We all know there's no place like Horror for the Holidays! (Wait, is that not how that song goes? Whoopsie!)
Join us for a screaming good holiday cocktail hour with some of our favorite horror authors from Haverhill House! Books will be available for purchase the day of.
Bracken MacLeod is the Bram Stoker and Shirley Jackson Award nominated author of the novels, Mountain Home, Come to Dust , Stranded , and Closing Costs . He’s also published two collections of short fiction, 13 Views of the Suicide Woods and White Knight and Other Pawns . Before devoting himself to full time writing, he survived car crashes, a near drowning, being shot at, a parachute malfunction, and the bar exam. So far, the only incident that has resulted in persistent nightmares is the bar exam. He lives outside of Boston with his wife and son, where he is at work on his next novel about the Satanic Panic of the 1980s.
Cat Scully loves writing horror and dark fantasy for all ages. Most recently, her work appears in the vampire anthology AN UNHOLY THIRST, and she is the author-illustrator of young adult horror series JENNIFER STRANGE. She's best known for her illustrations and world maps, including her picture book THE MAYOR OF HALLOWEEN IS MISSING, written by Emily S. Sullivan. When she’s not writing and illustrating books, Cat works in video game development for the Deep End Games on their next title Romancelvania.
Christopher Golden is the New York Times bestselling, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of such novels as Road of Bones, Ararat, Snowblind, and Red Hands. With Mike Mignola, he is the co-creator of the Outerverse comic book universe, including such series as Baltimore, Joe Golem: Occult Detective, and Lady Baltimore. As an editor, he has worked on the short story anthologies Seize the Night, Dark Cities, and The New Dead, among others, and he has also written and co-written comic books, video games, screenplays, and a network television pilot. In 2015 he founded the popular Merrimack Valley Halloween Book Festival. He was born and raised in Massachusetts, where he still lives with his family. His work has been nominated for the British Fantasy Award, the Eisner Award, and multiple Shirley Jackson Awards. For the Bram Stoker Awards, Golden has been nominated ten times in eight different categories, and won twice. His original novels have been published in more than fifteen languages in countries around the world.
Errick Nunnally was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, he served one tour in the Marine Corps before deciding art school would be a safer—and more natural—pursuit. He is permanently distracted by art, comics, science fiction, history, and horror. Trained as a graphic designer, he has earned a black belt in Krav Maga/Muay Thai kickboxing after dark. Errick’s work includes: the novels, BLOOD FOR THE SUN and LIGHTNING WEARS A RED CAPE; LOST IN TRANSITION, a comic strip collection; and first prize in one hamburger contest. The following are some short stories and their respective magazines or anthologies: PENNY INCOMPATIBLE (Lamplight, v.6, #3 and the Podcast NIGHTLIGHT); JACK JOHNSON AND THE HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE OF THE GALAXY (The Final Summons); WELCOME TO THE D.I.V. (Wicked Witches); A FEW EXTRA POUNDS (Transcendent); and A HUNDRED PEARLS (PROTECTORS 2: stories to benefit PROTECT.ORG). Eventually, Errick came to his senses and moved to Rhode Island with his two lovely children and one beautiful wife.
JAMES A. MOORE is the best-selling and award winning author of over forty novels, thrillers, dark fantasy and horror alike, including the critically acclaimed Fireworks,Under The Overtree, Blood Red, the Serenity Falls trilogy (featuring his recurring anti-hero, Jonathan Crowley) and his most recent novels, The Tides of War series (The Last Sacrifice, Fallen Gods and the forthcoming Gates of the Dead). In addition to writing multiple short stories, he has also edited, with Christopher Golden and Tim Lebbon, the British Invasion anthology for Cemetery Dance Publications. The author cut his teeth in the industry writing for Marvel Comics and authoring over twenty role-playing supplements for White Wolf Games. Moore’s first short story collection, Slices, sold out before ever seeing print. Along with Golden and Jonathan Maberry he is co-host of the Three Guys With beards podcast. More information about the author can be found at his website.
J. Edwin Buja has spent his life surrounded by books and has written everything from children’s novels to software technical manuals. With an MA in history he discovered early on that researching and writing hold the key to happiness. Who else would think scanning through years of micro phish to index an old newspaper would be a dream job? The King of the Wood is his first novel in the genre of magical realism, but it will not be his last.
John M. McIlveen is the bestselling author of the paranormal suspense novel HANNAHWHERE, winner of the Drunken Druid Award, and nominated for the Bram Stoker Award, and GIRL GONE NORTH, which was shortlisted for the Wilbur and Niso Smith Foundation Award. He also authored three collections, A VARIABLE DARKNESS, INFLICTIONS, and JERKS and Other Tales from A Perfect Man.
Matt Bechtel was born just south of Detroit, Michigan (cursing him a Lions fan), into a mostly-Irish family of dreamers and writers. As such, he has spent most of his years making questionable life decisions and enjoying the results. Mentored by its late-founder Bob Booth, he serves as Chairperson of the Camp Necon convention. His first collection, Monochromes and Other Stories, was published by Haverhill House in 2017, and he has sold stories to anthologies published by PS Publishing, ChiZine Publishing, the New England Horror Writers, Fantastic Books, and Zsenon Publishing. He currently lives in the Northeast (and if you catch him with a pint in his hand you’ll notice that he always follows Irish tradition and signs his initials into the head of his Guinness). Please visit him at www.matt-bechtel.com.
Scott T. Goudsward is a slave to the cubicle world by day, and to the voices in his head by night. He writes horror primarily but has branched out to sci-fi and fantasy. His latest novel, Fountain of the Dead, has been re-released by Crossroad Press. His short fiction most recently appeared in The Final Summons. The non-fiction book Horror Guide to New England (co-written with brother David Goudsward) is now available from Post Mortem Press. He is a coordinator of the New England Horror Writers, spearheading numerous well-received anthologies, including Wicked Women and the forthcoming Wicked Creatures. Other anthology projects include Would But Time Await, co-edited with KH Vaughan, and Fright Train, co-edited with Tony Tremblay and Charles R. Rutledge. Scott is currently working on a YA novel and looking for new anthology possibilities.
Tony Tremblay is the writer of numerous short stories that have been published in various horror anthologies, horror magazines, and webzines (some under his pen name, T.T. Zuma). Tremblay has also worked as a reviewer of horror fiction for Cemetery Dance Magazine and Horror World. In addition to his print work, Tremblay hosted The Taco Society Presents, a cable T. V. show (also available on You Tube) that features discussions on horror as well as guest interviews with horror authors. The author lives in New Hampshire. Please visit him at http://www.tonytremblayauthor.com.
Trisha J. Wooldridge writes stuff that occasionally wins awards—child-friendly ones as T.J. Wooldridge. Find her in the Shirley Jackson Award-winning The Twisted Book of Shadows; some HWA Poetry Showcase volumes; all the NEHW anthologies (that she didn’t edit); and Don’t Turn Out the Lights. Her newest release is Shadow, Ash, and Prophecy, the second book in The 27 Kingdoms fantasy series. She also lovingly tortures consenting authors with her editing talents. She spends mystical “free time” with a very patient Husband-of-Awesome; a tiny witch and large witcher kitty pair; a rescued bay gelding; and a matronly calico mare. www.anovelfriend.com