FANGBOY

The Kindle edition of Fangboy, my dark comedy fairy tale, is back! (You probably didn’t notice it was gone. That’s okay.) 

It’s among my personal favorites of my books, and this strange little novel is now only $2.99! Cover by Zach McCain

Order your copy RIGHT HERE

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Seton Hill University – In Your Write Mind Workshop

June 26 – 29 I’ll be the featured author at Seton Hill University’s In Your Write Mind Workshop in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. I’ll be giving the keynote speech, participating in the agents’ panel discussion (as a representative of authors everywhere), critiquing query letters and pitches, and various other things. There will also be an open-to-the-public mass book signing on Friday the 27th, so if you’re anywhere in, let’s say, the upper right quadrant of the United States, you should be there!

(The website link above hasn’t been updated to include me yet, but I promise it’s true.)

(I have to say that because I’m still scarred from back in 1995, in the early days of the Internet, when I became the moderator for the online bulletin board for the Horror Writers Association. I posted this information elsewhere, and when I got into the top-secret moderators-only section, I discovered that somebody had posted “Hey, I just wanted to let people know that Jeff Strand is telling people that he’s a moderator for the HWA board.” He thought I was making it up! How pathetic and desperate for attention would somebody have to be to lie about something like that? A lie that would fall apart as soon as any participating member of the HWA board said, “Uh, no, you’re not.” I mean, seriously!)

(Sorry for the digression. See you in Pennsylvania.)

Dread Media on WHC

It’s always jarring returning to reality after a great convention, and this time was far more jarring than usual (R.I.P. Pandora the cat). So I haven’t had the chance to write about my World Horror Convention experience yet, but fortunately, you can get two-and-a-half hours of WHC goodness in the latest episode of the Dread Media podcast featuring interviews galore, including one with me while I was still reasonably coherent, and one with me in my delirious post-Stokers banquet exhaustion. 

Check it out RIGHT HERE!

Bram Stoker Awards Live Webcast!

On Saturday, May 10th, at approximately 7:30 PM PST, the Bram Stoker Awards will be held! Once again I will be Master of Ceremonies and wearing a snazzy tux. Obviously, the best way to experience this extravaganza is to be there in person, but if that’s not possible, it will be streaming LIVE online! For details, head over to:

http://www.horror.org/stokers2014/stokerpres.html

Coming October 2014…

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World Horror Convention 2014!

Of COURSE you know that the World Horror Convention is in Portland, Oregon next week (May 8-11). The complete schedule is right here, but here’s the stuff I’m set to participate in:

Friday…

12:00 – 1:00 PM. PANEL: “F*cked Up And In Love.” A panel discussion featuring various couples in horror, including my wife Lynne Hansen and also Brian Keene/Mary SanGiovanni, Yvonne Navarro/Weston Ochse, and Cameron Pierce/Kirsten Alene.

6:00 – 9:00 PM. THE MASS SIGNING. Most of the attending authors packed into a single room, signing whatever books you put in front of them! Open to the public.

Saturday…

12:30 – 1:00 PM. READING. What whimsical tale will I read aloud this year…?

2:00 – 3:00 PM. PANEL. “Voices in the Night: Podcasting 101.” I’ll be moderating a panel discussion with Desmond Reddick (Dread Media), Derek Koch (Mail Order Zombie), Maddie Holliday Von Stark (Wicked Library), and Adam Scott Glancy (Unspeakable Oath). The panel description says that podcasts are in the tradition of old time radio, but the panelists represent a wide variety of approaches.

6:30 – 9:30 PM. THE BRAM STOKER AWARDS BANQUET. I’ll be emcee for the sixth time! Am I finally out of ideas? There’s no excuse for missing this in person, but if you’re missing this in person, there’ll be a live webcast of the event. Keep watching this website for details.

Sunday…

ALL DAY: Dread what is literally an all-night flight from Portland to Tampa. Oh, that’s gonna SUCK!

 

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