Starting October 24 through the 31st, I’ll be participating in the (annual?) Coffin Hop. What’s Coffin Hop? It’s a way to spread the word about not only our own work in the world of dark fiction, but help promote many others as well. I’ll bring as many people as I can from Facebook and Twitter onto my site, and after reading my Halloweenie Blog people can “hop” to another blog via the Coffin Hop site and check out other writer’s thoughts and ramblings on the Fall season. Not to mention, most everyone will be doing giveaways and drawings for free autographed books, digital copies, free fiction, have a future character named after you, ect. I’ll be doing a small contest for someone to win a hardback copy of Big Book of New Short Horror, featuring my debut short story “With Many Thanks to Newark.”
Meet some new authors, win some free stuff: Can’t beat that with a wooden stake.
I’ll admit I’m not the world’s best self promoter, but I see this as a way to get my name out there to people who would have otherwise never known who I am. I was a bit shy to sign up for this at first–to tell you the truth, I’m not the world’s biggest fan of Halloween (come on, I’m a guy with no small kids to take trick or treating and I live by myself–would you send your kids to my house?)–but after seeing the travesty that is The Thing prequel this weekend…well, I’ve now found my blog topic: The Decline of Hollywood Horror. Hell, I might even write a silly little Halloween poem I’ve had in mind for a while. We’ll see.
See you next Monday, hoppers!