The Epitaph, Issue 26 (November 2012)

Issue #26 (Nov. 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
K. Allen Wood – Director of Publications
Scott Goudsward – Director of Events
David Price – Board Member
Tim Deal (alternate)
T.J. May (alternate)

Want to Give Back to the NEHW?

The NEHW has been asked by the Barnes & Noble in Manchester, CT to man its gift wrapping table. There will be a jar set-up for donations, which will go to our organization. We will be there on Dec. 9, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The table sits three people comfortably. There will be shifts. After gift wrapping ends, we can go out to eat at a local restaurant.

Email Jason Harris at if you like to help gift wrap.

Important Information:

If you haven’t received payment yet for Shroud’s Anthocon anthology, please read your contract, you are required to send them an invoice.


From Stacey Longo Harris:

Would you like to get your books, artwork, etc. into our new bookstore, Books and Boos? Please contact her at to find out about the store’s consignment agreements.

From Robert Heske:

He is happy to report that he has completed principal photography on his micro-budget film Blessid, which is a psychological thriller that tip-toes on the edge of horror.

The film shot in and around Massachusetts in Holliston, Salem, Andover, Haverhill, Shrewsbury, Webster, Holden and Spencer.

Like the film on Facebook at

Follow it on Twitter at

And check out the teaser and film updates at the website at

You can also see the film listed on IMDB at

From Erin Thorne:

She released a new book in November, Behind the Wheel, featuring stories in the horror and fantasy genres. Following is the synopsis from the back cover, as well as links to the paperback’s Amazon page, her Author’s Page on Amazon, and her Facebook Author’s Page.

Behind The Wheel Synopsis: A family discovers who’s really in charge when they buy a car that drives itself … The characters from a well known fairy tale live on after their story is over … A docile species of farm animal transforms into a pack of ruthless creatures, bent on the destruction of humankind … A werewolf stalks a young girl’s backyard … Tiny pets, rescued from certain destruction, are not what they seem… Enter a land of fantasy, and learn more about the hidden side of the world you take for granted.

From Deb Eskie:

Peep Show: Volume 2 featuring Eskie’s “For the Love of Death” is now available for purchase from Amazon and here:

From Kristi Petersen Schoonover:

Kristi’s novel Bad Apple was published by Vagabondage Press at the end of September (you can pretty much get it everywhere, but the link to the publisher’s page for it is here: ) She will be doing a reading and signing up at Books & Boos (Jason & Stacey’s new bookstore) in Colchester, CT, on Saturday, Dec. 8 at Noon. More information on that here:

Her short story, “Under the Kudzu,” was published in Wicked East Press’ Behind Locked Doors anthology in March:

Her short story, “The Thing Inside,” was published in Western Legends Press’ Unnatural Tales of the Jackalope anthology in July: (It’s also available on Kindle).

Her ghost story, “May You Grow Old and Bitter,” was published in the LIMN Literary & Arts Journal in October:

Her story “Right Where Mother Left It” was included in Italian filmmaker Toni Verita’s Talkinghead Project, resulting in the short film “Right Where Mother” in November. You can view that here:

She has written a couple of articles for the Dark Discussions Show site: Our Fetish for Zuni: Why we’ll never escape “that doll” Opening Chernobyl Diaries: the truth is scarier than the film She has discussed the nature of creativity on Creativity Coach Nancy Norbeck’s website: has been honored to read a story for Tales to Terrify.

Scary Scribes, her radio show on Canada’s Paranormal, Eh? Network, will broadcast its 11th episode in December. Featured on the show this year: Scott Thomas, Kevin Lucia, the writers of Unnatural Tales of the Jackalope, Rob Watts, Daniel Pearlman, T.J. May, John Grover, John Palisano, and Stacey Longo. Episode 8, which was a special reading from a haunted cemetery, captured an EVP—an unexplained voice not heard during the recording, but on playback. You can listen to any of the Scary Scribes episodes here:

Kristi has also been making the rounds on several podcasts, among them Dark Discussions (discussing The Chernobyl Diaries), The Invisible World, Dave’s Disney View, Sci-Fi Saturday Night (The Wheel of Fish episode), Your Caregiving Journey, and, of course, Paranormal, Eh?. You can listen to any of the 2012 interviews (and any from past years) here:

Finally, her husband, Nathan, was featured on Bio Channel’s My Ghost Story Episode 48 in the segment, “Bury the Patchett,” which aired November 9. You can watch the 10-minute segment from the show here: http://youtube/r42N9cbQoLQ

From John Grover:

John is happy to report his story, “Bog King,” was published in the Four
Horsemen’s anthology Anthology Year One. He’s very excited to be in such
great company and to commemorate his attendance at such a great new con.

