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Scares That Care Weekend – VA 2021

SCARES THAT CARE
Charity Weekend VII (7)
July 30-August 1, 2021
Williamsburg, VA

It’s that time of year again! Not just a convention, but a gathering of family—the horror family. Friends, Fans, Authors, Celebrities, Vendors… everyone in this hotel, on this weekend, is a cohesive unit with one goal in mind: fighting real monsters.

Scares That Care Charity Weekend is one of my favorite events, but the weekend is just the gathering, the organization behind it is 24/7 all year long, and is truly amazing. Those real monsters I mentioned? Scares That Care (dot org) is a legit charity who doesn’t toss your donations into the slush pile to pay for postage and maintenance and administrative. It’s run 100% by volunteers, no paychecks. And the funds go to one of four families every year: a breast cancer warrior, a burn survivor, and not one but two kids with childhood diseases, affectionately labeled “Sid’s Kids,” named for the late, great Sid Haig.

This year, I’m delighted to be in the celebrity room next to other amazing authors, as well as a fantastic collection of horror actors, actresses, and personalities. I’ll be there all three days and will have books and goodies galore (including my newest release The Headless Boy and my normal trick-or-treat bags for the kids!)

Come see me. Bring books from home, get yourself something new from the table, and if you previously purchased The Headless Boy but don’t want to bring books from home—because you need that suitcase room for the weekend finds!—I even have bookplates.

After the convention-less year of dread and isolation that was Covid19’s 2020, this year’s STC promises to be a beautiful beacon of light and laughter amid the horrors so many of us have endured, and I hope to see you all there!

For more information on all of this:
STC the organization
STC the facebook page (lots of updates and info here!)
STC the weekend
and of course, there’s the nudge nudge toward next spring for those in the midwest, as I will also be at Scares That Care Weekend in Wisconsin 2022.

 

Note: in the vein of eBay auctions that tell you the merch is from a smoke-free home, all items on my table come from a vaccinated home. 

Celebrate Horror 2021

As part of the Celebrate Horror 2021, organized and hosted by Mother Horror of Night Worms, I was asked to read from Passages, book 2 of the Wilted Lily series…

Have a listen to mine here.

And don’t forget to check out all the other writers involved: Tim Lebbon, Jonathan Janz, Christine Morgan, Linda Addison, Max Booth III, Joe Jansdale, Josh Malerman, Bob Ford, Hailey Piper, Kristopher Triana, Chuck Wendig, Ramsey Campbell, Paul Tremblay, Gemma Amor, Chandler Morrison, and so many more!

Author Spotlight Friday

A lovely little interview I was absolutely delighted to give. Thanks to Annie’s Book Stop of Worchester for asking.

A snippet:

For readers unfamiliar with your work, how would you describe what you write?  

“What I write? Everything. I have done humans and creatures, from serial killers to vampires to science gone awry. Ranging from horrific thrillers to psychological horror, with an occasional bloodbath. And while I thought I didn’t quite fit any one area, a colleague decidedly labeled my work while we were on a panel at a horror convention and called it “trauma horror,” which is a nice way to sum it up how I tend to make the reader feel uneasy, rather than scared or sickened.”

See the whole interview over here. And yes, by all means, if you have follow up questions, post them below!

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