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

Related: Whisper Down the Lane: A Novel

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

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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

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

​Monsters We Have Met and Been panel at WonderCon@Home!

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

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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

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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

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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

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Once Upon A Halloween Night

Join New York Times bestselling author Christopher Golden with actor and bestselling author Amber Benson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) for an evening of live short-story writing!

Golden and Benson host New York Times bestselling horror writer Jonathan Maberry as well as Come Join Us by the Fire: Season 2 authors Jessica Guess, Clay McLeod Chapman, and Craig Laurance Gidney (now available on Google Play).

This event is a one hour round-robin writing experiment where the authors will write a scary short story together, one chilling paragraph at a time. Celebrate the Halloween spirit from home with some new and some familiar faces!

Reserve your spot by clicking here.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

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10/17-10/18: Broadleaf Writers Conference

The 5th Annual Broadleaf Writers Conference will return (virtually) October 17-18, 2020! To honor this milestone year, we’ve assembled the strongest list of writers you will ever find at a conference! As well, our list of agents, editors and publisher representatives will be deeper than ever! Combined with educational sessions and workshops, the 5th Annual Broadleaf Writers Conference will offer you all that you need to refine and improve your craft and get you on the road toward publication!

Featuring Karen Abbott, Becky Albertalli, Paul Jenkins, Clay McLeod Chapman, Rona Simmons, Roger Johns, as well as agents and publisher reps to take your manuscript pitches and critique your first page, our list is sure to be the best yet!

For more info on the conference and registration, click here.

SATURDAY, OCT 17th: 10:45 – 11:45 AM

“Oops, I did it Again: The Darwin Award Guide to Characters”

Panelists: Clay McLeod Chapman, Paul Jenkins, Rona Simmons, Moderator

As Anna Karenina can attest, the heart of a good story has nothing to do with happy
people doing well. Drawing out your character’s flaws can show your reader symptoms
of a challenging life they can relate to. This panel will offer insights and tips on how to
craft mistake-prone klutzes who can’t manage to do a darn thing right, and how you can
lead them down a path to realization and redemption.

SATURDAY: OCT 17th: 2:15-3:15 PM

“The Criminal Villain: Finding the Motivation for Your Antagonist”

Panelists: Karen Abbott, Clay McLeod Chapman, Roger Johns, Moderator:

A well-crafted villain can seduce your readers, test their loyalties, and even appeal to their baser instincts. It begins and ends with motivation. Though villains can be diabolical, manipulative, vicious, bloodthirsty, and ruthless, they’re more intriguing for readers when they have a reason for their actions. Join our panel for a discussion on creating a believable and motivated antagonist that your readers may secretly (or not so secretly!) root for.

SUNDAY, OCT 18th: 10:30 – 11:30 AM

“Writing for Comics”

Panelists: Clay McLeod Chapman, Paul Jenkins, Chris Negron, Moderator:

Comic books are one of the fastest growing segments of the publishing industry. More
writers, established and new, are turning to comics and graphic novels to tell their
stories. But how is it done? What differences are there between comics and novels? And
once you’ve written a comic, where do you pitch it? Join Paul Jenkins, the legendary
author of Wolverine: Origin (as well as countless others!) and Clay McLeod Chapman,
author of Marvel’s Scream: Curse of Carnage for a discussion on the comic book
industry and some pointers on crafting a comic of your own!

SUNDAY, OCT 18th: 3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

“I Think We’re Alone Now: Battling the Impostor Syndrome”

Panelists: Ricki Cardenas, Clay McLeod Chapman, Paul Jenkins, Shelli R. Johannes, Kimberly Jones, Kris Spisak, Moderator

When do you feel comfortable admitting that you’re a writer? When will you give
yourself that label and feel like it fits? No matter what success a writer has, they tend to
be their own worst critics. But take a moment. Breathe. You’re not alone in your fears,
your insecurities, and your doubts. Listen as our panelists discuss how they have faced
and fought the ever-present demon of Imposter Syndrome.

Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 12:00am to Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 12:00pm

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10/2-10/4: Salem Horror Fest!

​The Salem Horror Fest is presenting virtual readings from an astounding assortment of authors all weekend. Check out this roster: Max Booth III, Nadia Bulkin, Christa Carmen, Clay McLeod Chapman, Gillian Daniels, Gemma Files, Christopher Golden, Gabino Iglesias, Alma Katsu, Kathe Koja, Patrick Lacey, Michelle Renee Lane, Sarah Langan, Kasey Lansdale, Victor LaValle, Curtis Lawson, Izzy Lee, Bracken MacLeod, Errick Nunnally, Tonia Ransom, David J. Schow, Rob Smales, Paul Tremblay, and Trisha Wooldridge! For more info on the fest, click here.

