Sunday, March 23, 2014

HallowRead 2014 Update

Can you believe HallowRead is only seven months away? I can't! There's still lots of work to be done but the line up this year is looking great so far! We've added new faces to the author panels, some of last year's amazing authors will be back and we're at a new location in the Historic District. We'll have ghost tours and ghost hunts with two paranormal investigation teams- limited tickets available for this event so buy them early if you want to take part. The SteamPunk author tea is back for a second year with P.J. Schnyder, Pip Ballentine and Tee Morris! Tickets include a full tea service while the authors read from their books. Limited tickets are available for this very cool event as well- again buy early! We're also working on a haunted woods attraction in the historic ruins of the PFI and a creature feature film fest! More details on those events to come soon.

Are you an author or industry professional? We've got workshops lined up for you as well! This year we'll be kicking off the event on Friday the 24th with some fantastic workshops on self-publishing, marketing, editing and more!

There'll be lots of activities for the whole family, out door pumpkin decorating for the kids, story time with author K.B. Miller and much, much more! So don't miss out on the fun! Tickets are on sale at

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

We had an amazing first year with! I still can't believe from my imagination to a full fledged con with featured authors like Darynda Jones, Laura Kaye, Gabrielle Bisset, Alexa Egan, Stephanie Julian (too many to list here in the little post) and a partnership with Fangoria in under ten months! Crazy! I had the best time meeting readers, bloggers and hanging with my author friends. We've been working hard already for next year and have the beginnings of an amazing line up! Keep your eye out for posts on the Facebook page for HallowRead author news and links to give aways.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Breaking News! Fangoria is partnering with HallowRead. That's right, the "First in Fright Since 1979" is coming to Ellicott City! Tom Defeo will be participating on panels and signing autographs on Saturday October 26th 2013! Be there and be scared!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Panel Topics Updates

The Good, The Bad & The Irresistible: A talk about all things Alpha male, what we love most about our supernatural men with C.J. Ellisson, Gabrielle Bisset, A.C. Arthur, Cat Miller, L.M. Pruitt and Stephanie Julian.

Fact Or Fiction: From zombies to vampires, the myths and legends that inspire our writing as well as popular culture with Darynda Jones, Alma Katsu, Rachel Rawlings, L.M. Pruitt, K.B. Miller, Cat Miller and Kristin Battestella, Tom Defeo of Fangoria.

PNR, UF, SCI-FI, CF, YA, HR - Decoding the Genres: Delve deeper into your favorite genres and find out what the difference really is, with P.J. Schnyder, L.M. Pruitt, Alexa Egan, Kristin Battestella, Vonnie Winslow Christ and Jordan K. Rose.

Love, Light and Angels: A conversation about near death experiences with Sharon Buchbinder, Jayne Howard Feldman and Sharon Saracino.

The Other Side: Experiencing the paranormal with Joya Fields, Laura Kaye, Jolea Harrison, Cat Miller, P.J. Schnyder, Vonnie Winslow Christ and Jordan K. Rose.

Brothers In Arms: Sexy men in uniform and sometimes armor, with Shea McLeod, Laura Kaye, Alma Katsu, A.C. Arthur, L.M. Pruitt, Gabrielle Bisset, Hildie McQueen and Alexa Egan.

Out Of This World: Gods, Monsters and Extraterrestrials with Shea McLeod, Hildie McQueen, Joya Fields, Stephanie Julian, Jolea Harrison.

Name That Vampire: Authors read excerpts, give the right answer and win prizes with Laura Kaye, C.J. Ellisson, Darynda Jones, Rachel Rawlings, Shea McLeod and K.B. Miller.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Updated Author List

Attending Authors (so far and in no particular order):

C.J. Ellisson - The VV Inn Series

Darynda Jones - The Charlie Davidson series

Rachel Rawlings - The Maurin Kincaide Series

L.M. Pruitt - Winged, Jude Magdalyn Novels

Shea MacLeod - The Sunwalker Saga

K.B. Miller - The Moon Coven Series

Cat Miller - Unbound, Unforgiven, Unafraid

P.J. Schnyder - Hunting Kat, Heart's Sentinel, Gimme Shelter

J.D. Brown - Ema Marx Novels

Kristin Battestella - Fate and Fangs Series

Auralea Krieger - Opelia Under the Day Moon

Dan Westfall - Obscure Destinations

Vonnie Winslow Crist - - The Greener Forest, For the Good of the Settlement

A.C. Arthur - The Shadow Shifter Series

Laura Kaye - Vampire Warrior Kings

Jolea M. Harrison - Guardians of the Word Series

Sharon Buchbinder - Obsession

Jayne Feldman - Driving Under the Influence of Angels

Alexa Egan - The Imnada Brotherhood Series

Gabrielle Bisset - The Sons of Navarus

Alma Katsu - The Taker & The Reckoning

Joya Fields - Hauntings At Inner Harbor Series

Sharon Saracino - Death Benefits

Hildie McQueen - The Protector Series

Stephanie Julian - Darkly Enchanted Series, Forgotten Goddesses Series

Jordan K. Rose - Perpetual Light

*Author Guides and Moderators*

Melissa Annen - Agent Raines- The Case of the Madman from the Midwest

Elizabeth Kirke - More Than Magic Series

Bennet Pomerantz - columnist To Be or What, host Anything Goes online radio

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Tickets On Sale May 1st!

Tickets for Hallowread go on sale May 1st!

$75.00 package includes: Swag Bag, Badge, Friday night Ghost Tour, Saturday All Day Panel Access, Saturday Book Signing and Photo Op, Saturday night Chesapeake Shakespeare Co. performance of Dracula in the Haunted Patapsco Female Institute Ruins, Sunday Books Signing and Photo Op. Shuttles Friday and Saturday night from hotel to Historic District.

$87.00 package includes: all of the above plus Steampunk Author Victorian Tea and reading.

Special Room Rates for Hallowread Attendees at Springhill Suites! Be sure to mention Hallowread when you book your room. Double Queen room rate $108.51 and King room rate $98.00.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Panel Topics: What do you want your favorite authors to talk about?

Hello Hallowreaders!

Have you ever been to a convention and wished you favorite authors had talked more about a certain character, plot line or even themselves? Right now Hallowread is working on panel topics and we want to hear from you! Stop by our facebook page www.facebook/Hallowread or leave a comment and tell us what panels you'd like to attend. If your panel is picked we'll enter your name in a drawing to moderate on of the panels during the event!