Events Archive

11/19: Los Angeles: GHOST EATERS at Dark Delicacies

​Ghost Eaters comes to the West Coast, compliments of Dark Delicacies!

For more info, click here.

Saturday, November 19, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

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11/12: MA: GHOST EATERS in Hingham

Saturday, November 12, 2022 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

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11/4-11/5: RVA: Halloween Hangover at B&N Libbie

Continue your spooky season beyond Halloween and join Barnes & Noble Libbie Place on November 4th, 4-8PM and November 5th, 12-5PM for a gathering of horror lovers.

-Signed Copies
-Author Panels
-Readings
-Q&A
-Podcast Host- The Curator of Horror!
-and More!

Friday Authors: Rachel Harrison, Brian Keene, Clay McLeod Chapman, Richard Chizmar, Todd Keisling, Michael J. Seidlinger, Mike Allen, Preston Fassel, RJ Joseph, John Edward Lawson, Mary SanGiovanni, Greg Stumbo, D. Alexander Ward, & Rus Wornom

Saturday Authors: Rachel Harrison, Brian Keene, Clay McLeod Chapman, Brian McAuley, Sarah Glenn Marsh, Michael J. Seidlinger, Nat Cassidy, Mike Allen, Preston Fassel, J.S. Furlong, Donnie Goodman, RJ Joseph, Todd Keisling, John Edward Lawson, Mary SanGiovanni, Wesley Southard, Greg Stumbo, T. Marie Vandelly, D. Alexander Ward, L. Marie Wood, & Rus Wornom

For more info, click here.

Friday, November 4, 2022 - 12:00am to Saturday, November 5, 2022 - 12:00pm

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11/1: Days of the Dead Festival

Dip into tales both spooky and ooky as author Clay McLeod Chapman, creator of Horse Trade’s long-running Pumpkin Pie Show, returns to UNDER St. Marks to spin a few new yarns. For more info click here.

Tuesday, November 1, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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10/30: KY: Reading at Butcher Cabin Books!

Louisville! Clay McLeod Chapman will be reading from his new novel GHOST EATERS! Come see him at Butcher Cabin Books. For more info click here.

Sunday, October 30, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00am

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10/30: KY: Ghost Eaters at B&N

Sunday, October 30, 2022 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

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10/29: Houston Alamo: Look Alive! w/ Clay McLeod Chapman

Head to the Alamo LaCenterra on Saturday, October 29 for two events hosted by Clay McLeod Chapman, author of WHISPER DOWN THE LANE, THE REMAKING and GHOST EATERS.

Brazos Bookstore will be on hand beginning at 5 PM to sell copies of Clay’s books, in which Clay will be on hand to sign.

THE SHINING - Saturday, October 29 at 6 PM

STANLEY KUBRICK’S DEFT SYMPHONY OF TERROR, PRESENTED IN 4K

An alcoholic, out-of-work teacher takes a job as the wintertime caretaker of a snowy resort. He brings his wife and young son with him. He wants to get some writing done. Things take a very dark turn…

THE SHINING is Stanley Kubrick’s chilling symphony of deft manipulation: Wendy Carlos’s score alternating with Ligeti compositions, Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall’s push-and-pull performances, and the omniscient Steadicam taking the whole thing in. THE SHINING transcends any trappings of paperback adaptation or genre exercise to become one of the most elementally terrifying works of art of the twentieth century.

Come lose yourself in its marvelous madness on the big screen – where it forever belongs. This 4K presentation of THE SHINING has been meticulously remastered and restored, sourced from the film’s original camera negative.

ALL-NIGHT HULLABALOO - Saturday, October 29 at 9 PM

LEAP INTO HALLOWEEN WITH A TWELVE-HOUR HORROR MOVIE MARATHON!

