Monday, May 12, 2014

Four Elements Takes Home 2013 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Poetry

The Four Elements by Linda Addison, Rain Graves, Charlee Jacob, and Marge Simon has won the 2013 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Poetry. We were presented with the award at the Stokers Banquet this past weekend in Portland Oregon, and were surprised, delighted, and honored to have won. Linda and I were present, and thanked our publisher, Bad Moon Books for believing in the project, Donald Sidney-Fryer for his wonderful essay and blurb on the book, and of course, each other...for being such great partners in crime. Thank you to the HWA, and everyone who voted for TFE. Your support of our work means the world to us. Here is a link to all the winners, in all categories.

You may also view the full awards presentation here:

Monday, May 5, 2014

WHC 2014 Schedule, Portland, OR

Here is my basic Schedule for WHC in Portland this week (as final as I know it to be). If you would like a tarot reading, ping me privately to schedule. Rates are as usual - $25/half hour. I won't arrive until after 10pm on Thursday, but will have fliers/sign-up available for The Haunted Mansion Retreat in 2015, as well as books at the Mass Autograph Signing (books available listed below the shedule):


10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Reading: Rain Graves

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Writer’s Workshop #7
(Sign-up required – The Pros evaluate up to 10,000 words of your work in Constructive Critique)

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ross/Morrison Panel: Violence And Verse
(Mike Arnzen, Rain Graves, Dan Clore, Linda Addison, James Dorr)
Bards who dwell in the dark discuss the horror poetry market

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Ladies of Horror (FB Group) Gathering (TBD)

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Willamette Foyer
Mass Autograph Signing
All of your favorite writers are in one spot and are willing to sign books!

10ish - Asinthe Party (offsite)


4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Panel: Finding Your True Voice
(Mary SanGiovanni, S.P. Somtow, Rain Graves, Tim Waggoner, Gord Rollo, John Urbancik )
A few horror authors have such a unique voice that whatever the book is, their fans never want that author's world or universe to end past the last page. How does any writer find their voice?

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Bram Stoker Awards Banquet

10:00 PM
Oregon Room
Bram Stoker Awards After-Party
HWA and our sponsor Samhain Horror would like to invite all convention attendees to join us for the traditional party after the presentation of the Bram Stoker Awards. Come and celebrate!


--The Four Elements
--Haunted Mansion Project - books 1 and 2
--Zombies vs. Robots: Women on War