Press Release: Shadows in Salem

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FunDead Publications announces release date of new anthology

Shadows in Salem

release date September 6, 2016


SALEM­ – Shadows in Salem is a collection of spooky short stories set in Salem, MA.  The book features many local authors, as well as authors both near and far.  The book is available to the public on September 6, 2016, and was produced right here in the Witch City!  What better time to read something wicked as the fall tourist season begins in Salem!  The September 6th release date gives tourists a chance to take a little piece of Salem home with them in the pages of this anthology.  Look for upcoming FunDead Publications events in and around the Witch City.


About Shadows in Salem

13392279_1097887660268556_9147568924913919844_oFor anyone who knows the history, Salem, Massachusetts has more than a few stories to tell. Travel to the Witch City within the pages of these collected short stories, and know the captivating nature of one of the oldest towns in America. Feel the summer breeze at Salem Willows and smell the scent of mulled cider drifting down Derby Street. See the wharf from a birds-eye-view, feel your toes in the sand while the sun sets over Dead Horse Beach, and find the secrets that reside in the very cracks of three-hundred-year-old tombstones in the Old Burying Ground. Spend a night among ghosts and witches and know the magic of Salem, where myth and legend collide with truth. Do beware, dear friends, for the Witch City has a dark side, and there is more to those legends than what you might read in the pages of an old book. Remember to look over your shoulder, for you never know what shadows follow you down that dimly lit corridor.


Release Events

The Shadows in Salem launch event will take place at The Black Veil Studio of Tattoo and Art, 194 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915 on September 30, 2016 from 8pm-11pm.

FunDead Publications will also be present at Wicked Good Books, 215 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970, on October 8th, 2016 from 10am-6pm.

Media are invited to attend, as well as the general public. Some of the local authors will be in attendance at both events and will be happy to sign your purchased copy.


About Fundead Publications

323724_411970455526950_1937573654_oFunDead Publications was founded in 2013 and Shadows in Salem is their first public release. FunDead Publications is located in the creepy capitol of the world, Salem, MA!  Each day in the office is an adventure that generally involves an attempted escape from the hazards of real work, and the possibility of a zombie outbreak, which is why we are always looking for fresh meat.

For more information, please contact our fine, upstanding associates… who are hopefully still alive and kicking.


Links

Follow us on Twitter: @DearFunDead

Find us on Facebook: Facebook.com/FunDeadPublications

http://www.FunDeadPublications.com

Shadows in Salem Book Trailer

It is with great pleasure that we announce the first FunDead Publications anthology, Shadows in Salem, will be released on September 6, 2016!  Each piece is a work of fiction set in our hometown, S…

Source: Shadows in Salem Book Trailer

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Mocha Memoirs is offering this micro-anthology for only $3!

Or…

You can get a copy FREE when you find me at a convention and buy one of my other books! 

This anthology includes the TOP TEN finalists for the Mocha Memoirs Women in Horror flash fiction contest. My story “The Damned” is one of the featured titles.

Get it while it’s still available!

ConCarolinas 2016 Wrap-Up

It’s Monday. That means another ConCarolinas is on the books, and I’m brain addled trying to mentally condense all the information that I collected during the past three days. (I love Evernote for that, by the way.)

So, here are some of my possibly not entirely coherent thoughts on the convention as a whole.

  1. It was hot! The A/C wasn’t working so we all melted into puddles of ink in the panel rooms and hallways.
  2. I got to hug so many people! (Hopefully none of them gave me the con crud.) I love hugs.
  3. There was an amazing panel on Writers and Mental Health that I was able to be a panelist on, and it’s one of the best panels I’ve ever done. I learned about SIG-E-CAPS from the wonderful Darin Kennedy. And I just want to thank John Hartness for putting the whole thing together.
  4. I love my tribe.
  5. Writers are wonderful and supportive people.
  6. Stuart Jaffe, John Hartness, Beth Revis, and Gail Martin are awesome at marketing. I learned soooo much from them.
  7. I learned about the importance of a newsletter / mailing list (coming soon!) for authors.
  8. I learned about Amazon Affiliate Links (also coming soon!)
  9. I am wonderfully blessed to be able to write and edit (check out my freelance editing site if you’ve not!)
  10. My parents are awesome for keeping my child while I attended the convention.
  11. Misty Massey is the writer wrangling extraordinaire.
  12. New friends quickly become great friends.
  13. We can give the middle finger to HB2 (there were Prince symbols on the bathroom doors – someone got a picture, right?) Faith Naff, I am SO PROUD of you.
  14. Leann Retell and Faith Hunter are two of the best friends a girl could ask for.
  15. Moderating isn’t as hard as I expected, but it’s super important to prepare.
  16. Nicole Kurtz, Alexandra Christian, Tally Johnson, and Susan Roddey are awesome crazy nuggets and I love them.
  17. Tamsin Silver is the sweetest New Yorker. She needs to move back to the south.
  18. I’m not good at minding a table! O_o
  19. I AM SO LUCKY TO HAVE FOUND MY TRIBE.

 

ConCarolinas is Coming!

ConCarolinas is one of my favorite cons. It’s one that is very close to my heart because it was the first con I ever went to when I first started going to cons, and it was the first con that ever accepted me as a guest. And it happens this weekend!

Check out my schedule on sched.org and come say hello! 

Pssst…I’ll have cards with a link to “The Weaver’s Fate” FOR FREE! Just ask for one!

Those Other Things…

Writers wear a lot of hats. And socks, too. With monkeys on them. Well, at least I do.

Some of the other hats I wear are mom, wife, daughter, professor, book reviewer, editor, and personal assistant. Yep, all those! But, I wanted today to tell you a little about (okay, shamelessly self-promote) my editing business, Clicking Keys.

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Ladies of Horror Competition

Hey, look! I did a thing! I made it to the top ten in the Mocha Memoirs Press: Women in Horror 2016 Flash Fiction contest!

The Top Ten stories were chosen by a panel of Mocha Memoirs “Ladies of Horror” and will be compiled into a micro-anthology used to promote the press. I will be sure to share when that is available too!

I would be delighted if you’d extend a vote for me!

Read the Stories and Vote HERE

 

Convention Season is Coming!

Fall is my favorite season. I love all of the fall things: pumpkins (not PSL), football, Halloween, crisp air, changing leaves, apples, and so on. But, the past few years I have developed a love for the late spring and summer as well because of the conventions!

This year I am attending three conventions (so far) as a guest: ConCarolinas in June, ConGregate in July, and AtomaCon in November.

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A New Year

2016Happy New Year!

I am not really all that big on resolutions. Most of the time, we break them and give up, but I do like setting goals. The new year is a great time to reflect on what I’ve accomplished and what I’ve still got to do.

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