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SKELETONS IN THE SWIMMIN’ HOLE AVAILABLE FOR NOOK

14 Oct

Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole—Tales from Haunted Disney World is now available for Nook! You can get it here: http://bit.ly/SkeletonsNook

PICS AND VIDS OF THE “WHY GHOSTS LOVE ME” FUNDRAISER!

11 Oct

 

 

Thank you JENNIFER STRICKLER COLE for this great shot! Left to right, Jennifer, Stacey Longo Harris, Kristi Petersen Schoonover, and Jayne Mackel.

Why Ghosts Love Me at St. Peter’s Masonic Lodge #21 inNew Milford,Connecticut was a huge success!

Nathan Schoonover of A&E’s Extreme Paranormal, Travel Channel’s Paranormal Challenge and The Ghostman & Demon Hunter Show was on hand for spooky stories and Halloween fun. The presentation included ghostly stories and paranormal evidence with guest speakers Nicole Hall and Angel Ortiz of Connecticut Soul Seekers, Terri J Garofalo of Entities-R-Us—ghost hunting comics—Donna Parish-Bischoff of Indy Paranormal and Frank Todaro of The Invisible World Radio. I was there signing copies of my book, Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole—Tales from Haunted Disney World, and was joined by fellow horror short fiction writer Stacey Longo, also of New England Horror Writers Association.

Proceeds from all sales and admission went toward the upkeep of the historical St. Peter’s Lodge.

If you’d like to see photos and video from this great event, head on over to the Kristi Petersen Schoonover website here: http://wp.me/pIXRs-12f

ROCK & SHOCK IS COMING…JOIN ME AND THE NEW ENGLAND HORROR WRITERS OCTOBER 14-16!

5 Oct

There’s probably not much that Robert Englund (best known for A Nightmare on Elm Street) and I have in common except for V in the 1980s (he was in it and I loved it)—and that we’ll both be at the same event in October: ROCK AND SHOCK, from October 14-16 at the DCU Center & the Palladium in Worcester, Mass.

Rock and Shock is a fan convention and features celebrities, movies, vendors, and Q&A panels as well as musical concerts. This year’s celebrity guest list is extensive and includes Ace Frehley and Lance Henriksen.

I’ll be at the New England Horror Writers table along with other members including Stacey Longo Harris, Scott Goudsward (Shadows Over New England, Shadows Over Florida), David North-Martino, Larissa Glasser, T.J. May, Tracy Carbone (The Man of Mystery Hill), John McIlveen, and others, (I don’t have a list of who’s going yet, but when I know, I’ll update you), so be sure to stop by!

For complete list of guests, schedules, and just about everything you could possibly want to know, check it out here: http://www.rockandshock.com/

 

GROOVIN’ ON GHOST STORIES, GUILT AND MORE IN APEX REVIEW’S INTERVIEW

22 May

Apex Reviews posted its interview with me as its April 11 edition of Above the Fold.

You can read the full interview—and watch Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole’s book trailer if you haven’t seen it already—by visiting here: http://www.apexreviews.net/Above_The_Fold_-_4_11_11.html

SKELETONS SOLD AT PTOWN’S EAST END MARKETPLACE

3 Mar

The East End Marketplace in Provincetown! Their hot soups and great coffee make it a nice place to hang out on a winter afternoon!

I’m pleased to announce that Provincetown’s East End Marketplace is carrying copies of Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole: Tales from Haunted Disney World.

The East End Marketplace is located at 212 Bradford Street (at the corner of Howland Street) and is open year-round. It features a grocery and a selection of local wines, and their specialty is homemade food, such as Apple Crisp (to die for), meat loaf, macaroni and cheese and pot pie. Their terrific deli offers breakfast sandwiches, subs, and soups made to order.

In addition, it’s a local hang out. There are tables to eat at, and it’s not unusual to see people stopping in just to chat.

If you’re up in Provincetown, be sure to stop in and say hello!

I love this picture of Gary!

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM SKELETONS…THE REAL “DOING BLUE”?

22 Dec

For those of you who haven’t read it, the first story in Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole, “Doing Blue”, takes place on Christmas Eve and opens at a costume party thrown by a guy who’s convinced he’s Jesus.

Shortly after reading the book, my friend Kristina Hals Strobel dropped me a note on Facebook.

