NYC Crime Fiction, Amy Grech

My StokerCon Schedule

Here's my StokerCon Schedule:

Dangerous Dames                                                             Friday        10:00 AM
All the Screaming: Writing Sex and Romance in Horror    Saturday    10:00 AM
Cross-Genre Writing                                                          Saturday     2:00 PM

In addition to panels, I'm looking forward to the H.P. Lovecraft Tour, as well as the Drilling Down Workshop via Horror University!
NYC Crime Fiction, Amy Grech

R.I.P. Horror Author Jack Ketchum Has Died

I first had the pleasure of meeting Dallas Mayr, AKA, Jack Ketchum, at Chiller Con in New Jersey way back in 1998. He was an extremely witty gentleman who was very supportive of my writing back when I was just starting out. Back in 1997, we both had stories in an anthology titled Funeral Party 2. He remarked that my writing had great potential, a comment that had me over the moon. I remember that a fan had brought Dallas a bottle of Johnnie Walker Black, which is really good scotch. Without giving it a second thought, he cracked it open and poured it into red plastic cups to share with me and several other Authors in attendance. He was a very giving kind soul.

I enjoyed all of his books, especially The Girl Next Door.

After that, we'd hang out at other conventions, WHC in NYC back in 2005 and others. I'd buy him a Dewar's Rocks and he'd share amazing stories about New York City and publishing. Such a tragic loss. Rest in peace, my friend...

NYC Crime Fiction, Amy Grech

Avoid Phishing Scams

Even though the Internet is my bread and butter, there are times when I err on the side of caution, like earlier today, when a warning appeared via Firefox that I'd contracted a PC virus on my MAC, along with a phone number to call and a button to click. I ran a Malware tool I had and my iMac came up clean, but to be safe, I called AppleCare and was reassured that my computer had not been compromised!

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