HorrorHound Indy Grows Up!

I’VE BEEN GOING TO HORRORHOUND in Indianapolis for many years now, and have seen it in three different locations. In 2019, the convention took the leap from a “hotel” con to the Indianapolis Convention Center. It was a good change which turned it into the biggest Indy HorrorHound ever, though I can’t say I didn’t miss the old comfortable carpeted digs of the old Marriott out by the airport. It was weird to see the…

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Flashback 2019: Another Con Reunion

I LOOK FORWARD to Flashback Weekend: Chicago Horror Convention every year. Not so much because of the guests of honor (who are always great — this year included Robert Englund, Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi) but because of the chance to hang out for a couple days with friends and fans that I only see a once or twice a year. While the Nightmare on Elm Street, Candyman and Evil Dead reunions are going on…

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Converging on Capricon!

THIS WEEKEND, I’ll be hanging out with some of my best friends at Capricon 39, a science fiction / fantasy / horror convention in Wheeling, IL. Hoping to see lots of genre fans at my reading tomorrow night, as well as at the panels and autographing session I have coming up over the next four days. We’ll be talking about everything from “The Art of Violence in Horror” to the “Twisted Mind of Guillermo Del…

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Flashback Weekend 2018: A Preview Launch of The House By The Cemetery

I LOOK FORWARD to Flashback Weekend: Chicago Horror Con every year. It’s one of my favorite parts of summer, and this year, Flashback Weekend 2018 was extra special, because it also served as the “Sneak Peek” local launch of my upcoming 10th novel, The House By The Cemetery. My publisher, Flame Tree Press, was able to print a batch of advance reader copies of the book so that we could stage a bit of a…

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Signing for HOUSE announced at Book Expo in NYC

Book Expo America

ON MAY 31st, I will be signing preview copies of The House By The Cemetery at the Javits Center in New York City as part of the annual Book Expo America (BEA) conference! Signing at Book Expo America is one of those bucket list kind of things for me… I’ve wanted to go to BEA ever since my first novel, Covenant, came out in paperback ten years ago. BEA is the biggest book convention in…

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A Horror Reunion – HorrorHound 2017

I HAVE GROWN to really love HorrorHound Weekend in Indianapolis as much as I love my own hometown Flashback Weekend Convention. I started going to HorrorHound a few years ago because my last publisher, Samhain Publishing, was a major sponsor and so they had a large space at the front of one of the exhibit halls… and six to eight of their authors hung out at the table all weekend signing books.  But when Samhain…

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Wizard World Chicago Comic Con 2017

I HAD A GREAT time at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con this weekend! These conventions always seem to fly by; one minute it’s Thursday and it looks like tons of time ahead… and then all of a sudden it’s 4 p.m. Sunday and you’re packing up to go home. This year, once again author wrangler and moderator extraordinaire Genese  Davis pulled me in to do panels on fiction writing and help with managing the author…

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Flashback Weekend 2017 = Suspiria and Better Off Dead!

FLASHBACK WEEKEND is one of my favorite events of the year, but this year’s edition for me can be summed up in five words:  Suspiria and Better Off Dead! These are two of my favorite films, and this year, Synapse Films gave a preview of their 4K restoration of Suspiria next door to the hotel at the former Muvico theater. And it was gorgeous! Don May gave a brief talk about the trials of restoring…

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Horrorhound 2016 = Meeting Chainsaw, Dave and Lynn Lowry!

I’VE BEEN TO HorrorHound Weekend in Indianapolis for the past few years as a guest of my publisher Samhain Publishing, signing autographs all weekend at their “author table.” But, this year, since Samhain is closing down their horror line at the end of the year, they didn’t end up sponsoring a table. So, there was not going to be any “author-fest” this time around. Nevertheless, since I’ve enjoyed the convention a lot, despite Samhain’s absence,…

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Guesting at Chicago’s ComicCon

ENJOYED A PRETTY AMAZING weekend at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con the past few days. It was the first time I’ve ever gone to Comic Con, and I owe a huge thanks to Mort Castle and author track moderator Genese Davis for reeling me in to the programming… which also led to being part of a revolving author table in the Exhibit Hall. Genese set up all of the author panels, and asked Brian Pinkerton…

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