JOIN SF IN SF WITH GUESTS LOREN RHOADS (EDITOR), E.M. MARKOFF, AND NANCY ETCHEMENDY. THEY WILL BE READING FROM AND DISCUSSING TALES FOR THE CAMP FIRE.
6:00pm: Doors and bar open
6:30pm: Main event begins
E.M. MARKOFF | PUBLISHER , WEBMASTER, & AUTHOR
STORY: “LEAVING THE #9”
Latinx author and publisher E.M. Markoff writes about damaged heroes and imperfect villains. Growing up, she spent many days exploring her hometown cemetery, where her love of all things dark began. Upon coming of age, she decided to pursue a career as a microbiologist and spent a few years channeling her inner mad scientist. Her works include The Deadbringer, To Nurture & Kill, and her recent short story “Leaving the #9.” She recently published the charity anthology Tales for the Camp Fire under her imprint, Tomes & Coffee Press, to raise money for California wildfire recovery and relief efforts. She is a member of the Horror Writers Association and is mostly made up of coffee, cat hair, and whiskey.
LOREN RHOADS | EDITOR & AUTHOR
PREFACE: IN THE FACE OF THE FIRE
STORY: “STILL LIFE WITH SHATTERED GLASS”
Loren Rhoads served as editor for Bram Stoker Award-nominated Morbid Curiosity magazine as well as the books The Haunted Mansion Project: Year Two, Death’s Garden: Relationship with Cemeteries, and Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues: True Tales of the Unsavory, Unwise, Unorthodox, and Unusual. Her short stories have appeared in Best New Horror #27, Strange California, Sins of the Sirens: Fourteen Tales of Dark Desire, Fright Mare: Women Write Horror, and most recently in Weirdbook, Occult Detective Quarterly, and Space & Time. You can see what she’ll do next at lorenrhoads.com.
NANCY ETCHEMENDY | AUTHOR
STORY: “COOKING WITH RODENTS”
Nancy Etchemendy’s novels, short fiction, and poetry have appeared regularly for the past 40 years, both in the US and abroad. Her work has earned a number of awards, including three Bram Stoker Awards and an International Horror Guild Award. Cat in Glass and Other Tales of the Unnatural, her collection of short dark fantasy, was named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. She lives and works in Northern California, where she leads a somewhat schizophrenic life, alternating between unkempt, introverted writer/photographer/gardener and gracious (she prays) wife of an eminent Stanford professor.