The G&D Show Welcomes The Walking Dead’s ‘Merle’

The G&D Show Welcomes The Walking Dead’s ‘Merle’

by Kristi Petersen Schoonover

Fans of The Walking Dead will get lucky on St. Paddy’s Day when The Ghostman and Demon Hunter Show, co-hosted by NEHW member Nathan Schoonover, will be interviewing Michael Rooker  (Merle Dixon) from the popular series. The show will air at 7 p.m. (ET) Sunday, March 17, and conclude just minutes before The Walking Dead’s Episode 314, “Prey,” premieres on AMC.

Rooker has had a long and extensive career in film and television peppered with credits such as Cliffhanger, The Bone Collector, The Dark Half, Jumper, Mallrats, and The 6th Day. Some may also know him as the title role in the controversial 1986 film Henry: Portrait of the Serial Killer or as “The Repo Man” in 2006’s Repo! The Genetic Opera.

In The Walking Dead, Rooker’s Merle, brother to Norman Reedus’ Daryl Dixon, had been left for dead at the end of Season 1, but made a surprising reappearance at the opening of Season 3. There’s been plenty of talking about it ever since, and fans of the show should find this interview—during which they can ask questions via the chat room—a great lead-in to the newest episode.

The Ghostman and Demon Hunter Show has been around since February 2007, and over the years has featured guests such as Elvira, Doug Jones (The Silver Surfer, Hellboy), Butch Patrick (Eddie Munster), Keith Johnson (Ghost Hunters) and many more. The show was also the subject of a two-night special on A&E, Extreme Paranormal, in 2009. Nathan Schoonover and his co-host, Shaun Burris, have appeared on many television shows including Paranormal Challenge and My Ghost Story.

To hear Rooker on Sunday night and ask questions via The G&D chat room tune in at 7 p.m. (ET) by clicking here.

For more information and to listen to the show’s most recent episodes, visit

Chat with a NEHW Co-chair

Author and New England Horror Writer Co-chair Stacey Longo will be on the Writer’s Chatroom ( on Sunday at 7 p.m. (EST). The chat will be moderated by NEHW member Lisa Haselton.

A lucky chatter can win a copy of Dark Things IV, which contains a story by Longo. You have to be present in the chatroom to win. To log into the chatroom, click here.

Longo will also be at Rock and Shock next weekend where she will be on the Women in Horror panel with Heather Langenkamp at 7 p.m. and on the Horrors in the Movies panel on Sunday at 12 p.m.

Joe Viglione’s Upcoming Schedule on Visual Radio


April 5   Rebecca Davis  – author of Alan Wilson of Canned Heat – biography. Alan Wilson’s sister may also call in. Richie Sarno, co-host

April 12   Gary DeCarlo – in studio – STEAM, Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye 1:30 or 2 p.m. for broadcast at 8 p.m.

April 19   State Rep. Paul Donato

April 26    Phil Greene of the band, Sparrow, engineer Beaver Brown, New Kids on Block

May 3      Skip Williamson, comic book artist


Filmmaker Robert Newton
Steve Hunter of Lou Reed/Alice Cooper
Musician Seitu

Joe Viglione’s show can be watched here, and the archives can be found here:

Author Will Start Promotional Tour Soon

Author Andrea Perron will be starting a promotional tour for her novel, House of Darkness House of Light. She will be departing Georgia on June 10 and will arrive in Rhode Island on June 12. Her entire itinerary will be posted on her website once all the details are finalized. Here are some of the places where she will be promoting her novel: Borders at the Providence Place Mall on Saturday, June 18 at 2 p.m.

She will be visiting all of her friends and former co-workers at the Harmony Hill School on Monday, June 13. She will be planning another get-together at Chester’s, her old haunt, which is in Harmony.

There will be a special event marking Perron’s homecoming at the Jesse M. Smith Memorial Library in Harrisville on Tuesday, June 14 at 6:30 p.m.

There is a signing tentatively schedule for Sunday, June 19 at Brown & Hopkins Country Store in Chepachet.

Perron will be taping an interview on Monday, June 13 for the Keith and Sanda Johnson program called, “Ghosts – R – N.E.A.R.” This program is seen all over the world.

NEHW Co-Chair Interviewed on the Liberty Conspiracy Podcast

Author Tracy Carbone, New England Horror Writers’ co-chair, was interviewed by P. Gardner Goldsmith on the Liberty Conspiracy podcast. She talks about NEHW, the anthology, Shroud Publishing, and her own writing and thoughts. Listen to her at

Author to Appear on ‘Blog Talk Radio’

New England Horror Writer member Kristi Petersen Schoonover, writer of Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole: Tales from Haunted Disney World, will be a guest on Lynda D. Brown’s Author Chat on Blog Talk Radio Saturday, March 26, at 6pm EST/5pm CT. You can listen to it here:

Author Appears on Internet Radio Show to Promote Short Story Collection

New England Horror Writer member
Kristi Petersen Schoonover, author of the short story collection Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole: Tales from Haunted Disney World, has just recorded two interviews with Paranormal, Eh? Radio out of Canada! Part 1 will air tonight, Tuesday, March 15, at 6 p.m.; Part 2 will air on Wednesday, March 16, at 6 p.m.

The Wednesday show will be followed by Rapid-Fire Fan Questions, the show’s newest feature.To listen to the episodes when they air, visit

Author to Promote Book on Internet Show

New England Horror Writer member Kristi Petersen Schoonover will be on The Ghostman and Demon show Sunday, 9:30 to 11:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) promoting her short story collection Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole: Tales from Haunted Disney World.

Here is the link for the The Ghostman and Demon show: