Sunday, February 23, 2014

The Four Elements makes Final Bram Stoker Award Ballot, Women in Horror Month, & WHC 2014

The final ballot for the 2013 Bram Stoker Awards has been posted, and The Four Elements, written by Linda Addison, Rain Graves, Charlee Jacob, and Marge Simon has made the cut for Superior Achievement in Poetry. The awards ceremony will take place during The World Horror Convention 2014, in Portland Oregon. I will be attending the convention and participating in the programming.

In other news, Women in Horror Month continues, and here is a nice article in The Examiner about 10 Bay Area women who write horror, in case you were wondering who has (and is) walking your local streets.

See you in Portland!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Reading/Signing + Q&A at Borderlands Books Cafe Nov. 3

Sunday, November 3 at 3pm - S.G. Browne, Fran Friel, Loren Rhoads, and Rain Graves read selections from The Haunted Mansion Project: Year Two at the Borderlands Books Cafe, located right next door to the bookstore. Q&A to follow, with information on the next retreat (sign-up available), and books for purchase and signing.

Borderlands Books & Cafe
866 and 870 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA
415-824-8203

Monday, September 16, 2013

KillerCon, Las Vegas - September 19-22

I will be at KillerCon in Las Vegas, NV this weekend (arriving late on Friday night), participating in panels, readings, signings, and whatever else comes my way. I will also be on hand to discuss The Haunted Mansion Writer's Retreat and books. Anyone wishing to sign-up for 2015 may do so through me. I will also be doing tarot readings as time allows - probably all day Sunday. Drop me an email if you'd like a 15-30 minute slot before 3pm on Sunday, or sometime on Saturday (not below mentioned). As always, if you've had a reading by me before, you get a discount.

My Saturday Schedule:

12:00 pm: “Poetic Prose vs Purple Prose. When Is A Rose Just A Rose?” Moderator: Bailey Hunter Panelists: Michael Arnzen, Rain Graves, Christopher Rice, Ellen Datlow, Tom Monteleone

2:00pm: Reading by Rain Graves

4:00pm: Mass Signing! (All Your Favorite Authors Signing In One Place.)

(And of course...various unscrupulous and infamous parties, Friday and Saturday).

BOOKS I WILL HAVE ON HAND FOR PURCHASE (Limited Quantities):

--The Haunted Mansion Project: Year Two
--The Haunted Mansion Project: Year One
--The Four Elements by Charlee Jacob, Rain Graves, Marge Simon, Linda Addison
--Barfodder: Poetry Written in Dark Bars & Questionable Cafes by Rain Graves
--Zombies vs. Robots: Women on War! (Short Fiction by Rain Graves)

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Readings/Signings at ManulFest in Geyserville 9/7/13

I will be doing a Poetry Reading and discounted (for charity) tarot readings at ManulFest, a benefit for Pallas Cats, at Isis Oasis in Geyserville, CA this Saturday, September 7th. The event will be featuring live music, poetry, djs, plays by: Jill Tracy, Gitane Demone with Rikk Agnew, Protea, Sublime Friction, Shadow Circus Creature Theatre, Retribution Body, Baron Rubenbauer, DJ Death Boy, Rain Graves, Serena Toxicat, Sumiko Saulson, DJ Fact.50 missFAILed, Feral Fox Burlesque, and Lilith Babellon.

You can view the full line-up schedule of bands and information on performances at the ManulFest website. Ride-share forums and overnight discounted accommodations are available.

12pm - Ritual and Goddess Invocation (Bast and Sekhmet)

1pm-3:30pm - Tarot, Medium, and Goddess Consultation readings every 15 minutes. Sign up in advance via email, or on-site.

3:50pm-4:50pm - Poetry Readings outside Pavillion Stage

6pm-8pm - Tarot, Medium, and Goddess Consultation readings continued.

BOOKS I WILL HAVE ON HAND FOR PURCHASE (Limited Quantities):

--The Haunted Mansion Project: Year Two
--The Haunted Mansion Project: Year One
--The Four Elements by Charlee Jacob, Rain Graves, Marge Simon, Linda Addison
--Barfodder: Poetry Written in Dark Bars & Questionable Cafes by Rain Graves
--Zombies vs. Robots: Women on War! (Short Fiction by Rain Graves)

Friday, June 21, 2013

New Release - Haunted Mansion Project: Year Two... Registration Open for 2015 Retreat & KillerCon

I'm pleased to announce that the book launch for The Haunted Mansion Project: Year Two in eBook format at WHC 2013 in New Orleans was a great success. You can now purchase the book in Trade Paperback or eBook.

The next retreat dates have been announced for the Haunted Mansion Writer's Retreat - 2015, and Registration is now open!

I will also be at KillerCon in Las Vegas this September.

Friday, June 7, 2013

New Review of Four Elements & Release Date for Haunted Mansion Project: Year Two!

There is a great review of The Four Elements by Linda Addison, Charlee Jacob, Marge Simon, and Rain Graves (2013, Bad Moon Books) at The Horror Fiction Review . The Haunted Mansion Project: Year Two, edited by Loren Rhoads and Presented by Rain Graves will be available in eBook format first, at 12:01am on 6/13/13 at World Horror Con 2013 and Bram Stoker Awards Weekend. Here's the spiffy cover art, which is a full spectrum photograph taken by Nikki Boscia of Ghost-Girls, looking down the stairwell into the foyer of the house. Keep your eyes peeled at the witching hour for the release, over at DamnationBooks.com.



Contributors include:

Nicole Boscia
S.G. Browne
Christian Colvin
Alexa deMonterice
Fran Friel
Kristin Galvin
William Gilchrist
Sephera Giron
Stacey Graham
Rain Graves
E.S. Magill
Chris Marrs
Rena Mason
Angel Leigh McCoy
Lisa Morton
Yvonne Navarro
Weston Ochse
Kim Richards
Loren Rhoads
Kay Sundstrom
Dan Weidman

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Now Available... The Four Elements & Tales from the House Band vol. 2

The Four Elements (with Linda Addison, Charlee Jacob, & Marge Simon). January 2013, Bad Moon Books. Now available! Trade paperback: $17.95. Signed Limited Edition Hardcover: $35.00. eBook to be announced.

Four Bram Stoker Award™ winning poets join together to paint a rich, dark tapestry of evocative emotion in The Four Elements. From modern interpretations to ancient mythology, they explore the magic and mystery of Fire, Water, Earth, and Air. Their vivid poetry and prose brings to life a universe in a grain of sand, taking the reader through a journey of discovery from the inside out. Hear the hot voice of invisible awareness in Linda Addison's interpretation of Air. Explore the realm of ethereal and surreal liquidity in Rain Graves' Water. Burn from crevice to crown in Charlee Jacob's wild-eyed visions of Fire. Contemplate Marge Simon's poignant twists of dark irony to eruptions of spontaneous wonder in Earth. There is something for everyone in The Four Elements--conjured especially for the reader that likes to examine the meticulous depth and meaning in every word.

Tales from the House Band, Vol. 2 (Plus One Press, Dec. 2012). My short story, "Star Light, Star Bright," is included. $16.95 Trade paperback.