Wednesday, July 10, 2013

This Saturday I Will Be Horrible in York, PA

This Saturday is the York Emporium's annual Horrible Saturday horror event. Every year, this fabulous bookstore - one of my favorites, by far - assembles a collection of horror writers and speakers for a free, day-long celebration of the horror genre with readings, signings, panels, a movie screening, (this year, it's the classic 1958 flick The Blob) and a screaming contest.

And this year, finally, I can attend, because usually it's just my luck and Horrible Saturday falls on a weekend which Abby works. But even better than just attending, I've been invited as one of the author guests. Even better than that, The York Blog's Book Buzz did a nice write-up about the event the other day and offered me a nod.

Here's this weekend's lineup, as listed by York Blog:

Kelli Owen, York-area author of “Life Specimens,” “Six Days” and “Waking The Dead”

Jacob Haddon, Baltimore-area author and editor of “Lamplight,” a horror literature magazine

Kirk Allmond, York-area author of “A Father’s Quest,” “Declaration of War” and the forthcoming “Legion”

Noel Sloboda, a poet and professor at Penn State York. (Read more about Sloboda and his new book of poems, “Our Rarer Monsters” at

Robert Ford, York-area author of “The Compound”

Kevin Lucia, a New-York-based author whose first novel, “Things Slip Through” is expected in fall 2013 (that's me)

Lancaster County author Chet Williamson, Penn State York professor Kristin Lynn Cole and York-area editor Chuck Miller will cover the diverging of the science fiction and horror genres in a panel discussion.

And also, good friend and fellow monkeybread fiend Matt Blazi will present his amazing collection of horror memorabilia, and York-area professional make-up artist Aaron Chernak will be creating zombies (Here's some of his work).

Anyway, I'm not only looking forward to the event as a participant, I'm really looking forward to hanging out with old friends I haven't seen in quite a while. I'll have some copies of Hiram Grange and The Chosen One, the Halloween Special of Shroud Magazine, and there should be copies of Dark Bits (a flash anthology featuring my bit JUST A DREAM), and Lamplight: Volume One, which will feature my serial novella, And I Watered It In Tears, in its entirety. 

Yes, Horrible Saturday promises to be pretty awesome, indeed, so if you're in the area this Saturday, come join the awesome horribleness at the York Emporium.