Summer Reading Spotlight: 2020 Horror with Jessica Guess, Rachel Harrison, Alma Katsu and Paul Tremblay
Thu, July 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Leading voices in the genre talk about what horror has to say about our current moment. Join top horror writers Paul Tremblay (Survivor Song), Alma Katsu (The Deep), Jessica Guess (Cirque Berserk) and Rachel Harrison (The Return) as they discuss their experiences releasing horror titles in 2020 and why horror fiction has always been a relevant reflection of the times.
Moderated by John Palisano, award-winning author and President of the Horror Writers Association (HWA).
Paul Tremblay has won the Bram Stoker, British Fantasy, and Massachusetts Book awards and is the author of The Cabin at the End of the World, Disappearance at Devil's Rock, A Head Full of Ghosts, and Growing Things and Other Stories. He is currently a member of the board of directors for the Shirley Jackson Awards, and his essays and short fiction have appeared in Entertainment Weekly.com, and numerous year's-best anthologies. He lives outside Boston with his family. He tweets @PaulGTremblay.
Alma Katsu is the award-winning author of five novels that combine history with the supernatural. THE HUNGER (2018) was named one of NPR's Favorite 100 Horror Stories and was nominated for a Stoker and Locus Magazine award for best horror novel. Her debut novel, THE TAKER, was one of Booklist's Top Ten Debut Novels of 2011. THE DEEP (2020), her most recent novel, is a reimagining of the sinking of the Titanic with a horror twist. Her first spy novel, RED WIDOW, will be published spring of 2021.
Jessica Guess is a writer and English teacher who hails from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She earned her Creative Writing MFA from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2018 and is the founder of the website Black Girl's Guide to Horror where she examines horror movies in terms of quality and intersectionality. Her creative work has been featured in Luna Station Quarterly and Mused BellaOnline Literary Review. Her debut novella, Cirque Berserk, is available for purchase on Amazon. You can get weekly content from Jessica by joining her Patreon at www.patreon.com/JessicaGuess.
Rachel Harrison was born and raised in the weird state of New Jersey. She received her bachelor's in Writing for Film & Television from Emerson College. After graduating, she worked on TV game shows, in publishing, and for a big bank. She lives in Rochester, NY with her husband and their cat/overlord. The Return is her first novel.