Join us for a twelve-hour horror movie marathon beginning at 9 PM and ending (more or less) at 9 AM on Sunday, October 30. You’ll get a whole evening of mystery horror films packed into one nerve-shattering evening of surprises. One surprise revealed: Our first film has been selected by Clay McLeod Chapman. Classic movies, underseen gems, sneak previews of upcoming fright fests - this festival has it all! And more. Special note: A limited menu will be available to order from during the time between midnight and 9 AM.

Saturday, October 29, 2022 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

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10/27: Book Banter (virtual)

Book Banter with Clay McLeod Chapman

We are thrilled to welcome horror author Clay McLeod Chapman to Book Banter! Book Banter is a fun, interactive (you can ask questions and we will answer them during the event), event that streams live. Join the conversation on Facebook or YouTube!

For more info, click here.

Thursday, October 27, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

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10/20: MD: Camp Fire Tales w/ Ronald Malfi

Charm City Books presents Camp Fire Tales:

An evening of haunting yarns in the enchanted garden of Culinary Architecture.

Fans of SNICK and The Midnight Society know sharing spooky tales in the shadows before a roaring campfire is the ideal way of getting into the spirit of Halloween.

Guests will be visited by the spirits of Clay Mcleod Chapman (Ghost Eaters, pub. 9-20-22) and Ronald Malfi (Ghoswritten, pub 10-11-22). There will be seasonal drink specials and snacks available to enjoy created especially by Sylva (founder of culinary architecture) for this phantasmagoric occasion.

After Clay and Ronald share excerpts from their new ghoulish manifestos, the authors will take questions from the audience and be available for signing and personalizing copies of their books for anyone in attendance.

The event is free to attend but space is limited. If you’d like to make sure you reserve your seat for you and a guest or your family you’ll need to purchase a ticket on this site.

Purchase Tickets Here

The price of the ticket includes, A copy of one or more of the books by the two authors, a seasonal beverage and snack, and a rekindled fear of the unseen creepys that go bump in the night.

Thursday, October 20, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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10/15: 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

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10/14: Rhode Island: Ghost Eaters reading

Clay McLeod Chapman (Ghost Eaters) Author Talk and Q&A

Savoy Bookshop & Café presents an author talk and Q&A with Clay McLeod Chapman for the new book, Ghost Eaters.

Savoy Bookshop and Café: 10 Canal St. Westerly, RI 02891

For more info, click here.

Friday, October 14, 2022 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

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10/13: Print: A (Virtual) Conversation w/ Andy Davidson

VIRTUAL: Clay McLeod Chapman and Andy Davidson discuss THE HOLLOW KIND and GHOST EATERS

Andy Davidson’s epic horror novel about the spectacular decline of the Redfern family, haunted by an ancient evil. And from the acclaimed author of The Remaking and Whisper Down the Lane, the terrifying supernatural page-turner Ghost Eaters will make you think twice about opening doors to the unknown.

For more info click here.

Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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10/12: NYC: Fantastic Fiction at KGB Bar

Fantastic Fiction at KGB is a monthly speculative-fiction reading series held on the second Wednesday of every month originally at the KGB Bar in New York City, and now on YouTube, hosted by Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel.

Tonight’s readers include Clay McLeod Chapman (Ghost Eaters) and Meg Elison

For more info, click here.

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm


10/8: NYCC: Panels and signings!

I’ll be at New York Comic Con on Saturday! I’ll be signing at the Quirk Books booth as well as speaking on some kick-ass panels:

Saturday 10/8 at 2:15 PM: SPOOKS, SHIVERS AND SHRIEKS: HORROR
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Do you dare investigate these stories of werewolves, darkest desires, ghosts by the sea, Southern ghosts, and terrifying urban legends, guaranteed to raise a chill down your spine? Huddle together for safety with Princess Weekes (The MarySue) and Rachel Harrison (Such Sharp Teeth), Eric LaRocca (Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke), Clay McLeod Chapman (Ghost Eaters), Katrina Monroe (They Drown our Daughters), and Vincent Tirado (Burn Down, Rise Up).

