Homegrown Horrorfest in Park Ridge on Oct. 26 … now 250% bigger!

Five authors. One afternoon. Come to Iannelli Studios in Park Ridge on Sunday, October 26th from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. for readings and book signings from some of the Chicago-area’s biggest names in horror.

QUALIA NOUS, featuring Stephen King's "The Jaunt".

QUALIA NOUS, featuring Stephen King’s “The Jaunt”.

I’ll be there with copies of LOSING TOUCH, BLEED (featuring my short story, “The Funeral Portrait”) and QUALIA NOUS, the latest anthology from Written Backwards, which includes a story from me (“Cataldo’s Copy”) and a story by a fellow named Stephen King.

J. Michael Major, author of ONE MAN’S CASTLE, will also be on hand reading a passage from his 2014 Lovey Award-winning novel. He also has a “nasty” story in SPLATTERLANDS, a horror anthology that’s as gory as it sounds.

Richard Thomas, who contributed “The Jenny Store” to QUALIA NOUS, also edited the anthology THE NEW BLACK, of which horror luminary Jack Ketchum says is “loaded with intelligence and talent. Every one of the pieces in this extraordinary compilation is worthy of your full attention.” He’ll also be signing BURNT TONGUES, edited by Chuck Palahniuk (FIGHT CLUB).

KILLER'S DIARY by Brian Pinkerton.

KILLER’S DIARY by Brian Pinkerton.

Brian Pinkerton’s novels include KILLER’S DIARY, HOW I STARTED THE APOCALYPSE, and HOW I STARTED THE APOCALYPSE BOOK 2: THE HUNGER WAR. His screenplays have finished in the top 100 of Project Greenlight and top two percent of the Nicholl Fellowship of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Bram Stoker Award®-winner John Everson, who will also be reading, is the author of THE PUMPKIN MAN and VIOLET EYES, and (for now) is perhaps best known for his novels NIGHTWHERE and COVENANT. He also has a story in QUALIA NOUS, entitled “Voyeur”.

You’ll find Iannelli Studios at 255 North Northwest Highway in Park Ridge at the corner of Elm and Northwest Highway, across from Hinkley Field. For Park Ridge natives, it’s the old Audrey’s Flowers about a half mile northwest of the Pickwick Theater.

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