by María Badillo Many look at the writing process and declare it a solitary practice. Correction: the art and craft of writing involves a community of artists, editors, and publishers. Going it alone is nearly impossible and ill-advised. Thankfully, all the resources needed are well within reach. At Virginia's fantasy and science fiction convention RavenCon, one … Continue reading The Benefits of Membership in the Horror Writers Association: A RavenCon Panel
Author Interview: Sirrah Medeiros
Listen to Apple Podcasts Greetings my writing friends! This week I got the chance to sit down with the amazing Sirrah Medeiros and pick her brain about all kinds of things. An interesting gal with a passion for writing, service, and dogs. And, as you know, I love dogs! Come with me as we talk … Continue reading Author Interview: Sirrah Medeiros
Interview with Sidney Williams
Listen on Apple Podcasts This episode, and a few of the upcoming episodes, are going to be special in that I am doing interviews of Horror Writer Association, Virginia Chapter members. I have been a member of that association for quite a long time now, as far as being a member of anything goes, and … Continue reading Interview with Sidney Williams
Baltimore Burial Grounds
by Mark Mellon Toward the end of ‘21, in the empty time between Xmas and New Year’s, I visited Baltimore with my family. Unfortunately, since it was the off season, almost everything public was closed. So with the town being dead, what else to do except visit a cemetery? The first place we went to … Continue reading Baltimore Burial Grounds
Interview with Red Lagoe
Listen on Apple Podcasts What would you say is the single most important aspect of your writing game aside from butt in chair making the words happen? I would argue that if you said anything other than the help of a good editor, you would be wrong. This week's interview is with none other than … Continue reading Interview with Red Lagoe
An interview with author and scriptwriter Joe Maddrey
Listen on Apple Podcast Tune into today's episode to hear what was, for me, one of the most amazing and interesting interviews I think I have ever done. My guest, Joe Maddrey, has worked in television doing something that I have always found fascinating, writing a script. Today we are going to talk about all … Continue reading An interview with author and scriptwriter Joe Maddrey
Interview with Author and Paranormal Expert Pamela K. Kinney
Listen on Apple Podcasts If you live on the East Coast, you know the name Pamela K. Kinney. She is a fixture in the writing and paranormal investigation world. So it's fitting that we have her on the show talking about all kinds of things from her life as a writer, to her life as … Continue reading Interview with Author and Paranormal Expert Pamela K. Kinney
HWA-VA at StokerCon 2019!
HWA-VA is a broad and dynamic group. We have people from all different walks of life on all different paths in this world. We do have one thing in common, the love of dark fiction. Every year, the greater organization has the annual StokerCon which takes place at various locations across the globe. This year … Continue reading HWA-VA at StokerCon 2019!
A Sense of Community
According to the on-line edition of Merriam Webster, community is defined as a unified body of individuals. Such as A: the people with common interests living in a particular area B: a group of people with a common characteristic or interest living together within a larger society C: a body of persons of common and … Continue reading A Sense of Community
Stokercon 2018 was a triumph!
There is one fundamental truth in life. It is a whole heck of a lot more difficult to go through it alone. Good friends will always be by your side! Last weekend a whole bunch of HWA-VA members made our way north and descended upon the Biltmore Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island. The event was … Continue reading Stokercon 2018 was a triumph!