For more info, click here.

Saturday, October 8, 2022 - 12:00am to 12:00pm

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10/5: NJ: Rahway Public Library

For more info click here.

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

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10/4: VIRTUAL Tempe Library Interview

Join us for a virtual interview with horror author Clay McLeod Chapman about his new novel “Ghost Eaters”.

A terrifying supernatural page-turner that explores ghosts, grief, and God complexes.

When Erin learns that Silas discovered a drug that allowed him to see the dead, she doesn’t believe it’s real but agrees to a pill-popping “séance” to ease her guilt and pain. When she steps back into the real world, she starts to see ghosts from her southern hometown’s bloody and brutal past everywhere. Are the effects pharmacological or something more sinister? And will Erin be able to shut the Pandora’s box of horrors she’s opened? With propulsive momentum, bone-chilling scares, and dark meditations on the weight of history, this southern horror will make you think twice about opening doors to the unknown.

Register in Advance for this Meeting.

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcudeuvrDgjGtNRkcn5v5gp-kh6wT2eHKeO

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

For more info, click here.

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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9/30: Conversation w/ Rachel Harrison (virtual)

​GHOST EATERS: CLAY MCLEOD CHAPMAN IN CONVERSATION WITH RACHEL HARRISON

This event takes place on crowdcast, Charis’ virtual event platform. Register here.

Charis welcomes Clay McLeod Chapman in conversation with Rachel Harrison for a celebration of Ghost Eaters: A Novel. From the acclaimed author of The Remaking and Whisper Down the Lane, this terrifying supernatural page-turner will make you think twice about opening doors to the unknown.

For more info, click here.

Friday, September 30, 2022 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

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9/29: Theodore’s Books Reading

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH, 7PM AT THEODORE’S BOOKS

Join Theodore’s Books in partnership with The Syosset Public Library, for an evening with author Clay McLeod Chapman as he discusses and signs copies of his new supernatural horror novel, Ghost Eaters. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is appreciated but not required.

For more info, click here.

Thursday, September 29, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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9/25: Toronto: Word on the Street Festival signing

Sunday, September 25, 2022 - 12:00am to 12:00pm

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9/24: Toronto: Little Ghosts Books reading/signing

Saturday, September 24, 2022 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

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9/22: RVA: Unhappy Hour at Poe Museum

​Join the Poe Museum for a far-out night full of live music, libations, and after-hours access to the grooviest museum in town!

Benchtop Brewing, Bryant’s Cider, and a selection of wines will be available for purchase ($6 pre-purchase, $7 at the event). Jam to the tunes of Elizabeth Wise & Her Guys. Can you dig it, man?

Author Clay McLeod Chapman will perform a reading of his new book Ghost Eaters, which takes place in Richmond. Clay McLeod Chapman writes novels, comic books, and children’s books, as well as for film and TV. He is the author of the horror novels The Remaking and Whisper Down the Lane. Visit him at claymcleodchapman.com.

It’s a miserable time from six to nine!

This event is a part of our centennial celebration.

Thursday, September 22, 2022 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

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9/21: NYC: Ghost Eaters book launch with Grady Hendrix!

​This will be a special night… Please come to the GHOST EATERS book launch party, where I’ll be in conversation with NY Times bestselling author Grady Hendrix!

Seating is extremely limited. You must register ahead of time. For more info, click here.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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9/10: Connecticut: StoryFest

(Never) Too Much Horror Business: A Panel on Dark Fiction

Horror is all the rage these days, and we’ve got some of the genre’s premier writers on hand to discuss the allure of dark fiction. Featuring Gus Moreno, Lorien Lawrence, Alexis Henderson, Clay McLeod Chapman, Isabel Cañas and John Palisano.

Reading Glasses ... LIVE!

