We have some announcements this month from new member Dean King, as well as Dean H. Wild, and we have the return of the Fox Cities Book Festival and Wendigo Fest.
Dean King reports that his first novel, Sarah’s Cross, is currently in production with his publisher. “I recently approved the cover design and I am proud to share it with you here. Sarah’s Cross is a `soft horror’ novel (a term I coined) with a positive and heartwarming ending. Edits and revisions are underway, and I expect to see this book out late this year.” Watch this space for a release date.
Dean H. Wild continues his tour for his latest novel, The Crymost. He will be signing copies of The Crymost at the Tribeca Gallery Cafe and Books, 401 E. Main St. in Watertown, on October 19, 10 a.m.-noon. Stop in and say “hello,” and pick up a copy. Foray into small town Wisconsin horror just in time for Halloween.
Once again, the HWA Wisconsin Chapter will be at the Fox Cities Book Festival. Chapter members Sarah Read, Kathrin Kohler, and David Rank will be on the panel “The Art of Anxiety” on October 12, from noon to 1 p.m., at the Kaukauna Public Library.
Panel Description: The Art of Anxiety — How writers manipulate our emotions to keep us turning the pages. Whether it’s a thriller, mystery, romance, or literary fiction, a good book keeps you turning the pages. Learn what tools writers use (and how they use them) to move our emotions, create anxiety, and make us need to know what happens next. Join members of the HWA Wisconsin Chapter in this discussion for readers and writers alike.
Finally, the third annual Wendigo Fest—a celebration of all things Halloween and located in historic downtown Manitowoc, on Franklin St., right outside the chamber door of the town’s “quaint” little tourist destination known as Dead by Dawn Dead & Breakfast—will take place October 4-6. Events include musical acts, bizarre performances, a parade, costume contest, dark-art exhibits, along with vendors of all sorts. One special guest is actor Miko Hughes (Gage Creed in the 1989 movie PET SEMETERY) and the other special “guest” is Christine, the car from John Carpenter’s movie CHRISTINE. For more information and updates, visit the Web site (https://www.windigofest.com/).