“I had the oddest ‘Doing Blue’ moment last night. Yes it had Jesus in it, it had costumes, it had a pilgrimage. It was 1 a.m. and the Goth Ball had just let out. There we were, standing on the sidewalk, with Jesus who was expounding on faith with a flask hidden in his Bible. My husband, in cassock and collar, was bowing to him, Goth girls behind him listening and giggling. He was very convinced he spoke the truth and that all should be listening to him. But, there was a nonbeliever who was stealing his thunder. Speaking of science, blood and the universe, and the realization that chaos is organized. We left for home, the rest left for Denny’s.”

I thought she was dreaming and wrote, “…your dream sounds kinda creepy.”

She responded, “Dude, that wasn’t a dream! That actually happened on Friday night!” and posted the following picture:

Is “Doing Blue” not fiction after all?

From our house to yours, Merry Christmas, and may all your dreams come true!

 

BLESS THEIR HEARTS MOM DOES A SKELETONS GIVEAWAY!

8 Dec

Nicole Henke of Bless Their Hearts Mom, who wrote great stuff about Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole (and has added more since) is offering her readers a chance at one of two free copies! It ends this Friday, December 10, so hurry if you want to take a shot at it or know someone who does!

You can enter the giveaway here:

http://blesstheirheartsmom.blogspot.com/2010/12/giveaway-skeletons-in-swimmin-hole-by.html

BARGAIN DIVAS SAY SKELETONS ‘CHILLS SOUL’-AND OFFER FREE COPIES!

2 Dec

Bargain Divas Jacki Brunson and Becky Schiffman write Skeletons is “filled with strange and spooky weirdness [that will] chill your soul and make you want more. It’s easy to read and flows effortlessly from kooky to spooky!”

And just in time for Christmas, you can WIN a copy of Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole over at the Bargain Divas site! Don’t miss this one – it’s the perfect gift for under the tree! To enter the giveaway and read the review, click here: http://www.bargaindivas.com/2010/11/giveaway-win-skeletons-in-swimmin-hole.html

Hurry! Giveaway ends December 6!

SKELETONS IN THE SWIMMIN’ HOLE WENT GAGA…

22 Nov

These gals had awesome costumes! Got them posing with the book...

…for Halloween at The Lumberyard Pub in Redding, Connecticut. We had a signing going on while people in costumes had their faces painted and partied the night away. It was totally fun! Here’s pix from our night (wish I’d gotten more)…

The Lumberyard's co-owner Sandy Pope, center, with the bartenders

One of The Lumberyard's bartenders, Gaga'd up...

I thought the cobwebs on this light were kinda interesting...

The Skeletons in the Swimmin' Hole signing table.

Outside display. I LOVE the purple lights and was glad I could capture the mood with my camera!

The Lumberyard has awesome food. I had chicken fingers and fries.

I LOVED these guys' outfits!

Of course, I had to have my picture taken with Tigger!

The whole reason I bought the Twister costume was for the bag. Yes, I'm a bag girl. I own no shoes, but a TON of bags!

Jen, the owners' daughter, was a lumberjack.

I thought the ax was a nice touch!

Chilean miners were actually pretty popular. Here's one with Tigger.

We got to enjoy a bonfire!

Here's me in my costume!

PIX: SKELETONS UNMASKED AT THE ANNEX!

21 Nov

Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole – Tales from Haunted Disney World‘s last signing of 2010 was held at Annex Comics and Cards on Broadway in Newport, RI. Here’s photos from the event! Enjoy!

There's so much fun stuff all over Wayne's place. It's a great big colorful piece of eye candy!

Zombies are huge at the Annex. Live in Newport and a Zombie Freak? Don't miss ZOMBIE FRIDAYS!!

The Skeletons signing table.

Wayne has so many things to look at in his shop! It's like going to a huge art gallery.

Artwork by the author of RED ANT #1, Christian White.

Me greeting an Annex regular.

Me signing.

Our spread...pretty good food.

Our spread...pretty good food.

Me and Melissa Martin Ellis of Millennial Concepts, who designed the awesome book cover.

Me and local filmmaker Romeo Ellorin.

Me and Annex fan Jennifer, who ran in and said, "I've so been waiting for this!"

Me and Annex fan Jason!

Melissa and Jason.

Me and Charlie and Amy Wilson, who have supported my career forever. It was awesome to see them!

The bonfire at Melissa and Mark's.

Me and long-time friend and poet Heather Sullivan.

At left, Elizabeth, author of the forthcoming CHOPIN IN THE ATTIC, me, and Wayne.

Me and Wayne at Melissa and Mark's bonfire.

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