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Coming this month to Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!

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Graham Masterton has written more than a hundred novels ranging from thrillers to disaster novels to historical sagas. He has published four collections of short stories, and has also written horror novels for children. His first novel The Manitou was released in 1976, and was adapted in 1978 for the film The Manitou. His work has garnered critical acclaim, including a Special Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America and a Silver Medal by the West Coast Review. Several of his books have also appeared on the New York Times.

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Thursday at 8 pm EST on Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!, we’ll be talking to Daniel Farrands, screenwriter and producer of A Haunting in Connecticut, Halloween 6, and The Haunting of Sharon Tate, starring Hilary Duff. Join us at: https://tinyurl.com/yayxsb9s
 
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The eBook version of DARLING GIRLS is available for pre-order: https://tinyurl.com/y72a68qs It will be released, along with the paperback, on April 16th.
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About Darling Girls:
Fang Meets Fang
The vampires of Candle Bay and Crimson Cove come together for the Biting Man Festival in Eternity, California, to celebrate a centuries-old tradition that quickly turns murderous as they’re faced with old enemies, uncontrolled bloodlust, and the unpredictable antics of a self-proclaimed vampire slayer who is hellbent on destroying them all.
Meet the Cast: 

**Repeat Offenders (characters who have made appearances in other Thorne & Cross novels)

The Darlings

**STEPHEN DARLING, hotelier

**NATASHA DARLING, hotelier

**IVY DARLING, their sister

**LUCY DARLING, their sister

**IVOR DARLING, their brother

**ORI DARLING, their uncle

DAISY DARLING, their cousin

 

From Crimson Cove

**MICHAEL WARD, owner of Eudemonia

**WINTER, security

**CHYNNA, security

**ARNOLD (ARNIE) HOSS

 

In Candle Bay

**JULIAN VALENTYN/KELIU, proprietor of Valentyn Vineyards

**AMANDA PEARCE/TALAI, Stephen Darling’s fiancee

LOIS TRINSKY, real-estate agent

NEIL TRINSKY, vampire hunter

ERIN WOODHOUSE, student

**EDDIE FORTUNE, radio deejay

NORMAN KEELER, prostitute

**FELIX FARQUHAR, Julian’s assistant

BRUNO, Julian’s guard

RANDY PETERS, owner of the Petting Zoo

KRISTOPHE, bouncer at the Petting Zoo

BOBBY BLACK, coffee shop owner

JIM BOTTOMS, night morgue attendant

**NETTIE GRUBEN, works at the Candle Bay Hotel and Spa
In Eternity

**ZACH TULLY, sheriff

**HARLAN KING, Mayor, banker

CURTIS PENROSE, shopkeeper

**ELVIS PRESLEY, shop owner

BILL KISSEL, owner of Bill’s Pickles

FLOURNOY GREBBLE, employed at Kissel’s Pickles

**MARTHA ANN and ELMER DIMPLES, owners of Dimples’ Boarding House

KARL and KORA KOHLKOPF, attendees of Biting Man

**TIM HAPSCOMB, deputy

DIEGO VILLANUEVA/TUPA, temple priest

BELA LUGOSI, actor

 

Plastic Taffy

**RAMON, lead singer

**DAVY, guitar

**PAUL, guitar

**MICK, drummer

 

V-SEC ( VAMPIRE SECURITY)

MARILYN BAKER

CECIL TREVOR

MATTHEW MOON

 

Pets

RENFIELD (RENNY), the Trinsky’s Jack Russell Terrier

PRISCILLA, Elvis’ Yorkie

 

Honorable Mentions

 

