This four-week workshop will teach you how to write horror that goes beyond the scares and beyond the gross-out, to compel, challenge, and move the reader.
Your Instructors: Dale Bailey, Nathan Ballingrud, Gemma Files, and Helen Marshall
Where: Online — Available everywhere!
When: June 2, 2014 - June 30, 2014
Enrollment: 15 students
Price: $375. Proceeds to benefit the Shirley Jackson Awards.
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“Within the pages of this book are the tales, scenes, confessionals, and dare I say, fantasies of the many deaths of Jack Haringa: the people, they just love to kill him.” So writes Paul Tremblay, in his tongue-in-cheek introduction to the Jack Haringa Must Die! Twenty-Eight Original Tales of Madness, Terror and Strictly Grammatical Murder, edited by Nicholas Kaufmann.
Jack Haringa Must Die! (104 pp) is now available from Merricat Publications. Proceeds from the book will benefit the Shirley Jackson Awards.
Jack M. Haringa is a member of the Board of Advisors to the Shirley Jackson Awards. He is an author and teacher, as well as co-editor, with S.T. Joshi, of the critical journal Dead Reckonings. The contributing authors to Jack Haringa Must Die! are his friends and respected colleagues.
In February of 2008, while in attendance at the Boskone convention in Boston, a group of writers discussed the fictional fate of characters named after Jack Haringa: he’d already been killed in two works by Brian Keene and in a book by AJ Matthews. Thusly inspired, friends organized “Kill Jack Haringa on Your Blog Day” for March 7th, 2008. Reports of Jack’s death circulated throughout the blogosphere, with scores of participants. Jack Haringa Must Die! is a compilation of the best of those blog entries, plus original, never-read-before death scenarios from James A. Moore and best-selling author, Christopher Golden.
All contributors offered their unique talents and their time to this endeavor, and under the guidance of Bram Stoker Award-nominated author Nicholas Kaufmann what was once only in the ether is now in print. Deep appreciation goes out to Jack Haringa for loaning his name to this endeavor, without which this book would not have been possible.
The Table of Contents for Jack Haringa Must Die! is:
Death to Haringa! – Jack Ketchum
Scratch – Seth Lindberg
Grammar of the Dead – Brian Keene
fisticuffs in broad daylight!: a lance polynomial adventure! – s.j. bagley
The Fate of Poor Jack Haringa – Paul G. Tremblay
Jack Haringa in Hell – Lisa Morton
Suicide, They Said – James A. Moore
All Furious and Fuming – Michael Kelly
Woolly Solution – Stephen Mark Rainey
True Fashion – Daniel G. Keohane
Haiku – Hannah Wolf Bowen
Going After Eliot – F. Brett Cox
The Unthinkable – Craig Shaw Gardner
Kids – John Langan
…And a Dark Wolf Will Touch You Back – Nicholas Kaufmann
They All Shrugged – Marcy Italiano
Jack Haringa Must Die! – Gregory Lamberson
Jack’s Night Out – Meghan Knierim
Jackie the Slayer – Lee Thomas
The Three Bad Deaths of Jack Haringa – Lon Prater
Room Service – Christopher Golden
Killing Jack Haringa – Geoff Cooper
Bad Tin – Nick Mamatas
The Foraging – Livia Llewellyn
The Doom That Came to Jack H. Aringa – Mary SanGiovanni
Jack Catches the A Train – Michael Oliveri
A Post-Apostrophic Tale – Bev Vincent
The Lonely Death of Mr. Haringa – Laird Barron
Each copy is $10.