I’m Participating in the HWA’s Halloween Haunts Again This Year



See that banner above–or the vertical banner over to the left there, right under that handsome dude’s pic?  Well, those are for the Horror Writers Association’s Halloween Haunts, a 31-day celebration of Halloween that the HWA does each year.  I’m a proud active member of the HWA, and I participated last year for the first time.

Basically, each day for the 31 days of October, the HWA posts a blog from a horror writer member concerning some aspect of Halloween.  There are interviews, book excerpts, giveaways and all sorts of cool stuff…and it changes every day.


This year, I threw my hat into the ring and, lo and behold, I got the primo date–October 31st, HALLOWEEN.  That’s right, my Halloween HWA guest blog will actually appear on Halloween.  Pretty cool, right? Yes.  There’ll be an excerpt from my latest novel, The Bell Witch, as well as a giveway contest for one paperback and one digital version of the novel.

So here’s the complete schedule of events for the HWA’s Halloween Haunts:

1-Oct Welcome to Halloween Haunts 2013 James Chambers
2-Oct Personal Experience in Halloween Fiction Lisa Morton
3-Oct Stoker Spotlight Interview with L.L. Soares
4-Oct Ghost in My House Cat Winters
4-Oct Thats My Boy Matthew Warner
5-Oct Anti Christ Devil Children J. Thorn
5-Oct Why Do You Write That Stuff Thomas Smith
6-Oct More than Just Candy David B. Riley
7-Oct Candy Corn Memories Amy Grech
7-Oct Halloween in the Hudson Valley J.G. Faherty
8-Oct Stoker Spotlight Interview with Gene O’Neill
9-Oct Halloween Hootenanny Greg McWhorter
10-Oct Stoker Spotlight Interview with Lucy Snyder
10-Oct Why I Write Horror Carl Alves
11-Oct Beware Jersey Devil Carol MacCallister
12-Oct Stoker Spotlight Interview with Marge Simon
12-Oct Night Terrors Heather L. Reid
13-Oct Dracula: Entre l’Amor et la Morte James Dorr
14-Oct Halloween Animated Specials Ed Erdelac
15-Oct Stoker Spotlight Interview with Rocky Wood
16-Oct Halloween—What First Comes to Your Mind at the Thought? John G. Rees
16-Oct Halloween as a Kid Michael J. McCann
17-Oct Stoker Spotlight Interview with Lisa Morton
18-Oct Opening the Vein John Palisano
19-Oct Stoker Spotlight Interview with Greg Chapman
19-Oct Coming Home to Horror Rena Mason
20-Oct Sunglasses At Night Julie Campbell
20-Oct Reclaiming Horror Annie Neugebauer
21-Oct Traditions Marge Simon
21-Oct Halloween Is Every Day Johnny Worthen
22-Oct Stoker Spotlight Interview with Jerad Walters
22-Oct EquineAnatomy Kenneth W. Cain
23-Oct Plastic Fangs and Cotton Fur Mark Onspaugh
24-Oct Distances Marty Young
25-Oct The Slumbering One Jinx Strange
26-Oct Halloween Should Be Banned Mick Sims
27-Oct Halloween Stories Steve Rasnic Tem
28-Oct A Walk in the Mists Keith Deininger
28-Oct Autumn People Loren Rhodes
29-Oct Stoker Spotlight Interview with Mort Castle
30-Oct Haunted Halloween Party Joe Augustyn
30-Oct That Restless Halloween Feeling John Mantooth
31-Oct My Personal Haunted House John F.D. Taff

Pretty nice lineup of folks here, all capped off by me!  Starts tomorrow, as you can see, so go there every day to see what’s happening!

And Happy Halloween!


About John F.D. Taff

John F.D. Taff is a writer, published author, raconteur and wrangler of angry stoats. He has more than 80 short stories and 7 novels published. He lives in the great, unspoiled vastness of the Midwest. He has a tremendous wife named Debbie, three pugs, Sadie, Tovah and Muriel, and three great kids--Harry, Sam and Molly. View all posts by John F.D. Taff

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