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Darren Shan Interviewed by Dave Jeffery

 
Scary Out There with Sarah Rees Brennan

Scary Out There with Sarah Rees Brennan

 

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Females of Fright: Ellen Datlow

As part of our month-long celebration of Women in Horror Month, the HWA reached out to our members who have something special to share about a Woman in Horror from the organization who made a difference in their career or life. We also have conducted short interviews with some of the top women in the horror field. Please check back often, as these will be posted periodically.

When did you join the HWA?
I have no idea. Is there any place I can look it up? I could trackback to 1996 when I paid dues of $55 but I’m sure …

Females of Fright: Marge Simon

As part of our month-long celebration of Women in Horror Month, the HWA reached out to our members who have something special to share about a Woman in Horror from the organization who made a difference in their career or life. We also have conducted short interviews with some of the top women in the horror field. Please check back often, as these will be posted periodically.

When did you join the HWA?
1998 – way long ago.

What is your role in the HWA, and for how long have you been in that role?
I ran for Trustee Board …

Females of Fright: Lisa Morton

As part of our month-long celebration of Women in Horror Month, the HWA reached out to our members who have something special to share about a Woman in Horror from the organization who made a difference in their career or life. We also have conducted short interviews with some of the top women in the horror field. Please check back often, as these will be posted periodically.

When did you join the HWA? How did you serve the HWA and for how long?

I’m actually not 100% sure when I joined, but I think it must’ve been 1992, because Dennis …

Females of Fright:
Angel Leigh McCoy

As part of our month-long celebration of Women in Horror Month, the HWA reached out to our members who have something special to share about a Woman in Horror from the organization who made a difference in their career or life. We also have conducted short interviews with some of the top women in the horror field. Please check back often, as these will be posted periodically.

When did you join the HWA?
Somewhere in the mid-90s, a time that’s a blur for me. I was a young writer, just starting out in my career, having published several professional table-top …

2019 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

The HORROR WRITERS ASSOCIATION is delighted to announce the recipients of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Awards, presented in alphabetical order: Owl Goingback and Thomas Ligotti. The award will be given during this year’s Bram Stoker Awards ceremony, taking place at Stokercon in Scarborough U.K. from April 16 through April 19, 2020.

HWA, the premier organization of writers and publishers of horror and dark fantasy and home of the iconic Bram Stoker Awards®, presents the Lifetime Achievement Award annually to individuals whose work has substantially influenced the horror and dark fantasy genres. While the award is often presented to a …

The Seers’ Table February 2020

The Seers Table

The Seers Table

Linda D. Addison, Member of the Diverse Works Inclusion Community

February is a great time to show some love for creators.

 

Ace Antonio-Hall introduces:

Mike Robinson is the author of nine books: eight novels and one collection of short stories, all touching on the realms of the psychological, the metaphysical, the strange. A native of Los Angeles, he is also an editor of the magazine Literary Landscapes for the Greater Los Angeles Writers Society, or GLAWS.

Recommended work from: The Green Eyed Monster. Martin Smith and John Becker: bestselling authors

2019 Bram Stoker Awards® Preliminary Ballot Announced

The Horror Writers Association (HWA) is pleased to release the Preliminary Ballot for the 2019 Bram Stoker Awards®. The HWA (see http://www.horror.org/) is the premiere writers organization in the horror and dark fiction genre, with over 1,600 members. We have presented the Bram Stoker Awards®in various categories since 1987 (see http://www.thebramstokerawards.com/).

Works on this ballot are not referred to as “nominees” or “finalists”. Only works appearing on the Final Ballot may be referred to as “nominated works” and their authors as “finalists”.

The HWA Board of Trustees and the Bram Stoker Awards® Committee congratulate all those appearing on …

Moanaria’s Fright Club Launch

In 2017, Moaner T. Lawrence, former Assistant Editor at Pseudopod, proposed an online writing group for horror writers to the HWA. To date, the workshop’s thirty members, nicknamed Fright Club, continue to produce work and have had eighteen publications. Immense demand for the workshop has necessitated that Moaner re-organize into a private company, Moanaria.

Moanaria’s Fright Club is now open to applications from the general public.

Public applications cost $300 plus a $20 deposit to ensure that members complete their work on time.

HWA members will pay $85 plus a $20 deposit.

Visit Moanaria’s here to learn more about the …

The Seers’ Table January 2020

The Seers Table

The Seers Table

Kate Maruyama, Member of the Diverse Works Inclusion Community

I have a number of friends who give themselves reading challenges every year. One friend decided she would read at least 52 books in a year. When the next year came along she added ten more. Another, Alexander Chee, realized he had read mostly men in the past year, so he dedicated the year to reading women. He wrote about it here. Another still said he would only read writers of color. What will you do in your new year?

Linda

The Seers’ Table – December 2019

The Seers Table!

The Seers Table

Linda D. Addison, Member of the Diverse Works Inclusion Community

December contains National Cocoa Day. Curl up with a cup and discover the following authors!

 

Linda D. Addison introduces:

Maxwell I. Gold is an emerging author of weird fiction and dark fantasy, writing short stories and prose that primarily center around his cosmic and profane Cyber Gods Mythos. His works have been accepted into various publications including the prestigious literary journal for weird poetry Spectral Realms, The Audient Void: A Journal for Weird Fiction and Dark Fantasy, Weirdbook Magazine

A Portrait of the Halloween Expert as a Young Woman By Lisa Morton

 

Happy Halloween! Today’s Best Of Halloween Haunts was originally published last year…..

When my father passed away in 2015, I received an unexpected and lovely inheritance: thousands of color slides, many of which featured me as a baby, a toddler, and a child. One of the reasons this was remarkable was because I really thought there weren’t many photos around of me as a kid. My mom only had a handful, and for some reason – even though I remained close to my dad after my parents split up – I hadn’t realized he had so many photos.

I …

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