HWA-ONTARIO

Ontario Chapter of the Horror Writers Association

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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. Surrounded by a quiet world of blue grass, and purple skies, danger lurks within the beauty. Without contact to Earth and light-years from home, they encounter a treacherous enemy that threatens to destroy them from the inside out.

“Run For The Flame” brings us into a world where an ice age has engulfed everything, driving life underground. The Sanctuary holds the last vestiges of humanity, but it’s walls are cracking and the ice is slowly encroaching. In their last grasp at survival, the community is forced to send their boys on an all-important run to The Flame… None have returned.

Wahl, a #1 Wattpad featured horror author and Brown, whose stories have appeared in over 200 publications, use their easy styles to draw you in, and hold you close. Welcome to their nightmares.

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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 supernatural are just a few of the terrifying things waiting for you in this collection featuring members of the Horror Writer’s Association Ontario Chapter. Gathered here are award-winning best-selling authors, bold and bloody newcomers, and more than a few unhinged souls telling tales that will make your blood run cold.

Illustrated by celebrated genre artists, Group Hex Vol. 1 transports you to the hungry shores of future worlds, to the heart of mystical planes, and to the rooms of what seem like perfectly normal suburban houses…but they aren’t.

And after reading these tales, you may never be the same again.

 

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Fort Erie Public Library HWA Ontario Panel

Hi All,

 

Our chapter’s panel at the Fort Erie Public Library is on…… at 7:00. Those who attend will receive some money for gas and will also be able to sell books at the panel. What I need in the meantime is to get a rough idea of how many people plan to attend the panel.

 

So, if you can let me know if you’ll be there, that’d be great. The sooner the better, really. Contact me at derek_clendening@yahoo.com or on Facebook if your prefer.

 

Derek

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The Orphans of the Creek

Whiteboy is Scanlon Creek’s top disc jockey and a rising star in its drug-dealing underworld. He and his best friend, Joey, are ready to make a killing with a new designer drug that’s sure to take the Creek’s nightclub scene to new heights. He’s handsome, drives a convertible, and is ready to start a family with Juniper, his beautiful girlfriend.

But it all starts to crumble when Whiteboy’s father, absent twenty years since he ran off to follow a mysterious preacher known only as “John Doe”, contacts Whiteboy and entices him into a final visit. In a strange castle in northern Ontario, Whiteboy bids his father farewell and scatters his ashes, only to find that the ashes don’t want to be scattered. They want to stay. They want to live.

Since then, nothing has been the same for Whiteboy and a violent cloud seems to be gathering over Scanlon Creek. Suddenly, the Creek’s seedy side, along with decades of shameful secrets, are boiling out of the shadows. And everything those shadows touch, they cling to. Forever.

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Pray Lied Eve: Short Tales of the Untoward

Kaia is haunted by fingerprints marring the basement door. No matter how hard she scrubs, they return day after day. The only things in the cellar are old Halloween decorations, and she double checks, everyday. Connor has sighted the most miraculous and mysterious thing in his life. Either no one else can see them, or no one believes it. Ice balls larger than a fist smash to the ground regularly. When the church bells ring just right, another one falls. Laurel knows animals can talk. Sometimes they ask her to do things. One will explain why they have always been drawn to her. By that time, she has grown and so have they; into hideous demons with terrible demands.

Three tales of fear, confusion and hopelessness from the author of Nightface, Lydia Peever.

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The Ghost Man

First there was the car accident that claimed his beloved wife. Then came the gruelling months of recuperation from his injuries. Now his constant companions are ghosts seeking worldly release. His new home is haunted by the ghost of a young girl demanding his help. His friends and neighbours are under attack by strange, destructive forces.

Who is the Angry Man who haunts his dreams … and what does the demon controlling him want of Simon Guthrie?

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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 to her hoard. They’re all driven, just like the woman that is driven to kill when she learns that her late husband of forty years was a serial killer.

Follow them and much more into the dark recesses of memory, dread and loss.

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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 the inside of her skin. A 747 populated by a dying pantheon makes the extraordinary journey to the beginning of the universe.

Lyrical and tender, quirky and cutting, Helen Marshall’s exceptional debut collection weaves the fantastic and the horrific alongside the touchingly human in fifteen modern parables about history, memory, and cost of creating art.

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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 Can’t Always Run Away”, something is living in the dark waters of Lake Simcoe in “Simcoe Sally Ain’t No Lady”, two stoners face the end of the world in “When the Darkness Came”, an old and lonely man hungers for his strange addiction in “Treats”, in a small town diner there is a boy with a killer mullet in “The Tennessee Top Hat” and a boy must face his father’s sins in “The Creek”.

 

The collection is packed with 18 stories of demons, killers, ghosts and revenge.

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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 the sulphur in the air — it’s hard to move beyond the black rocks, endless lakes, and great openness without longing to come home.

Some are so attached to the northern community that they choose to stick around, even when their physical life is over. After all, if the living can’t leave the place behind, why should the dead?

 

Spooky Sudbury explores the magnetic aura surrounding the city, for the living as well as the once-alive, in these tales of the supernatural.

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