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On setting in horror fiction – Halloween Haunts 2018

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Check out my guest blog over at Halloween Haunts 2018, the Horror Writers Association‘s daily dose of tricks and treats.

Yes, every day features a special giveaway and today’s is for a chance to grab a cool and coveted Final Frame Horror Film Contest t-shirt. Read on below the blog post for details.

My blog post is about the importance of setting in my new horror novellas The Lilyth Mirror and The Lucifer Gate, both available now in The Daniel Gates Adventures Vol. 2 from Crossroad Press.

And when you’re done reading, be sure to peruse the other Halloween Haunts blog posts, which offer everything from author interviews and excerpts of new books, to writing advice and horror history – along with more great giveaways each day.

My thanks to the HWA (of which i am proud to be an Active Member) and Halloween Haunts editor Michele Brittany.

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Out now: Horror Writers Association Poetry Showcase Volume V – the #1 Hot New Release on Amazon!

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Excited to see the release of the Horror Writers Association Poetry Showcase on Kindle.

HWA Poetry Showcase Volume Five is edited by Stephanie M. Wytovich and co-curated by Jurors Mercedes M. Yardley and Michael Arnzen. It contains provocative and groundbreaking horror poets Donna Lynch, R.D. Lynch, Sara Tantlinger, and many more.

I’m honoured to have my first ever published poem Some Velvet Mourning included in this volume.

I can’t wait to read all the others! And I’m sure you can’t wait, either.

Download a copy here.

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HWA Poetry Showcase Volume V – the #1 Hot New Release on Amazon!

HWA Poetry Showcase Volume V: Table of Contents

  1. Mother of Monsters by Trisha J. Wooldridge
  2. Attack of the Panic by Timothy P Flynn
  3. A Log Book Discovered on an Alien World by Terrie Leigh Relf
  4. Her Name by Susan Snyder
  5. Creature, Monster by Steve Dillon
  6. My Death by Simone Volponi
  7. Amalgamation by Sara Tantlinger
  8. Alice Escapes the Machinery of the Cosmos By Swallowing the Tongue of Her Unspoken Dream by Saba Syed Razvi
  9. Still Life by Robert Perez
  10. It’s Coming by Rob E. Boley
  11. These Dreams by Randy D. Rubin
  12. So She Burns It All Down by R. J. Joseph
  13. Beginding by Querus Abuttu (Dr. Q)
  14. Psalm by Peter Adam Salomon
  15. Call Me Mary by Naching T. Kassa
  16. Screaming Skulls by Michael H. Hanson
  17. The Ghost of Whitechapel by Marge Simon
  18. Angels of Death by Lori R. Lopez
  19. If I Only by Lisa Lepovetsky
  20. Revenants of the Antipodes by Kyla Lee Ward
  21. He Said by Kerri-Leigh Grady
  22. The Tired Old Life by Kenneth W. Cain
  23. My Garden by Kathryn Ptacek
  24. A Face in the Rain by John Palisano
  25. Safety Labels on Hospice Beds by Joanna Nelius
  26. Saint Mark’s Eve by Janice Leach
  27. Mulch by James Frederick Leach
  28. On the Verge of Sleep, At the Edge of a Shadow by James Ebersole
  29. The Witch Hunt by Jacopo Della Quercia
  30. The Demon at the Foot of Her Bed by G.O. Clark
  31. Some Velvet Mourning by Frazer Lee
  32. Twenty Hours by Elizabeth Massie
  33. The Church Service by Edward Ahern
  34. Charmed by E. F. Schraeder
  35. Dolls by Donna Lynch
  36. Broad Daylight by Denise Dumars
  37. Sins of the Father by David E. Cowen
  38. I Am by Cynthia Pelayo
  39. Savor by Colleen Anderson
  40. Gathered Words by Cindy O’Quinn
  41. The Joy of Sewing by Christina Sng
  42. We Built This City (on Tired Bones) by Chad Stroup
  43. Return to the Prehistoric Garden by Chad Hensley
  44. Blood Work by Carina Bissett
  45. The Temptation of the Moon to Shadow by C.R. Langille
  46. Thirst by Annie Neugebauer
  47. The Dead in Spring By Ann K. Schwader
  48. Moloch Dreams by Angela Yuriko Smith
  49. Libri Haruspicy by Amanda Hard
  50. In This House by Allan Rozinski

StokerCon 2018 and Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference schedule

Good evening Providence!

If you’re heading out to Providence, RI for StokerCon 2018 & the Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference, I look forward to seeing you there for amazing Guests of Honour, a huge range of panels, presentations, Horror University workshops, the Final Frame Film Contest, and the Bram Stoker Awards® Banquet.

