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Horror Addicts Guide to Life Author Spotlight: Laurel Anne Hill

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on June 8, 2015 by David Watson

Laurel Anne Hill has had over 25 short stories published along with the award-winning novel  Heroes Arise. For Horror Addicts Guide To Life  Laurel Anne wrote an article called Practicing Safe Satisfaction. In her article Laurel Anne gets into how to get your horror fix no matter where you are. To read Laurel Anne’s article along with several other articles on living the horror lifestyle, pick up a copy of Horror Addicts Guide To LifeRecently Laurel Anne was nice enough to tell us what she likes about horror:

What do you like about the horror genre?

2969162Horror stories depict the ultimate in vulnerabilities. Readers and viewers who connect with doomed characters experience the terror of such vulnerabilities, yet they emerge from the experience unharmed. Except, maybe, for a few bad dreams. Talk about a powerful win-win situation!

What are some of your favorite horror movies, books or TV shows?

The original Dracula with Bela Lugosi captivated me in the third grade and every viewing afterward. It’s a funky but wonderful movie. I loved the book even more. The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty was an amazing read. Ghost Story by Peter Straub also glued my eyes to the page. And I’ll never forget the short stories of Robert Aickman, particularly “Cicerones” and “Ringing the Changes.” I so enjoyed participating in the Robert Aickman panel at the World Fantasy Convention in 2014.

In what way do you live the horror lifestyle?

Open the utensil drawer in my kitchen and two plastic eyeballs will greet you.LaurelAnneHill2010 Gaze at my annual Christmas tree, and you will notice the ornaments include bats, insects, mice and snakes. Look at the framed picture in my home’s entryway just the right way and a “ghost” will appear. And, naturally, being a writer, I look at ordinary experiences and ponder how to change them into horrific encounters with the unknown.

Where else can we find some of your work?

http://www.laurelannehill.com

http://www.amazon.com/Laurel-Anne-Hill/e/B002XK5R5S

http://laurelannehill.libsyn.com/

https://horroraddicts.wordpress.com/tag/laurel-anne-hill/

 

Upcoming Events

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 17, 2011 by David Watson

June 16-19 / Stoker Weekend / Long Island New York /Stoker Weekend is a Dark Fiction convention which includes panels, workshops, publishers, authors, a dealer’s room and a zombie prom . Some of the authors that will be there include Peter Straub, Douglas Clegg, Gillian Flynn, David Morrell  and many more for more information go to stokerweekend2011.org .

June 24-26 / Monster Bash / Butler Pennsylvania / This is a classic horror convention celebrating horror movies from the silent era through the 1950’s. Some of the events include viewings of Dracula meets Frankenstein, Return of the CreatureNosferatu and several other movies. There will also be a live theatric performance of Dracula’s Guest and Q and A’s with actors including Caroline Munro and John Stanley. For more information go to monsterbashnews.com/bash.html.

June 25 / Fears for Queers 2 horror film festival / Dallas Texas / This festival includes independent feature and short horror films from gay and lesbian filmmakers with proceeds from this event going to Youths First Texas. For more information go to doa bloodbath.com.

May 20 -22 / Cult Fiction Drive In / Jacksonville Florida / This is a convention that celebrates the classics of cult and drive-in cinema. Some of the guests include Sid Haig, Pam Grier, Dee Wallace and many more. For more info go to www.cultfictiondrive-in.com.

May 27- 29 / Crypticon / Seattle Washington / This is the largest horror convention in the pacific northwest and will include a writing contest, art contest, movie viewings and zombie apocalypse training. For more information go to crypticonseattle.com.

June 4th / Dorian’s Parlor June featuring Psyche Corp, Jaggery and The Army of Toys / Philadelphia Pa / A night of live music, burlesque from the White Elephant Burlesque Society and a steampunk, neo-victorian fashion show. For more information go to doriansparlor.com/june_2011.

June 2nd – 4th / Vampire-con / Los Angeles Ca / This is a three day vampire film festival at the New Beverly Cinema. For more information go to vampire-con.com.

June 3rd -5th / Midwest Haunters Convention / Columbus Ohio / This is an event for haunt attraction, producers, actors and home haunters. It will include haunted house tours, an art show, make up demonstration and fashion show. There will also be a Ms Midwest Scary Pageant. For more information go to midwesthauntersconvention.com.

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