The Florida Writers Foundation Celebrity Workshop is: Jonathan Maberry
Spooky Empire 2018 as a horror writer panelist on the Creator's Track
My poem, Kraken, is featured this month in the Beware! Dark Seas Author & Artist Showcase. Each year, Jolene Haley features dark stories and creations for the month of October. Come walk along the dark shore and meet the watery denizens that lurk there.
I will be appearing as part of the Creators Track at Spooky Empire in Orlando, Florida, USA, on October 26-28, 2018. Spooky Empire Ultimate Horror Weekend is one of the largest horror conventions in the nation, and this year's convention has a huge line up of celebrity guests, horror creators, a film festival, live performances, … Continue reading Upcoming – Spooky Empire Creators Track
Fed up with her cabin mates, a girl hikes under the Texas sun and meets the fly of her darkest dreams. I'm excited to announce that my story, "Blink Fly," is a finalist in the published flash fiction category of the Royal Palm Literary Awards. The Royal Palm Literary Awards are the Florida Writers Association … Continue reading Woo hoo! Blink Fly is a Finalist!
Did you see the will o' wisp dancing outside your door this morning? She fluttered for just a moment, then careened off. There are forces moving on the wind, darting between shadows, luring you off to where the spirits are celebrating today. Jolene Haley, writer and founder of the The Midnight Society horror writer collective, is … Continue reading Happy Birthday to the Magical Jolene Haley!
Summer camp is bonfires, camp songs, and summer friendships... Summer camp is spooky woods, monster legends, and the scary things that lurk just beyond the trail... Or on the trail, like "Blink Fly." Jolene Haley is hosting #SummerofScreams, a writer and artist showcase celebrating the darker side of summer camp. “Blink Fly” follows a camper hiking in Palo Duro Canyon, … Continue reading Summer Camp, Summer Screams
Have you met your word count for today, NaNoWriMos? NaNoWriMo has been rocking along for six days now, and writers are flying on the heady rush of stories pouring out of them while simultaneously worrying when and where they'll find the time to reach their nearly 1700 wpd (words per day) goal. Wacky sleep patterns are … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2016 – My Third Year at Hogwarts
Happy, happy Halloween! Are you ready for the big day? Is your yard properly haunted? Have you finished your costume and filled the candy bowls for the trick-or-treaters? Do you have your evening horror movie or reading planned? And for you writers: are your prepped for NaNoWriMo, which starts in less than 24 hours? For the last day … Continue reading Spooky for your Ears – 0 Days until Halloween
Jolene Haley is hosting a horror writer and illustrator showcase on her website to celebrate the spookiest of months. My story, "Food and Drink Man" is featured today. The Thornewood Hotel has seven stories and 666 rooms. Sometimes it has grand elevators and a ballroom. The staff mostly keep out of site, but they are watching. … Continue reading The Rooms the Guests Never See – 13 Days until Halloween