Raise a glass to StoryFest weekend on Saturday, September 10, with specialty cocktails and Reading Glasses! Mallory O’Meara (James Beard Book Award-winning author) and Brea Grant (filmmaker and actress) bring their ultra-popular podcast, Reading Glasses, to the Library’s stage for a very special live event featuring guest stars Paul Tremblay, Stephen Graham Jones, Alexis Henderson, and Clay McLeod Chapman, and a virtual appearance by Sarah Gailey! Don’t miss the reception, which will feature signature drinks and small bites courtesy of Bill Taibe, 2021 Connecticut Restaurateur of the year and four-time James Beard Chef of the Year semifinalist.

For more info, click here.

Saturday, September 10, 2022 - 12:00am to 12:00pm

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Ghost Eaters at SDCC!

Pssst… Guess who’s going to San Diego Comic Con? Let’s get haunted!

SATURDAY

11:00AM - 12:00PM Crafting the Creepy Crawly and Throat-Clutching Moments Creators examine writing scenes of horror, from the slow build to the metaphorical jump scare. Get your spook on with Kiersten White (Hide), Anne Heltzel (Just Like Mother), Clay McLeod Chapman (Ghost Eaters), and moderator Maryelizabeth Yturralde. Room: 29AB.

Saturday, July 23, 2022 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

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GhOST EATERS at ALA

Penguin Random House Library Marketing is headed to Washington, DC! Join us for galley giveaways, book buzzes, author events, and stop by Booth #1811 during ALA Annual 2022!

Clay McLeod Chapman

GHOST EATERS

Sunday, June 26th
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
PRH Booth Signing, Table TBA

For more info click here.

Sunday, June 26, 2022 - 10:30am to 11:30am

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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?

For more info on how to stream this event, click here.

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

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AwesomeCon in DC!

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

WRITE WHAT SCARES YOU

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).

For more info, click here.

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

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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

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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.

For more info, click here.

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

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StokerCon!

I’ll be at StokerCon to discuss all-things spooky! For more info on panels, click here.

Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 12:00am to Saturday, May 14, 2022 - 12:00pm

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10/17: Lovecraft eZine Podcast interview

The Lovecraft eZine podcast/videocast: LIVE Every Sunday at 6:00pm Eastern time (5pm Central, 3pm Pacific) — OR watch/listen to the archived editions at any time later.

For more info click here.

Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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10/16: Pikes Peak Writers: Horror Authors Panel to DIE For

A horror panel to die for! Join us as we pick the brains (figuratively speaking, of course) of horror authors Carina Bissett, Clay McLeod Chapman, Sumiko Saulson, and Shannon Lawrence about how horror writers think and how to put the emotions horror evokes such as suspense, fear, dread, and terror into your writing no matter what genre you write. Your $20 ticket gives you access to this fabulous virtual panel and maybe even a special prize!

This is an online event. For more info click here.

Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

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10/11: Spooky Evenings

Clay McLeod Chapman: Author of Extreme Carnage and Scream: Curse of Carnage

Discussion - Horror in Comics

​Spooky Evenings is a multidisciplinary academic e-event that seeks to engage academics, students, and professionals in the field of horror. We strive to create a pop-cultural event around the theme of horror in October to encourage both intellectual pursuit as well as a bit of seasonal fun. Spooky Evenings runs the entire month of October with different programming each night.

This is free online event. For more info click here.

Monday, October 11, 2021 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

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10/7: Ludington Author Series

Ludington Author Series: Clay McLeod Chapman Online

Join us for a reading from WHISPER DOWN THE LANE and talk. Followed by a Q&A. This is an online event and FREE. For more info on how to register click here.

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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9/11: Printers Row Lit Fest

Chicago! I’ll be at the Printer’s Row Lit Fest and so should you! I’ll be speaking on the “Thrilling Fiction” panel, then signing copies of Whisper Down The Lane right after. Hope to see you there! For more info, go to their website: https://printersrowlitfest.org/

Saturday, September 11, 2021 - 12:00am to 12:00pm

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8/21: DC: Awesome Con panel/signing!

