It’s our birthday! Join us in our celebration as we begin our second year of shows with a lineup that will knock your socks off. We’ll also be offering you CAKE. After all, what’s a birthday party without cake? But while cake makes it a party, our authors make it a show. For our seventh show, we’re proud to have a rock star lineup of all female authors for you!
Janet Joyce Holden is a novelist, and a writer of contemporary dark fiction. Her novels include Carousel, and the about-to-be-released sequel The Only Red Is Blood. She also has a number of short stories in various speculative anthologies.
She is originally from the North of England, and has lived in Southern California for the last eighteen years. Her website is at janetjoyceholden.com.
Edith Cohn was born and raised in North Carolina where she grew up exploring the unique beaches of the Outer Banks. She currently lives in the coyote-filled hills of Los Angeles with her husband and fur-daughter Leia. All of these things provided inspiration for her novel SPIRIT’S KEY which debuts this September from Macmillan. Spirit’s Key is a mystery about a twelve-year-old psychic who works with the ghost of her pet dog to solve a crime on a remote and superstitious island. A companion short story called TUCKITOR’S LAST SWIM can be found at Tor.com.
Jennifer Maimone (pronounced my-moe-knee) was born in Southern California and grew up as the youngest, only daughter, of three kids to some really awesome parents. She really started to get into the paranormal in the 6th grade when a friend showed her a book about unsolved mysteries and the supernatural. From that moment on, she was hooked on learning whatever she could about the supernatural.
Jennifer graduated from college in 2009, eventually becoming a special effects makeup artist for independent films. She started her own freelancing business as UnmaskedFX, and has been approached by the FaceOff TV program to be part of their show.
Jennifer started writing Demon’s Prize in 2012. It isn’t the first thing she has ever written, but it is the first one to be published. The other stories she has written in the past were based on ghosts, vampires and creatures whose faces are actually masks. She hopes to one day finish those other works and to see them printed alongside the rest of the Alpha Wolf Series.
Caitlin Doughty is a licensed mortician in Los Angeles. She’s the host and creator of the delightful “Ask a Mortician” web series. She founded the collective The Order of the Good Death and co-founded the public events series Death Salon. The Jezebel contributor’s been featured on National Public Radio, BBC, Forbes, The Huffington Post, Vice, LA Times, Bust Magazine, and Salon. She was born and raised in Hawai’i. This is her first book. Learn more about Caitlin Doughty at www.orderofthegooddeath.com.
Maria Alexander writes pretty much every damned thing and gets paid to do it. She’s a produced screenwriter and playwright, published games writer, virtual world designer, award-winning copywriter, interactive theatre designer, prolific fiction writer, snarkiologist and poet. Her stories have appeared in publications such as Chiaroscuro Magazine, Gothic.net and Paradox, as well as numerous acclaimed anthologies alongside living legends such as David Morrell and Heather Graham.
When she’s not wielding a katana at her local shinkendodojo, she’s being outrageously spooky and writing Doctor Who filk. She lives in Los Angeles with two ungrateful cats and a purse called Trog. For more information, visit her website at www.mariaalexander.net.
Nancy Holder is the New York Times bestselling author of eighty novels and over a hundred short stories. She has received five Bram Stoker Awards for her supernatural fiction and a Scribe Award for Saving Grace: Tough Love, based on the TV show. She is know for writing short fiction, novels and episode guides for such properties as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Teen Wolf, Hellboy, Beauty and the Beast, Sherlock Holmes, Kolchak the Night Stalker, is the co-editor of the young adult science fiction anthology Futuredaze2: Reprise, featuring stories by Neil Gaiman, Cassandra Clare, and Scott Westerfeld. She writes and edits comic books and pulp fiction for Moonstone Books, and teaches in the Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing Program for the University of Southern Maine. She lives in San Diego. @nancyholder, https://www.facebook.com/nancyholderfans, and www.nancyholder.com
Books will be sold at the event.
September 20th at the California Institute of AbnormalArts.
Doors at 8:00. Show at 8:30 p.m.
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