In other news John’s working on a new novella, Oblivion 6, that
should be out in the new year. Here’s the blurb from the back cover: Six strangers. One suicide mission. And everything in the balance. A powerful cult intent on cleansing and renewing our world has unleashed an ancient evil. Time is running short, leaders of the earth have no weapon mighty enough to defend their lands, no plan to avoid the inevitable catastrophe.

Enter Oblivion 6, a team of psychics brought together by a secret government
agency to stop the annihilation of mankind. It¹s a race against time in this fast-paced, action-packed sci-fi novella, pitting an unlikely gang of heroes against god-like foes from another reality. The streets are their battleground, the stakes are apocalyptic and the fate of our world is in their hands.

Also John’s popular collection Creatures and Crypts is now in paperback. If
you have wanted a paper version instead of an e-book now is your chance to
grab it here:

Also if you’re a zombie fan, John has two zombie titles available. His first
novel co-written with R Thomas Riley, If God Doesn’t Show, is garnering some
great reviews. Check it out here: or his
solo novella Frozen Stiff:

To keep up with new releases and other news visit his website or join his fan page:

From Dan Foley:

Foley’s short story collection, The Whisper’s of Crows, is, or soon will be, available from Also available at Amazon.

From Eric Dimbleby:

Dimbleby has released his third novel, The Klinik, on December 1st. His new novel is a scathing story of the American healthcare system–comedic and gruesome, and not for the faint of heart. For more information, visit

He recently won the Best Speculative Fiction award from the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance for his debut novel, Please Don’t Go.

From Trisha J. Wooldridge:

Spencer Hill Press will be hosting an APROMcalypse to celebrate the release of their YA horror novel, Touch of Death by Kelly Hashway (edited by NEHW’s Trisha Wooldridge) at this year’s Arisia (, a science fiction, fantasy, and horror convention in Boston, MA, January 13-16. The APROMcalypse zombie prom will feature a bite station where attendees can get zombie make-up, and then professional Prom photos in all the zombie finery. Find out more at

From Craig D.B. Patton:

Patton announces the publication of Lifted Veils: Three Tales of The Extraordinary. The limited edition mini-collection contains three stories featuring moments when the boundary between the explicable and the fantastic vanishes. Moments that invokes awe or terror and sometimes both. Moments that change people forever. Lifted Veils will soon be available at Books & Boos in Colchester, CT and online at

Craig would also like to announce that you can now follow him on Twitter at @craigdbpatton.

From The Dome:

Horror Fiction as a Möbius Strip – Crabapples By Rob Watts


Bad Apple by Kristi Petersen Schoonover

Sci Fi Saturday Night welcomes NEHW members for reviewing of their books and interviews.

From Dale T. Phillips:

His story, “Change of Attitude,” will appear in the November/December issue of Over My Dead Body:

The anthology, Nightfalls, with apocalyptic tales of the last night on earth, is scheduled for release the first week of December, and has his story, “Our Lady” in it. All proceeds go to a children’s charity:

Dale has been named one of “50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading” on The Authors Show:

Dale’s third Zack Taylor mystery novel, A Shadow on the Wall, is scheduled for release in December, from Rosstrum Publishing.

Having taken writing courses from Stephen King at the University of Maine, Dale will be attending King’s upcoming talk at the Tsongas Arena, Dec.7th.

From Morven Westfield:

Westfield recently brought her podcast back from the dead with interviews from this year’s Necon. Consistent with the theme of her podcast series, Morven conducted short interviews with established writers at Necon, asking about their vampire fiction. The series begans with Jeff Strand, followed by Heather Graham, and just a few days ago, Necon frequenter F. Paul Wilson. Listen to her podcasts directly at or download them from iTunes.

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

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