Hey guys! I’m still alive–I promise!
Here’s some of what I’ve been up to this month, writing-wise.
I pulled out a couple of short works-in-progress from years past, re-worked their concepts with a fresh perspective, completed them, and sent them off for consideration at a couple of magazines. We’ll see how that goes, eh?
My friends at Curiosity Quills have been moving forward with edits on our Windows Into Hell stories, so I’ve been working on getting my story, “The Armadillo’s Song,” all polished up. According to Goodreads, this fabulous anthology comes out October 24th. Feel free to add the book to your to-read list, and keep your eyes peeled!
I think my Facebook and Twitter followers might be a little sick of me talking about Redneck Eldritch. It was a fun project to be involved in, and I love seeing it do well. For those of you reading it, we authors would love to have some more honest reviews go up on Amazon and Goodreads. If you have a moment to let others out there know what you think, that would be a wonderful treat for us!
Speaking of reviews, I’m reading my way through Writers of the Future volume 32 and hope to post a nice little review of that soon. (My friend Julie Frost has a story in this volume, and I promised her I would give a review after I bought a copy from her.)
For upcoming live events, I’ll be at Spring Into Books, a local author signing event, next Saturday at the Viridian Event Center in West Jordan from 2:00 to 6:00 P.M. I’m also planning to attend Salt City Steamfest and Salt Lake Comic Con later this summer.
That’s all for now.
I wanted to keep my thoughts short this time. The World Horror Convention in Provo has come and gone. It was nice for me to attend this conference as it was hosted so close to my home, and I had a good time reading, paneling, squealing excitedly about Redneck Eldritch with other contributing authors, and connecting. I had some nice chats with Julie Frost, Jason A. Anderson, Jason King, and David J. West. It was awesome to get to know the reps of Muzzleland Press, as well as the the creepily creative artists of Metallic Visions and Monsterhedz.
Robert J Defendi, Eric Holmes, thanks for listening to Dave Butler and me during our reading!
Mike Arnzen, it was very entertaining watching you juggle my swag brains at the book signing.
Sanford Allen, Keith Thompson it was cool to meet you during the panel on H. P. Lovecraft.
Paul Genesse, Kevin J. Anderson, DawnRay Ammon, Carter and Kelli Reid, Nathan Shumate, Steve Diamond, Bethany Hanks, Johnny Worthen, Michaelbrent Collings, Dave Butler, Eric Swedin, Scott Forman, Cody Langille, it was good to see you all and catch up with some of you!
To Victoria Price…we noticed you looked a little lonely over at your booth, and we’re sorry more of us vendors didn’t come talk to you. But we’re glad you came for a while.
Dr. Michael Collings, congratulations on receiving the Grand Master Award this year! And it is always a pleasure to talk to you.
Dan Wells, thanks for letting me fangirl over you a bit! It was cool to say hi as a fellow vendor and horror writer, and I’m looking forward to reading your next John Cleaver book.
And thanks to all the volunteers who worked so hard, to the Utah HWA chapter for giving horror writers a presence here in our state, and the dedicated writers and artists who came from near and far to attend the convention. Though it was lightly attended, I hope you all made some new friends.
And for anyone I may have missed, I apologize–I enjoyed your company too.
To see more photos that I took at the World Horror Convention in Provo, check out my Facebook album here:
The paperback of Redneck Eldritch is live on Amazon! The Ebook and Kindle versions will be available for pre-order soon, and will be officially released April 28th. I’m excited and honored to be included in this collection with such talented authors, and I hope fans of horror, H.P. Lovecraft, and the sister Space Eldritch anthologies will enjoy this brand new installment of cosmic dread.
For any who are curious, you can read a sneak peek of my story, “Mine of the Damned Gods” here on the Cold Fusion Media website, along with excerpts from several other stories in the anthology: http://coldfusionmedia.us/redneck-eldritch-sneak-peek-mine-of-the-damned-gods-by-sarah-e-seeley/.
The World Horror Convention will be in Provo April 18 – May 1. I have a light schedule, one panel and one reading. I’d be delighted for any in attendance to come listen to me discuss H.P. Lovecraft and read from my Redneck Eldritch story next to
David J. West Dave Butler (*David West is still awesome, the schedule after the 17th just shuffled us readers around a little).
Here is my World Horror Schedule:
- Friday, April 29 — 7:15 – 9: 45 PM: Book Signing
- Friday, April 29 — 12:45 – 1:45 PM: Readings (30 min. each)
Sarah E. Seeley &
David J. WestDave Butler
- Sunday, May 1 — 12:45 – 1:45 PM: Why We Love Lovecraft
Eric Swedin, David J. West, Nathan Shumate, Carter Reid, Sanford Allen, Sarah E. Seeley
I will also be a book vendor with authors S. A. Butler and David J. West all four days. So come find me in the dealer’s room! I’ll have my usual publications to sell. Nathan Shumate will have copies of Redneck Eldritch available at his booth to purchase, and I’d be pleased to sign your copy should you acquire one.
As a member of the Utah HWA, I’d also like to encourage any who are considering to attend the World Horror Convention. While this is a smaller professional conference and the memberships are a little pricey, the investment is well worthwhile and will give you access to amazing networking opportunities within both the horror and general writing communities. There will also be some great panels and presentations, a workshop opportunity with David Farland for a small additional fee, and tons of cool stuff to participate in like ghost hunts. Check out the membership rates and programming here: http://www.whc2016.org/.
In other news, I’m currently working on edits for my Windows Into Hell story, “The Armadillo’s Song.” The anthology is still anticipated for release in October from Curiosity Quills Press.
And I’m slowly but steadily writing out the novel-length rendition of my steampunk story, “Curio Cay.”
To my family, friends, and followers, thank you, as always, for your support and for believing in me. You inspire me and give me courage to try daring things…like write horror. And other fiction. And blog. I hope you enjoy reading these stories as much as I’ve enjoyed creating them for your entertainment.