Meet Marvel’s Extreme Carnage Team at Awesome Con!

Get to know the team behind Marvel’s fiercest symbiotes! The Extreme Carnage team will discuss everything you want to know about the five Life Symbiotes and their great challenge yet, courtesy of their big bad older brother: Carnage. Chat with Clay McLeod Chapman, Alyssa Wong, Steve Orlando, Phillip Kennedy Johnson about this explosive family reunion.

For more info click here.

Saturday, August 21, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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8/21: MD: Extreme Carnage at 3rd Eye Comix!

This is a BIG one! Third Eye Faithful we’ve got some serious heavy-hitters coming in this August to sign some of the most brutal symbiote books! Four of the writers on the current runs of Extreme Carnage – Steve Orlando, Alyssa Wong, Clay McLeod Chapman, and Phillip K. Johnson will all be at Third Eye Annapolis on August 21st, ready to all of the Carnage goodness for you!

We’re so excited to welcome four amazing creators to Third Eye Annapolis! Please join us on August 21st from 11am-1pm for this killer, giant signing!

For more info click here.

Saturday, August 21, 2021 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

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4/21: Book Talk with Daniel Hess and Clay McLeod Chapman!

Old Firehouse Books is thrilled to welcome author, filmmaker, and poet Daniel Hess to our virtual event space to celebrate the release of his book, Just a Boy Blaming Himself! He will be joined by author Clay McLeod Chapman (Whisper Down the Lane) on Wednesday, April 21st at 6pm MST. The event will be streaming to the Old Firehouse Books Facebook page, and is free.

Just a Boy Blaming Himself is a collection of poetry about life, love, and loss as told through the lens of a 20 something. It is a work that is the culmination of over five years of writing whenever inspiration would flash. These poems have been a place of solace for me and I sincerely hope they leave a lasting impression on all those who read it.

Please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you at the event!

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

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4/15: Write Now: Clay McLeod Chapman

Taxes scaring you out of your pants? Well, why stop there? In partnership with Eagle Eye Book Shop, Broadleaf Writers is thrilled to welcome back author Clay McLeod Chapman for a conversation on his latest novel, WHISPER DOWN THE LANE. Inspired by the McMartin preschool trials and the Satanic Panic of the ‘80s, the critically acclaimed author of THE REMAKING delivers another pulse pounding, true-crime-based horror novel.

Clay will discuss the process of writing horror, from his famed NYC performances in the Pumpkin Pie Show to plotting and constructing a truly terrifying novel. Join us for the pulse-pounding fun and sharpen your skills of fright with the master himself!

Copies of WHISPER DOWN THE LANE can be ordered through our friends at Eagle Eye Book Shop at https://eagleeyebooks.com/home/bookdetailsin/9781683692157. Supporting an independent bookstore is more important than ever!

CLAY MCLEOD CHAPMAN writes novels, comic books, and children’s books, as well as for film and TV. He is the author of the horror novels The Remaking and Whisper Down the Lane. Visit him at claymcleodchapman.com.

You can access the program by following this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88567972518

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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4/8: Reader Meet Writer Series

The Reader Meet Writer Author Series features bestselling authors and fresh new voices, fiction and nonfiction titles, in an engaging and accessible format. See the schedule below for upcoming events, and click on an event for all the details. To participate, check with your local indie bookseller for more information. And don’t forget to support your store with your book purchases!

The series was created and is facilitated by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) in partnership with member indie booksellers as a way to connect authors and readers at a time and place all can safely and comfortably gather. Each Reader Meet Writer event is fully moderated and hosted, with plenty of time for author Q & A. Plus, all events are recorded and available to stream at SIBA’s Reader Meet Writer TV YouTube channel.

