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I’m proud to announce that my first anthology to edit, “Carnival of the Damned” is now available for purchase. With authors like Gregory L. Norris, Tracy Carbone, and my lovely wife Hollie Snider, it’s guaranteed to be a fun read.

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Edited by Henry Snider
ISBN-13: 978-0692247815

Fifteen tales of dark attractions just waiting for the next wary soul to offer the price of admission.

  • SHOOT the Freak – Win a prize!
  • HAVE a caricature drawn? The price is right!
  • GAZE upon the wonders our Oddities Tent conceals!
  • TRY the Ferris Wheel – It’s the ride of a lifetime!
  • WATCH the Big Top’s center ring fill with beasts beyond Imagination!
  • SEE a reflection of your darkest desires!
  • LIVE in a world where maniacal clowns rule the night!

These are just some of the nightmares this carnival has to offer.

 

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scared_cat_clinging_to_treeNational Novel Writing Month? What the hell? I had a nice, simple month of work, study and testing the concepts of why the word “Catapult” begins with “Cat.” I sit back and ponder my mellow month when I hear the words, “If you write they will shut the hell up.

…what?

If you write they will shut the hell up.

So I’m all geared up to write. Who’s shutting the hell up? That’s the mystery.

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The Horror Society’s first ever Igor Awards are now over. A huge tip of the hat to the winner, Doug Lamoreux. The anthology should hit the shelves October 15th, 2013. Below is the cover for the “Best of the Horror Society 2013” and the Table of Contents’ authors, containing me for my short story, “The Clown.” Yeah…knowing Hollie Johani Snider‘s phobia of clowns I went ahead and wrote a clown story. Muahahahahahahaaaaaa
   
Bestofthehorrorsociety2013-3D BEST OF THE HORROR SOCIETY 2013 TOC AUTHORS

  • FORWORD – Scott M. Goriscak
  • INTRODUCTION – Carson Buckingham
  • CEREMONY – William F. Nolan
  • TENDRILS NEVER LIE – Kevin A. Ranson
  • THE MASK – Lisamarie Lamb
  • LEMMINAID – Carson Buckingham
  • THE CENTRAL COAST – Jason V. Brock
  • WHITE HELL, WISCONSIN – Weldon Burge
  • VICTIMIZED – Richard Thomas
  • NORMAL IS RELATIVE – Dan Dillard
  • THE PROCEDURE – Doug Lamoreux
  • THE LITTLE CHURCH OF SAFE CROSSING – Joe McKinney
  • MADELEINE – Julianne Snow
  • IT HAS TEETH – Christian A. Larsen
  • MASQUERADE – Dave Jeffery
  • BLACK BIRD – Rose Blackthorn
  • ADJOINING ROOMS – Scott M. Goriscak
  • THE INSPIRATION & HORROR OF GEORGE & HUGH – Nicholas Grabowsky
  • THE CLOWN – Henry Snider
  • MOVING DAY – Mark Onspaugh
  • ELLEN – Lee Pletzers
  • DADDY – Aaron Continue reading
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post_iconWhat a day! Went to the first meeting of Fiction Foundry’s new Sunday group. Loved seeing so many writers passionate about their work. Existing FF members filled the new ones in on how the dynamics work (since yours-truly has fallen a bit behind on adding the information to the FF website).

As to the critiques…they went great! People loved the conceptual critique format. Brainstorming ran rampant which is what one of the FF goals are.

…and another of the great parts…beer at a local pub following the meeting. How can you go wrong with crazy writers, critiques and beer?

Here’s most of ‘em (missed a few at this first meeting, but they’re chomping at the bit for the next one).

The best part? Every last one of them are completely batshit crazy!

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daffy-duckWell folks, I’ve been threatening to fix my website for a while.  I’m sure you’ve noticed the longer and longer delays with each post.  The up side is that the site’s now repaired and working correctly.  The down side, I still have to finalize the pages and replace a bit of content.  With luck it’ll be back up to par over the next few days (along with several posts done over the last few months that never posted correctly).

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Getting closer to rebuild time for the ol’ website.  Only a few more shovelfuls of…stuff…to sift through.  Then it’s back to images and insanity.

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first-look-at-the-new-anthology-read-the-end-firstREAD THE END FIRST,” containing my short story, “Stormfront,” made the Stoker Recommended Reading List!  My hat’s off to our tireless editor, Suzanne Robb, for making this happen.

I guess this means I have no choice but to attend the Stokers 2013 in New Orleans (yeah . . . like I wasn’t planning on going already).

Here’s the recommended reading list: http://www.horror.org/stoker/2012readinglist.php

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FFlogoWell, after a long internal debate, I’ve decided to found another writing group.  Don’t get me wrong, I’ll still be an active part of the Colorado Springs Fiction Writer’s Group, but I feel it’s time for a more aggressive change.  Where the CSFWG focuses on making “Good Writing Better,” Fiction Foundry will focus on putting the final polish on pieces before publication.

This will be a fun experiment and I’m interested to see how it plays out.

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THE HORROR SOCIETY

Edited by Henry Snider THE HORROR SOCIETY offers you... ...a trio of teens that discover not only houses can be haunted... ...a buried and all-but-forgotten Civil War era prison whose dark cells house more than antiques for treasure hunters... ...lovers who chance upon a southwestern cave containing the resting place of a pharaoh entombed far from home... ...a fire tower offering visitors views beyond belief and platform levels which never seem to end... ...abandoned train tracks leading a family to a century-old murder scene... These nightmares and more await you just around the corner in FORGOTTEN PLACES.

 

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