The Epitaph, Issue #13 (October 2011)

Issue #13 (October 2011)

The Epitaph
Journal of the New England Horror Writers (NEHW)

The NEHW Board of Directors:

Tracy L. Carbone – Co-Chair
Stacey Longo – Co-Chair
Dan Keohane – Treasurer
Jason Harris – Director of Publicity/Webmaster
Tim Deal – Director of Publications
T.J. May – Co-Director of Events
Scott Goudsward – Co-Director of Events
Danny Evarts – Art Director

NEHW Events:

SouthCoast Toy and Comic Show, Nov. 6

The NEHW will have a table at the SouthCoast Toy and Comic Show on Sunday, Nov. 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Seaport Inn and Marina in Fairhaven, MA. For more information, check out the website, Authors Dave Goudsward, Kasey Shoemaker, Rob Watts, and Stacey Longo will be at the event. Authors Nathan Wrann and Kristi Petersen Schoonover will have books at the show. There is still time to participate. Email Jason Harris at if you wish to be at the NEHW table at the show.

Anthocon, Nov. 11 – 13

There will be a NEHW table at Anthocon the weekend of Nov. 11-13. Email Tracy Carbone at if you are interested in a spot at the table.
There will also be a book release party for Epitaphs, NEHW’s first anthology. There will be a special table for the anthology and most of the authors included in this collection will be at the convention throughout the weekend signing copies.
For more information about Anthocon and Epitaphs, click on the “Anthocon” and “Epitaphs” categories on the website,

NEHW Publicity Committee:
The Publicity Committee members are Stacey Longo, Kristi Petersen Schoonover, David Price, and Doug Rinaldi. If you are interested in joining the committee, please contact Jason Harris at


From David Price:

The Mystery Writers of America are now accepting submissions for an anthology tentatively titled What Lies Inside, edited by Brad Meltzer. This should be a story about something that is hidden, whether it is a real object hidden in a vault somewhere or a secret buried deep down in someone’s subconscience. Stories should be between 3,500 and 7,000 words. Deadline is February 1, 2012. Full guidelines can be found at:


From Stacey Longo:

The Library of Living Dead Press and its sister imprints, including the Library of Horror Press, have sadly announced a hold on all anthology publishing for a minimum of six months. Authors with stories waiting for publication with this press can visit the Twisted Library forum at for information regarding specific anthologies and story rights.


From Kristi Petersen Schoonover:

Schoonover’s short story, “Vanity,” which was inspired by Poe’s “The Oval Portrait” is now available in Dark Opus Press’ In Poe’s Shadow.

In this anthology each piece is inspired by one of Poe’s, and they’re grouped as such. If you’re a fan of “The Fall of the House of Usher,” there’s Sorrel Wood’s “De’Atherton House;” if you’re a fan of “The Masque of the Red Death” there’s S.S. Hampton, Sr.’s “The Mumbai Malaise;” if you’re a fan of “The Premature Burial,” there’s Dorian Dawes’ “Loving the Dead.”

You can order your copy of In Poe’s Shadow here:

Schoonover was recently interviewed by Dave’s Disney View, a podcast dedicated to all things Disney for Disney Park fans. She spent the time talking about the real ghost stories behind the tableaux in the Haunted Mansion attraction. You can listen to the episode right from the Dave’s Disney View website here:

For those of you who missed it, Kristi has a mini-movie posted of the New England Horror Writers’ experience at Rock and Shock on her blog. You can watch that here:

From Eric Dimbleby:

Dimbleby’s debut novel, Please Don’t Go, was released in September. Details can be found at his website,

From Dave Goudsward:

Goudsward was interviewed for the October issue of Rue Morgue magazine, an issue dedicated to the Fly movies in their various incarnations. He discusses George Langelaan, author of the original short story, “The Fly” as well as The Fly at Fifty, Dave’s non-fiction book/anniversary retrospect on the classic David Hedison/Vincent Price version of the film.

He will also be attending the SouthCoast Toy and Comic Show in Fairhaven, MA. on Sunday, Nov. 6.

From Alyn Day:

Day has been accepted into the anthology, So Long And Thanks For All The Brains, due out mid-December.

From Rick Hautala:

Hautala has sold Star Road, a collaboration with Matt Costello, to Brendan Deneen at St. Martin’s/Thomas Dunne, for publication in 2013.

His novel, The Mountain King and Four Octobers, is now available as an e-book from Cemetery Dance Publications.

From Dale Phillips:

Phillips’ second novel, A Fall From Grace, is at the publisher and should be released in November. It’s a mystery.

From Timothy Flynn:

Flynn’s first pro sale of a poem, “My Mind Floats Above Me,” will be in Space and Time magazine (Issue 115) this Fall.

From Jesse Young:

Young is a new member and wanted people to know he is an illustrator. He is available for cover art and interiors. His portfolio is available online at
“I look forward to getting to know and working with you all,” Young said.

From Kevin Lewis:

Dead Christmas: A Zombie Anthology, which features Lewis’ short story, “Merry Christmas, Claire,” is now available in both print and on Amazon Kindle. It is published by Open Casket Press.

From John Grover:

Grover is pleased to announce the re-release of his collection Feminine Wiles to the Kindle and Nook. After years of only being available in paperback, his favorite collection of 16 wicked women is now available on any e-reader.
All new cover art and a great price make this a great deal and it has already garnered two new 5-star reviews.

Check it out here: l-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1319585261&sr=1-1

For the nook: 40011521782&itm=1&usri=feminine%2bwiles

Grover’s story, “Their Familiar,” is now available in the new anthology by Open
Casket Press, Creature Features, which is in trade paperback and
e-book at Amazon.

His story “Projecting Evil,” is in Library of Horror Press’ Horrorology also
available at Amazon.

Grover is also thrilled to have his story, “Windblown Shutter,” in the NEHW’s first anthology, Epitaphs and will be attending the signing at Anthocon where he hopes to meet many of his fellow writers.

Finally, if you would like to sample some of Grover’s writing, he has a free story available on Smashwords, “The Disembodied.” Stop by and check it out:

All of these titles can be easily found on John’s recently updated website: Where you will find two new book trailers on the news page, one for Terror in Small Doses, still only .99 cents on Kindle or Nook.

From Stacey Longo:

Longo was recently asked to speak to a group of high school students at the Arts at Capitol Theater magnet school in Willimantic, CT. She spoke about writing as a craft and an industry. Her notes about this presentation appeared on the NEHW blog on October 24, 2011.

From Lawson Welles:

Welles is currently putting the finishing touches on the controversial horror/political novel, Schreck – The Hunt for Hitler’s Vampire, about to go out to an undisclosed publisher (to be announced at a later date). It has been described as “Dracula meets the Odessa File.” His first film, Cricket Snapper, a neo-noir BDSM crime drama based on the true story of the Quincy dominatrix, premiered in Boston this past May, which received news coverage from the Quincy Patriot-Ledger.

He is also preparing his Penn State Master’s paper on Japanese Vampire legends for publication.

Jesse Young (CT)
Michael Dias (RI)
Christopher Pappas (MA)
Matt Sughrue (MA)
Kris Triana (MA)
Raynard Stevens (NH)
Suzanne Reynolds-Alpert (MA)
Matthew Martino (MA)
Ashleigh Homon (MA)
Jenna Moquin (MA)

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

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