December 2010 Newsletter

Issue #4 (December 2010)

The Epitaph

Journal of the New England Horror Writers (NEHW)

The NEHW Board of Directors:

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


From Nathan Wrann:
Wrann will be screening his film, Burning Inside, at the Somerville Theater on
Wednesday, Jan. 5. The film is part of the theater’s monthly
screening series, All Things Horror Presents. Burning Inside is an
exploration of the intertwined nature of revenge and memory. The
Somerville Theater is located at 55 Davis Square in Somerville, MA.
For more information about the theater, check out the venue’s
Burning Inside is the second feature from Wrann and his
production company, Dalton Gang Productions. The production company
was founded in 2006 by Wrann and his wife, Kimberly Dalton.
They started the production company because they were dissatisfied
with the caliber of modern independent horror movies and cult
thrillers. They set out to create the kind of underground movies
they would like to see. They want those movies to be literate and
thought provoking in plot, brutal and unrelenting in tension.
Burning Inside is the first film distributed by Channel Midnight
Releasing (,
the new distribution label from respected cult filmmaker James
Felix McKenney (Canniballistic!, Hypothermia) and producers Lisa
Wisely (Automatons, Satan Hates You) and Chase Tyler of The Work
Room Productions. The trailer is available at
Wrann is an independent filmmaker out of West Haven,
Connecticut. He shot the film entirely in Connecticut. For more
information about Wrann and his production company, check out the
There will be a Q & A with director/producer Nathan Wrann
after the showing. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased either at
the door or online at
Doors open at 7:30 pm. For more information call (617) 869-3690 or
Daniel G. Keohane (Solomon’s Grave), Morven Westfield
(Darksome Thirst, The Old Power Returns), and Tracy Carbone (The
Man of Mystery Hill) will be taking part in a reading, signing and
panel discussion on using local settings in their works of horror
for the West Boylston Arts Foundation in Massachusetts, which is
celebrating Edgar Allan Poe’s birthday on Wednesday, January 19, at
6:30 p.m. at the West Boylston’s Beaman Memorial Library. All are
welcome and attendance is free. Learn more about the WBAF at For
directions, visit

From Scott Goudsward: Shadows Over New England is
now available for the Kindle. He also has three stories, “Surf N’
Turf,” “Eatin’ Ain’t Cheatin,’” and “Blankie” in Daily Bites of
Flesh 2011: 365 Days of Horrifying Flash Fiction. From Bill
Gauthier: Gauthier’s novella, Shadowed will be published by
Delirium Books (
in March 2011. It will be a 150-copy signed/numbered limited
edition mini-hardcover. Preorders for it begin on January 4.
More info can be found at the publisher’s website or at Gauthier’s

From Tracy Carbone:

Carbone’s horror story, “The Attic” will appear
in the 13th issue of Necrotic Tissue in January 2011.

From Robert Heske:

Heske wants to report that along with Eric Roberts (The
Expendables, The Dark Knight), he has received letters of intent
from Ellen Muth (Dead Like Me), James Keane (Crazy Hearts),
Juli Erickson (Carried Away), Sarah Nicklin (Nun of That) and
Chris DiVecchio (Wolf Moon) to appear in his micro-budget indie
horror film, Unrest. The film was inspired by two of his favorite
indie horror films, Eden Lake, a 2008 indie cult tale from the
United Kingdom and Stir of Echoes, the supernatural murder mystery
starring Kevin Bacon. It will be shot in California this summer.
Bob is currently scouting locations and talking to candidates to
direct his movie. He is also looking for investors and other
interested parties who might be interested in being involved
with the movie. Any interested people can contact him at

From John Grover:

Grover is happy to report his recent appearances
in the Dark Things II anthology by Pill Hill Press for his story “A
Strange Turn of Events”, The Monster Party anthology by Living Dead
Press featuring his story “Pest Control” and the Zombiality
anthology by the Library of the Living Dead Press featuring his
story “Just the Three of Them at the End of the World.” He is
planning to do a book signing in the New Year for Zombiality along
with some of the other authors who have contributed to the
anthology. More details will follow soon. All of the previous
titles are available at or through the publisher’s
sites. In January, there will be an interview with Grover on Naked
Snake Press’ website. The company has recently rejoined the
publishing scene and will re-release his collection, A Beckoning of
Shadows, a 52,000 word book with 16 stories both in paperback and
ebook. You can check out other interviews with genre authors on
their site:
His website was just updated with more publishing news, added
links, and some online magazines with links to some of his recently
published dark fantasy stories. Visit his site at

From Stacey Longo:

Longo’s short story “Down the Pike” will appear
in Issue 11 of Shroud magazine, due out soon! She also has
two short stories, “Trojan Horse” and “Turnabout”, appearing in
Daily Bites of Flesh 2011: 365 Days of Horrifying Flash Fiction,
available now from Pill Hill Press (
Longo’s short story “Wedding Day Blues” has been accepted in
Nightfall Publications’ From Shadows and Nightmares, due out in
early 2011. From D. G. Sutter: Sutter has been given the
opportunity to edit the anthology Alienology: Tales From The
Void for Library of the Living Dead Press’ Horror imprint. From
Jeffrey C. Pettengill: Pettengill has a piece of zombie flash
fiction “Breakfast in Bed” in the anthology Daily Bites of Flesh
2011: 365 Days of Horrifying Flash Fiction from Pill Hill Press.

From Jason J. Marchi:

Marchi had his book of poems, Ode on a
Martian Urn, published by Upstart Fahrenheit Books, an imprint of
Omicron World Entertainment. His book contains 28 poems written
over a 20-year period within three distinct genres: fantasy and
science fiction, horror, and mainstream. The book is illustrated by
Noel Belton, a native of Ireland, who now lives in Connecticut. To
learn more about the book or to purchase a signed copy, check out
the publisher’s website,

From Scotty Stets:

Stets (a.k.a. Lawson Welles) is embarking on a
three-week research trip to Japan right after the Christmas holiday
to complete his research on Japanese vampire legends and folklore
for his Master’s thesis at Penn State University. While in Japan,
he will be interviewing Japanese World War II veterans for his
documentary film on the subject. He will be recording new music for
a soundtrack to his movie as well. From K. Allen Wood: Wood, the
editor and publisher, wanted everyone to know that the third issue
of Shock Totem will be available on Jan 1. This issue is the
biggest yet and is nearly 50% bigger than the first two. It
features previously unpublished stories from the likes of John
Skipp, Tim Leider, S. Clayton Rhodes, Steven Pirie, and eight
others, plus one poem. There are also conversations with D. Harlan
Wilson and Count Lyle, of the band Ghoultown. There is also
nonfiction from Mercedes M. Yardley, and much more.


From Jason Harris:

Harris was offered the position of full-time reporter at a Connecticut newspaper
before his first trial week was finished. He happily accepted the


Belinda Frisch (NY)

Catherine Grant-Magro (CT)

Melissa Plumley (NH)

Ronald Diberto (MA)

Editor’s Note:

Two items: 1. I want to apologize to Scott
Goudsward for overlooking his news about his book being
available in an ebook for the October newsletter. His piece
of news is in this newsletter.

2. Members: if you
have any information about releases, signings, appearances, etc. in
between newsletters, feel free to send them any time. I will be
able to put up the information on the NEHW blog at
and then in the following newsletter. 3. When
sending in information, please include the publisher, the
publisher’s website, the release date (if there is one), etc. This
will allow for it to go up on the blog.

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

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

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