If you’re a reader, reviewer, bookseller, podcaster, librarian, publisher, or any other lover of books, you might be interested in Buzz Books Expo, an online book expo. Our goal is to give publishers from all over the world a chance to talk about their new horror releases for the upcoming year. While our focus is specifically on horror, we consider this to include paranormal and supernatural thrillers, dark fantasy, genre blends, and even non-fiction books about the horror genre. We would like to give a platform to diverse voices bringing new kinds of horror to readers through presentations, Q&As, interviews, and the like.
This year’s Buzz Book Expo, which will take place September 17-18th from 11am to 3 pm each day, will have announcements, news, premiering works, giveaways and more. Attendance is FREE!
For 20 years, Borderlands Writers Boot Camp has been the premier workshop for aspiring horror writers, with a roster of past instructors including Thomas F. Monteleone, F. Paul Wilson, David Morrell, Richard Chizmar, Doug Winter, Ginjer Buchanan, Elizabeth Massie, and more.
This intense weekend program has produced dozens of the genre’s most notable names over the past two decades. We are proud to announce that Borderlands Writers Boot Camp is now part of the Scares That Care 501c3 charity’s family of events.
The 2023 Borderlands Writers Boot Camp will take place March 29 – 31 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Williamsburg, VA 23185. The event will feature two and 1/2 days of personal classroom time with a focus on writing, editing, submitting, & selling short stories. The instructors for 2023 are Brian Keene, myself, Maurice Broaddus, Jeff Strand, Norman Prentiss, and John Urbancik, several of whom are prior Borderlands Writers Boot Camp graduates. Tuition is $750 per student. Includes an intense 3-day workshop & classroom experience, and admission into AuthorCon II, taking place in the hotel following completion of Boot Camp, giving students an opportunity to immediately utilize the skills they’ve just learned.
Tickets will go on sale later this week via the Scares that Care AuthorCon II website. Deadline for registration will be January 31, 2023 (so don’t worry. You have time to set aside tuition). Admission is inclusive and open to all.
Hi, folks! It’s been busy here as Brian and I recover from COVID and get back to the swing of things, but I wanted to post a few updates about some upcoming things I have going on.
Books: I’m working on a new novella as well as a sequel to Thrall. Both of these, I imagine, will be out next year, as will my Alien novel, Alien: Enemy of My Enemy, which you can preorder HERE.
Appearances: I’ve recently updated my Appearances page with some additional signings for 2022, as well as some for 2023 (more to be added as I do a mini book tour for the Alien novel). You can check out where I’ll be HERE.
Patreon: I’m still getting caught up, a bunch of new content, as well as a brand new, never-before-seen short story from me, has all been posted.
Buzz Books Expo: For publishers curious about Buzz Book Expo 2022, information will be going out within the next couple of days. We’re hoping to have some special announcements during the Expo as well.
I am hoping to have the scheduling done & posted by Wed morning, so if you are a publisher & want to participate, pls let me know by 6pm EST tomorrow. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out our shiny new website for more information!
This year, Buzz Book Expo will be taking place September 4-5, 2021, to showcase horror novels and novellas due for publication from September 2021 – December 2022. Attend for FREE! Links to follow.
If you are a publisher who would like to participate or receive more information about the event, or if you would like to be put on a mailing list regarding news and updates, please contact us at the link below. A posted schedule of publishers and an FAQ will be posted in the near future.
Buzz Book Expo Committee E-MAIL Mary SanGiovanni Somer Canon Matt Wildasin Katie Southard
After giving this some serious thought and weighing a number of factors, I’ve decided to switch formats for Cosmic Shenanigans. I’ve enjoyed doing the podcast, and I love talking about cosmic horror, but my schedule has shifted in such a way that recording weekly isn’t feasible for me anymore.
But I still want to talk about cosmic horror. So…I’ll be doing the cosmic shenanigans blog, which will continue what I did with the podcast, only in written format. I hope to do it at least twice a month, maybe more, and continue to cover both the classic literary works of cosmic horror, and the new works, as well as cosmic horror in other facets of pop culture and life.
I sincerely hope that listeners will join me in this new format, which can be found HERE.
Past episodes of Cosmic Shenanigans have been archived HERE, if you would like to listen.
Thanks for your support — it means the world to me. Now, let’s see what kind of shenanigans we can get up to….
I just wanted to let folks know that I’m making some changes to my Patreon page in 2021 and I sincerely hope you’ll consider adding your support.
After crunching some numbers, I’ve decided to move to a writing weekly content for Patreon starting March 1, 2021, including short stories, experimental work, works in progress, non-fiction essays, video and audio clips of interest, links, notes, fan art, and more! Content will be posted on Fridays following that date.
Pledge $5 per month and you’ll have access to all the weekly content going forward. I’m also including a $1 monthly tip-jar tier, for those who want to offer support that way.
If you’re interested in signing up to be a patron, you can do that HERE.
Thanks! I hope you’ll join me on this new adventure!