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Dark Regions Press Sponsors Bram Stoker Awards® Banquet 2015

Dark Regions Press Sponsors Bram Stoker Awards® Banquet 2015

stokertrophy250The Horror Writers Association (HWA) is pleased to announce Dark Regions Press as Supporting Sponsor for the Bram Stoker Awards® Banquet, which is part of the Bram Stoker Awards Weekend and 25th Anniversary World Horror Convention 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia and will be held on 9 May 2015. Full details are at the dedicated website: www.whc2015.org.

Chris Morey, Dark Regions Press’s Publisher (http://www.darkregions.com) said, “Dark Regions Press has been active in the industry since 1985, and we are honored to once again sponsor the HWA Bram Stoker Awards. As the leading association for horror writers and literature, …

Video Interview with Don D’Auria

Video Interview with Don D’Auria

The HWA interviews Bram Stoker Award nominee Don D’Auria of Samhain Publishing.

Don D’Auria has worked in publishing for twenty-five years, most recently as executive editor at Leisure Books, where for fifteen years he directed their horror line. Born and raised in suburban New Jersey, he was the quintessential horror kid, growing up on a steady diet of TV’s Chiller Theater on Friday nights, Creature Features on Saturday nights, and horror novels and Famous Monsters magazine the rest of the time. After earning a master’s degree in English from Columbia University, he dove into publishing, where he’s been lucky enough

Video Interview with Kami Garcia

Video Interview with Kami Garcia

The HWA interviews Bram Stoker Award nominee Kami Garcia.

Kami Garcia is the #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of the Beautiful Creatures Novels and DANGEROUS CREATURES & the author of the instant New York Times bestseller and Bram Stoker Award nominated novel UNBREAKABLE, and the sequel UNMARKED, in the Legion Series.

BEAUTIFUL CREATURES has been published in 50 countries and translated in 39 languages. The film adaptation of BEAUTIFUL CREATURES released in theaters on February 14, 2013, from Warner Brothers.

Kami is fascinated by the paranormal, and she’s very superstitious. When she isn’t writing, she can usually be

Video Interview with William F. Nolan

Video Interview with William F. Nolan

The Horror Writers Association interviews Bram Stoker Award winner William F. Nolan.

Nolan is perhaps best known for coauthoring the novel Logan’s Run, with George Clayton Johnson, but has written literally hundreds of pieces, from poetry to nonfiction, to prose, for many publications, such as Sports Illustrated, Rogue, Playboy, Dark Discoveries, Nameless Digest, and others. He also had a long career in the movie industry, primarily working for Dan Curtis, and co-wrote the screenplay for the 1976 horror film Burnt Offerings which starred Karen Black and Bette Davis.

Nolan has also been a prolific editor of collections (by others),

World Horror Con 2015 Buttons & Banners

World Horror Con 2015 Buttons & Banners

Let our fans know you’re going to be at World Horror Con 2015! More fans at the con means more book sales and more fun!

Greg Chapman, an HWA artist volunteer, has created buttons and banners you can put on your website, blog, Facebook banner, Twitter icon, etc. to show that YOU are going to WHC 2015! Even if you can’t go, you can help us spread the word of the convention to fans and your fellow professionals.

We invite you to show your WHC solidarity by posting one of these images on one or more of your social …

Bram Stoker Awards Video

Bram Stoker Awards Video

The 2013 Bram Stoker Awards® were handed out Saturday, May 10, 2014, at the annual Bram Stoker Awards® banquet. Active and Lifetime members of the organization chose the winners. The HWA is the premiere writers organization in the horror and dark fiction genre, with over 1,200 members. HWA has presented the Bram Stoker Awards in various categories since 1987.…

The Winners of the 2013 Bram Stoker Awards®

The Winners of the 2013 Bram Stoker Awards®

stokertrophy250The Horror Writers Association would like to congratulate the following authors and editors for their superior achievements. The association handed out the Bram Stoker Awards® at the annual award banquet on May 10, 2014, at the World Horror Convention in Portland.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

