The Epitaph Issue 7

Issue #7 (March 2011)
The Epitaph
Journal of the New England Horror Writers (NEHW)
The NEHW Board of Directors:
Dan Keohane – Co-Chair
Tracy L. Carbone – Co-Chair/Director of Social Events
Tim Deal – Director of Publications
Morven Westfield – Webmaster
T.J. May – Treasurer/Director of Events
Jason Harris – Director of Publicity
Stacey Longo – Secretary
Danny Evarts – Member at Large

From K. Allen Wood:
Wood’s story, “Goddamn Electric” was accepted for Apex Publications’ upcoming anthology The Zombie Feed, Vol. 1.

From Deb Eskie:
Eskie has a short story, “For the Love of Death” appearing in the anthology, Sinistererotica being published by Pill Hill Press (
Deadman’s Tome has a March edition out, with two stories by Eskie in it. Download it at or purchase it at
She also has had short stories in online magazines such as Fringe, Dead Man’s Tome, and the 47th edition of Blood Moon Rising.
From: Richard Alan Scott
Scott’s United Kingdom release from Ghostwriter Publications, the Penny Dreadful chapbook The Keening Man, which also includes the science fiction tale, “Tuesday Night’s Pick,” is now available for download at Amazon Digital:

From Sandy DeLuca:

DeLuca’s art work can be viewed on the cover of Mad Hattery, published by Elektrik Milk Bath Press. She also has 50 color plates of her work on the inside of the book. It is available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

From Kristi Petersen Schoonover:
Schoonover’s personal essay “The Things That Come Back to You” was chosen as a feature for Half Light Magazine’s debut issue, which is now online at The essay is about search for her father’s “lost” manuscript on Robert Frost. The piece can be read here:
Her flash fiction piece “Sandstories,” which is set on a beach in Newport, Rhode Island, was selected as a winner in the Newport Life Magazine ( Inaugural Writing Contest. Winners were published in the March/April 2011 issue. She attended the launch party on Thursday, March 3, at Busker’s on Thames Street in Newport.
“Sandstories” is a little over 500 words. It can be read on the Newport Life website here: or subscribe here:
Schoonover, writer of Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole: Tales from Haunted Disney World, was a guest on Lynda D. Brown’s Author Chat on Blog Talk Radio on Saturday, March 26.
From Dan Keohane:
The Italian online magazine/blog Horror Street has an interview with Keohane, conducted by editor Allesandro Mazetti. It’s in both Italian and English. Check the English interview out at
From Andrea Perron:
Perron is proud to announce she had four bookings in one afternoon, two speaking engagements and an interview.
“House of Darkness House of Light Volume One was released on March 11 and so far has been very well received, to my family’s delight. It is the true story of a haunting, which occurs to this day in an old farmhouse in Harrisville, R.I. As the eldest daughter of Roger and Carolyn Perron, I have lived this saga and have also watched the way in which our entire family of seven has been transformed over the course of a decade dwelling in such a spiritual setting. It is the unabridged chronicling of supernatural episodes we endured between 1970 and 1980. Though we waited thirty years to reveal these closely-guarded secrets, ultimately there was no escaping these events.
Paranormal Investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren researched and concluded that what resides within those ancient walls cannot or will not be dispelled. The current residents would certainly attest to their conclusion as fact. This story is multi-faceted. It explores the many elements of the numerous and varied encounters, which occurred at the time our family was confronted by the spirits in our home. It draws only one conclusion: there is something there beyond mortal existence.
Many people have speculated about this significant and compelling story over the years, knowing only fragments of it; often based on rumor and innuendo. It reveals what really happened. To this day none of us know why … us.”
Please visit her YouTube channel for further information:
She welcomes interaction with anyone interested in discussing these remarkable events. No question is too provocative, though there are no definitive answers in this realm. Her email is
From Scott Goudsward:
Goudsward has had two stories accepted by Pill Hill Press, “All I want is a Cadillac” will be in 2012 Daily Frights and “Swamp Gas” will be appearing in How the West was Wicked.
From Joy Marchand:
Marchand has resumed writing and blogging after a long absence, and has a series of essays called “Murder Ballads” on her blog that may be of interest to those who like gloomy, creepy, and disturbing songs.
From Scotty Stets:
Stets (a.k.a. Lawson Welles) recently returned from a research trip in Japan to complete his research on Japanese vampire legends and folklore for his Master’s thesis at Penn State University. In view of the depth of data gleaned from the adventure, he is considering publication. The bulk of his research centered around the Iwate prefecture of Japan, and in lieu of recent tragic events, which he just barely missed himself, the question of how this will affect the nation’s folklore and legends will be put under the proverbial microscope in his book.
He also interviewed Japanese World War II veterans (including a Kamikaze pilot) for his documentary film on the subject, and recorded new music for a soundtrack to his movie as well. His first film, Cricket Snapper, a neo-noir BDSM crime drama based on the true story of the Quincy dominatrix will be premiering in Boston in late-April or May.
Andrea Perron (RI and GA)
Tony Tremblay (NH)
Editor’s Note: When sending in information to the newsletter please write a new subject line. I have noticed that items have been deleted or haven’t gotten in the newsletter when the subject line hasn’t been changed and members are just replying to the email sent out for news.
– Jason Harris, Editor, the Epitaph: Journal of NEHW
– Stacey Longo, Assistant Editor, the Epitaph: Journal of NEHW
New England Horror Writers (NEHW)

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