NEHW newsletter Halloween edition

Issue #2 (Halloween 2010)

The Epitaph

Journal of the New England Horror Writers (NEHW)

Dan Keohane – Co-Chair

Tracy L. Carbone – Co-Chair

Tim Deal – Director of Publications

Morven Westfield – Webmaster

T.J. May – Director of Events

Jason Harris – Director of Publicity

Tracy L. Carbone – Director of Social Events


NEHW member Bob Heske will be appearing with other authors at an AUTHOR’S NIGHT at the Playa Del Carmen restaurant in Sturbridge, MA. The event, which is a benefit for the Opacum Land Trust (, will be held on Thursday, November 11 from

5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Heske will be joined by several other authors, and the event features works by NEHW members Tracy Carbone and Michael Presutti.

Tracy L. Carbone will be signing her middle grade paranormal The Man of Mystery Hill at the following locations in the month of November:

Thursday, November 11, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Playa Del Carmen, Sturbridge, MA
Authors’ benefit for Opacum Land Trust featuring several NEHW members. Saturday, November 13, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Borders Books, Mansfield, MA.

Saturday, November 20, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Borders Books, Kingston, MA.

Saturday, November 27, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Barnes and Noble in Framingham, MA.

Please visit her website,, for more details.


From Tim Deal:

Shroud magazine is hosting a con, AnthoCon, next year. It will run November 11 through 13, 2011. This convention will showcase the creative brilliance of authors and artists within imaginative genres including, but not limited to, horror, mystery, noir, fantasy, science fiction, historical, steampunk, and bizzaro. It will also showcase the convergence of art and literature within these genres in graphic novels, comics, and games.

For more information about the convention and how it came about, check out the website

From Laura Cooney and L.L. Soares:

Cooney and Soares have a new story collection, In Sickness, out now from Skullvines Press ( The collection is available in trade paperback and as an ebook. You can find it on,, and wherever fine books are sold.

From Kurt Newton and L.L. Soares:

Newton and Soares’ new novella, Breaking Eggs, will be released soon from Sideshow Press ( The signature sheets have been signed by both authors.

From Bob Heske:

Heske was a guest on two podcasts:

“Discussions with Decapitated Dan” which can be heard at or downloaded at iTunes at .

Bob was invited to be a phone-in guest on the inaugural episode of “Jeremiah Greer Live” (formerly “Shadows in the Dark” on Tenacity Radio). You can check out the episode titled “JGL Celebration” and dated 10.10.10 at

From Daniel G. Keohane:

Keohane’s short story, “Last Halloween,” will be appearing this fall in Shroud Magazine’s upcoming Halloween issue (issue #10). Click on the link to order the issue.

From Paul Tremblay:

Tremblay had his short story collection, In the Mean Time, published by Chizine Publications ( on Oct 15.

From Raven Starr:

Starr had two horror shorts released in October. “The Record Shop” was released on October 13 and “The Drum” on October 20. Both shorts were published by Wicked Nights (

Starr also had Vampire’s Embrace released on September 1 by Damnation Books ( Vampire’s Embrace is also available in print through

She also hosts a blogtalk radio show at

For more information about Starr, visit her website

From Trisha Wooldridge:

Trisha Wooldridge of A Novel Friend Writing & Editing ( hosts the ninth episode of the Broad Pod featuring Rae Lorie (, Gail Z. Martin (, Roxanne Bland, and NEHW staff member Morven Westfield ( Each participant gives their take on vampire mythos and the adventures or misadventures of their intriguing, undead icons. This October episode and the earlier archives are available at

From Stacey Longo:

Longo has a short story, Good Night, Francine, in the Malicious Deviance anthology coming out in November from the Library of Horror Press. The Library of Horror Press is a sister imprint of the Library of the Living Dead Press (

From Kevin Lewis:

Lewis is excited to report that his short story “Get Me Out Of Here!” will be appearing in the anthology, Groanology 2: Monsters, Madness, and Mayhem. The anthology will be published by the Library of the Living Dead Press (

From Stefan Petrucha:

Petrucha’s new novel Blood Prophecy was released on October 26 in mass paperback and as an ebook. It is available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. He made a video, which can be found at, promoting his novel.

For more information about Petrucha, check out his website

From Kristi Petersen Schoonover:

Schoonover has had a busy Halloween season. Her newly-released Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole: Tales from Haunted Disney World which is a collection of ghost stories set in Disney theme parks. The collection has sold nearly 500 copies since it was released on September 30 which was a couple weeks earlier the original release date of October 23.

Her collection was selected as Scary Story of the Week by Paranormal, Eh?, a Canadian Paranormal Culture Group, which also interviewed her. She also discussed her book on The Invisible World with Frank Todara, a paranormal internet radio show. The episode (#33) is available at

Her short stories: “Burning Origami” is available at 5923 Quarterly, “Camouflage” is available in Creepy Things; and “Jingle Shells” is now out in Full of Crow Fiction Quarterly.

Recently, Schoonover spent the day at Bristol Community College in Massachusetts, where she discussed her story “Doors” in depth with a Literature and Composition class. She also spoke to the Psychology Department’s Life & Death class about the nature of ghost stories.

