The Speculative Fiction Academy

I am excited to announce the launch of the Speculative Fiction Academy. This online academy provides an environment where people interested in creating in the genre space can flourish.  Students will be able to learn about the things that interest them – faeries and vampires, warlocks and shapeshifters, and everything in between. They will learnContinue reading “The Speculative Fiction Academy”

Séance Report on Halloween Night

Join Marc L Abbott and horror writers Alp Beck, Teel James Glen and Loretta H. Campbell on October 31st for an evening of terrifying stories. Kew & Willow Books will be hosting Séance Report: A Virtual Horror Author Panel from 7:30pm – 8:30pm Halloween Night and you’re invited to tune in and listen as theContinue reading “Séance Report on Halloween Night”

Marc L Abbott returns to the Center for Fiction this fall with Beyond the Tropes: Family Secrets and Burdens Registration now open.

Every family has secrets and the burdens they carry can be intolerable. In the realm of speculative fiction, they can be down right scary. Find out for yourself as the Beyond the Tropes series returns to the Center for Fiction for its next set of sessions this fall. Marc L Abbott delves into the worksContinue reading “Marc L Abbott returns to the Center for Fiction this fall with Beyond the Tropes: Family Secrets and Burdens Registration now open.”

Meet the Authors and Hosts of Beef, Wine and Shenanigans this Friday at the Villains Hideout in Brooklyn, NY

Come out this Friday, July 23rd and meet Authors and BWS Hosts Steven Van Patten, Marc L Abbott and Kirk Johnson for an evening filled with horror and pizza at Villains Hideout. They will be on hand starting at 6:30 PM selling and signing copies of their novels Hell at Brooklyn Tea and the awardContinue reading “Meet the Authors and Hosts of Beef, Wine and Shenanigans this Friday at the Villains Hideout in Brooklyn, NY”

This weeks reminder: On July 20th, have some ice cream Under Twin Suns

It’s finally here! Come out and celebrate the release of the new anthology, Under Twin Suns: Alternate Histories of the Yellow Sign this Tuesday, July 20th. Editor James Chambers is hosting a reading of selected stories from the book. Join us at 7pm at Ample Hills Creamery Gowanus located at 305 Nevins Street (between NevinsContinue reading “This weeks reminder: On July 20th, have some ice cream Under Twin Suns”

On July 20th, have some ice cream Under Twin Suns

In celebration of the release of the new anthology, Under Twin Suns: Alternate Histories of the Yellow Sign editor James Chambers is hosting a reading of selected stories from the book. Join us on July 20th at 7pm at Ample Hills Creamery Gowanus located at 305 Nevins Street (between Nevins and 3rd Avenue), Upstairs, located 2Continue reading “On July 20th, have some ice cream Under Twin Suns”

Galactic Terrors Live Reading June 10th at 8pm

Join me and fellow HWA writers for an evening of terrifying stories by the authors who penned them. Galactic Terrors is our monthly live reading series where we read from our original works followed by a Q&A. The event is free. Click here for our YouTube page and while you’re there, check out our pastContinue reading “Galactic Terrors Live Reading June 10th at 8pm”

Under Twin Suns is available for pre-order

There is still time for you to pre-order Under Twin Suns Alternate Histories of the Yellow Sign from Hippocampus Press, due out this summer. Click here to pre-order your copy today! (From the book) In this anthology of weird fiction, twenty-two authors who found the Yellow Sign share their harrowing visions of worlds shaped byContinue reading “Under Twin Suns is available for pre-order”

Beyond the Tropes Series with Marc L Abbott returns to the Center for Fiction. Now open for registration.

The Beyond the Tropes series returns to the Center for Fiction for a new series for the summer. Beyond the Tropes II: African American voices in Speculative Short Story Form begins June 13th and will cover selections from Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora and Dark Matter: Reading the Bones.Continue reading “Beyond the Tropes Series with Marc L Abbott returns to the Center for Fiction. Now open for registration.”

Desperate Moon by R. Andrew Heidel featuring a foreword by Marc L Abbott now on Kindle

I am excited to announce the Kindle launch of R. Andrew Heidel’s Desperate Moon which I have was given the honor of writing the foreword for. For more about this wonderful collection of short fiction you can check it out here. About the book & author from Amazon: The work of R. Andrew Heidel hasContinue reading “Desperate Moon by R. Andrew Heidel featuring a foreword by Marc L Abbott now on Kindle”