The Season of the Witch is upon us, and we start this season with new announcements from David Rank and Dean King, stating they are coming up short—in the flash-fiction sense of the word, of course. Plus, we have some reminders carried over from last month.
Dave Rank‘s flash-fiction story “Sanctuary” has been accepted for publication in an upcoming volume of the Shallow Waters anthologies, from Crystal Lake Publishing and edited by Joe Mynhardt. The 850-word story tells the tale of a priest and a lost love.
Dean King’s micro-fiction work “The Guardians” will be in the upcoming Halloween-themed anthology, Forest of Fear, published by Bloodsong Books. It will be released in both e-book and paperback on October 31. Additionally, King’s other micro-fiction work, “Too Late,” is in Scottish author and editor Kevin J. Kennedy‘s anthology 100 Word Horror 3, which is out now digital format and is scheduled for a late September print release.
Once again, the HWA Wisconsin Chapter will be at the Fox Cities Book Festival. Chapter members Sarah Read, Kathrin Kohler, Dean H. Wild, and David Rank will be on the panel “The Art of Anxiety” on Saturday, 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 the pages turning. Whether it’s a thriller, mystery, romance, or a work of 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.
The Chapter meeting will follow the panel, likely at a local establishment offering food and beverages.
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 Saturday, 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.
Third annual Wendigo Fest, a celebration of all things Halloween and located in historic downtown Manitowoc, on Franklin Street, right outside the chamber door of the town’s “quaint” little tourist destination know 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, and vendors of all sorts. One special guest at Wendigo Fest is actor Miko Hughes (who played Gage Creed in the 1989 movie PET SEMATARY), 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/).