Thu Apr 8th 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Reader-Meet-Writer: Clay McLeod Chapman’s WHISPER DOWN THE LANE

Richard doesn’t have a past. For him, there is only the present: a new marriage to Tamara, a first chance at fatherhood to her son Elijah, and a quiet but pleasant life as an art teacher at Elijah’s elementary school in Danvers, Virginia. Then the body of a rabbit, ritualistically murdered, appears on the school grounds with a birthday card for Richard tucked beneath it. Richard doesn’t have a birthday—but Sean does…

Sean is a five-year-old boy who has just moved to Greenfield, Virginia, with his mother. Like most mothers of the 1980s, she’s worried about bills, childcare, putting food on the table…and an encroaching threat to American life that can take the face of anyone: a politician, a friendly neighbor, or even a teacher. When Sean’s school sends a letter to the parents revealing that Sean’s favorite teacher is under investigation, a white lie from Sean lights a fire that engulfs the entire nation—and Sean and his mother are left holding the match.

Now, thirty years later, someone is here to remind Richard that they remember what Sean did. And though Sean doesn’t exist anymore, someone needs to pay the price for his lies.

Contact your local indie bookseller for information on how to join the event. Don’t see your bookseller on the list? Drop SIBA a line!

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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4/6: WHISPER Book Release Party w/ Elijah Wood

WORD is proud to host Clay McLeod Chapman in celebration of his new release Whisper Down the Lane. He will be in conversation with Elijah Wood and the event will be moderated by WORD’s very own, Steven Warren!

About the Book: Inspired by the McMartin preschool trials and the Satanic Panic of the ‘80s, the critically acclaimed author of The Remaking delivers another pulse pounding, true-crime-based horror novel.

About the Author/Conversation Partner:

Clay McLeod Chapman writes novels, comic books, and children’s books, as well as for film and TV. He is the author of the horror novels The Remaking and Whisper Down the Lane. Visit him at claymcleodchapman.com.

Elijah Wood is an actor and producer best known for his portrayal of Frodo Baggins in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy. In 2010, he founded the production company SpectreVision with Daniel Noah and Josh C. Waller, which specializes in producing horror films.​

To register, click here.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

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4/6: Whisper Down The Lane hits the shelves!

Whisper Down The Lane hits shelves April 6, 2021! Available wherever books are sold!

Inspired by the McMartin preschool trials and the Satanic Panic of the ‘80s, the critically acclaimed author of The Remaking delivers another pulse pounding, true-crime-based horror novel.

Richard doesn’t have a past. For him, there is only the present: a new marriage to Tamara, a first chance at fatherhood to her son Elijah, and a quiet but pleasant life as an art teacher at Elijah’s elementary school in Danvers, Virginia. Then the body of a rabbit, ritualistically murdered, appears on the school grounds with a birthday card for Richard tucked beneath it. Richard doesn’t have a birthday—but Sean does . . .

Sean is a five-year-old boy who has just moved to Greenfield, Virginia, with his mother. Like most mothers of the 1980s, she’s worried about bills, childcare, putting food on the table . . . and an encroaching threat to American life that can take the face of anyone: a politician, a friendly neighbor, or even a teacher. When Sean’s school sends a letter to the parents revealing that Sean’s favorite teacher is under investigation, a white lie from Sean lights a fire that engulfs the entire nation—and Sean and his mother are left holding the match.

Now, thirty years later, someone is here to remind Richard that they remember what Sean did. And though Sean doesn’t exist anymore, someone needs to pay the price for his lies.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 12:00am to 12:00pm

Related: Whisper Down the Lane: A Novel

4/1: Inside the Writers House

Be a part of the conversation! Get candid access to working writers from all over the country as Writers House instructor (and former bookstore owner) Alex Dawson talks craft (via video chat) with some of the year’s hottest pen pushers.

