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Meet the Author – Peggy Christie

Hey guys! I’m doing a thing!

The Scriptorium is a new bookstore in Clawson, MI. They’ve only been open a short while but they are promoting and supporting so many local authors with a ton of events, readings, signings, etc. And they invited me to read a little from my latest vampire novel, The Vessel, as well as have a little Q&A afterwards (possibly a bit before as well).

 Available at Amazon

So if you’ve got the time, come on down, up, or over to Clawson on Saturday, February 24, 4pm. Click below to get more info from The Scriptorium website. Hope to see you there!

 The Scriptorium

Networking and Jobs!

Hey, folks. Thanks to the lovely Nicole and Shad, who took up arms to work the HorrorHound, Columbus show a couple weekends ago, we have some information to pass on to all of you. Do with it what you will – perhaps there will be a new project to work on or you can get your goods in a store in Ohio!

This is what we received at the convention. If you can’t make something out, or need further information, don’t ask us to clarify! This is all we’ve got.

First up is from Barbara Adams, aka Diva of the Dead. She’s a well known presence on the horror convention scene (apparently) and she’s looking for someone to write a backstory for her Diva character. Additionally, she’d like someone to create a weekly 3-panel comic. Sound like something you’d be interested in? Then by all means contact her!

Diva of the Dead

Next is the business card from Robert Kirchgassner: Blogger, Author, and Movie Fanatic. He has a couple of alternate personalities and I know one of them interviewed GLAHW at the HorrorHound convention in Cincinnati this past March. Maybe you’d like him to promote your stuff? Why not send him an email?

Robert Kirchgassner

And finally is Around About Books. They buy, sell, and trade quality used books. They ALSO take books on consignment so if you’d like to get onto their shelves, contact them!

Around About Books

Keeping my Pimp Hand Strong

I always forget that I have the opportunity to pimp myself on this page! Aside from being able to add more content to the GLAHW website, I can talk about me. And don’t we all like to talk about ourselves?

Stop shaking your head.

Anyway, Daulton Dickey just interviewed me for his website to shed more light on women in the horror industry. So why not head over and check it out? Please and thank you.

If you know any women in horror that should be given some attention (or maybe it’s YOU), send a message Daulton’s way and get interviewing.

Women of Horror: An Interview with Peggy Christie

 

Consignment Program with Oddmall

Hey folks! Near the end of the Oddmall convention this past weekend, one of the organizers walked around handing out contracts for their consignment program. Seems pretty standard – like most book stores with a 60/40 split – but I’ve scanned the whole contract and posted images below.

If you’d like to have your goods available for sale in Ohio, just print a copy, fill it out, and send your stuff their way!

(obviously if you have any questions about this, please contact the Oddmall folks – GLAHW is NOT charge of this program)

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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:

Mass Hysteria Has Been Unleashed! | Michael Patrick Hicks | GLAHW

MASS HYSTERIA, by Michael Patrick Hicks

Today’s the day! Mass Hysteria is officially available and on sale everywhere. The eBook costs only $3.99, and the paperback retails for $14.99 but has been discounted pretty nicely at both Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

The eBook edition of Mass Hysteria can be found at the following:

Amazon | iBooks | Nook | Kobo

Google Play | Smashwords

Here’s the synopsis:

It Came From Space…

Something virulent. Something evil. Something new. And it is infecting the town of Falls Breath.

Carried to Earth in a freak meteor shower, an alien virus has infected the animals. Pets and wildlife have turned rabid, attacking without warning. Dogs and cats terrorize their owners, while deer and wolves from the neighboring woods hunt in packs, stalking and killing their human prey without mercy.

As the town comes under siege, Lauren searches for her boyfriend, while her policeman father fights to restore some semblance of order against a threat unlike anything he has seen before. The Natural Order has been upended completely, and nowhere is safe.

… And It Is Spreading

Soon, the city will find itself in the grips of mass hysteria.

To survive, humanity will have to fight tooth and nail.


 

What Readers Are Saying

“Fun, horrible fun, from start to finish.” – Horror Novel Reviews

“It’s fast paced, action-packed, and bloody. Really, almost everything a horror gore-hound could want. … Undeniably talented, Michael Patrick Hicks shows evidence of a rather deliciously depraved mind…” – SciFi & Scary

“Mass Hysteria is a hell of a brutal, end of the world free for all. A terrifying vision of a future gone mad with bloodlust, Mass Hysteria will haunt your nightmares.” – Hunter Shea, author of Just Add Water and We Are Always Watching

Mass Hysteria was a brutal horror novel, which reminded me of the horror being written in the late 70’s and, (all of the), 80’s. Books like James Herbert’s The Rats or Guy N. Smith’s The Night of the Crabs. There are a lot of similarities to those classics here-the fast paced action going from scene to scene-with many gory deaths and other sick events. In fact, I think Mass Hysteria beats out those books in its sheer horrific brutality.” – Char’s Horror Corner

“I’m telling you now, this book isn’t for readers with weak stomachs. It is brutal in all the right ways.” – Cedar Hollow Horror Reviews

 

Purchase Mass Hysteria

Amazon | iBooks | Nook | Kobo

Google Play | Smashwords