On October 26, just days out from Halloween, I'll be standing tall behind a podium to discuss all things horror!
My hometown library has invited me to give a presentation on horror fiction and how I broke into it and already the nerves are setting in.
I'm not nervous because I havent spoken in public before, rather I just want to make sure I do the genre justice.
Unfortunately there are many who tend to put the horror genre in a bad light (no pun intended!), so my aim of giving this talk will be to give them a better appreciation for the genre - that it's not all just about blood and gore.
For me horror - and writing horror - is about peering into that part of the soul where fear and death lurks (because we've pushed it down there) and facing it. I also believe horror fiction, through its stories and tortured characters, has the power to show us who we really are.
I'm looking forward to giving this presentation and hopefully it will help persuade people to embrace horror fiction. I'll also be signing copies of my novella "Torment" and there'll be a short reading from my second novella "The Noctuary", to be released on December 1 from Damnation Books. I'll try and get that recorded and feature it in a future post.
So if you happen to be in my neck of the woods on October 26, about 7pm, then why not come along?
For more details, go HERE