Monday, June 9, 2014

San Mateo County Fair, June 14

Your fearless Hostess will be on hand at the San Mateo County Fair on June 14th, from 1-4pm to answer your questions, sign books, with sign-up available for the Haunted Mansion 2015 Retreat. The readings will commence at 1pm, and the signing is from 2-4pm. Stop by and say hello!

Monday, May 5, 2014

World Horror Con 2014, Portland, OR

Rain Graves, Loren Rhoads, Kim Richards, William Gilchrist, Weston Ochse, and Yvonne Navarro will be on hand at the World Horror Convention this week in Portland to answer questions and talk about the past retreats. If you would like to sign-up for 2015, visit Rain Graves at her table during the Mass Autograph Signing, or at any time during the convention. Visit the Damnation Books booth in the Dealer's Room to get your copies of The Haunted Mansion Project: Years One and Two, and have them signed by the authors. Credit Cards and Cash accepted. There may also be an unofficial-but-official reading and Q/A as a last minute schedule addition. :-)

Friday, April 11, 2014

World Horror Convention, 2014 - Portland, Oregon

Greetings and Salutations for Spring!

With 2014 in full swing, we are delighted to announce that many of our Survivors will be at World Horror Convention 2014 this May, in Portland, Oregon. We would be delighted to answer any questions you have about the 2015 event, and you may also sign-up and pay your registration on-site via Rain Graves. We may organize a happy hour or a reading from the past books, with a Q&A for you to mingle and learn more about our experiences and what the weekend entails. New attendees are encouraged to seek us out and strike up a conversation.

Progress reports will begin this summer, and the official one-year mark will begin our quarterly updates. There is plenty of time to reserve your spot, but after World Horror Con and World Fantasy Con, time is of the essence. The last spots fill up fast. I will be posting the schedule for World Horror closer to the dates in May, as that generally becomes available to participants about two weeks prior to the convention. Until then... Have a spooky spring, with lots of unexplained phenomenon, hopefully debunked or confirmed by scientific tools for evidence evaluation.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Upcoming Readings + Q&A from The Haunted Mansion Project: Year Two

There are two great readings coming up for The Haunted Mansion Project: Year Two. One is by Kim Richards, in the spooky setting of an actual mausoleum! The second is by S.G. Browne, Fran Friel, Loren Rhoads, and Rain Graves at San Francisco independent bookstore cafe, that will feature a Q&A session. Books will be available for purchase. Here are the details:

Wednesday, October 23 at 7pm - Kim Richards reads "Manifestation" from The Haunted Mansion Project: Year Two. This event includes other readings, though I haven't been given the details. Kim will have information available on the 2015 retreat, as well as books for purchase/signing.

(at The Mausoleum)
Santa Rosa Memorial Park
Franklin Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA
(707) 542-1580

Sunday, November 3 at 3pm - S.G. Browne, Fran Friel, Loren Rhoads, and Rain Graves read selections from The Haunted Mansion Project: Year Two at the Borderlands Books Cafe, located right next door to the bookstore. Q&A to follow, with information on the next retreat (sign-up available), and books for purchase and signing.

Borderlands Books & Cafe
866 and 870 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA

Sunday, October 6, 2013

The Haunted Mansion Project reading at Borderlands Cafe

Join us as we celebrate The Haunted Mansion Project: Year Two

In Autumn 2012, 20 horror writers returned to a haunted house in Marin for a second writing retreat with ghosts. Contributors to the book The Haunted Mansion Project: Year Two will read short stories and memoirs documenting the four days they spent together getting frightened and inspired. Readers will include Rain Graves, S.G. Browne, Fran Friel, and Loren Rhoads, formerly of Morbid Curiosity magazine.

November 3, 2013 at 3 p.m.


Borderlands Cafe
870 Valencia Street (Between 19th and 20th)
San Francisco, CA 94110
Cafe phone #: 415-970-6698

Monday, September 16, 2013

KillerCon, Las Vegas - September 19-22

I will be at KillerCon in Las Vegas, NV this weekend (arriving late on Friday night), participating in panels, readings, signings, and whatever else comes my way. I will also be on hand to discuss The Haunted Mansion Writer's Retreat and books. Anyone wishing to sign-up for 2015 may do so through me (Credit Cards accepted). I will also be doing tarot readings as time allows - probably all day Sunday. Drop me an email if you'd like a 15-30 minute slot before 3pm on Sunday, or sometime on Saturday (not below mentioned). As always, if you've had a reading by me before, you get a discount.

My Saturday Schedule:

12:00 pm: “Poetic Prose vs Purple Prose. When Is A Rose Just A Rose?” Moderator: Bailey Hunter Panelists: Michael Arnzen, Rain Graves, Christopher Rice, Ellen Datlow, Tom Monteleone

2:00pm: Reading by Rain Graves

(Quite possibly from HMP:Y2) 4:00pm: Mass Signing! (All Your Favorite Authors Signing In One Place.)

(And of course...various unscrupulous and infamous parties, Friday and Saturday).

I will have copies of Year One and Year Two books for purchase, and there will be several Survivors attending who will be on hand to sign them for you.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The Haunted Mansion Interviews

Last August, I was approached by Rain Graves, mastermind of the Haunted Mansion Retreat, and invited to serve as editor for The Haunted Mansion Project: Year Two.  Of course I immediately said yes.

Once the book came out, I had a brainstorm: I could interview the contributors to the book on my blog.  They could talk about what influenced their contributions to The Haunted Mansion Project – and I could sate my curiosity about their experiences (supernatural or inspirational) at the Mansion last year.

Here are the links to the Haunted Mansion interviews, in alphabetical rather than chronological order: