UPDATE, Oct. 31, 2018 / Scroll down to the bottom of this post for the rest of the story about Naperville author John Everson. That’s where it’s first mentioned that the writer of horror stories will attend a Rotary meeting to present his story. On Monday, Everson said he knew little about Rotary. Should Everson be horrified?
At 4:44PM on Halloween, Wed., Oct. 31, Everson will present the story of his haunting writing adventures for the Rotary Club of Naperville/Downtown during its weekly meeting at Hugo’s Frog Pond in Main Street Promenade. Guests are welcome. Guest fees apply to cover cost of good cheer and camaraderie that includes refreshments and libation. For more information, visit www.rcndowntown.com.
Local Author Day is Saturday at 95th Street Library
Local Author Day is set for the 95th Street Library from Noon to 4:30PM Sat., Nov. 3.
The Naperville Library promotes the event as as time to “Meet hometown authors, learn about the publishing world, the unique facets of genre styles and creative mediums, and purchase signed copies of creative materials and enjoy a knowledge-filled afternoon.”
A Publishing World Panel Discussion will be up first from noon to 1:30PM, with panelists addressing many avenues to publishing, “providing insight into this murky realm.”
Next up will be the Breaking Boundaries Panel Discussion from 2:30 to 4PM. Panelists from different genre voices and media styles will discuss ways to reach audiences using different forms of creative media.
Barnes & Noble is located in Washington Corners at Chicago Avenue in downtown Naperville.
Everson will tell tales for Rotary Club of Naperville / Downtown on Halloween
At 4:44PM on Wed., Oct. 31, Everson will present the story of his haunting writing adventures for the Rotary Club of Naperville/Downtown during its weekly meeting at Hugo’s Frog Pond in Main Street Promenade.
The staunch advocate for the culinary joys of the jalapeno is an unabashed fan of 1970s European horror cinema. He is also the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Covenant and its two sequels, Sacrifice andRedemption, as well as seven other novels, including the erotic horror tour de force and Bram Stoker Award finalist NightWhere and the seductive backwoods tale of The Family Tree. Other novels include The Pumpkin Man, Siren, The 13th, the spider-driven Violet Eyes and his latest, The House By The Cemetery.
Over the past 25 years, his short fiction has appeared in more than 75 magazines and anthologies and received a number of critical accolades, including frequent Honorable Mentions in the Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror anthology series. His story ‘Letting Go’ was a Bram Stoker Award finalist in 2007 and ‘The Pumpkin Man’ was included in the anthology All American Horror: The Best of the First Decade of the 21st Century.
In addition to his own twisted worlds, he has also written stories in shared universes, including The Vampire Diaries and Jonathan Maberry’s V-Wars series, as well as for Kolchak: The Night Stalker and The Green Hornet. His short story collections include Cage of Bones & Other Deadly Obsessions, Needles & Sins, Vigilantes of Love and Sacrificing Virgins.
To catch up on his blog, join his newsletter or get information on his fiction, art and music, visit John Everson: Dark Arts at www.johneverson.com.’