An Evening of Horror

Join us at Topsham Public Library for a fright-filled evening of fiction as we plumb the depths of madness and the macabre. On Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 6pm some of Maine’s darkest minds will gather and discuss the craft of horror writing.

Horror Writers of Maine is a relatively new organization that promises to grow in strength and numbers, connecting readers to high quality authorship in the field of supernatural fiction.

Joining us for the evening will be:

Katherine Silva, the Midcoast Maine author of the Monstrum Chronicles series. She is a connoisseur of coffee, and a victim of crazy cat shenanigans. Her second book in the series, Aequitas, was nominated for a 2013 Maine Literary award. She published her first comedy in November 2013. She is a member of the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance, New England Horror Writers Association, Horror Writers of Maine, and founder of the Midcoast Maine Halloween Readings series. Currently she resides in Waldoboro, Maine working on the rest of the books in the Monstrum Chronicles as well as other projects.

Duane Coffill was born in Brunswick, Maine, and grew up in Freeport where he spent his time reading horror, suspense, and his favorite novel Salem’s Lot by Stephen King. He loves movies! He loves all kinds of horror, action, suspense, and even romance movies with his wife, Shelley. Duane began writing at the age of twelve and has written and published three novels and four poems.  Beyond writing, his career is an advanced computers and computer software with over fifteen years’ experience in various computer training programs. He is the Founder/President of Horror Writers of Maine, Horror Authors Alliance and is a proud member of New England Horror Writers. He has appeared on podcasts and radio, including, ‘Positively Maine’ with Tory Ryden, broadcast at Portland Radio Group on WCSH 6 radio.  He has recently self-published his first book, Cursed Darkness for the Kindle and print versions. Duane is at work on two novels and three short stories. He currently resides in Windham, Maine with his beautiful wife, Shelley.

David Price is a writer and editor who lives in Biddeford, Maine and has worked as a hardwood floor contractor for more than thirty years. He is a member of the New England Horror Writers, the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, the Horror Writers of Maine and the Horror Writers Association. David is author of the paranormal suspense novella Dead in the USA and the upcoming novel, Lightbringers.  He can be reached @_David_Price_ or

April Hawks is a coffee addict, Minecraft enthusiast and avid reader. She has a zombie plan, but it is a preciously guarded secret. April’s first publication was in Bleed from Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing, with several more short stories appearing in various genre anthologies. Her next publication will be in Northern Frights anthology. April’s big projects in the works are a fantasy novel and a mystery novel. She can be found on Amazon, Twitter, Facebook, WordPress, Pinterest and Instagram

Morgan Sylvia is a writer, metal-head, coffee addict, beer snob, Aquarius, and  work in progress. A former obituarist, she lives in Maine and is now working as a full-time freelance writer. Her work has appeared in several anthologies, most recently in Wicked Witches. She also has stories in the forthcoming horror anthologies Twice Upon an Apocalypse and Northern Frights. In 2014, she released her first book, Whispers From The Apocalypse, an apocalyptic horror poetry collection. Her debut horror novel, Abode, will be released from Bloodshot Books this spring. You can follow her on Facebook, Amazon, Pinterest, WordPress, or Twitter.

Peter N. Dudar is the Bram Stoker Award-nominated author of A Requiem for Dead Flies and recipient of the Solstice Award for his 2015 novella Where Spiders Fear to Spin.  A graduate of the University at Albany in New York State, Dudar now resides in Lisbon Falls, Maine, where he has been writing and publishing fiction for the past twenty years.  When not writing fiction, Dudar also pens a film review column for Cinema Knife Fight, and keeps a blog on WordPress called Dead By Friday.  He is a proud member of both the New England Horror Writers and the Horror Writers of Maine.  Look For his latest short story to appear in HWoM’s new anthology, Northern Frights, which arrives this spring.

Don’t miss it! You will be screaming for more!