Ontario Chapter of the Horror Writers Association

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Glimpses of the Undead

From the mind of Julianne Snow comes an undead collection of stories that feature the gamut of emotions and situations. Presented in flash fiction and short stories, the tales are sure to leave you wanting more and checking over your ...

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Award winning author Suzanne Church’s cast of distinct characters asks “What if?” in this collection of science fiction, fantasy, and horror short fiction. Can humanity survive an ice age? Will the storm man steal Wanda’s baby? When will Bob and Sebbee ...

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Boy Eating

Hair Side, Flesh Side

A child receives the body of Saint Lucia of Syracuse for her seventh birthday. A rebelling angel rewrites the Book of Judgement to protect the woman he loves. A young woman discovers the lost manuscript of Jane Austen written on ...

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At the Gates of Madness: A Collection

At the Gates of Madness is a collection of short stories by Shaun Meeks. Here you will find a man facing his mistakes in "The Edge of the Abyss", horror comes to a shopping mall and Robin finds that "You ...

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A Widow's Story and Other Tales of Dread

A man who’s willing to turn his family over to his employer for one promotion after the next has plenty in common with the haunted professional wrestler and the woman that’s willing to add body parts of her favorite people ...

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The End Is All We See

From the minds of M.F. Wahl and A.J. Brown come two horrific tales of struggle and loss you won’t soon forget. In “Purple Haze”, a crash landing on an uninhabited alien planet strands Adira and the surviving members of her crew. ...

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Going Up

Some secrets should remain hidden. Investigative journalist Beckett Hayes hopes a stay at a Caribbean resort is just what she needs to recharge her batteries. But mysterious clanging in the night doesn’t let her get much rest. Outside her hotel room, ...

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Un-Dead TV: The Ultimate Guide to Vampire Television (2nd Edition!)

Vampires are ubiquitous in our popular culture—from movies to television, in fiction and art, and even within the hallowed halls of academia. But in the not-so-distant past, these undead creatures held more fear than fascination; they lived in the shadows ...

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Group Hex Vol. 1

The Great Lakes Horror Company presents this collection of 19 new and previously published horror stories from some of the best writers lurking on the chilling shores of the wild and wicked north. Cannibals, zombies, vampires, vengeful gods, psychotics and the ...

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Jim Thompson received a phone call from a dead man-a man he watched die one drunken, adulterous night while out of town on business. Jim's wife, Deirdre, doesn't know his secret. Neither does Detective Frank Gibbons, who is hot on ...

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Spooky Sudbury: True Tales of the Eerie & Unexplained

"I tried to leave" is a common theme for those from the Sudbury region. People often vow to move away, but something about the Nickel City keeps luring them back. Whether it's the taste of fresh air -- or just ...

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Danse Macabre: Close Encounters with the Reaper

Danse Macabre: Close Encounters With the Reaper could be one of the most unusual anthologies you'll ever read! Twenty-three literary reflections embody the theme, classical artwork devoted to the spectrum of humanity's intriguing interactions with the Angel of Death in ...

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Captured Souls

Dr. Miriam Frederick is a brilliant professor at a large university. But her latest experiments are decidedly unsanctioned and far more chilling than anyone could imagine. She is determined to answer questions that have plagued mankind for millennia. What is ...

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The Ontario Chapter of the Horror Writers Association

Welcome to the Ontario Chapter of the Horror Writers Association. We are striving to build a solid membership of Canadian HWA members. The current base is in Toronto, where we hold a monthly meeting at The Madison Pub, which is centrally located at Bloor St. and Madison, one block east of Spadina (easily accessible by TTC, and there’s Green P parking and street parking in the neighbourhood).

The vision for the Ontario Chapter is to raise awareness of horror literature outside of our field, and get involved with local libraries to promote the HWA, its members, and the horror genre. If you are an HWA member in Canada and would like to be listed here, please connect with us at our Facebook group, or use the Contact Form.

One of the HWA’s missions is to encourage public interest in and foster an appreciation of reading in general, and horror and dark fantasy literature for adults, teens, and children in particular. To that end, our members plan to take part in public readings and lectures whenever possible, and will be participating in several fan conventions.

For more information about the HWA and our activities, check out the Librarian’s page or the FAQ section–or use the Contact Form to connect with us via email.


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Led by Moaner T. Lawrence

Nowadays finding a writing group is as easy as googling for a chapter in your neighborhood. However, many of us work two jobs, commute for several hours, and simply don’t have the time to meet up to practice writing… until today! Whether you’re just starting to submit your work, or you’re a seasoned writer, joining the HWA’s new online group can only advance your craft. With each new member, our writing group gains a unique body of knowledge from which participants can benefit. Membership will not directly lead to future work or publications, but the …

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