Midcoast Halloween readings set
Writers of dark fiction, horror stories and pop fiction will share their work at Midcoast libraries in anticipation of Halloween. The readings of scary, paranormal, and mystery pieces will take place Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. at the downtown Camden Public Library; and Thursday, Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Friends Community Room of Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St.
In Camden, the readers will be Kate Cone, Peter N. Dudar, Jen Blood and Katherine Silva. In Rockland, the readers will be Blood, Silva and EJ Fechenda. Silva, host for the evenings, said the readings “will probably be PG, for the most part.”
Cone is co-founder, with Fechenda, of the Portland-based reading series called LIT: Readings and Libations. Her 1997 non-fiction book “What’s Brewing in New England: A Guide to Brewpubs and Microbreweries” is still in print. Her fiction has been published in “Stonecoast Lines,” “Six Sentences” and “Thinking Ten: A Writer’s Playground.” She lives in Waterville and is working on a novel titled “No One to Bury.”
Dudar is a member of the New England Horror Writers, and his fiction has been published in numerous anthologies and websites over the past decade. He writes a column called “Me and Lil’ Stevie” at CinemaKnifeFight.com, where he reviews films based on the works of Stephen King. His debut novel, “A Requiem for Dead Flies,” was released in June by Nightscape Press. Dudar lives in Lisbon Falls.
Thomaston native Blood of Cushing is a freelance writer and editor; and author of the Amazon bestselling Erin Solomon mystery series. She teaches seminars and one-on-one tutorials on social media and online marketing for authors. Her mystery-centric website is bloodwrites.com.
Silva of Rockland published her first book in 2010, “Vox: Book 1 of The Monstrum Chronicles,” a supernatural horror series. In August, she published “Acquolina,” the first short story in the series exclusively on Amazon Kindle. She followed both of those up this month with her second book, “Aequitas.” A member of the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance, Silva is working on the rest of the books in “The Monstrum Chronicles” as well as other projects. Her website is voxthebook.com.
Fechenda lives in Portland and is a member of the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance. She has been published in Suspense Magazine and in the 2010 “Aspiring Writers Anthology.” She is busy working on her third novel and hopes at least one will eventually make it to the top of the slush pile.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or email@example.com.