Redneck Eldritch & World Horror

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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/.

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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. West Dave 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.”

Exciting things!

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.

My First Utah Horror Writers Meeting

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I joined the Horror Writers Association as an affiliate member shortly after Salt Lake Comic Con in September, but I’ve been so busy I wasn’t able to jump in on the Utah chapter community and activities until I attended their meeting last night at the Gateway Barnes and Noble in Salt Lake. After a thrilling commute through heavy wind and rain, and passing at least four accidents on the freeway going up from Provo (no joke), I made it there in one piece. It was wonderful to reconnect with familiar faces I’ve seen at conventions and shared panels, and equally wonderful to make new contacts, hear about writing and publishing successes in the Utah horror genre community, and to get to know more about the goings on in the group. If you happen to write horror, or aspire to do so, I highly recommend looking into joining the HWA and, if you happen to live in Utah, coming to the local chapter meetings. They also do an annual anthology, and will publish their second installment early next year.

The HWA is a professional writing organization, like the SFWA, the RWA, SCBWI, and so forth. It’s easier to get into the HWA than some of these other organizations because they recognize a lot of horror sells to niche markets through small presses and self publishing, and are therefore more lenient with regards to their membership requirements. The Utah chapter has had a presence at many local events from LTUE to Salt Lake Comic Con and plan to be at the World Horror Convention coming to Provo in April. I’m working with the Utah HWA (UHWA) to see if I can get onto some panels for that event. It’ll be a blast, and the first large, professional writing convention I’ll have the opportunity to attend.

Check out the Utah chapter’s website here: http://utahhorror.org

And their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/UtahHorrorWriters/.

You can also find the Horror Writers Association website here for details on what they’re about and how to join: http://horror.org.

The Utah Chapter seems like a fun, close-knit group with roughly twenty members that has grown from just a handful who opened the chapter about a year and a half ago. They provide a great networking opportunity, and have a lot of information on other Utah writing groups, events, and resources as well. If you’re interested in joining the group you can contact Cody Langille on Facebook or have him direct you to Charlie Lindsay. Or just watch on social media for the time and place of the next meeting, or stop by the UHWA booth at the next local convention, and come check it out!