For more information on Schoonover, check out her website


Bill Gauthier (MA)

Crystal Bouffard (RI)

Lisa Jacob (RI)

Sean Thompson (MA)

Stacey Longo (CT)

Bob Bois (MA)

Raven Starr (CT)

John McIlveen (MA)

Kyle Sheldon (MA)

Editor’s Note:

Dear members, if you have information about releases, signings, appearances, etc. in between newsletters, feel free to send them. I will be able to put up the information on the NEHW blog at

– Jason Harris, Editor, the Epitaph: Journal of NEHW

– Stacey Longo, Assistant Editor, the Epitaph: Journal of NEHW

NEHW members’ appearances this Saturday

NEHW member Tracy L. Carbone will be signing her middle grade paranormal suspense story The Man of Mystery Hill at the Barnes and Noble in Manchester, New Hampshire at 4 p.m this Saturday. It’s part of the bookstore’s”Spooky Night.”

NEHW member Kristi Petersen Schoonover will be reading and signing copies of Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole this Saturday at the Lumberyard Pub in West Redding, Connecticut from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. as part of the pub’s “Lady Gaga Halloween Bash.”

Petrucha’s new book released Tuesday

Author Stephan Petrucha’s new novel Blood Prophecy is released on Tuesday in mass paperback and as an ebook. It is available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Petrucha made a video, which can be found at, promoting his novel. Journalist Karen Dionne talked with the author about this video in her article at

For more information about Petrucha, check out his website

Shroud staff appearances

NEHW members Tim Deal, Danny Evarts, Robert Davies and Timothy Remp will be at the Goodwin Library on Wednesday, October 27 at 6 p.m. for the event Shroud Publishing: An Evening of Terrifying and Tantalizing Tales!  

The library hosts the publishers of Shroud, a horror fiction magazine based in Milton, New Hampshire. Some of the authors who have contributed to the magazine will be reading from their work.

Author Davies will be reading from his novella, Hiram Grange and the Digital Eucharist. Author Remp will share a tale from Shroud magazine. Deal, Managing Editor of the magazine, will answer questions about Shroud and how a person can submit work to the magazine. Evarts, Art Director of the magazine, will discuss the imagery that has come to define the literary works of the magazine.

For more information about the event check the library’s website at The library is located at 422 Main Street, Farmington, New Hampshire. The phone number is (603) 755-2944.

  The Shroud group will also be at the River Run Bookstore on Thursday, October 28 at 7 p.m.

The bookstore is located at 20 Congress Street, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. For more information call the bookstore at (603) 431-2100 or check out its website

NEHW members in Shroud

NEHW co-chair Daniel G. Keohane has a story, Last Halloween in the Halloween issue (Issue #10) of Shroud magazine (
NEHW member Danny Evarts, Shroud’s Art Director, did several original wood and linoleum cuts for spot illustrations. He also edited and designed the issue.

Neverland trailer wins Award

The trailer for NEHW member Douglas Clegg’s novel Neverland has won a Platinum Award in the Trailer Category of the EMPIxx Awards (

The EMPIxx Awards honors excellence in the production of five categories of Moving Pixels. Those categories are TV commercials, TV programs, Corporate Videos, Internet Moving Pixels, and Independent Films &Videos. The competition was created by David E. Carter.

The video was produced by Circle of Seven Productions ( for Perseus Books ( The video’s script was written by Sheila English and was created by Editor Jacob Henderson.

Neverland is a novel about the tale of children who find something evil in the woods during their family vacation.

For more information about Clegg, check out his website

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NEHW member’s weekend appearances

NEHW member Tracy L. Carbone will be signing her middle grade paranormal suspense story The Man of Mystery Hill at the Barnes and Noble in Salem, New Hampshire from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m on Saturday, October 23.

NEHW member Kristi Petersen Schoonover will be reading and signing copies of Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole on Sunday, October 24 at the Bank Street Coffee House in New Milford, Connecticut.

Raven Starr news

NEHW member Raven Starr has a horror short, The Drum being released today by Wicked Nights ( Wicked Nights is a publisher of erotic, romantic and horror stories along with novels.

Her previous horror short, The Record Shop, was released on October 13 by the same publisher. According to the publisher’s website, they “love anything that takes [the reader] out of [their] world and into a fantasy like no other. No matter if they are to scare our readers or to bring their greatest fantasy to life.”

Wicked Nights is having a sale right now. Buy one, get $.99 off. If you buy one of the $.99 shorts, you will be getting a free book. All you have to do is use code: wickedoct.

Starr also had Vampire’s Embrace, an ebook published through Damnation Books ( on September 1. It is available in print through Amazon.

She also hosts a blogtalk radio show at
Check out her website

A picture from Rock and Shock.

Thanks to Tracy Carbone for sending in this picture.

Top row left to right: Dan Keohane, Jack Haringa, TJ May, Bob Booth, Trisha Wooldridge-bottom row: Tracy L. Carbone, Matt Betchtel, Scott Goudsward.

If anyone else has pictures send them to I apologize to anyone who was at Rock and Shock that I met and forgot to mention. If you were there, leave a comment.