Hear Your Fortune From Zoltar!

Zoltar predicts you will follow the link to Southern Nightmares Reading Series on September 23, 2021 between the hours of 8 PM to 9 PM EDT. You will attentively listen while I read from my short story, “Walking With Strangers,” AND you will also listen as my horror writing friends read from their pieces. Failure to fulfill the prophecy will result in many curses from Zoltar.

The Southern Nightmares Reading Series” is a monthly online event presented by the HWA Atlanta Chapter spotlighting Atlanta Horror Writers Association members and non-chapter members from around the world.

The September 23, 2021 event will be moderated by Atlanta HWA President Alex Hofelich, co-editor of Pseudopod the world’s premier horror fiction podcast, and feature the following guests:

  • Dawn Major
  • Mathew W. Quinn
  • EV Knight
  • Kitty Sarkozy

Click this link to view the live video of the event airing on September 23 at 8 pm to 9 pm EDT. (The video will stream on the event’s Facebook

It has also been predicted that you will be so captivated by my reading you will be compelled to purchase a copy of Summer Slasher Horror Anthology Vol. I so that you may read my story and others in their entirety.

What Do Small Press Publishers and Ghosts Have in Common?

Cover by Royce M. Becker

It may sound like a joke but there’s actually a punchline: Joe Taylor

Mark your calendar! On September 21st at 6:30 PM, Kennesaw State University M.A. in Professional Writing Program presents a Literary Reading and Publication Workshop with Author of Ghostly Demarcations and Livingston Press Director, Joe Taylor.

As for the small press part…on September 22nd at 6:30 PM, Joe’s offering a small press workshop. What is this about? Participants should be prepared to engage in a discussion about the procedures and requirements of small press publication. How long? About an hour and a half for each event.

Where? Kennesaw State University Convocation Building Room 1056 590 Cobb Ave NW Kennesaw, GA 30144.

Yes, this is free! No, you don’t have to sign up.

Quirky, clever, and humorous, with Ghostly Demarcations, Joe Taylor lifts the veil subjecting his protagonist, Galen, to one oddball situation after another with every variant of ghost—haints, poltergeists, revenants. Here’s a sample:

“She’s a good ghost. She’s warning me about—”
“I saw her and that hellhound. Spirits interfering with God’s Providence cannot in any way or form be good.”
A rustling took place. The rose disintegrated into white petals on the sidewalk and slowly fashioned the name, ‘Janet.’

Who is this Joe Taylor character?

Photo by Angela Brown

Joe Taylor is the Director of Livingston Press at West Alabama. His stories have been published in over 100 literary magazines and he’s had three short story collections published, including Ghostly Demarcations. He’s the author of Pineapple, A Comic Novel in Verse, and Let There Be Lite, OR, How I Came To Know and Love Godel’s Incompleteness Proof. His novel, The Theoretics of Love, is forthcoming. Oldcat & Ms. Puss: A Book of Days for You and Me, was published several years ago by the now defunct Black Belt Press and reviewed in Publishers Weekly. FOLLOW JOE TAYLOR ON HIS AUTHOR WEBSITE OR FACEBOOK. Read an interview Southern Literary Review.

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