Friday, June 23, 2017

Summer Dark
A reading series in Oasis Community Garden www.oasiscommunitygarden.com
Where: Oasis Community Garden, 505 W. 52nd St., between 10th and 11th Ave.
When: Friday Evenings in July and August from 6-8pm
What: Horror Writers Association members will be reading scary and spooky tales. This is a free, outdoors event. In case of rain, that evening will be cancelled.  For more info: tinyurl.com/yahg67x7

Bring a blanket and enjoy the thrills!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Reading at KGB Bar

I'm so excited to be a part of Women in Horror Month sponsored by our local HWA! I'll by reading with some wonderful writers: Charie LaMarr, Megan Acuri-Moran, Kathleen Scheiner, Lis Mannetti and Amy Grech.

I'll be reading, "Hell is Lonely without You," from my short story collection, The Fairy Cake Bake Shoppe.

Our event even got noticed by The New Yorker. Hope to see you there: KGB Bar & Lit Mag, 85 E. 4th St., New York, NY 10003, Feb. 28, 2017 from 7-9 pm.
KGB Bar & Lit Mag
85 E 4th St, New York, New York 10003

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Signing and Release Party at Koneko Cat Cafe for Hell's Kitties!






On a snowy Sunday morning in early January, four of the ten contributors to Hell's Kitties and Other Beastly Beasts met to have a signing and release party at Koneko Cat Cafe.


Backyard of Koneko Cat Cafe covered in snow.


Four out of the ten contributors to Hell's Kitties


This cat is a fan of Steven Van Patten's work! There were cats hanging out all over the basement. Being a cold day, they weren't into the upper areas at all. Quite sensible. Some of the cats explored the books and the writers, but most were quite happy to just hang out and watch us.


Carole Ann Moleti braved the snowy roads to Manhattan to be there. After the signing we came upstairs and had coffee and snacks. The cafe had a huge selection of both savory and sweet treats, many of them Japanese.


Amy Grech signing copies as this beautiful long hair cat poses for us. 



April Grey wishes to thank, Steven, Carole and Amy for their stories and for being so kind to show up on a snowy day. She also wishes to thank Alp Beck for the wonderful pictures. I greatly enjoyed putting this anthology together and we already have a five star review at Amazon. Please do head over and and check it out. Hell's Kitties and Other Beastly Beasts has humorous, dark and heart-breaking stories by the writers at our party and by Rayne Hall, Mark Cassell, Jonathan Broughton, Anya Davis, Phillip T. Stephens and Yurika S. Grant.



And please do visit Koneko Cat Cafe to enjoy the company of their lovely felines and to partake in the delish coffee and treats!