May 10, 2016
IPPY Award Ceremony

Ippy award Gold Medal

I’ll be in Chicago for two nights. First, I’ll be on the 99th floor of the Willis Tower to receive the Gold Medal for Horror from the Independent Publisher’s Book Award for my first novel Soil-Man

May 11, 2016
Next Generation Indie Book Award

Next Gen Indie Award

My second night in Chicago will be to receive the award for Best First Novel (Under 80,000 words)

May 12-16 2016

StokerCon-logo-red-white“The Horror Writers Association is proud to present its first annual StokerCon™ convention! This exciting weekend will take place at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, and will feature Guests of Honor, at least a dozen workshops led by some of horror’s finest writers, and the presentation of the iconic Bram Stoker Awards®.”


September 23-25, 2016

SCWC BannerI can’t believe this will be my 10th SCWC conference! This year I’ll be introducing my new workshop titled “The Science of Storytelling: How Neuroscience Can Help Us Tell Better Stories.” Hope you see you there 🙂


October 7-10
Imaginarium 2016


“Imaginarium Convention is a three day annual event held in Louisville, Kentucky centered entirely around creative writing, including the worlds of books, movies, gaming, music, and comics/graphic novels. Imaginarium Convention features extensive programming content, with panels and workshops presented by over 150 professional guests covering everything from the craft of writing to various genres, industry-specific topics, publishing, and social media/publicity. The convention features a film festival with a full array of awards, a masquerade/costume contest, live music, gaming, an expo open to the general public, an awards banquet, a series of literary awards called the Imadjinns, and many more activities, creating a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere that is content-rich and ideal for networking, promotion and personal development.”

October 15-16 2016
Sinister Creature Con

Sinister Creature Con

“Sinister Creature Con is a horror convention unlike any other.  We celebrate both the past and present.  From the nostalgic to the contemporary we celebrate it all and have something for every horror artist and fan alike.  Above all we strive to serve and promote the art and artists.  Come, be inspired, create, and scare us.  We invite you to Northern California’s Horror Convention, Sinister Creature Con.”

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