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Strawberries and Screams: Pix of NEHW at South Windsor’s Strawberry Fest!

19 Jun

Skeletons and New England Horror Writers had a screamin’ good time at the South Windsor (CT) Strawberry Festival on June 16. Here’s pix. Like these? Even more located here, at Robert J. Duperre’s blog:…and here, by Jason Harris at the New England Horror Writers blog:

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Pix: Skeletons & the NEHW at East Coast Craft Fair

5 Jun

Skeletons and the The New England Horror Writers were at the East Coast Craft Fair in New Haven, Connecticut, last month. Here are the pix!

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SPRING HAS SPRUNG: Skeletons and the NEHW at the Stratford Spring Showcase of Crafts

1 May

The New England Horror Writers sprung into spring at the Stratford Spring Showcase of Crafts in Stratford, Connecticutearly last month, and Skeletons was there. The event was held on Easter weekend, so the crowds were light, but we still had a great time. Here are a few photos. Enjoy!

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Hangin’ in Hanover: Skeletons and the New England Horror Writers at the Hanover Spring Craft Fair

4 Apr

The New England Horror Writers had a table at the Hanover Spring Craft Fair to benefit the First Congregational Church’s Food Pantry in Hanover, MA, this past Saturday. We had a great time (and I sold some Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole Tote Bags–sweet.)! Enjoy!

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I’ll be at the 39th Heritage Craft Fair in Framingham, MA March 24!

2 Mar

I’ll be at the New England Horror Writers Table at the 39th Heritage Craft Fair at the Joseph P. Keefe Technical School at 750 Winter Street in Framingham, MA on Saturday, March 24. I’ll have copies of Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole—Tales from Haunted Disney World, In Poe’s Shadow, Love Notes, and Wake the Witch on hand. The event runs from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. If you’re up that way, come on by and say hello!

For complete details, visit the fair’s website at

Craziness, cosplay and creativity at Queen City Kamikaze Con!

21 Feb

Talk about talent! Alyssa Trinidad of Manchester, NH, left, agreed to let me have my photo taken with her at the Kamikaze Anime and Video Game Convention. Her zombie make-up is amazing…it’s no surprise her dream is to become a professional effects artist. As well she should.

Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole and The New England Horror Writers had a blast up at the Queen City Kamikaze Anime and Video Game Convention at Manchester Memorial High School Saturday, February 18, in Manchester, NH. While none of us participated in cosplay, there was certainly plenty of it around (and lots of teenagers hopped up on sugar). We had a great time, and I think most of us agreed: man, we wish we’d had something like this in high school. 

If you’d like to see a slideshow, photos, and video clips of both the New England Horror Writers’ panels–Women in Horror and Trends in Horror: From Apocalypse to Zombies, you can check it all out on the Kristi Petersen Schoonover website here:

Get horrified, play old Atari at the Queen City Kamikaze Anime & Video Game Convention this weekend!

17 Feb

Nathan and I will be at the New England Horror Writers table at the Queen City Kamikaze Anime & Gaming Convention this Saturday, Feb. 18, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Manchester Memorial High School in Manchester, New Hampshire.

There are lots of interesting activities slated throughout the day; according to an interview with the presenters I heard recently on the Sci-Fi Saturday Night podcast, there will be television screens playing movies (rumor is the NEHW table will have horror movies running all day nearby), gaming consoles available for play (there’s going to be an attempt at beating Jimmy Fallon’s 9 consoles in under a minute record –although someone named Ryan Sullivan logged in at 13:,2817,2399510,00.asp), music, and other interactive areas.

New England Horror Writers will also be presenting two panels: “Women in Horror,” which will start at 4 p.m. and be moderated by writer Stacey Longo. Panelists will be me and writers Tracy Carbone and Alyn Day. At 4:50 p.m., Jason Harris will moderate “From the Apocalypse to Zombies: Where’s Horror Heading?” Panelists will be writers K. Allen Wood, Rob Watts, Stacey Longo, and occult specialist Nathan Schoonover.

I’m looking forward to seeing some of my NEHW peeps again—there’s always a bit of a break once Anthocon, in November, ends, usually until late winter or early spring. This is going to be a great weekend, so please join us!

For everything you need to know about Kamikaze Con, visit here:

As a bonus, Sci-Fi Saturday Night podcast talks with the convention’s organizers on TalkCast 120. Give it a listen by clicking the link here:


7 Feb

I’ll be at the Queen City Kamikaze Convention inManchester, New Hampshire, Saturday, February 18, with the New England Horror Writers.

Queen City Kamikaze is a one-day mash-up for fans of comics, anime, video games, music, and more; they are expanding each year. The day includes table-top gaming, live music, video games and video game tournaments, and more (including, of course, vendors). Admission is $10 for the day.

The convention will be held at Manchester Memorial High School, 1 Crusader Way, Manchester, New Hampshire from 10 a.m. to 5 pm. A list of guests, events, and other information is at the Queen City Kamikaze website,


23 Jan

Paul Cardullo, of Knightdale, North Carolina, was the winner of Toys for Tots ~ Horror Style 2011! To enter, contestants donated to Toys for Tots and took photos of themselves doing it–the prize, selected by random drawing, was a horror library donated by several authors. Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole—Tales from Haunted Disney World was part of that library, and here’s Paul, on his porch, showing us that hey…those hitchhiking ghosts might have something following them home. Thanks for sending this in, Paul!

To see other readers who’ve sent in their pix, visit here:


22 Jan

It’s hard to believe a whole year has passed since Paranormal, Eh? made its debut. What’s really odd is I remember the debut episode—I listened to Episodes 1 and 2, in fact, from my apartment inProvincetownat the Norman Mailer Writer’s Colony. It’s hard to believe it’s been a whole year, and I’m honored Terry asked me to be on the show with the gang from Our Haunted Lives and some special guests like Occult Specialist Nathan Schoonover, and we talk about the Amityville Horror, hauntings, and more! Plus, hear what’s been up on clips from his best shows and what’s coming up for 2012 on this special show!

You can listen to the anniversary show right on Paranormal, Eh? Radio here:

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