloween Book Festival

Merrimack Valley Halloween Book Festival
Haverhill Library
99 Main St
Haverhill, MA

Sat, Oct 13th
10am – 4:30pm

FREE ADMISSION

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Over 60 authors will be in attendance, including Christopher Golden, James Moore, Rio Youers, Laird Barron, Bracken MacLeod, Brian Keene, Mary SanGiovanni, and many more …pssst me.

• I’ll have a table for the whole day (note: some authors are only there in either the morning or afternoon)

• I will be participating on the panel “The Scariest Thing I’ve Ever Written—And The Scariest Thing I’ve Ever Read” at 11.30am

In tow I shall have TEETH (yay *new release* vampires), the ABCs (Atrocious Alphabet coloring book), and something special just for this event! As well as a smattering of what’s left in stock for novels and novellas (read as: if there is something in particular you’re looking for, let me know, as I don’t have more than a couple of each but can post-it note reserve for you.)

Other panels include:

  • Horror, Horror, Everywhere: How Horror Infiltrates Other Genres
  • Hidden Treasures: Scary Books You’ve Probably Never Read, But Should
  • Our Favorite Halloween Books and Stories
  • The Beginner’s Guide to Horror Movies, or, How to Start Your Kids off Right
  • Best Horror Books We’ve Read This Year

For more information on the Festival check out the facebook page for the event.

See you there!

Drive-by Updates

…Just buzzing by with a handful of updates.

 

Sechs Tage (the German version/translation of Six Days)

Beautiful cover art and a wonderful translator to work with, it is sad to report, this book has been pulled from the publisher. It is no longer available through them and will not be in print in German for the foreseeable future (until it and the rest of the library find a new home). I do have a handful that I will be bringing to Scares That Care. This will be your last chance to snag a copy. I only have a couple, so it will be first-come-first-serve. If you are not going to the convention and are interested in one, you can purchase direct from me while supplies last—contact me for details.

 


Lost Highways: Dark Fictions from the Road anthology, edited by D. Alexander Ward, coming from Crystal Lake Publishing, will include my short story Jim’s Meats. Available through press online as of July 20th, and they will have a table in the dealer’s room at Scares That Care. For more information stalk the Facebook page.


Welcome to the Show anthology, edited by Matt Hayward, coming from Crystal Lake Publishing, includes my short story Open Mic Night. Available from press online as of August 3rd, and they will also have a table at Scares That Care. For more information check out the publisher’s Facebook page.


The next update will include all the details for the upcoming Scares That Care convention weekend, and of course, the recently finished vampire novel.

 

Now Available – Gracie

Once upon a time there was a nail, and an entire room of men crossed their legs in unison. Later, another chapter came along and made yet another room uncomfortable. These two stories about Gracie—originally published in Fresh Blood and Mia Moja respectively—were put together for a limited edition flip book for STC 2015. Now, Gracie’s back, and you can finally get them in ebook!

LEFT FOR DEAD: When Susan’s 8-year-old daughter is brutally attacked, she becomes consumed by her need for revenge but mere punishment is not enough… 

FALL FROM GRACE: Grace has spent seven years adjusting to the tragedies of her youth, and now teeters on the edge of the abyss and smiles at the monsters inside…

Note: there is a trigger/parental warning on this one. 

* * Grab it for only $2.99 * *

Now on Audiobook

The first one is finally done and ready, with several more right on its heels… that’s right, you can now enjoy Buried Memories on audio. Prefer audio? Here you go! Haven’t read it yet because you don’t have time? Happy commute! Know someone who loves audiobooks and a good dark story? Buried Memories…

Hypnotized to quit smoking after his dad is diagnosed with lung cancer, Ben Danski begins to dream about a childhood he doesn’t remember. The dreams become more frequent. Vivid. Frightening.

Further hypnosis reveals events he doesn’t want to believe, but as Ben decides to ignore them, his past finds him. Details trigger more than Ben bargains for, as both distant and recent memories are unblocked, and change his life forever…

Now brought to you through the audio talents of Jason Jewett. Buried Memories, currently available on Payhip (for only $6.00 choose that one!), Amazon, Audible, and coming soon to other audio retailers. Happy listening!!

