Overlook Film Festival

I’ll be returning to the Overlook Film Festival! Come on out to New Orleans!

The Pumpkin Pie Show rises from the dead once more! A staple of the festival since its inception, Author/performer Clay McLeod Chapman returns to the Overlook with his depraved brand of storytelling, offering an intimate look into the hearts of monsters, murderers and madmen.

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Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 12:00am to Saturday, June 4, 2022 - 12:00pm

Related: The Pumpkin Pie Show

Overlook Reading/Signing

The Garden District Book Shop will host renowned horror author, Clay McLeod Chapman for a reading and book signing of his book Whisper Down the Lane: A Novel on June 3 at 5:00 PM. Whisper Down the Lane is the pulse-pounding, true-crime-based horror novel inspired by the McMartin preschool trial and Satanic Panic of the ’80s. Chapman will read a selection from his book for guests and be available for a signing afterwards. The event is open to the public and books can be purchased at The Garden District Book Shop.

Friday, June 3rd | 5-6 PM | The Garden District Book Shop. For info click here.

Friday, June 3, 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Related: Whisper Down the Lane: A Novel

AwesomeCon in DC!

I’ll be in DC for this year’s AwesomeCon!


Join our panel of writers as we discuss storytelling for the horror genre. We’ll dissect our favorite scare tactics across multiple mediums, including: movies, comics, podcasts, and novels. Moderated by Fangoria editor-in-chief Phil Nobile Jr. Panelists: Clay McLeod Chapman (Whisper Down the Lane, Tales From Beyond the Pale, The Remaking), Phil Nobile Jr. (Editor-in-Chief at Fangoria, Executive Producer of Horror Noire, Behind the Monsters), and Liz Reed (Bites of Terror, Cuddles and Rage).

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Sunday, June 5, 2022 - 12:00am to 12:00pm

Related: Whisper Down the Lane: A Novel

Chattanooga Film Festival

I’ll be performing virtually at this year’s Chattanooga Film Festival!

The Pumpkin Pie Show: The Remaking with Clay McLeod Chapman

Clay McLeod Chapman’s live storytelling mind-frick THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW has become a fan-favorite staple of our live CFF events for many years now, and it’s our supreme honor to bring the mad master storyteller back in 2022:

Inspired by a true story, this supernatural thriller is for fans of horror and true crime. In the 1930s, Ella Louise and her daughter Jessica are dragged from their home at the outskirts of Pilot’s Creek, Virginia, in the middle of the night. Ella Louise is accused of using her apothecary for witchcraft, and both are burned at the stake. Ella Louise’s burial site is never found, but the little girl has the most famous grave in the South: a steel-reinforced coffin surrounded by a fence of interconnected white crosses. Some wonder: If the mother was the witch, why is Jessica’s grave so tightly sealed?

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Thursday, June 23, 2022 - 12:00am to Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 12:00pm

Related: The Remaking: A Novel

Merrimack Valley Halloween Book Festival

The return of the greatest one-day Halloween book festival, dedicated to horror, dark fantasy, and crime fiction, and featuring dozens of authors from global bestsellers to local independent writers and artists.

Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main Street, Haverhill, MA. For more info click here.

Saturday, October 15, 2022 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Related: GHOST EATERS: A Novel


“A deeply eerie and evocative portrayal of what it's like to stare into the abyss and find something there waiting for you. A memorable, disquieting ghost story about stories, rendered inside a Möbius strip.”
— Kirkus

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