Friday, October 2, 2020 - 12:00am to Sunday, October 4, 2020 - 12:00pm


10/1-10/2: Film on the Rocks Drive-In

Rejoice, Colorado fans! Overlook Film Festival is partnering with Denver Film to showcase drive-in screenings of two of our very favorites to kick off the spooky season: John Carpenter’s THE THING (Oct. 1st) and the original 1992 CANDYMAN (Oct. 2nd, presented by Scream Screen, Hosted by Theresa Mercado) and we’re plussing it up the only way we know how! Join us for unique audio storytelling pre-shows onsite each night from THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW’s Clay Mcleod Chapman and Larry Fessenden & Glenn McQuaid’s TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE followed by short films CHOWBOYS: AN AMERICAN FOLKTALE by Astron-6 (Oct. 1st) and HAIR WOLF by Mariama Diallo (Oct 2nd) before your feature presentation. Grab your tickets while you can!

Grab tickets here before they sell out!

Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 12:00am to Friday, October 2, 2020 - 12:00pm

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9/22: Scary, Scary Night panel

Scary, Scary Night with Amy Blackthorn/Blackthorn’s Botanical Brews + Darcy Coates/Silence + Lorien Lawrence/The Stitchers: Fright Watch #1 in the Shadows + Clay McLeod Chapman/Whisper Down the Lane

Turn out the lights and get ready for chills up your spine! First we’ll mix a creepy cocktail and then hear authors read the scariest parts of their new scary stories.

In part of the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association and Southern Independent Booksellers Association’s “New Voices New Rooms” event. To register for this event, click here.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

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9/21: StoryFest 2020: How the Story Tells Itself

StoryFest 2020 continues with a panel of top genre writers on creating unexpected narratives through mystery, puzzle, and surprise.

The most exciting stories play with the unexpected in their telling: puzzles to solve, mysteries to unwind, the past, present and fantastical wound up in one. These writers, across their genres, subvert our expectations of storytelling to give us unforgettable narratives that move us, shock us, and delight us.

Due to the ongoing impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, StoryFest 2020 is going virtual. From September 15 - September 24, we will premiere 12 live and pre-recorded author events, featuring authors slated to appear in person at StoryFest 2020. These events will feature top authors and creators in genre fiction, comics, young adult fiction, and middle grade fiction. And in cross-genre panels, they will explore the big ideas at the heart of telling stories in today’s world. For more info, click here.

Monday, September 21, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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9/15: The Remaking paperback release!

Inspired by a true story, this supernatural thriller for fans of horror and true crime follows a tale as it evolves every twenty years—with terrifying results.

Preorder The Remaking (paperback):

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2V7Ig9k
BN.com: https://bit.ly/3fOhScC
Bookshop.org: https://bit.ly/3fM28Xj
Books-A-Million: https://bit.ly/37Ref2J

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 12:00am to 12:00pm

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8/12: SCREAM: CURSE OF CARNAGE paperback release!

She’s heeeeeeeere! At long last, the trade paperback edition of SCREAM: CURSE OF CARNAGE hits shelves everywhere! Volume 1 collects the first six issues of Marvel Comic’ fave female symbiote! Available where comics and books are sold!

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 12:00am to 12:00pm

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Virtual Graveyard Shift: She Dies Tomorrow and The Remaking

Aah! The Alamo Drafthouse has a book club and they’re pairing up #TheRemaking with She Dies Tomorrow! This is a total dream come true!

Virtual Graveyard Shift: She Dies Tomorrow and The Remaking

Friday, August 7th at 9 PM/CDT (10 PM/EST)

Join us for a Virtual Graveyard Shift screening of SHE DIES TOMORROW, the new film from director Amy Seimetz.

This virtual event begins at 9 PM with a Book Club discussion of THE REMAKING. We’ll be reading the first half of the book and chatting about it from 9 PM to 10 PM.

At 10 PM, we’ll chat about SHE DIES TOMORROW: Amy is ravaged by the notion that she is going to die tomorrow, which sends her down a dizzying emotional spiral. When her sceptical friend Jane discovers Amy’s feeling of imminent death to be contagious, they both begin bizarre journeys through what might be the last day of their lives.

