Friday Update: Pandemic Book Launches, Events and Supporting Creatives

Pandemic Author Support, Book Launches and Events  16/10/20

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Got a book to launch, an event to promote or seeking extra work/support as a result of being hit economically by Covid? Get in touch and we’ll promote you here. The post is prepared each Thursday for publication on Friday. Contact us via Horror Tree’s contact address or connect via Twitter or Facebook.

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.

Ben Eads, writer and editor, is in real need of editing work. If you require an editing service, check out his work, rates, and testimonials 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




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 2nd Oct

October 2020

1st   2nd 2nd Brewtality: Extreme Horror Anthology by [Edward Lee, Dustin Lavalley, Jeff Strand, Gerard Houarner, Christine Morgan, Armand Rosamilia, Jeremy Thompson, Stephen Kozeniewski, Ryan Harding, K. Trap Jones] 3rd Nocturne: A Collection of Dark Tales by [H.B. Diaz]

5th 6th Whitechapel Rhapsody: Dark Poems by [Alessandro Manzetti]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]

8th 9th Image11th 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   13th 15th Keep It Inside: and Other Weird Tales by [Mark Anthony Smith]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] 31st Full Moon Digest: Stories to read by moonlight by [G.A. Miller]

November 2020

14th Bleak Midwinter and Other Christmas Horror Stories by [Charlotte O'Farrell]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

Coming Soon …

Happy reading.


 on behalf of Stuart and the Horror Tree Team


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2 Responses

  1. quinnzellc says:

    Not sure if this is where to tell you, but you know one of your on/off team (she might go by Kai on here, but most places she’s ‘horror’ based, she uses Sabby/Sabrann) has had a really bad couple of weeks. Her hubby is leaving to work away for two weeks, and she doesn’t really do well with uncertainty, and while she’s been putting a positive face on it, her publishing calendar is all wonky, and she’s got her collection out soon (28th I think).
    She’s a real sweetie, but she’s terrible at asking for help, so some of us are kinda….taking that out of her hands and contacting people and going….would you mind awfully?
    (though, Stuart might already know – he’s spoken to me before, when we’ve done server stuff).
    Anyway…If there is a nominations thing going on, I put Kai forward. I’m trying to get her to put her Patreon back up, but for now, she’s got her books coming back as we can get her there. If nothing else, it distracts her from ‘and have no clue what’s wrong with you’, and her son’s 3 kidney disaster that started this time last year (Titanboi is perfectly adequate now – healing well, but she’s holding down….trauma.)
    Thank you.

  2. Send me the details of the book with cover and link (if there is one yet) and I’ll get them added to our roundup. Use the contact email for the site and it’ll get to us. – Steph