November 15

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Shades & Shadows will be back on Friday, November 15th with an all-new lineup of readers! We just keep the hits rolling with some amazing authors gracing our stage to thrill you, chill you, and fulfill you.


BEN LOORY’s fables and tales have appeared in The New Yorker, on NPR‘s This American Life, at WordTheatre, and on Selected Shorts. His book Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day (Penguin) was a selection of the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Program and won the Nobbie Award for Best Book of the Year.

JUSTIN ROBINSON Much like film noir, Justin Robinson was born and raised in Los Angeles. He splits his time between editing comic books, writing prose, and wondering what that disgusting smell is. Degrees in Anthropology and History prepared him for unemployment, but an obsession with horror fiction and a laundry list of phobias provided a more attractive option.

LARA PARKER is best known for playing the role of Angelique on the cult television show Dark Shadows. She is also the author of three DARK SHADOWS novels: WOLF MOON RISING, THE SALEM BRANCH and ANGELIQUE’S DESCENT.

She grew up In Memphis, Tennessee, graduated from Central High School, attended Vassar College and received her BA from Southwestern at Memphis (now Rhodes College) majoring in Philosophy. She did all her course work on a Masters in Drama at the University of Iowa before leaving for New York City where she began working as a professional actress.

She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University at Los Angeles, and she is also an adjunct professor teaching Freshman English at Santa Monica College. She is still an actress and a year ago traveled to London to film a cameo in the new Johnny Depp/Tim Burton film DARK SHADOWS which premiered May 11, 2012.

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LISA MORTON is a six-time Bram Stoker Award winning author and screenwriter. The American Library Association’s Readers’ Advisory Guide to Horror says “[h]er work is consistently dark, unsettling, and frightening.”
SUMMER’S END: A HALLOWEEN NOVELLA – JournalStone (October 2013)
MALEDICTION – Evil Jester Press (October 2013)

MARK KRUGER is a screen and TV writer specializing in edge-of-your-seat thrillers and suspense. He has written for The 4400, Revelations, and Necessary Roughness and Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh. His debut novel, Overpowered, was published in August 2013 by Simon & Schuster. He lives in Los Angeles.

STEVEN CALCOTE has lived and worked in China throughout his career as a filmmaker. His first documentary took viewers on a modern journey into the ancient world of Chinese Jews, an intense project he later counterbalanced by telling the story of China’s biggest ice cream manufacturer. Since then he’s continued to push the geographical and technological boundaries of filmmaking around the world, directing projects for diverse clients ranging from Boeing to Nickelodeon.


California Institute of Abnormal Arts in North Hollywood. Doors at 8:00, show at 8:30. $10 at the door.


We will have the authors’ books for sale at the event!


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