Don’t want to read the book or watch the film but still want to hang out online? Join us at 11 PM when we transition to just general horror discussion.

Friday, August 7, 2020 - 10:00pm to 11:59pm

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Drive-In Screening and Stories!

Join us on Wednesday July 8th at the Vineland Drive-In for a free screening in partnership with IFC Midnight and ArcLight for an advance screening of the spectacular new horror film RELIC directed by Natalie Erika James.

This is an expertly crafted, emotional and absorbing feature film debut that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year, one we were sad not to have been able to showcase at our original festival dates.

In true Overlook fashion, attendees will have their drive-in experience enhanced with a vintage pre-show for early arrivals, along with a downloadable soundtrack of spooky audio stories for the drive to and from the screening courtesy of our frightening friends at TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE and THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW.

Video Q&A to follow with director Natalie Erika James, and stars Emily Mortimer, Bella Heatchote and Robyn Niven, moderated by executive producers the Anthony & Joe Russo.

Availability is Limited! RSVP NOW at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

WEDNESDAY JULY 8TH
Gates Open: 6:45pm
Screening: 8:30pm

VINELAND DRIVE-IN
443 N. Vineland Ave.
City Of Industry, CA

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

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Writing workshop at Virtual Chattanooga Film Festival!

The Chattanooga Film Festival’s revolutionary online genre festival includes a lineup of electrifying and provocative features, shorts, events, and surprises, including notable guests: Ernest Dickerson, Joe Bob Briggs, Alex Winter, and more!

Come join Clay McLeod Chapman, author of The Remaking and Marvel Comics’ ongoing series Scream: Curse of Carnage, to discuss the hunting and gathering of new narrative material to tell our own spooooky stories. Whether it’s for film or fiction, comics or something even crazier, this workshop lays down a very simple foundation for spinning out a yarn around the campfire, no matter what the medium may be.

For more info, click here: https://www.chattfilmfest.org/

Sunday, May 24, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

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Pumpkin Pie Show at the Virtual Chattanooga Film Festival!

The Chattanooga Film Festival’s revolutionary online genre festival includes a lineup of electrifying and provocative features, shorts, events, and surprises, including notable guests: Ernest Dickerson, Joe Bob Briggs, Alex Winter, and more!

For more than 20 years, author Clay McLeod Chapman and performer Hanna Cheek have offered a view into the minds of the most depraved Southern Gothic monstrosities with The Pumpkin Pie Show. Sometimes darkly humorous, sometimes strangely heartbreaking, and most definitely always in-your-face, these tales of madness and macabre explore the domestic horrors of the everyday, finding terror within our very own households. This one-of-a-kind performance delves deep into the darkest recesses of those madmen and women who drift along the periphery of humankind. Don’t miss it!

For more info, click here: https://www.chattfilmfest.org/

Saturday, May 23, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

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4/15: NYC: Fantastic Fiction at KGB

Fantastic Fiction at KGB is a monthly speculative-fiction reading series held on the third Wednesday of every month at the famous KGB Bar in Manhattan, hosted by Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel. Admission is always free.

Readings by Michael Cisco (The Divinity Student) and Clay McLeod Chapman (The Remaking) at KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street. For more info, click here.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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11/17: LA: Reading/signing at Dark Delicacies!

Los Angeles! I’m bringing #TheRemaking to you! Come see me read/sign at the amazing Dark Delicacies on Sunday, November 17th 4 PM!

822 N. Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA 91505

For more info, click here.

Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

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10/29: NJ: Inside the Writers House

​I’ll be discussing The Remaking at Rutgers University in part of their Inside the Writers House! Free and open to the public. Come on out!

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

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NYC: 10/17-10/19: The Pumpkin Pie Show: THE REMAKING

THE REMAKING: Come sit around the campfire to hear Clay McLeod Chapman tell the true story of the Little Witch Girl of Pilot’s Creek. Accused of witchcraft in 1931, Ella Louise Ford and her daughter Jessica were burned at the stake. Jessica now has one of the most famous graves in the South: a steel-reinforced coffin wrapped in a fence of interconnected crosses.

Seating is extremely limited. Each audience member will receive a free copy of Chapman’s new novel THE REMAKING, from Quirk Books, on shelves October 8th.

