After World Horror


I wanted to keep my thoughts short this time. The World Horror Convention in Provo has come and gone. It was nice for me to attend this conference as it was hosted so close to my home, and I had a good time reading, paneling, squealing excitedly about Redneck Eldritch with other contributing authors, and connecting. I had some nice chats with Julie Frost, Jason A. Anderson, Jason King, and David J. West. It was awesome to get to know the reps of Muzzleland Press, as well as the the creepily creative artists of Metallic Visions and Monsterhedz.


Robert J Defendi, Eric Holmes, thanks for listening to Dave Butler and me during our reading!

Mike Arnzen, it was very entertaining watching you juggle my swag brains at the book signing.

Sanford Allen, Keith Thompson it was cool to meet you during the panel on H. P. Lovecraft.

Paul Genesse, Kevin J. Anderson, DawnRay Ammon, Carter and Kelli Reid, Nathan Shumate, Steve Diamond, Bethany Hanks, Johnny Worthen, Michaelbrent Collings, Dave Butler, Eric Swedin, Scott Forman, Cody Langille, it was good to see you all and catch up with some of you!

To Victoria Price…we noticed you looked a little lonely over at your booth, and we’re sorry more of us vendors didn’t come talk to you. But we’re glad you came for a while.

Dr. Michael Collings, congratulations on receiving the Grand Master Award this year! And it is always a pleasure to talk to you.

Dan Wells, thanks for letting me fangirl over you a bit! It was cool to say hi as a fellow vendor and horror writer, and I’m looking forward to reading your next John Cleaver book.


And thanks to all the volunteers who worked so hard, to the Utah HWA chapter for giving horror writers a presence here in our state, and the dedicated writers and artists who came from near and far to attend the convention. Though it was lightly attended, I hope you all made some new friends.

And for anyone I may have missed, I apologize–I enjoyed your company too.

To see more photos that I took at the World Horror Convention in Provo, check out my Facebook album here:

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:


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:

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.

Press Release for The 2016 World Horror Convention



As a member of the Utah chapter of the HWA, I wanted to share this official press release on The World Horror Convention, coming to Provo at the end of April. Check it out! 😀


Horror Comes to Utah!

Provo, Utah.

The World Horror Convention, an international gathering of horror writers, artists, editors, filmmakers, and fans, will converge on the Provo Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Provo, Utah, April 28 to May 1, 2016.  This premiere event has been to Salt Lake City twice.  For the third, and final, appearance in Utah, it will be in Provo.

WHC, a semi-professional conference, will have panels and presentations featuring professionals in the field on subjects as diverse as current literature, true crime, horror poetry, dark fantasy, horror art, Vincent Price, the developmental stages of a serial killer, Cracking the Story Code, Police Procedurals for Writers, and the dark side of Disney.  A special “killer tea” will feature a keynote speaker who will help authors find creative ways to kill people with food.  The event includes an art show, vendors’ room, horror film festival, kaffeeklatsches, and book signing by 100 horror authors.  Workshops and pitch sessions will be available for writers and an artist alley will showcase artists at work.  Guests will also have the opportunity to go on a real ghost hunt.

The event will feature some of the top authors in horror fiction, including Darren Shan, Sarah Pinborough, Jack Ketchum, Joe McKinney, Brian Keene, Kevin J. Anderson, Michaelbrent Collings, Michael Arnzen, and Dan Wells.  It will also feature poet Linda Addison, cover and concept artist Keith Thompson, graphic novel and cover artist, Carter Reid and scholar, editor and author, Michael R. Collings.  In addition, Victoria Price, daughter of famed actor Vincent Price, will do a presentation on her father and have some of his work available for sale.  There will also be a number of academic presentations on true crime.

The World Horror Convention, established in 1991, is the premiere event for horror fans and professionals alike.  It is held in a different location every year and celebrates the horror genre.  The 2016 World Horror Convention will showcase a growing community of professional authors and artists in Utah as well as a number of guests from around the world..

Help Utah welcome the world to The ZomBee State!  Go to for more information on the convention and how to become a member.

**The art show and vendors’ room will also be open to the public, so anyone can stop by and look at what’s for sale.


Media contact:
Charlene Harmon
(801) 252-1413

C. H. Lindsay