Life has been crazy. We have Covid-19 zipping around, people being outed for sexual misconduct, and the rest of the zany horror stuff. Let's talk about that. Sexual misconduct. Why? Why is it happening so much in the horror community? Probably because it has always been around, and we're now hearing about it. Do your research, avoid those situations, and please don't send nudies. If you feel nervous at a convention, get someone to walk with you. TELL people if something happens that makes you feel threatened. That is for males and females. Trust your gut. There are always nice people who will walk with you, listen to you, and help you. THINK.
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Young Students in Horror. Deadline is approaching. Teachers and Budding Young Authors spread the word please. With school restarting at least give your kids something positive to work on. The Horror Writers Assocation is looking for applications for the Etchison Young Writer Award. Applicants open to students in grades 10-12 (or the equivalent, if home schooled), with an interest in writing horror/dark fiction. Applicants must be at least 13 years of age. Affiliation with the Horror Writers Association is not required. The $500 award can be applied to college tuition, course fees (on line or traditional), and/or materials pertaining to the enhancement of writing skills, such as textbooks, software, or computers. The money can also be used for online Horror University courses from the HWA (information on Horror U. courses available online – www.horror.org or by request). It is a great opportunity to encourage young writers. The recipient will have 2 years to utilize the funds and multi-award nominated author JG Faherty will mentor the winner for 6 months.The Deadline is September 1, 2020. Please share with any high school student or high school teachers you may know. https://horrorwritersassociation.submittable.com/…/2020-sch…
D.A. Roberts is an author of fiction,primarily in horror/dystopian and science fiction genres. Born in Lebanon, Missouri, he now lives in Springfield, Missouri with his wife and sons. When not writing, D.A. serves his community. He has been in law enforcement for nearly two decades, serving as a Corrections Officer, Deputy Sheriff, Hospital Security Team Supervisor, and most recently Patrolman, with the Walnut Grove Police Department.
“Ragnarok Rising Saga,”he blends the zombie genre with the
events of Norse Mythology. The series has been called “a thinking
man’s apocalyptic world.” This is a unique approach that creates
a new sub-genre in Apocalyptic Fiction. Debuting in July of 2012,
the series has been featured on radio shows on three continents.
He is also known in science fiction for “The Infinite Black Series
This series is basedn the hit video game from Spellbook Studio.
Approached by Spellbook Studio to create the history of their universe, D.A.’s series explores the rich tapestry that is The Infinite Black. Download and play the game for free at www.Spellbook.com. His two most recent releases are Cold Hunger which he co-wrote with Author Catt Dahman and Apex Predator: Wolf Moon. Wolf Moon is a tale which explores Native American lore and creatures known as the Dogman. Both available now from J. Ellington Ashton Press.
In November of 2018, D.A. took on the challenging role of C.E.O. of J. Ellington Ashton Press. In March of 2020, D.A. was elected first president of the Horror Author’s Guild. Find more about his work at: www.jellingtonashton.com www.amazon.com/author/daroberts https://www.facebook.com/DARobertsAuthor/ https://www.haguild.com/