Friday, April 15, 2011

7x7 Magazine & Poem Cellars Poetry Contest Winners Announced

Many of you know I'm a wine lover and self-professed Wine Poet; An avid wine enthusiast and collector, I often tweet poems of tasting notes on twitter. In February I entered the 7x7 Magazine contest for Poem Cellars, and the winners have been announced: Rain Graves & Greg Todaro. Read our poems here, and buy a bottle of the 2009 Cab to read our corks.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Schedule of Readings & Panels for WHC 2011 in Austin

Austin, TX - April 28-May 1, 2011 - World Horror Convention.

Pitch Meetings.

Pitch Workshop/Editor Meet-and-Greet
10:00 AM Friday, April 29 – Dover’s Banquet Room

Chizine Party
10:00 PM Friday, April 29 – Convention Suite
Books! Babes! Booze! CZP co-publishers Brett Savory and Sandra Kasturi—with authors Gemma Files, David Nickle, Claude Lalumière, and more—will treat you to a dazzling night of books and booze (you’re on your own for the babes) to celebrate our new Spring titles. Join us!

Reading – Rain Graves
11:30 AM Saturday April 30 – Robertson
"The Spider House Rules," A short story in the April Mega Issue #47 of - possibly a poem or two from BARFODDER if time allows.

Things We Used To Care About
5:00 PM Saturday, April 30 – Dezavala
Brian Keene (M), Chad Savage, Lois Gresh, Kelly Laymon, Rain Graves, Chad Hensley
Splatterpunk versus quiet horror! Dare you publish a story on the Internet?? Which email newsletter should I read first? Will role-playing games save the genre? And how’s about all those great new small presses that are being founded every month? On this panel we talk about the old controversies and contentious issues that history has solved for us.

7:30 – 10:00 PM Saturday, April 30 – Phoenix Central
Copies of BARFODDER: Poetry Written in Dark Bars & Questionable Cafes ($20), The Gossamer Eye ($14), and possibly some limited edition signed poetry prints ($5) from the not-yet-available book, The Four Elements, written by Linda Addison, Rain Graves, Charlee Jacob, and Marge Simon. + Sneak peek at DEADLAND written by Rain Graves, Illustrated by Daniele Serra, and MACHINERIES OF DREAM, written by Rain Graves, Illustrated by Daniele Serra.

**For a full list of authors, panels, and readings - go here.

***TAROT READINGS: I will do these by appointment, as time allows. Contact via email: rain (dot) graves (at) gmail to schedule one. Read this primer here if you've never had a reading before. Special rate for WHC attendees: $25 for a full half hour reading; past, present, future. $15 if you've had a reading by Rain before.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Review of In Laymon's Terms; Pre-Orders for Aug. 1

The long awaited anthology, In Laymon's Terms: A Tribute to Richard Laymon edited by Kelly Laymon, Steve Gerlach, and Richard Chizmar will be out August 1st, 2011. Cemetery Dance is taking pre-orders on the title (via the above link), which, like many other limited edition CD titles, is sure to sell-out fast.

In a recent review of the tome over at the Crow's Caw, Nick Cato states, "Rain Graves claims (in her memoriam) she’s worried how Laymon fans will take her story; with ‘Wild Card,’ she has nothing to worry about."

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Haunted Mansion dates for 2012 Confirmed

The next Haunted Mansion Writer's Retreat (hosted by Rain Graves) dates have been confirmed: September 27-30, 2012. Space is limited to 30 people, and registration is now open. Supporting (but not attending) slots may also be purchased. See website for details.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Poetry up at

You can read "The Surrender," with art by Daniele Serra at ChiZine today, celebrating their re-launch and Alumni issue. This piece was originally part of a series called Incubus/Succubus, read aloud next to Dani's art at Space Gallery in San Francisco. The art is still for sale,(very large!) and comes with a fancy signed card-stock printing of the poem.