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SPEND WOMEN IN HORROR MONTH IN THE MADHOUSE

Tomorrow kicks off #WomeinHorrorMonth (WIHM), and this year, I’m doing a blog series that discusses gender, race, and sexuality through the scope of the horror genre. I’m going to be chiming in here and there with some of my own thoughts and opinions, but you’ll also be hearing from a handful of women and men who would like to further the discussion and open a dialogue about how and why we talk about certain topics in our writing. Confirmed guests (so far) will include: Lucy A. Snyder , Tiffany Scandal , Ashley Davis , Leza Cantoral , Shane Douglas Keene , Larissa Glasser , and Michelle Renee Lane . I'm very much looking forward to this, and if you're interested, you can follow along here at: http://stephaniewytovich.blogspot.com/. I'll be sharing posts and updating my blog weekly, if not more, and I'm hoping that we all ask questions, share our thoughts, check our bias, and educate one another in a respectful, kind way. I also encourage you t

I DIG A HOLE IN DANGER SLATER'S BRAIN

Good Morning, Friends: Today in the madhouse, we're discussing Danger Slater 's latest book, He Digs a Hole , published by Fungasm Press . I first read Slater's work last year when I picked up a copy of his book, Puppet Skin , and what I love about his writing is that it throws you into this surrealist nightmare of sorts and it's hard to predict where you're going to end up. He Digs a Hole is no different, and it's full of bugs, dirt, and mutilation...so you know it's right up my alley. "Get a job. Get married. Buy a house. Cut off your hands and replace them with gardening tools. Dig a hole. Can you hear the worms calling? Keep digging." This book specifically reminded me of Naked Lunch meets The Twilight Zone , and Slater makes some interesting choices as he works with breaking the fourth wall throughout the story. His characters are bold and stubborn, each one dealing with this own obsessions and definitions of self-worth, and I ap

Stokercon 2018: On the Road to Providence, RI

Hi Everyone: I'm gearing up for Stokercon 2018, and I have to say, I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone, especially since I had to miss last year. I love going to these conferences because so often, writing is such a solitary act, and these conventions remind me of how big and wonderful our horror community really is. I always leave feeling inspired, and I'm looking forward to tons of great conversations, panels, and presentations, as well as checking out the Final Frame Horror Short Film Competition.   This year, I'll be working a lot with Horror University , and I'm going to be teaching two workshops, and then giving a one-hour special presentation dedicated to women in horror. The full details of my courses can be found below, but I urge everyone to look at the entire list because there are some truly great workshops happening this year. As noted on the Horror University page, "workshops will be hands-on, intensive classes that include