NaNoWriMo 2016

nanowrimoDid you know Six Days was actually started, and the first 50k completed, during NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month for those unfamiliar with the acronym)? It was. And it’s that time of year again…

6days16-cover300I would like to wish all the participants the greatest of luck. Write everyday. Don’t panic. Don’t edit. Just write. Editing can come later, in December. For now, just write. A little before work, a little on lunch, a little after dinner, a lot on a day off, whatever you can squeeze in… because every little step it a step closer to your goal. And new reading material for me, so get to it!!

And while I am not officially participating in a tracking, overt manner, I’d still like to celebrate 2016’s NaNoWriMo… so for the month of November, I give you the ebook for SIX DAYS at a 75% discount when purchased through payhip (<— use that link). Simply enter the coupon code: NANOWRIMO16 when checking out.

Those of you doing NaNoWriMo, you can read it in December… right now you’ve got writing to do. Get to it, and again, good luck!

(and yes, that’s a new cover… there’s more new things coming as well — audiobook coming soon!)

Inventory Blow Out

So I’ve been rearranging bookshelves, going through convention stock boxes, and I realize I need to make room for the next year (which, excitingly enough, already has four releases planned). I need room! So I’m selling the stranglers, final copies, and extra originals—and you get a chance to grab that thing you don’t have. Best part? You don’t even have to leave your house to hunt me down at a convention, and you can still get your goodies personally signed.

Inventory with quantity and prices in parenthesis. I will update quantities as they go and mark items sold out when gone. Note: any currently in print paperbacks may be available for those looking for signed copies, just ask.

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  • Waiting Out Winter (SOLD OUT)  1st edition, original softcover from Thunderstorm Books, Elemental Series (#6), cover art by Nick Tripiciano
  • The Neighborhood (available 6 | only $5.00)  1st edition, original softcover from Thunderstorm Books, Elemental Series (#9), cover art by Vaggelis Ntousakis
  • Black Bubbles (SOLD OUT) 1st edition, original limited hardcover with full dust jacket, from Thunderstorm Books, as part of the White Lightning (#6) series, introduction by Tom Monteleone, cover art by Gak.
  • Six Days (available 2 | $80.00) 1st edition, original signed, numbered limited (260) hard cover from Thunderstorm Books with full dust cover, Maelstrom series #1. Signature page includes myself, James Moore (introduction) and Russell Dickerson (cover artist).
  • White Picket Prisons (SOLD OUT) 1st edition, signed limited (140) hardcover from Thunderstorm Books, Hard Rain (#5) series. Cover art by Alan Clark
  • White Picket Prisons (available 1 | $100.00) 1st edition, signed numbered limited (60) hardcover with full dust jacket from Thunderstorm Books, Black Voltage (#16) series. Cover & spine art by Alan Clark.
  • Live Specimens (SOLD OUT) Lettered limited (36) Thunderstorm Books hardcover with full dust jacket, Private Reserve (#8) series.
  • Waking the Dead  (SOLD OUT) 1st edition, signed numbered limited (85) hardcover with full dust jacket from Thunderstorm Books, Black Voltage (#29) series. Cover art by Vincent Chong. This is a collection of the novellas Buried Memories, Survivor’s Guilt, Grave Wax and Crossroads.
  • Deceiver (SOLD OUT) 1st edition, signed numbered limited (100) pocket-sized hardcover from Dark Fuse.
  • ALL remaining posters, reduced to $5.00 each Please see poster page for more details on individual posters. Note: posters will be shipped separate due to packaging.
    • Deceiver (available 10)
    • Buried Memories (available 11)
    • Crossroads (available 10)
    • Grave Wax  (available 9)
    • Survivor’s Guilt  (available 11)
    • The Neighborhood  (available 11)
    • Waiting Out Winter  (available 10)
  • and a bonus inventory item: Dark Faith (available 1) byline is Kelli Dunlap in this one. Also includes Brian Keene, Wrath James White, Nick Mamatas, Tom Piccirilli, Linda Addison and many more with 26 short stories and 5 poems.

Please use the form below to order direct from my dwindling stock. Postage paid by buyer and will be calculated per order.

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Travel Plans

—· Scares that Care ·—
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—· Killer Con ·—
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—· Merrimack Valley Halloween Book Festival ·—
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