Didn’t make it to Haverhill, MA, for the 2016 Merrimack Valley Book Festival? Don’t worry. I’ve got you covered.
Here’s my video recap from Haverhill, including an epic photo bomb by Brian Keene.
The Merrimack Valley Book Festival in Haverhill, MA, attracted a throng of horror fans intent on meeting both legends and up-and-coming authors. On hand were Paul Tremblay, author of the breakout horror novel of the year, A Head Full of Ghosts, World Horror Convention Grandmaster, Brian Keene, Christopher Golden, John Mcilveen, Bracken Macleod, Amber Fallon, and more.
Brian Keene recorded multiple interviews for The Horror Show podcast, including one with yours truly, which you don’t want to miss if you want to hear me throw down some old school raps.
Being a part of this Halloween-themed horror festival had special meaning for me. I lived in nearby Taunton, Massachusetts, for the better part of a year in 1995-1996. I love the quaint New England scenery and the ocean, and my wife and I were blessed with unseasonably warm weather upon arriving on Friday, allowing us to walk the beach and grab dinner in Newburyport. Fresh seafood for the win! The weather turned cool, rainy, and dark on Saturday, a perfect backdrop for a horror novel festival.
Meeting fans and talking about horror, heavy metal music, and movies made the long trip more than worthwhile. Special thanks to Christopher Golden and Brian Keene for asking me to be there, and to my wife, who fearlessly ran my seller’s table while I talked with attendees and appeared on The Horror Show.
I hope to see you at a future appearance. In the meantime, check out my review of the original Salem’s Lot miniseries, one of the most frightening made-for-TV movies ever made.
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