Friday Update: Pandemic Book Launches, Events and Supporting Creatives
Pandemic Author Support, Book Launches and Events 28.08.20
In addition to Jim McLeod’s Pandemic Book Launch group on Facebook – go here for more infomation – Joe Mynhardt has set up a collaborative Facebook group for the independent presses: Hot Off the Indie Press, check it out here. Click on the book covers for more information.
Support Your Indie Authors and Reviewers
This is a new feature which I hope will help bring extra work to those who’ve been hit economically by Covid. If you’ve lost your day job, had hours cut, are struggling and have services to offer, a patreon page to promote etc, let us know and we’ll plug them here. Note, Todd didn’t approach us – I saw his post on Facebook and thought this would be a good way to support a terrific writer (and yes, buy Devil’s Creek!)
Todd Keisling – author of Devil’s Creek, Ugly Little Things is not just a writer. He also designs book interiors, frontispieces and can provide other services related to marketing campaigns. For more information go here. Buy his books here. Support him on patreon here.
Irene Lofthouse – author of Strange Tales in Bradford Dale, editor of Stories from Stone, creator of performances, is not just a writer. She’s also a historical researcher, editor, tutor, creative facilitator and can provide other services related to education and learning resources. For more information go here. Buy her books here.
Erin Al-Mehairi – writer, editor and stalwart of the community has lost a lot of work recently and is offering discounted editing services to new clients for short stories, novellas and novels. Payment plans are also possible! For more details go here https://hookofabook.wordpress.com/editing/
Chad Lutzke – a writer whose name is frequently seen in indie horror has a patreon here. Get free stories, interact or simply offer some much-needed support. You can also buy his books here. I just picked up a copy of Of Foster Homes and Flies.
28th-31st Aug inclusive – London FrightFest. Showing up to 25 films, special guests and Q&A sessions. More information and tickets here.
15th-29th Sept inclusive – StoryFest 2020. The Westport Library will we will premiere 13 live and pre-recorded events. These events will feature top authors and creators in genre fiction, comics, young adult fiction, and middle grade fiction. In cross-genre panels, they will explore the big ideas at the heart of telling stories in today’s world. Information here.
7-11th October – GrimmFest. Manchester’s International Festival of Fantastic Films. Information here.
16th October – Phoenix FearCon. Online Horror Film Festival. Information here.
Please send us details of any online panels, conventions, festivals and workshops and we’ll list them here.
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Autumn! We are Wolves
They Slipped Through the Net
This section features books published during lockdown but which have only just come onto our radar (plus special editions newly released).
on behalf of Stuart and the Horror Tree Team