This year I will be returning to the Merrimack Valley Halloween Book Festival at the Haverhill Public Library in Haverhill, MA! The festival runs from 10 AM until 4:30 PM on Saturday, October 21st. Joining me is a roster of incredible authors that includes:
Craig Shaw Gardner
James A. Moore
Fred Van Lente
And so many more!
Copies of Dying Is My Business, Die and Stay Dead, Chasing the Dragon, and In the Shadow of the Axe will be available for purchase and signing at the festival. Feel free to bring any books from home you’d like me to sign as well!
In addition to the book signings, there is a programming track where you can listen to your favorite authors discuss various genre-specific topics. Here’s the schedule (you’ll find me on the 3:30 PM panel):
10:30 — The Dark Border: Fantasy, Folklore, Fairy Tales and Horror – Why it’s magic when they meet.
—–Craig Shaw Gardner, Kat Howard, Hillary Monahan, James A. Moore, Cat Scully (M), Laurie Faria Stolarz
11:30 — The New England Mystery Tradition — Spooky autumn helps horror, but how much are New England mystery authors inspired by the region and its atmosphere?
—–Dana Cameron, Christopher Irvin (M), Leigh Perry, Hank Phillippi Ryan, Sarah Smith, Thomas E. Sniegoski
12:30 – Horror in Comics — What makes the medium so well-suited for the weird and supernatural, and what do our panelists think is required reading from then and now?
—–Stephen R. Bissette, Jason Ciaramella (M), Rachel Autumn Deering, Brian Keene, Errick Nunnally, Fred Van Lente
1:30 — Joe Hill: A Season of Strange Weather – Interviewed by Christopher Golden (Ticketed event. Registration for the panel is full, but no registration is needed for Joe Hill’s book signing all day.)
2:30 – Far North Frights: Horror from above the 42nd parallel—Why do so many scary writers love northern New England, from Acadia to the Northern Kingdom?
—–Joseph A. Citro, Tom Deady, Kristin Dearborn, John M. McIlveen, Holly Newstein-Hautala, Douglas Wynne (M)
3:30 – Our Haunted World: Why Do We Need and Read Horror in Scary Times?
——-Nicholas Kaufmann, John Langan, Bracken MacLeod, Mary Sangiovanni, Paul Tremblay, Rio Youers (M)
The Merrimack Valley Halloween Book Festival is free and open to the public. Check out the Facebook event page. I hope to see you there!