Something I found out about far too late but I feel I must address is the Horror convention going on in my very own backyard. The Terror Expo is happening this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday! The tickets are almost sold out so click the image to the right to go to the site and get what you need! I know I'm going to order a T-shirt!
Now it's not available on Kindle (yet) and it will be a while before Nook picks it up, but the paperback versions are available to order!
Like the previous post, these stories are a tad... extreme in nature. That's not to say they are all extreme. Not at all... but most of them have some real scary content in them. My story Ghost of Big Bend is within these pages and if it is a one of the tamer stories within, the rest will read good, if not better than mine. Enough for a +17-year-olds.
Ah, to be young again... but if you want to get a copy, the image on the right is a link to Amazon. Order a copy for yourself and do enjoy. And as always, sweet dreams!
I know I posted about this just the other day, but I just read through EMP's catalogue and found out they did an adults only version of this before as an anthology. Apparently they were so taken by the concept they decided to make it a magazine! I love new magazines as they breathe life into the horror writing world as they give us new inspiration for our own stories when we read a new style or idea. You read a story about a gunslinging werewolf and it gives you a unique look into a differing view on lycanthropy that can affect the way you write up your next werewolf story. I can't count the number of times I've seen a movie or read a story and thought about incorporating the verbiage or the style into one of my stories.
This is not to say that one should merely copy a story as some authors do. Drawing inspiration is one thing, but ripping off a fellow author is just a cheap shot. Except in the case of Stephen King... he's written everything over his long career it's hard not to step on his toes. Every time you see a horror story making fun of organized religion, using spiders or implementing children as a medium for paranormal means, you borrow from the King himself.
Anyway, I've kind of gone off on a tangent. The image to the right is also a link to Amazon, where for nine dollars you can get this new magazine full of creepy stories designed to make you look over your shoulder, or tell next time you go out camping and have a crackling fire in front of you with some friends!
I have a unique choice of video and music for you today. The first is a horror flick called the Passenger; it's a rather dark take on what traveling can involve.
The second installment is a song that helps me along when my creative juices run dry. Another Nightcore song, this one is called Cannibal. Beware, for techno lurks ahead...
A strange little song about eating the boys who ignored the female singer before she became famous, it's cute in its own way. I really laugh when Jeffrey Dahmer is pulled out in a fast, upbeat song like he is in this one.
Bet you can't say the title five times really fast, eh? This is a new magazine that will focus on the creepy; stories that make you look over your shoulder should you be around a campfire or slipping into bed. The bulk of the stories brings a unique flavor of terror that you rarely see these days, usually tying in a moral in a cute subtext. Some of the stories are purely fear and fear alone; but whichever ones you learn to like, know that every season there will be a new Creepy Campfire Quarterly for you to purchase, or submit to. As of right now there is no link to purchase as it comes out on 01/20/2016, but I'll post something up when the time comes. I know I'll be looking forward to my copy, so I'd be certain to grab one to read to your children.
Please, for the children.