Friday Update: Pandemic Book Launches, Events and Supporting Creatives

Pandemic Author Support, Book Launches and Events  10/02/20

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Support Your Indie Authors and Reviewers

This is a 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 new venture, a patreon page to promote etc, let us know and we’ll plug them here.

Varian Ross is a disabled person who’s trying to find work during the pandemic and has started a Patreon for hiswriting:  Prose is posted every Friday, and poetry every Monday. He is legally blind and can’t drive, which really impacts his job search.  He is looking for an at home job in the area of data entry work, or technical writing. Contact him via his patreon or find him on twitter here

Janine Pipe – Published author, with blogging, YouTube and podcasting experience. Beta and proof-reading credentials. Fiction and non-fiction experience – have been published on various blogs, websites, in magazines and newspapers in different genres. Reviewer for UKs biggest horror mag – Scream and regular contributor to Nightworms. If anyone knows of anything at all, no job too small, please let me know. Contact me [email protected].

Bella Farris – writer and filmmaker. Read her stories for free here, connect with her on @_itsjustbella_. Pick up a copy of her horror collection, Monsters Under the Bed, here.

Jazz House Publications – a new arrival on the publishing scene. Jazz House Publications is an independent publisher based in the greater Seattle area. We are an inclusive organization who seek to provide a platform for marginalized creators, and we encourage LGBTQIA+, POC, medically complex, and those not neurotypical to submit their stories to any open submissions we currently have. We regularly hold open submission periods for short-story anthologies, and we will have open submission periods for novel manuscripts. Visit us on Twitter (, Instagram (, or at our site, to say hi and see learn more of what we do.

Sean Fraser – Zoë; or, On the Clockwork Sphaeres of Paradise is a tale comprised of four books. ‘Zoë on a promenade, in France, set in 1913, from the South of France near Montpellier to Boulogne-sur-Mer in the North and all of the persons she meets during her travels who address the philosophy, theories and mores of Religion, Humanity, Mythology, Myth, Reality, and Fey in the state of Existence with the beginning of the Great War lurking, and la Belle Époque and the Second Age of Enlightenment soon to vanish.’ Available 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.

Pandemic Book Launches 

*********** Charity Anthologies ************

Autumn! ImageWe are Wolves       26th Sept Trickster's Treats #4: Coming Buried or Not (Charity Anthology) (Things in The Well Book 26) by [Matthew R. Davis, Chris Mason, Herb Kauderer, Kevin David Anderson, Andrew Cull, Jenny Blackford, Liam Hogan, Kurt Newton, Louise Zedda-Sampson, Geneve Flynn]

September 2020

15th 16th E is for Exorcism (A to Z of Horror Book 5) by [P.J. Blakey-Novis, S.P. Oldham, Dona Fox, Mark Anthony Smith, Holley Cornetto, Joshua Bartolome, Michael Anthony Dioguardi, Kristina R. Mosley, Jeremy Billingsley, Ethan K. Lee] 18th Unbecoming Me & Other Interruptions (Short Sharp Shocks! Book 51) by [Christopher Stanley] 18th Curfew (Short Sharp Shocks! Book 55) by [Kev Harrison]

18th The Cliff House (Short Sharp Shocks! Book 53) by [James Marx]25th Prepare to Meet Thy God by [Matt Starr] 25th 28th

29th The Essential Sick Stuff by [Ronald Kelly]  30th Behind the Midnight Blinds: with Other Devilish Things (Things in the Well Book 39) by [Marty Young, David Schembri, Steve Dillon, Kaaron Warren]

October 2020

3rd Nocturne: A Collection of Dark Tales by [H.B. Diaz]5th 6th Alice by [Alledria Hurt] 6th Of Cottages and Cauldrons: An Autumn Anthology by [Tiffany Putenis, Patti Lee, Erin Quill, DM Divanti, Tamarah Corwin, Julia Goldhirsh, Alexandra Rose, Helen Whistberry, Villimey Sigurbjorns, Alana Turner]

13th SLAY: Stories of the Vampire Noire by [Nicole Givens Kurtz, Craig Gidney, Michele Tracey Berger, Alicia McCalla, Steven Van Patten, Jessica Cage, Sheree Renne Thomas, Milton Davis, Ekpeki Oghenechovwe Donald, Nicole Givens Kurtrz] 13th   15th Inheritance: The Martiniere Legacy Book One by [Joyce Reynolds-Ward] 20thDownwind, Alice

26th Forest of Fear 2: An Anthology of Halloween Horror Microfiction (Fright Night Fiction) by [Zoey Xolton, Stacey Jaine McIntosh, J.E. Feldman, Kevin J. Kennedy, Majanka Verstraete, Cindar Harrell, Stuart Conover, Beth W. Patterson, David Green, Valerie Lioudis] 27th 31st The Ancient Ones (The Ancient Ones Trilogy Book 1) by [Cassandra L.  Thompson] 31st Ascendant: The Martiniere Legacy Book Two by [Joyce Reynolds-Ward]

November 2020

15th The Worm and His Kings by [Hailey Piper]15th Realization: The Martiniere Legacy Book Three by [Joyce Reynolds-Ward]17th The Lupin Project: Allan Leverone: 9780998416144: Books

Happy reading.


 on behalf of Stuart and the Horror Tree Team


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