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.

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 drop-down menu under About.

Upcoming Events

  1. Fan Expo 2018

    August 30 @ 4:00 pm - September 2 @ 5:00 pm

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Member Books

The Wolf at the End of the World (Douglas Smith)

A shapeshifter hero battles ancient spirits, a covert government agency, and his own dark past in a race to solve a murder that could mean the end of the world. "I can’t remember the last time I read a book that spoke to me, so eloquently, and so deeply, on so ...

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Glimpses of the Undead (Julianne Snow)

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 shoulder. How would a group of children handle an uprising ...

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Sign (Lou Rera)

Jim Thompson receives 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 the case of the year-old crime. In this supernatural thriller, ...

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Bleeder (Monica S. Kuebler)

What if everything you knew about yourself was a lie? Mildred "Mills" Millhatten had a good life: close-knit family, fantastic friends, decent grades and even a not-totally-annoying kid brother. You might say it was the best kind of ordinary. So nothing could have prepared her for being taken and cast into ...

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Captured Souls (Sephera Giron)

This story of a mad scientist was originally published by Samhain Horror. Now it has been resurrected by Scarlett Publishing and is available in both print and eBook. Dr. Miriam Frederick has been working on her nefarious experiments for years. By day, she’s a brilliant professor at a major university. ...

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