Here’s my schedule for the duration:

ANN RADCLIFFE ACADEMIC CONFERENCE
@StokerCon 2018

THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018

Panel 2: Monster Studies, Eurasia / 11:45 AM – 1:15 PM

  • Emily Anctil, “‘Not a Bedtime Story’: Investigating Textual Interactions Between the Horror Genre and Children’s Picturebooks”
  • Naomi Borwein, “Monster Studies, Monster Anthropology, and Australian Aboriginal Horror Literature”
  • Frazer Lee, “Koji Suzuki’s Ring – A World Literary Perspective”
  • Amanda Trujillo, “Contagious Curses: Identifying the Characteristics and Origins of a Horror Trope”

STOKERCON 2018

READING – FRIDAY, MARCH 2

Block Four, 10 a.m.

Patrick Freivald, Heather Herrman, and Frazer Lee 

All readings will take place in L’Apogee on the 17th Floor.

Following each reading, authors will be available for signings in the Dealers Room (Renaissance Salon) as their schedules allow. Special thanks to Broad Universe, sponsor of our Autographing Table.

PANEL – FRIDAY, MARCH 2

5:00 P.M.

A (Haunted) House with Many Rooms—Horror Sub-Genres 

State Suite A / Moderator: Tim Waggoner; Panelists: Don D’Auria, Frazer Lee, Jennifer Loring, Donald Sidney-Fryer, Paul Tremblay

The horror genre encompasses a multitude of types: action, bizarro, body, extreme, gothic, Lovecraftian, psychological, splatterpunk, the supernatural, vampire, weird, Western, zombie, ghost stories, and many others. The panelists will discuss how sub-genres evolve and key works that have defined or inspired sub-genres. Can authors become typecast in a sub-genre? What about mash-ups? What new types of horror might emerge in the future?

PANEL – SATURDAY, MARCH 3

3:00 P.M.

Terrifying Teaching Tactics

State Suite C / Moderator: Michael Arnzen; Panelists: Heather Herrman, Frazer Lee, Thomas F. Monteleone, Sara Tantlinger

Educators who write and teach horror fiction, poetry, and film are a rare and darksome breed! Come learn their classroom strategies that engage learners with horror entertainment and help new writers enter the field we all love. The discussion will include not only books and  movies that have educational value but also actual activities that use the craft and technique of horror writing to advance learning. What should those considering a career in horror education know?

PANEL – SATURDAY, MARCH 3

5:00 P.M.

Book to Screen: How to Market Your Work for Film and Television

State Suite B / Moderator: Lynne Hansen; Panelists: J.D. Barker, Michael Gingold, Frazer Lee, Daniel Waters, Douglas E. Winter

Think your book would make a great movie or television show? So do a lot of other authors! What attracts the interest of producers and filmmakers? What makes a novel or story a good candidate for film or TV? What works against it? How do you go about getting your work into the hands of filmmakers and protect your intellectual property in the process?

Check out the Stokercon website at: http://stokercon2018.org

And the Horror Writers Association at: http://horror.org


Announcing the UK Chapter of the Horror Writers Association

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Ah, the United Kingdom. Birthplace to all manner of horrors and their creators (and I’m not just talking about the current Government).

With its rich history of ghost stories and gothic nightmares, wouldn’t it be great if the UK had its own chapter of the Horror Writers Association I hear you ask? Well, behind the scenes, we writers have been discussing that very possibility. And, thanks to co-chairs Marie O’Regan and Paul Kane, HWA UK has now launched.

This is exciting news for the genre, its fans, and practitioners. Together, we can celebrate all things horror and help to promote the work of UK horror scribes, at home and beyond our shores.

Check out the official website http://hwauk.org where you can find a list of current members, details on joining the organisation, along with information about Stokercon and the Bram Stoker Awards®.

Cthulhu Brittania!

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Open The Leper Window (and take a peek)

I’m celebrating the release of my new occult novella The Leper Window today.

In the Top 50 Amazon British Horrors...

In the Top 50 Amazon British Horrors…

 

Cheers!

Cheers!

I hope you’ll join me over at the Horror Writers Association blog, where I discuss some of the inspiration behind the story.

You can also read an extract from The Leper Window and I will be giving away a copy of the ebook to one “lucky” reader.

Thanks for reading,
Frazer x

The Leper Window is out now & available from:

Samhain Horror store
(30% off for a limited time)

Amazon.COM

Amazon UK

(and all Amazon outlets)

Barnes & Noble NOOK BOOK

Kobo

iTunes

And wherever ancient demonic grimoires are sold.

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Strike a pose with #horrorselfies, win a Kindle/Kobo/gift card!

Dear F(r)iends,

I truly appreciate your support for my horrible stories. So much so that I’d love for you to win a Kindle or a Kobo ereader or a gift card.

All you have to do to enter is to post a ‘selfie’ photo of yourself holding your favourite horror book (no, it doesn’t have to be one of mine!) to www.horrorselfies.com; and then encourage your friends to comment on the photo. When your photo appears you are provided with a page you can share on major social networks at the click of a button. Most comments by end of November for the win.

That’s my ugly mugshot below with the ever groovy Mr. Ash (such a useful security feature of my office at home, especially with that boomstick/chainsaw combo)

If you are already on horrorselfies.com don’t worry, you’re allowed multiple entries. So snap to it and Good Luck!

Cheers,
Frazer

eek!