Richmond Macabre II: More Nightmares …is out!

macabrehandThe book is out!  As of 12/12/12 Richmond Macabre II: More Nightmares is available on Amazon (eBook soon too) and we’re having a book launch gathering at Chop Suey Books Friday, December 28th, 6-7PM.  Buy local! There will be some snacks and weird sounds by our friend Sean Lovelace, as well as some of the authors on hand for signing your copy.  The Facebook event is here!

Eleven new and bizarre stories by authors: Charles Albert, David Alluisi, R.C. Allen, Jr., Michael Gray Baughan, Dale Brumfield, Meriah Crawford, Julie Geen, Dean Knight, Rebecca Snow, Sarah Vogelsong and yours truly.

I am pretty excited about my story called, “The Incident of the Park Giant”.  It’s a kind of a throwback to the Manly Wade Wellman style; combining tall tale, history and horror.  I hope people like it!

Also, the amazing cover is by RVA local kick ass artist James Callahan, AKA Barf Comics.  A great follow-up anthology, plus we might even have some original RMs on hand for purchase too!  Join us!

Writer’s Fest

This Saturday, December 1st,  I will be at the Appomattox Regional Governor’s School in Petersburg, Virginia for their annual Writer’s Fest.  I am very excited to be doing a workshop similar to the one I did with the Richmond Young Writers summer program. Here is a teaser of what will be happening:

That’s right!  Turning every one of them into Cthulhu heads!  Nah. This is a photo of my daughter that I use on the title slide of my workshop called “Look out!  Behind you!  Creepy places & creature creations”.   It should a great time, we’ll even be touring the old building, which before it became a school, was used as a morgue during the influenza outbreak in 1918!  Amazing material!

The whole day is packed with writer’s and poet’s, as well as some bonus fun with a book and bake sale.  Open to the public and runs from 10AM – 7PM!

Upcoming…

Writer’s Fest

I’ll be doing a workshop with some  high school students as part of their annual Writer’s Event.  Saturday, December 1st at the Appomattox Regional Governor’s School in Petersburg.

Body of Evidence

An upcoming book art project with artist Chuck Scalin, Tom DeHaven and other authors.  Event will be Wednesday, December 5th at the Visual Arts Center in Richmond.

Plus Richmond Macabre II should be coming out soon!

More on  these as they develop!

James River Writers Conference

I don’t know how or why, but they managed to ask me to be a panelist for this year’s James River Writers Conference.  I am going to do it!  I have been a panelist before, with the Route One South Music Conference many moons ago, plus my job gives me the occasion to present at a few Library related gigs.

Conferences are a strange and fun breed; everyone running around with cheap swag and name tags either hobnobbing with folks they know or networking with the ones they don’t.  Sometimes they network up sadly, other times great relationships develop.  I’m just going to go and do my thing, so yeah, I like cheap free swag.  Sure, I’m no Tom Robbins, but who cares.  There are all levels of writing and authorship in the world, and I am happy to represent the underdogs.  I kind of had that approach to the Music Conference when I was on the same panel as some major newspaper personalities.  I was more of the counterculture vulture spinning my venom with the best of them.  Held my own too!  Anyway, should be interesting!

October 20-21st.

Richmond Young Writers

I will be a guest at the Richmond Young Writers Summer Session 2012.  It certainly will be a lot of fun getting the kids to create stories in this class on Zombies and Aliens vs. Werewolves and Vampires with Julie Geen.  I will be addressing setting, atmosphere and creating your creature.   I’m really looking forward to this.  If you have kids 11-13 that are interested, register!  June 27th, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Richmond Macabre : Nightmares from the River City

 Richmond Macabre:
Nightmares From the River City

Cover by Noah Scalin


6 x9 inches, 300 pgs.

Publisher’s Suggested Retail Price:
$19.95 – paperback
$8.95 – electronic

Published by Iron Cauldron Books, 2011.
(Distributed by Ingram and Baker & Taylor.)

ISBN 978-0-9838914-0-6

Stories By:

Charles Albert – Michael Gray Baughan – Beth Brown – Dale Brumfield – Phil Budahn – Meriah L. Crawford – James Ebersole – Phil Ford – Daniel P. Gibbs – Andrew Goethals – Eric Hill – Melissa Scott Sinclair – Rebecca Snow – Dawn Terrizzi – Amber Timmerman.

Edited By Beth Brown and Phil Ford.
Introduction by Harry Kollatz, Jr.
Cover by Noah Scalin / Another Limited Rebellion.

Fifteen tales of ghosts, vampires, zombies, and unnamable terrors that dare you to peer into the shadows of the River City, but you must first be certain you are prepared to glimpse the horrors that lie within.