The Epitaph Issue #11 (August 2011)

Issue #11 (August 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
T.J. May – Treasurer/Director of Events
Jason Harris – Director of Publicity/Webmaster
Stacey Longo – Secretary
Danny Evarts – Member at Large

Opportunity for NEHW Members for Meet & Greet and Book Signings:

The NEHW has been approved for a booth at the Hebron Harvest Fair, to be held Sept. 8 through 11, in Hebron, Connecticut. This will be an opportunity for NEHW members to sell some of their books or illustrations and gain some publicity. Two of our members have a house in Hebron and are offering it up as a “home base” to store merchandise, relax away from the fair, and as sleeping quarters for some members (bed space is limited!) The cost to NEHW members is $25 per writer/artist to help cover the cost of the booth. If a person can’t be there, they can also have their books, etc. sold there for $10. This is a large state fair and attendance is expected to be over 250,000.

We will be contacting local media regarding the booth as two of our members, the May brothers, are originally from the area. The Hebron Bulletin and the Rivereast News Bulletin have already run preliminary articles about our presence at these events.
Don’t miss out on your chance to get your name out there! Interested members can contact Jason Harris at for more information.

NEHW Appearances and Signings:

From Andrea Perron:

Perron, author of House of Darkness House of Light, will be appearing in Atlanta on Saturday, August 13, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. for a book signing at the Hoot Owl Attic. She will also be delivering a lecture at The Inner Space, which is located in the same building on the second floor. This event promises an intriguing Q & A session and a spirited debate of the ethereal issues surrounding this compelling true story of a haunting which occurred more than forty years ago in Harrisville, Rhode Island. You are invited to join her:

The Inner Space / Hoot Owl Attic

Emerald Office Park
6800 Roswell Road Suite 1-A
Atlanta, Georgia 30328

Directions: From I-285 turn North onto Roswell Road.
Emerald Office Park is 2 and 1/2 miles on the left,
just past the intersection of Abernathy Road.


From Dan Keohane:

Keohane’s new novel, Margaret’s Ark, is now available everywhere. Visit for all the information.

From Erica Ferencik:

Ferencik’s new novel, Repeaters, comes out September 17. She would love to invite the members to the launch party at Wellesley Books. Here’s the invite!
From Craig D B Patton:

Patton is pleased to share the news that his story, “Aftershocks,” has been selected for inclusion in The Best of Wily Writers: Volume 2. “Aftershocks” was previously published on Wily Writers in May 2010. The book is scheduled for publication in late 2011.

From Roxanne Dent:

Dent’s short story, “Magnus the Magnificent,” was accepted into The Call of Lovecraft, an anthology for Evil Jester Press due out in November.

From Dave Goudsward:

Goudsward’ story “The Doom that Came to Al Capone” has been accepted for the Harrow Press anthology, Mortis Operandi, due out in 2012.

From Timothy Finn:

Finn’s story, “Misfortune,” will appear in Rymfire e-books’ State of Horror-Massachusetts collection. It’s his first sale in a long time.

From Stacey Longo:

Nightfall Publications’ anthology From Shadows and Nightmares featuring Longo’s short story “Wedding Day Blues” is now available for purchase on at the following link:

From Kevin Lewis:

Lewis’ short story, “The Floodlings,” will be appearing in the upcoming Open Casket Press anthology, Creature Feature: A Monster Anthology.

From Stefan Petrucha:

Petrucha is thrilled to announce galleys for his upcoming zombie detective novel, Dead Mann Walking, from Ace/Roc books are now available for review. Out this October, it will be the first in a series featuring the late Hessius Mann. Petrucha will be making himself available for interviews, guest blogs and book giveaways when the novel comes out.

If you would like a galley, net galley, or to arrange an interview/giveaway, please contact Brady McReynolds at or drop Petrucha an email and he will forward your info to Brady. Any questions, comments, email him at

From Dale Phillips:

Phillips’ short story, “Moose Tracks,” was published by An Electric Tragedy (

From Jeffrey Thomas:

Thomas’ novella, Beautiful Hell, will be published this month by Dark Regions Press ( It will appear in three states as a Deluxe Thirteen slip-cased leather-bound collector’s edition signed by both author and artist, and in trade paperback and e-book editions. It takes place in Hades at the time of a great war focusing on protagonist Frank Lyre — a damned man in love with a fierce demon warrior named Oni.

From T.J. May:

There is an interview with May at the website, Invest Comics (

From Scott Goudsward:

Goudsward had two stories accepted by Open Casket Press. His story, “Send in the …,” will be in the Creature Feature anthology and “Order Up” will be in the Zombie Buffet anthology.

His flash fiction piece, “Clack,” will appear in Pill Hill’s 2012 Daily Frights.

From Kristi Petersen Schoonover:

Literary Mayhem’s Peter D. Schwotzer has commissioned a short story from Schoonover for the January 2012 issue; you can read about that here:

Her piece “Denigrating David” was published in State of Imagination’s July 2011 issue. You can read that here:
Barbaric Yawp gave her collection, Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole—Tales from Haunted Disney World a great review; you can read more about that here:

Schoonover also appeared on Uber Radio on May 5 and on LA Talk Radio’s The Sheena Metal Experience on July 11. You can listen to either of those on her radio archives page on her website here:
From Andrea Perron:

Since returning from her book signing at Brown & Hopkins Country Store in Chepachet, R.I., Perron has produced a video from it and released on her YouTube channel.

The segment (#76) of Keith & Sandra Johnson’s monthly broadcast “Ghosts R NEAR” is still drawing much attention and comment in spite of the fact that it has run its course on television and is now only available on the web. There will be a second segment on October 11, an interview which promises to be equally exciting. Please come be a part of the studio audience. Contact the Johnsons for info or visit their website (

An article about the book will appear in the August edition of ORACLE 20-20 Magazine. Following up its release will be an event with the publisher, Sherry Henderson. She has graciously invited Perron to present a lecture, Q&A and book signing on Saturday, August 13th from 2:00 p.m. ~ 6:00 p.m. at The Inner Space/ Hoot Owl Attic.

Then Perron is off to Florida again for a series of events in the Orlando area, all of them private affairs except for a book signing at Here Be Dragons Bookshoppe, date and time TBA. All information will be available on her public facebook page House of Darkness House of Light and will be posted on her website. She will be in Florida between August 15 and the 22 where she will be speaking with The Orlando Book Club, The Florida Writer’s Association and several other groups.

Perron has written two articles for the website, Newsvine. Her articles have covered spirituality and fear of death. The article about spirituality has been transformed into a blogspot,

Bracken MacLeod (MA)
Kate Laity (NY)
Doug Rinaldi (MA)
Erica Ferencik (MA)

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

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