“Inside the Writers House” invites you into the homes, offices, and writing rooms of acclaimed authors, providing an inside eye on their working life and a level of intimacy often lacking in more formal settings. An obvious reference to the televised Actor’s Studio seminar, “Writers House” interviews are likewise craft focused, but strive for an earthy spontaneity unencumbered by prepared queries and index card cues. Visits are conversational and plastic, largely molded by (and dependent on) audience questions. In addition to the conversation, most visits include short readings, writing prompts, show-and-tell sessions, and house/apt tours. Chances are you’ll meet their pets.

In the last five years, students have visited with almost 200 authors in dozens of different cities. Internationally, they’ve talked with Eoin Colfer in Dublin, Mariana Enriquez in Buenos Aires, Yewande Omotoso in Johannesburg, Garth Greenwell in Sofia, Karin Tidbeck in Stockholm, Kevin Barry in Sligo, and Daisy Johnson in Oxford. Stateside, they’ve talked with Maurice Ruffin in New Orleans, Karen Russell in Portland, Chigozie Obioma in Lincoln, Tommy Orange in Oakland, Susan Orlean in Los Angeles, Tom Perrotta in Belmont, Jeff VanderMeer in Tallahassee, and Eowyn Ivey in Palmer, Alaska (as well as more local luminaries like Jennifer Egan, Victor LaValle, Lev Grossman, and André Aciman).

Books by IWH guests are available at the RU B&N (just look for the stepladder display bearing the IWH logo).

Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Related: Whisper Down the Lane: A Novel

3/27: Monsters We Have Met panel at WonderCon!

​Monsters We Have Met and Been panel at [email protected]!

Dim the lights for viewing this discussion of the Satanic Panic, the lives of final girls after the credits, devastating storms, rogue AIs, ghosts, and imaginary friends. Creators Clay McLeod Chapman (Whisper Down the Lane), Grady Hendrix (The Final Girl Support Group), Angela Mi Young Hur (Folklorn), John Jennings and David Brame (After the Rain), and Cassandra Khaw (The All-Consuming World) tell their scary stories to Beth Accomando (KPBS arts reporter and Cinema Junkie podcast host).

For more info on how to view this panel, click here.

Saturday, March 27, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Related: Whisper Down the Lane: A Novel

3/22: Write What Scares You

Clubhouse Writers Panel featuring Liz Reed, Clay McLeod Chapman, Mary Kay McBrayer, Brad Gullicksn and Paul Tremblay. Join our panel of published horror authors and pop culture journalists as we discuss the art of storytelling.

To register for this free event, click here.

Monday, March 22, 2021 - 8:15pm to 9:15pm

Related: Whisper Down the Lane: A Novel

2/20: ABA Winter Institute Virtual Author Social

Booksellers are invited to mingle and chat with authors in unmoderated, open discussion rooms at the 2021 Winter Institute Virtual Author Socials. The Mystery/Thriller social will take place on Saturday, February 20.

Each day, 15 author social rooms will appear under the “Sessions” tab on Hopin at the time the author social program is scheduled to begin. Booksellers will be able to click in and out of all 15 rooms as they wish; rooms are divided by genre, and three to five authors will be in each room.

Physical or e-galleys will be available for most of the authors attending the virtual socials; booksellers can request them directly from the publisher in the virtual galley room.

Visit various rooms to mingle with authors and ask questions about their new books. Sample room categories may include: Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Debut Authors, and more!

Mystery/Thriller

Alan Parks (Europa Editions)
Clay McLeod Chapman (Quirk Books)
Elly Griffiths (HMH)
Jean Hanff Korelitz (Celadon Books)

Saturday, February 20, 2021 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

Related: Whisper Down the Lane: A Novel

2/17: Convo X Fango!

Love horror fiction? Join Fangoria Magazine at 7PM ET tomorrow for a live chat on Zoom with some of the best genre writers working today: Gemma Files, Grady Hendrix, Paul Tremblay and Clay McLeod Chapman! Register here.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Related: Whisper Down the Lane: A Novel

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