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October Signing Events

‘Tis the season… for creepy crawlies, ghouls and ghosts, and things that go bump in the night. During the months of October and November I will be signing, selling and/or speaking at several one-day events.


Rosie’s Bookapalooza
Community Arts Center of Cambria County
Johnstown, PA
Saturday, October 5, 2019
9 am – 3 pm

This is the first annual Rosie’s Bookapalooza—a book festival for the literary lovers of all demographics! Named for, and in honor of, the former book store owner who was the executive director of the Community Arts Center for over 33 years. A day of authors, vendors, and more! Come see me there…


Merrimack Valley Halloween Book Festival
Haverhill (Library), MA
Saturday, October 12, 2019
10 am – 4.30 pm

More than 50 authors and artists, signing and selling their work, and conducting free panel discussions on various book, publishing, and spooky Halloween topics. Costumes encouraged.

I will be on the Supernatural Thrills panel (from 10.30 am – 11.20 am): What makes a great supernatural thriller? Which great thrillers are also stealth horror novels? How do we strike the right balance in such a tale? The authors address these questions, and recommend some of their favorites in the genre. Click here for more info!


Horror Writers’ Panel
2nd & Charles
Harrisburg, PA
Saturday, October 26, 2019
2 pm – 5 pm

Gather ’round ghouls and goblins, as a skeleton crew of local horror authors haunt the Harrisburg Mall.

Joining me with be Robert Swartwood, Brian Keene, Robert Ford, Mary SanGiovanni, Stephen Kozeniewski, Wes Southard and John Boden with a selection of spooky books available for signing, and a FREE limited edition short story collection created specifically for this event. For more information, go here.


Read & Scream
Chester County Library
Exton, PA
Saturday, November 2, 2019
10 am – 3 pm

The first annual Read and Scream at the Chester County Library will feature a handful of local authors, including myself, Bob Ford, Ken Cain, Somer Canon, Todd Keisling, Wes Southard and John Boden. We will be signing and selling, reading, and have a mid-day panel. Come celebrate your Halloween candy hangovers with us… for more info, go here.


I will have a selection of books with me for each of these, including the new release PASSAGES, and the banned chapbook. As always, if you are looking for something in particular, hit me up on social media or email to inquire. Often, even if I’m not planning to bring a particular book along, I have one available to bring for you.

Hug-a-Horror-Writer… GIVEAWAY

 

It’s Hug-a-Horror-Writer Month!! Or at least that’s what I’ve been calling it… The Halloween season is a beautiful time for those who love all things dark and dreary, whether it’s a gore-fest of bloody exploding puppies, a quieter deeper creepier bent that crawls inside you and keeps you up at night, or a way to win a FREE BOOK just for giving a horror writer a hug!

tl;dr — Leave a review for a chance to WIN a FREE BOOK

The details: first, the book you can win. No one has the same TBR pile or even gets their fix in the same format, I get that. So the winner will get to choose not only WHICH book they would like to win among my titles, but which format they want (ebook, paperback, even audiobook in some cases). And all you have to do is share your thoughts on something you’ve already read!

So, how to enter to win? Easy! Leave a review and share it…

  1. Go to Amazon (this link will get you to all my books)
  2. Choose a book to review
  3. Give it some stars and a couple (or a lot) of words
  4. Share the book’s page on Facebook or Twitter (on the right side of the page you’ll see these icons  
  5. Include “i just reviewed” in your sharing post
  6. Tag me in the post (@kelliowenauthor on facebook, @kelli_owen on twitter) or otherwise let me know you’ve done this (via tweet, fb, email, however)
  7. Your name goes in the hat once for each review

While you can (and should) continue to review beyond the drawing because it’s nice and authors really do appreciate it, I do have to set a date to award a winner… how about Monday, Nov 13? That gives you three week(end)s to formulate your thoughts and set them free in the world.

Go. Review. Win.

And thank you in advance for the hugs… H a p p y   H a l l o w e e n ! ! 

Horror Movies | Buttercup of Doom ep 59

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This week I discuss horror movies: the good, the bad, and the Blair Witch. From classics to modern to slashers and more, what I love, what I find meh, and those deemed horrible enough to use the word hate. Make popcorn, have an opinion, and join me for a long episode full of scary movies and memories!

Available FREE on: Project iRadioiTunesStitcherAndroidTune-In • Google Play Music • Overcast

Sponsors:  Subculture Corsets & Clothing (and twitter)| AntiFilms presents The Wolf and the Baby (and their Facebook page) | Project iRadio’s Patreon | Kelli’s Patreon page

Suggestions/Requests: a lot of you — thanks guys! (to suggest/request use the form or post on FB)

Mentions/Shoutouts and Linky-Links: Max Booth’s articleAngry Alien & the 30 Second Bunnies • Blair Witch camping tripMike Lombardo

And as promised, our list of top 10 horror movies:
1. Halloween
2. The Thing
3. Evil Dead
4. Texas Chainsaw Massacre
5. Alien
6. Dawn of the Dead
7. Zombieland
8. The Others
9. Frankenstein
10. Young Frankenstein

 

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Coming up: #costumes #decor #paranormal #ghosthunting #halloween …and your suggestions

This Week’s Rating: PG13 (language) buttercup ratings system info here

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Appearances

— · Rosie's Bookapalooza · —
October 5, 2019
Johnstown, PA

— · Merrimack Valley · —
Halloween Book Festival
October 12, 2019
Haverhill, MA

— · 2nd and Charles · —
Horror Writers' Panel
October 26, 2019
Harrisburg, PA

— · Read and Scream · —
Chester County Library
November 2, 2019
Exton, PA

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