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MERRIMACK VALLEY HALLOWEEN BOOK FESTIVAL 2017

MERRIMACK VALLEY HALLOWEEN BOOK FESTIVAL 2017 I founded this event in 2015. Last year, the turnout was huge and I promised that this year would be even bigger and better. I intend to deliver on that promise. Last year, a number of authors debuted new books and chapbooks at the event, and I know the same will be true this year. I anticipate a great many debuts and exclusives—including something …Read More

What Buffy Gave Me

What Buffy Gave Me You’re going to see a lot of a posts, blogs, tweets, and essays today reminiscing or waxing lyrical about the impact of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and rightly so. But I’ve been talking about the show off and on throughout those two decades, and I’d like to take a different approach today. In my introduction to the upcoming Buffy the Vampire Slayer: 20 Years of Slaying: …Read More

If You Need a Wing

Several months ago, spurred on by reports of rape, assault, and harassment at conventions, I reached out to a number of friends to get their feedback on something I wanted to call The Wing Initiative—intended to be an affiliation of people dedicated to helping make conventions and conferences into safer spaces, to provide support and backup to those who either did not feel safe or who had been assaulted or …Read More

Writing For a Better World

I returned late last night from the DFW Writers’ Conference, deeply tired but very happy to have spent several days with such a diverse group of writers. I’m so grateful for the invitation and for the enthusiasm and kindness shown to me by organizers, attendees, and other guests alike. Most of all, I have to thank Jennifer Duggins for both her efforts and her effervescent presence. I was inspired this …Read More