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!
Beth and I are teaming up once again for a second volume of the awesome Richmond Macabre Series! The call for submissions has gone out and the picks have been made. Plus we have Richmond artist, James Callahan, Barf Comics doing the cover. Sketches are looking good! Stay tuned!
Richmond Macabre : Nightmares from the River City was chosen as the June book for the Richmond chapter of the Mystery Lovers Book Club. Contributors Rebecca Snow, Meriah Crawford, Dale Brumfield and myself will be joining the round table discussion of our stories as well as a Q&A about writing in general. June 12th, the location to be announced.
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.
Published by Iron Cauldron Books, 2011.
(Distributed by Ingram and Baker & Taylor.)
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.