HWA Scary Writers: Leigh Lane

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 (So, here is our next HWA writer. Leigh M. Lane has been writing for over twenty years. She has ten published novels and twelve published short stories divided between different genre-specific pseudonyms. She is married to editor Thomas B. Lane, Jr. and currently resides in the outskirts of Sin City. Her traditional Gothic horror novel, Finding Poe, was a 2013 EPIC Awards finalist in horror. Her other novels include World-Mart, a tribute to Orwell, Serling, and Vonnegut, and the dark al … [Read more...]

HWA Scary Writers: Tom Calen

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(As everyone knows, I just became a fully active (and proud) member of the Horror Writer's Association. So, I thought it would be a cool way to celebrate Halloween by interviewing some writer's from the HWA about the genre. Tom Calen has some great insights below...) What made you want to write horror?By the fourth or fifth grade, I had made my way through Poe and was on to Shelley and Stoker. About a year after that, I “borrowed” my sister’s copy of SILENCE OF THE LAMBS. I was blown away … [Read more...]

Dark Bride Release Date News (And 3 Gates movie news)

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 Hey Everyone,Many of you have been asking about the release date for Dark Bride, book two of the 3 Gates of the Dead series. Here is what is going on...As you know, Open Road Media (Michael Chabon, Walker Percy, Dorothy Sayers) bought the series from my previous publisher, Premier Digital. Premier set the release date at November 1st. However, when Legendary Editor (Betsy Mitchell) got a hold of it, she decided that we needed a full on marketing push. As any publisher will tell … [Read more...]

3 Gates of the Dead News…..99 Cents….and a new entry from film contest!

 Hey Everyone,Wow, 3 Gates is exploding. At last count, it's ranked at 263 over all over on Amazon and 92 over at Barnes and Noble. I'm just amazed to see my name next to Stephen King and Anne Rice, two of my heroes.So, the 99 cent campaign has been extended until January 11th. You can get it the following outletsAmazonBarnes and Noble NookITunes Store Movie and TV News: 3 Gates of the Dead is currently being considered for both TV and Film. I'm hoping … [Read more...]

Announcing the 3 Gates Blog Tour!!!!

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Blurb: Sometimes, the most evil things come from the most holy… Conflicted with his faith in God and the hypocrisy of the church, Aidan Schaeffer, a young assistant pastor, is in a constant state of spiritual turmoil. When Aidan learns that his ex-fiancée is the first victim in a string of ritualistic killings, he finds himself in the middle of an even deeper fight. Tormented by demonic threats and haunted by spirits, Aidan throws himself into investigating Amanda’s death; all the while supe … [Read more...]

Passage from my upcoming novel, 3 Gates of the Dead…

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 My novel, 3 Gates of the Dead, drops in bookstores everywhere a month from now on October 15th. Here is passage from the book....“Edna sometimes has dreams, only thing I know what to call them. Anyway, she had a dream that she was walking in this field, and she saw a little boy walking barefoot in the snow.”He reached down to touch a print. “She called out to him and asked what he was doing there.” His voiced cracked again. “The boy turned, and Edna saw his face. She knew hi … [Read more...]

The New Exorcist?: Strange Things Happened on the Set of The Conjuring

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 One of the cool things that came out of the press junket is that some pretty weird things happened to the cast and crew of The Conjuring.For those of you who don’t know, The Conjuring follows the true story of Ed and Lorraine Warren when they are asked to help a family in crisis. The problem? A demonic witch who terrorized the Perron’s, a family who just bought a haunted house in the country.The Warrens (Ed passed away a few years ago) are noted demonologists who helped people e … [Read more...]


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