SIX PERFORMANCES ONLY: THU 17 @ 7:00 || THU 17 @ 8:30 || FRI 18 @ 7:00 || FRI 18 @ 8:30 || SAT 19 @ 7:00 || SAT 19 @ 8:30

At Under St Marks Theater: 94 Saint Marks Place, New York, NY 10009

For more info and tix, click here.

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 7:00pm to Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 9:00pm

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10/15: NC: Reading/signing at Park City Books

​Book reading/signing for The Remaking at Park City Books: 4139 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28209.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00am

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10/14: NC: Reading/signing at Flyleaf Books

Clay McLeod Chapman brings campfire storytelling to Flyleaf with The Remaking

For over twenty years, Clay McLeod Chapman has been bringing his Poe-inspired first-person narratives to the stage with the hyperkinetic Pumpkin Pie Show. Now, with his new novel The Remaking, Chapman will bring that same performative energy to his readings, embracing the audience as if they were sitting around a campfire and listening to a ghost story. These electric readings will elevate the words on the page as Chapman takes on the persona of his narrators, until it feels like you are there…

Event date: Monday, October 14, 2019 - 7:00pm

Event address: Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Monday, October 14, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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10/11: RVA: Book Talk w/ Clay McLeod Chapman

In a culture long obsessed with stories of the macabre, what price do we pay for all this storytelling? That is the question performance artist, screenwriter, and author Clay McLeod Chapman brilliantly explores in The Remaking (Quirk Books; October 8, 2019; $19.99), a supernatural thriller about a true-crime tale that takes on a life of its own. Inspired by the urban legend of The Witch Girl of Pilot’s Knob, Chapman reimagines the story of a single mother and her daughter who were burned at the stake as witches in a small town in Kentucky in 1916. In Chapman’s version, these women become Ella Louise and Jessica Ford, the inspiration for storytellers who seek to put their own stamp on their story, from a campfire tale to a B-horror movie to a meta slasher flick to a true-crime podcast. Richmond native Clay McLeod Chapman returns to his hometown for a book talk at the Edgar Allan Poe Museum in partnership with Chop Suey Books.


Edgar Allan Poe Museum, Enchanted Garden
1914 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23223

Friday, October 11, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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10/8: NYC: The Remaking BOOK LAUNCH!

For over twenty years, Clay McLeod Chapman has been bringing his Poe-inspired first-person narratives to the stage with the hyperkinetic Pumpkin Pie Show. Now, with his new novel The Remaking, Chapman will bring that same performative energy to his readings, embracing the audience as if they were sitting around a campfire and listening to a ghost story. These electric readings will elevate the words on the page as Chapman takes on the persona of his narrators, until it feels like you are there…

Tuesday Oct 08, 2019: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway
28 Adams Street (Corner of Adams & Water Street @ the Archway)
Brooklyn , NY 11201

RSVP encouraged & appreciated: Please fill out the form by clicking here if you plan on attending. Facebook event found here.

PLEASE NOTE: Submitting an RSVP DOES NOT guarantee entrance. This is a free-access event. Entrance is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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10/4: NYCC: Making Friends with the Monster

Horror is more than gore and jump scares. Inside the books, comics, and movies that terrify us, there are often nuanced, heartfelt stories about the world we live in. Our panelists will discuss how they balance genuine scares and real emotion in their work, the horror titles that inspire and influence them, and more. Guests include Clay McLeod Chapman (The Remaking), Ivy Noelle Weir, Shawna Gore, Steenz Stewart and Vita Ayala.

Friday, October 4 9:00 pm-10:00 pm Room 1A18 - Javits Center

For more info, click here.

Friday, October 4, 2019 - 9:00pm to 10:00pm

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10/3: NYCC: What Scares the Scarer?

What was the first thing that truly scared you? On this panel, authors of horror, thrillers, and suspense will explore which terrifying books, movies, and experiences first made them fans for life, and how they have used that fear to craft their own chilling tales for all ages. With Kristin Thorsness (The Wicked Tree), Wesley Chu (The Walking Dead: Typhoon), Clay McLeod Chapman (The Remaking), Josh Malerman (Malorie), Sara Faring (The Tenth Girl) , and Rachel Harrison (The Return) share the scares with Brian Keene (The Horror Show with Brian Keene).

Thursday, October 3 1:30 pm-2:30 pm. Room 1A18 - Javits Center

For more info, click here.

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

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Current

“An engaging, over-the-top tale with much to say about how schools treat individuals and outsiders.”
— Kirkus

The Tribe: Homeroom Headhunters

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