MMLB X: MASQUERADE – GLAHW Halloween Party

“But the Prince Prospero was happy and dauntless and sagacious. When his dominions were half depopulated, he summoned to his presence a thousand hale and light-hearted friends from among the knights and dames of his court, and with these retired to the deep seclusion of one of his castellated abbeys.”   THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH, by Edgar Allan Poe (1842)

You are being summoned, Friends. Take refuge behind our strong and lofty walls from the pestilence (we often call them “people”) roaming unchecked throughout the land. Don your finery and hide your true identity behind your best mask, and JOIN US  for an evening of measured debauchery and merry-making.

We can’t promise you won’t die of the plague (one day) but we can bring all manner of creatures across the land to party like the Death, Himself will be there.

He will – we’re auctioning him off!

Hide among the Wicked and the Wonderful in masked costume (don’t worry – we’ll have extra masks) and enjoy fine food with adult beverages at our 10th Annual Monster Mash for Literacy Bash.

This year’s theme is MASQUERADE.

Costume contests, a Penny Social, music, and dancing, the gates open to Berkley VFW Post 9222, October 21, 2017, at 8:00 p.m.

Rumor has it there will be a death-defying Trivia Contest that threatens to test even your savvy knowledge.

This is a CASH ONLY BAR, so please bring CASH to buy your booze. There is an ATM located across the street for your convenience so you can get CASH.

21+ please.  $10.00 in advance and $10 at the door. You may use a credit/debit card to purchase party tickets and raffle tickets.

Advance Ticket Purchasers will also receive ten (10) free tickets to the Penny Social for a chance at fantastic gifts and autographed books.

We’ve even prepared special drinks to help blur the lines of reality, and a 50/50 raffle that could help line your pockets.

Be sure to also enter our Special Auction where the lucky winner’s name will be featured in every story of the annual anthology, Recurring Nightmares. Be the hero, be the villain, die a horrible death (note: the fate entirely is in the hands of the GLAHW authors).

Proceeds from this year’s Masquerade Ball benefit the Dominican Literacy Center and the Sienna Literacy Center, and we are proud to make them our permanent charities, ensuring that people of all ages discover the magic and power of reading as well as improve their lives with a strong educational foundation.

BREAKING GLAHW MEMBERSHIP NEWS!!!!

Capt Tight Pants, our ethereal and omniscient Web Admin is offering this limited special offer for potential Members and party animals.

Join us for MMLB-X on October 21 in Berkley, meet the crew, have a great time, AND join GLAHW for $20.00. It’s a savings of $10.00!

This is a limited time offer for new members only.

Offer ends 10/20/2017.

(You’ll have the option to adjust the number of tickets purchased on the Buy page.)

Options of Awesome
Name of Guest(s) / New Member


Interested in being a Donor to the Penny Social (raffle)? 2017 featured such amazing items from:

Candlewick Shoppe
Artist Don England
Artist Steven J Bejma
Royal Oak Tattoo
Author Ken MacGregor
Author Bentley Little
Author Dean Koontz
Author Ken Macgregor
Essential Massage

If you’d like to donate to the raffle, please complete this form, or drop us a line at Secretary@glahw.com:

Eye of Saturn series by Idalita Wright Raso Book Launch

Member Idalita has some wonderful news!

Book Launch Party!
Eye of Saturn series
by Idalita Wright Raso
The latest from Solstice Publishing

Come help me celebrate my debut with the launch of my first paranormal, Eye of Saturn: The Daughters of Saturn Book One.

Save the Date!

Friday, April 22, 2016 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

You and your guest(s) are cordially invited to celebrate the official book release party.

Please RSVP: eosbooklaunchpartyrsvp [AT} gmail DOT com

Loganberry Books
13015 Larchmere Blvd.
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120
(216) 795-9800

Free and convenient on-street parking on Larchmere and side street parking on Cheshire and adjacent streets.

There will be two dramatic presentations, a dramatic reading, Q&A session, book signing, giveaways, food, sangria, and cake will be served.

The book will be available for purchase at this event at Loganberry Books. For more information about Author Idalita Wright Raso, or to purchase the book online visit:

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New Board Member, Ken MacGregor

GLAHW would like to welcome new Board Member, Ken MacGregor.

The Board Member page has been updated to reflect his post as well as pertinent biographical information.

This guy… I swear…

Many thanks go to out-going Board Member, Robert C. Eccles, for his many years of service!

TOC Announced for Ghostlight, The Magazine of Terror

Ghostlight, the Magazine of Terror is thrilled to announce the TOC for the Summer Issue, available August, 2015.

“Grotesque” by Rie Sheridan Rose (photography, Cover)
“The Sea is in My Blood” by Deborah Walker
“Cadaver Dog” by Robert Borski
“The Burn Pile” by R.M. Warren
“Shadowed Grate” by Rie Sheridan Rose (photography)
“The Mark of Gratitude” by T.W. Garland
“forever fields” by Benjamin Thomas
“The Patch” by Heather Mydosh
“Talk Monster” by Jeffrey H. MacLachlan
“Fertile Ground” by John Teel
“Appetites” by Ken MacGregor
“Soul Text” by Michael Aronovitz
“Let’s Play Souls” by Kenneth Jobe
“Number One, Regarding Visibility” by Becky Marietta
“Crapgod” by Donald Jacob Uitvlugt
“Gretel” by Robert Borski
“In His Image” by Joshua Rex

Ghostlight, the Magazine of Terror , edited by Nicole Castle,  is a magazine devoted to horror fiction, art, and poetry. It is published twice a year (Summer and Winter) by Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers. Unlike Erie TalesGhostlight: The Magazine of Terror is open to all writers.

Call for Submissions – Daily Nightmare

If you’ve see the beauty that is 13 Quick Shivers, from Daily  Nightmare – you’ve seen the incredible typesetting that has made it a success. Now’s your chance to be a part of round 2!

DailyNightmare.com is accepting submissions for its second annual anthology of 100-word prose poems based on any of the 350-plus nightmares currently posted on the site (http://dailynightmare.com/category/nightmares/). Payment will be $10.00 made via PayPal and a .pdf of the final anthology in exchange for First World Serial Rights, electronic rights, and reprint rights for posters and postcards. (After one year, rights can be reassigned to the author.) In addition to professional word-rate, this will be a cool-looking publication since we intend to exploit all the tricks of expressive digital typography.

The deadline for submissions is July 1.

Full details available at the website.