Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Philcon 2015 - See you there!

I just got my schedule, looks like fun--


Fri 8:00 PM in Plaza III (Three) (1 hour)

    [Panelists: April Grey (mod), D.L. Carter, Jim Stratton]

    Writers used to be able to be bad in relative privacy, mostly by
    publishing in the fanzines and then regretting it. What other
    systems are writers using today

Fri 11:00 PM in Plaza III (Three) (1 hour)

    [Panelists: Richard Stout (mod), Stephanie Burke, Maureen O. Betita,
    April Grey, Bernie Mojzes]

    What is it about unutterable horrors that gets our motors running

Sat 1:00 PM in Executive Suite 623 (1 hour)

    [Panelists: Elektra Hammond (mod), Danielle Ackley-McPhail, April
    Grey, Roberta Rogow, Sally Wiener Grotta]

Sat 7:00 PM in Plaza III (Three) (1 hour)

    [Panelists: Michael Swanwick (mod), A.T. Greenblatt, April Grey, Ken

    Is the way writers of fantastic fiction use their life experiences
    in their work inherently different from the way mainstream writers
    apply it

Sat 10:00 PM in Plaza VI (Six) (1 hour)

    [Panelists: April Grey (mod), A.C. Wise, Siobhan Carroll]

    How do they differ? Has the current crop of writers spawned a new
    Lovecraft yet

Sun 11:00 AM in Executive Suite 623 (1 hour)
AT 11:00, AND AT 11:30 (2349)

    [Panelists: April Grey (mod), Hildy Silverman]

Sun 2:00 PM in Autograph Table (1 hour)

    [Panelists: Dina Leacock (mod), April Grey]

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Just in Time for Halloween!

A Terrific Collection!

Available from Amazon.com Tomorrow, Oct,23rd!

Includes my story, Mother Mine!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Savvy Authors Summer Symposium!

Yep, yours truly will be sharing her experiences with DIY publishing

DIY Collections and Anthologies, with April Grey
Do you have what it takes to put together your own collection of short stories? How about the editorial chops to create an anthology to promote your work and your favorite writers’ work. It's not for everyone and it’s definitely not for the faint-hearted. Let's investigate whether this sort of promotion could work for you!

Also, on Sunday, September 20th from 1 to 2 pm EST I'll be chatting about this topic.

Hope you can join me!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Exciting News!

You remember my novella, Perdita? I put the first chapter down below. Well, I expanded it to a full novel called Finding Perdita and it will be coming out from Damnation Books.

Fairy Tales can come true, it can happen to you...Run fast!

Down on her luck and out-of-work, actress Cindy White's life changes -- and not for the better! -- when her roommate kicks her out. Landing in new digs in an old Chelsea tenement Cindy discovers a tunnel from the building's basement that leads to the land of Perdita.

Perdita is a place she'd thought her father had made up in the fairy tales he'd once told her. It is a dangerous, ruined land of fairies, demons and captives -- like her father, whom she thought was dead. In Finding Perdita, a dark fantasy, a young woman discovers her true self and must align it with the old in leaving the world she knows behind in an effort to free her father. 

Anyway I don't yet have a cover reveal so I'll use the picture I created for the novella.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

April Grey at Times Scare

I'll be reading my short story "I'll Love You Forever, But..." from my collection of that name at the HWA NYC chapter.

Night Terrors at Times Scare Kill Bar, Thursday, August 20, 7 p.m., http://timesscarenyc.com/
The roster for this night of readings is now full!

  • Daniel Braum and James Chambers will be hosting and asking trivia questions.
  • Reading in the first set will be Marc Abbott, Amy Grech, Teel James Glenn, Alp Beck, and Robert Masterson.
  • Reading in the second set will be April Grey, Oliver Baer, Trevor Firetog, Kathleen Scheiner, and Steven Van Patten. 
  • Marc Abbot will be showing two of his short films.
The very generous folks at the Kill Bar, a cabaret style bar attached to the Times Scare haunted house attraction, have agreed to let us host this event.

Hope you can join me there!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

2015 Stoker Awards and World Horror Con

I had a terrific time at the Stokers and at the WHC. The panels were excellent, in fact, too good because then you'd have to choose between two or three panels happening all at once.  And then there was exhaustion and just needing to take a break.

Of course, the Atlanta Marriott where we were staying was a bit weird.

Sort of like being inside a leviathan. You can see its spine and ribs. The elevator made me queasy as it rushed up and down the spine.

And what better break than an absolutely wonderful indoor-outdoor pool?

I also had a great time at the Dead Dog Party, and let's not forget the Broad Universe Rapid Fire Reading. I read my short story, I'll Love You Forever, But... while the other Broads read from novels.

I was missing my DH and DS the whole time, but I wasn't missing the housework I came home to.

Well, it's off to the Steampunk World's Faire in a couple of days.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Chasing The Trickster Reboot

Murphy's law. My laptop dies just as I release the Amazon version of Trickster. typing this on a 5 year old iPad--doesn't  time fly? Oh well, happy about getting it done.

Chasing the Trickster