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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.)

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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

WE ARE ALL MONSTERS is available for free on Kindle right now!

Cassie Carnage here. Just wanted to let you all know that my first ever Horror eBook, WE ARE ALL MONSTERS, is up on Amazon and available for free for a limited time.

Deal runs Saturday 3/18 until Wednesday 3/22.

You can get your free copy here: http://bit.ly/waam11

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“We Are All Monsters” by Cassie Carnage contains 10 original stories from a unique new voice in horror; plus an exclusive bonus introduction chapter to the Weird West monster hunters known as The Three Thieves of Night and their dark, corrupted world of gun slinging magicians.

Inside you will find vengeful ghosts, greedy demons, madness inducing gods from the Time before Man, an evil witch trapped in the mummified remains of a saint, were-sasquatches, haunted water heaters, psychics, vampires and much, much more!

Inside you will find:

HER ROTTEN EMBRACE
What the swamp takes, she also gives back.

CANCER’S REQUIEM
Cancer comes back to collect a widowed husband.

THE RING
What would you do if you could see ghosts, and your best friend dies?

DROSOPHILA (a horror poem)
Are there fruit flies everywhere, or only in the demented mind of Malachi?

THE DYING LIGHT
Two kids hear an urban legend about a monster in an abandoned copper mine. When they break into the mine, they accidentally wake it up.

HOT WATER
Sometimes, it’s not your imagination. Sometimes, there really is something inside your water heater…

BLACK HEARTS AND BLOODIED LIPS
Two bounty hunters discover unexpected package while investigating a nest of vampires.

THE CORNUCOPIA
A homeless the preacher finds a way to feed the starving people of his flock. But not all is what it seems as the magical golden box that leaves a feast each night, but only after a human sacrifice.

WALPURGISNACHT
A mummified saints body. A witch. And a terrible curse.

OF ‘SQUATCH AND MAN
Three college guys go camping and discover that one of them is not what he seems.

THREE THIEVES OF NIGHT PRELUDE (Bonus Section)
A psychic swordsman and a man with an incessantly itching wound that won’t heal discover that their brother-at-arms is missing.

If you like Tales from the Crypt, Clive Barker, Stephen King or Anne Rice, you will love WE ARE ALL MONSTERS.

Submissions Open for YA Horror Anthology Locker Shockers!

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Locker Shockers: Urban Legends is a Young Adult horror anthology.

Deadline August 31, 2017

Edited by Cassie Carnage

We are looking for 5,000 word stories about young adults and their encounters with the paranormal entities of urban legends.

Such as:

  • Creatures living in the rain sewers
  • Aliens
  • Vampires living next door
  • Children who mysteriously died when breaking into school at night
  • Bloody Mary
  • Slenderman
  • Possessed/haunted school objects- computers, phones, furniture, appliances, pictures, trophies, mirrors etc.
  • Ouija boards that keep showing up, even after they are burnt and their ashes are thrown out
  • Paranormal Games, like the Charlie, Charlie Challenge

When you were a teenager did your friends tell you scary stories about your home town or school?

Think back to your own childhood for inspiration. What scared you then? Channel that into your young character’s psyche and run with it.

Submission Guidelines:

5,000 Firm Word Count. Please note that you  can go over the word count, but not under this amount.

The main character must be between the ages 13 and 18 years of age for it to be considered a Young Adult horror story.

Keep your story PG-13. No graphic sex, no hate speech, no gratuitous violence, no torture porn, no revenge porn. Keep swearing to a minimum. (Anything that can be said on night time television is acceptable.)

Please follow the proper manuscript format, which can be found here for your reference:  http://www.shunn.net/format/story.html

Submissions that do not follow the proper manuscript format will not be considered for publication.

Multiple submissions are accepted. However, simultaneous submissions with other publications are not.

All authors published in Locker Shockers will receive a contributor’s copy.

Locker Shockers: Urban Legends

Deadline August 31, 2017

Please email all submissions to cassie@bloodywhisper.com