  • R.L. Stine
  • Stephen Jones

FOR SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN A NOVEL

    Stephen King – Doctor Sleep (Scribner)

FOR SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN A FIRST NOVEL

    Rena Mason – The Evolutionist (Nightscape Press)

FOR SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN A YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

    Joe McKinney – Dog Days (JournalStone)

FOR SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN A GRAPHIC NOVEL

    Caitlin R. Kiernan – Alabaster:
Bram Stoker Awards Nominee List

Bram Stoker Awards Nominee List

stoker-award-photoThe 2013 Bram Stoker Awards® were handed out Saturday, May 10, 2014, at the annual Bram Stoker Awards® banquet. Active and Lifetime members of the organization chose the winners. The HWA is the premiere writers organization in the horror and dark fiction genre, with over 1,200 members. HWA has presented the Bram Stoker Awards in various categories since 1987.

The list below honors all the nominees, with the winners highlighted in bold.

Superior Achievement in a Novel

    Joe Hill – NOS4A2 (William Morrow)
    Stephen King – Doctor Sleep (Scribner)
    Lisa Morton – Malediction (Evil Jester Press)
    Sarah Pinborough and
HWA 2013 Specialty Press Award Goes to Gray Friar Press

HWA 2013 Specialty Press Award Goes to Gray Friar Press

stokertrophy250Gray Friar Press, of Whitby, U.K., will receive the Horror Writers Association’s Specialty Press Award for 2013. The Award will be presented during the Bram Stoker Awards® Banquet, to be held this during the World Horror Convention in Portland, Oregon, on May 10, 2014.

The annual Specialty Press Award recognizes a publisher outside the mainstream New York City publishing community that specializes in dark-themed fiction. Winners are typically “small presses” specializing in limited editions, small print runs, or the work of new and relatively unknown authors. The winner of the award is determined by a majority vote of the Horror …

Norman Rubenstein to receive the Hammer Award from HWA

Norman Rubenstein to receive the Hammer Award from HWA

normrubensteinThe Horror Writers Association periodically gives the Hammer Award (also known as the Silver Hammer Award) to an HWA volunteer who has done a truly massive amount of work for our organization, often unsung and behind the scenes. It was instituted in 1996, and is decided by a vote of HWA’s Board.

The award is so named because it represents the careful, steady, continuous work of building HWA’s “house” — the many institutional systems that keep the organization functioning on a day-to-day basis. The award itself is a chrome-plated hammer with an engraved plaque on the handle. The chrome hammer …

JG Faherty to receive The Richard Laymon President’s Award from Horror Writers Association

JG Faherty to receive The Richard Laymon President’s Award from Horror Writers Association

Faherty_bioThe Richard Laymon President’s Award for Service was instituted in 2000 and is named in honor of Richard Laymon, who died in 2000 while serving as the Horror Writer’s Association’s President. As its name implies, it is given by the HWA’s sitting President. The Award is presented to a volunteer who has served HWA in an especially exemplary manner and has shown extraordinary dedication to the organization.

HWA’s President Rocky Wood has chosen JG Faherty to receive the 2013 Award. Rocky said, “JG (Greg) is one of the hardest working volunteers the HWA has ever had. In the past two …

2014 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients Announced

2014 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients Announced

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Stephen Jones lives in London, England. He is the winner of three World Fantasy Awards, four Horror Writers Association Bram Stoker Awards and three International Horror Guild Awards, as well as being a recipient of twenty-one British Fantasy Awards and a Hugo Award nominee.

A former television producer/director and genre movie publicist and consultant (the first three Hellraiser movies, Night Life, Nightbreed, Split Second, Mind Ripper, Last Gasp etc.), he is the co-editor of Horror: 100 Best Books, Horror: Another 100 Best Books, The Best Horror from Fantasy Tales, Gaslight & Ghosts, Now We Are Sick, H.P. Lovecraft’s Book of

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