Terror in the Red Rum

Are you ready for a night of terror in the Red Rum?

Join six local horror authors at Black Cat for a night of dark tales to get your bones chilled in time for Halloween. Up-and-coming dark fiction author Sonora Taylor (Little Paranoias, Without Condition) brings together area authors to read, drink, and shiver in the Red Room; including Rob Blackwell (The Samhain Chronicles, the Soren Chase novels), Sawney Hatton (Uglyville, Everyone is a Moon), John Edward Lawson (New Mosque City, Discouraging at Best), Jessica McHugh (Rabbits in the Garden, The Darla Decker Diaries) and Sheri White (Sacrificial Lambs, Tales from the Crust). Books will be available for sale. The event is FREE to attend. Happy Halloween and Blessed Samhain!

—from the event description

Terror in the Red Rum is a FREE one night only show in the “Red Room” of the Black Cat nightclub in Washington, DC. For more about the authors, and the Black Cat, visit their event page at http://www.blackcatdc.com/shows/tales-for-halloween.html. For directions, parking, and all other information visit http://www.blackcatdc.com/information.html.

Check out the event page over on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/1347490528740932/ to ask questions, let us know if you can make it, or heckle us in advance.


Raw Dog Screaming & Dog Star Books at Bucket O’ Blood!

Looking for independent bookstores to support? Do you live in the Chicago area? You can find a fresh supply of Raw Dog Screaming Press and Dog Star Books releases at Bucket O’ Blood Books & Records in Chicago. From our horror offerings to our science fiction adventure to our postmodernist novels and everything in between, they have a select of stock that represents the full scope of what our company has produced over the last 16 years. I especially recommend The Blood Poetry by Leland Pitts-Gonzalez, Meat Puppet Cabaret by Steve Beard, and Nightly Owl, Fatal Raven by Jessica McHugh. Research Bucket O’ Blood Books & Records online at http://www.bucketoblood.com/index/index.html for their events calendars, directions, and more. Want to see RDSP and Dog Star authors appear in person at Bucket O’ Blood? Let the staff know!


By the way, do you link the featured image for this post? It’s a spooky photo I captured while on a walking tour of haunted locations in the French Quarter of New Orleans. I’ve recently made it possible for you to purchase a print (or other product with this image on it) in my photography store at https://johnlawson.zenfolio.com/p364850120/ece93aa02. That way you can make the Halloween season last all year just by keeping this dark image near you!


SuiPsalms cover image
From the trade paperback edition of SuiPsalms.

Also just in time for the Halloween season, and to celebrate the recent Dark Poetry Day, my fifth poetry collection is available at a discount. Here’s what internationally renowned critic Gabino Iglesias had to say about this collection:

“Packed with a variety of texts that stretch the definition of poetry to the breaking point, SuiPsalms is honest from the beginning…In a standardized world, Lawson’s work is the equivalent of a juggling octopus jumping out of your morning coffee… While there is enough death and darkness to argue this is horror poetry, the book’s diversity makes classification impossible.”
—Gabino Iglesias for Black Heart Magazine

You can support independent bookstores at the same time by purchasing through the Indie Bound network of indie stores. Just click on the banner below!

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Or, if you prefer Amazon, you can get the discount price at http://amzn.to/2fmrVY6. A brief reading guide to the book can be downloaded free of charge at https://bizarrowriter.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/suipsalmsguide.pdf.


Note: the above are affiliate links, meaning I receive a small percentage of any money you spend at the retailers after clicking through the link. It’s fairly standard for authors to employ affiliate links for their books, but I use this extra money to help finance my efforts in publishing other authors.

Which brings me to the “offer unlike any other I’ve ever shared” promised in my previous post. This is also an affiliate link. It’s for my musical project, Rage Inducer, which I’ve been mentioning since late 2015. Maybe you’ve even seen the free demo versions of songs I’ve posted around the internet on sites like ReverbNation or Drooble. There was even that video for the song “The Lustful, Wrathful, and Sullen” I released almost two years ago.

The first official Rage Inducer single to FINALLY hit stores and streaming sites is “Popular Mechanics of Genocide” and you can find it on Amazon and Deezer, with many others such as IHeartRadio, Spotify, Apple Music, and Google Play coming soon. You can also watch the official music video with lyrics below.

But first: a very enthusiastic SHOUT OUT to everyone who as supported me over the years! THANK YOU.

In my next installment you’ll get a free download, info about how to take part in another event, and everything you need to become the holiday season’s coolest gift-giver.