The Epitaph, Issue 17 (February 2012)

Issue #17 (February 2012)

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


The 39th Heritage Craft Fair, Framingham, MA

The NEHW will have a table at the 39th Heritage Craft Fair at the Keefe Technical School in Framingham, MA on Sat., March 24. Space is limited at the table so contact Jason Harris at to participate. Participation will be $15.

Spring Craft Fair

The NEHW will have a table at the Spring Craft Fair at Riley Hall, 17 Silver St., Hanover, MA. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 31. Participation will be $10.

Stratford Spring Showcase of Crafts

The NEHW will have a table at the Stratford Spring Showcase of Crafts in Stratford, CT., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 7. Participation will be $15.

Rhode Island Comic Con

The NEHW will be at the Rhode Island Comic Con on November 3 and 4. The cost will be $25 per member to participate. Contact Jason at to be at the table.


Attention Members:

Please take the time to check the NEHW website to see if your website is listed. If it isn’t, please send me an email with your website information so it can be listed on the website. It should be your main site. Please send an email to with “website” in the subject line.


From Catherine Grant:

Central Connecticut Writers is a support and critique group for novelists and short story writers located in the Central Connecticut area. Our goal is to cultivate open, constructive criticism and a sense of community among our members. We have meetings on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month for critique, support, advice and education. Please email Grant, the organizer, at for details.

From L.L. Soares:

Soares’s grisly new story, “Sawbones,” appears in the anthology, Zippered Flesh: Tales of Body Enhancements Gone Bad!, edited by Weldon Burge. The book also includes stories by John Shirley and Graham Masterton. It is now available at Amazon.

From Jason Harris:

Harris’ article about Anthocon was in the February issue of the Horror Writers’ Association’s newsletter.

From Craig D.B. Patton:

Patton is pleased to announce that his flash fiction stories, “Mary” and “Things in the Attic,” have been accepted for publication in Daily Frights 2013 from Pill Hill Press.

From Dale T. Phillips:

Phillips has just published a new short story collection, Jumble Sale, which is a set of 20 previously-published tales from different genres. Here is the link,, to stories of odd happenings, of criminals, of ordinary people with issues, and of strange worlds. He states these stories will give you a shiver of frisson, a chuckle, or a chance to think about the world in a new way. Come take a sip from the dark myth pool of the human psyche, and taste a strange wine.

From Karen Dent:

Dent’s latest fiction, “A Case to Die For,” (paranormal/noir) will be released April 2012 in Damnation and Dames, which will be published by Ticonderoga Publishing ( Dent fell in love with the characters from the short story so much that she’s writing her first novel for them, A Case to KILL For.

Dent’s website,, is almost complete.

From Jenna Moquin:

Moquin, who resides in Massachusetts, recently released her novel, Deluded Blood, a vampire story that takes place in Boston and centers around the friendship between a vampire and an aging priest. There is a battle going on between vampires and humans, one that grows so epic that only one vampire survives. That vampire is left with a decision to either remain the last one, or continue the race by turning more humans into vampires. Here is the link to purchase the novel,, which is priced at $12.99.

From G. Elmer Munson:

Munson’s first novel, Stripped, will be published by Post Mortem Press this spring.  More details including dates, cover, etc. will be posted on his website and Facebook page as he gets the information.

From Stefan Petrucha:

Petrucha is thrilled with the book trailer Penguin has produced for his upcoming book, Ripper, which will be released on March 1. Here is the link to the trailer,

His short story, “The Loft,” was just accepted into Pendragon Press’s Nasty Snips II anthology, a follow-up to the original Nasty Snips published back in 1999.  The newest anthology should be published this coming October.

From Kate Laity:

Laity’s story, “Bill is Dead,” will appear in Pulp Metal Magazine ( in March and “It’s a Curse” will appear in Drunk on the Moon: A Roman Dalton Anthology, edited by Paul D. Brazill and will be published by Dark Valentine Press ( in print and e-book versions.

Laity will be doing a Writer Wednesday feature on her blog and NEHW members are welcomed to be featured. Jan Kozlowski and her new novel, Die You Bastard, Die, will be featured on Feb. 29.

From Jonathan Banchick:

Greetings to all! I just wanted to introduce myself to the members of this group. My name is Jonathan Banchick. I am a freelance illustrator (and wanna-be horror/sci-fi writer) living and working in the Boston area. I’m currently shifting gears and trying to build my portfolio with more illustrations for short stories and novels so if anyone in the group is in need of a great-looking front cover or spot illustration please feel free to contact me about it.

Please take a look at my web pages for examples of my work. I have recently done a couple of new pieces based on some of my own writing (more on that in the future hopefully) and please “Like” my Facebook Fan Page!



Thanks for the membership in this group and I look forward to hearing from anyone in need of a cool illustration.

From John Grover:

Grover is happy to announce his first fantasy book, Song of the Ancestors Book I: Web of the Spider Queen, is now available on Amazon Kindle. It combines elements of horror and sword and sorcery. He weaves a tale full of action, adventure and suspense as a long vanquished evil returns to enslave a once beautiful world and all of its inhabitants. It’s a classic story of good and against evil featuring evil armines, magic, ruined castles, and an evil Queen. Get tangled in her web today! This title is a kindle exclusive and free for Amazon Prime members. Purchase link:

He has also just started a blog for his new online series called “Aftermath.” It’s a post-apocalyptic tale about a group of survivors following a series of great natural catastrophes that wipes out society and most of the Earth’s inhabitants. Join the story as these survivors make their way in a new broken landscape and discover that some of them now possess wondrous powers that ups the ante in their fight for survival. Three chapters have been posted so far. Check it up and click follow to keep up with the adventure.

From Tracy L. Carbone:

Carbone is proud to announce her updated Amazon Author Page, which sports her six recently released horror stories on Kindle: “One Minute,” “The Attic,” “Stoneman,” “Pretty Pig Let Me In,” “Scent of Lilacs,” and “The Folks.” She is adding new stories every week so please keep checking back.

She also sold two short stories this month, “The Girl Who Drowned” will appear in Evil Jester Digest 1, which will be released at the World Horror Conference in March and “Zombie Ex,” which will appear in Pill Hill Press’ Daily Frights 2013: 365 Days of Frightening Flash Fiction.

From Brian Belanger (Illustrator X):

DAPT’D, a new e-publishing company launched at the beginning of the year, is actively seeking new authors. Please visit for more  information or contact them at


Jonathan Banchick (MA)
Bob Stearns (MA)
Steven Belanger (RI)
Heather Kirsten Aubuchont (NH)
Rick Silva (MA)

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

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