A Chrispy Review and Nashville Paneling

A Happy First
I've been so bad--I have so many things I've wanted to tell you but I haven't gotten the chance. Forgive me for my absence, but I'll at least leave you with a couple of bits to chew on.

Mama's Boy and Other Dark Tales is nearing its release date of June 28th (yeehaw!) from Apex and I'm so happy to announce that along with its pending arrival comes its first review. A sweet one at that. I'm honored and thrilled.

Have a peek at a very Chrispy review from Chris Perridas at the Horror Mall:

Click Here (you might need to scroll down the page).

If you want to take the plunge:

MB is available for pre-order HERE.

Nashville Paneling
I'll be making my first trip ever to Nashville TN is a couple of weeks, and now that I think about it, it will be my first trip to Tennessee...so yeehaw, ya'll. I'm heading down for Hypericon to promote the MB collection. If you're in town, be sure to come on by.

If you happen to stop in, I'll be yammering away on a couple of panels:

Friday 2PM
Tips on writing short horror fiction and why it is harder than you think.
PS Gifford, Matt Wallace, Fran Friel, Bill Snodgrass, Jason Sizemore (moderator)

Saturday 7PM
Writers talk about how to hook the reader at the beginning of the story
Fran Friel, Allen Gilbreath, Sara Harvey, Elizabeth Donald

I'll also be doing a reading at 10:30PM on Friday and a book signing at 3PM on Friday and 5PM on Saturday (I think in the dealer's room area).

I hope to see you there! And if you can't make it, I'll do my best to take some pics to share with you when I get back.

Hope you're having a great weekend!

Wickedly Yours,
Fran Friel