**THE TREASURE, Julian’s father, King of Blood

**KATE MCPHERSON-TULLY, Zach Tull’s wife

**JOSH MCPHERSON-TULLY, Zach Tully’s son

SALLY STARKEY, desk Sergeant

ROY, gas station attendant in San Miguel

JOHN HENRY HOLLIDAY, doctor

CONNIE, police dispatcher

TOM BLACK, deputy

MILO, priest

CORNELIUS, priest

GALEN, priest

LUCIUS, priest

GORDON RENQUIST, Search & Rescue

TOMMY, Search & Rescue

WILLY WILKENS, Eternity resident

ARLEY MORDRED, Eternity resident

CREIGHTON DAVIES. Eternity resident

**GRETCHEN VANTREESE, from Crimson Cove

**JAZMINKA, from Crimson Cove

**SCYTHE, from Crimson Cove

**EMERIC, from Crimson Cove

HARRY DONALDSON, hotelier

**ABSINTHE, Chynna’s tiger

**HYACINTHE, Chynna’s tiger

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HOBART, Norman’s college roommate

BOB TROTTER, jogger

**DILLY, head of Security under Ivor for at Candle Bay

OPAL MILLER, deceased local

ERNIE, daytime morgue attendant in Candle Bay

TINA, Neil’s younger sister, attorney,

JACOB, Neil’s younger brother,

**PHIL KATZ, from Eternity

**JINXY, Julian’s former assistant

MISS FINCH, school teacher

**JIM MORRISON, from Eternity

**JEREMIAH JOHNSON, from Eternity

**AMBROSE BIERCE, former Mayor of Eternity

**AMELIA EARHART, postmistress of Eternity

**JACK THE RIPPER, from Eternity

BALDY, a boarder at Dimples

THE VALKYRIE, HUSBAND, STACEY, MARCY, diners at Bobby’s Coffee Shop

**JACKSON COOP, Resident Eternity

CLARKE, unsuspecting driver

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(Mick Garris, Tobe Hooper, Stephen King, Clive Barker)

In honor of the upcoming spooky season, check out our interview with film director Mick Garris on Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! 

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(Mick Garris and Jamie Lee Curtis)

Garris was born in Santa Monica, California. He is known for his adaptations of Stephen King stories, such as directing the horror film Sleepwalkers starring Mädchen Amick and is the creator of the Showtime series Masters of Horror and the NBC series Fear Itself. Garris won a 1986 Edgar Award for an episode he wrote for the Steven Spielberg-produced television series Amazing Stories. Garris directed the FEARnet web series Post Mortem. He hosted the double feature re-release of The People Under the Stairs and The Serpent and The Rainbow on 20 February 2010 in the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica. He contributes to the web series Trailers From Hell. Garris was also the co-screenwriter and executive producer of Hocus Pocus.

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Garris most recently directed the miniseries adaption of Stephen King’s novel Bag of Bones and the documentary film Pure in Heart: The Life and Legacy of Lon Chaney Jr., about the life and work of Legend actor Lon Chaney Jr., which screened on the Horror-Rama 2015 in October 2015.[9] He has a role, as Himself in the Biography Horror film Digging Up the Marrow, from Indie Director Adam Green.

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As of 2015, he is also a member of the board of advisers for the Hollywood Horror Museum.

In 2017 Mick Garris has given an exclusive interview to the Ukrainian horror writer Denis Bushlatov. The interview was published in Darker magazine and is considered to be the only interview ever given to Russian-speaking fans.

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Filmography

Fuzzbucket (1986)
Critters 2: The Main Course (1988)
Psycho IV: The Beginning (1990)
Sleepwalkers (1992)
The Stand (1994)
The Shining (1997)
Quicksilver Highway (1997)
Riding the Bullet (2004)
Masters of Horror – “Chocolate” (2005)
Masters of Horror – “Valerie on the Stairs” (2006)
Desperation (2006)
Bag of Bones (2011)

As writer

*batteries not included (1987)
Critters 2: The Main Course (1988)
The Fly II (1989)
Hocus Pocus (1993)
Michael Jackson’s Ghosts (1997)
Riding the Bullet (2004)
Masters of Horror – “Haeckel’s Tale” (2005)
Masters of Horror – “Chocolate” (2005)

 

 

 
 
Read our guest post, “A Recipe for Gothic Horror:” http://www.editingpen.net/authors-thorne-cross-gothic-recipe-horror/ 
 
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This week on Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!, we’re joined by Cody Meirick, director/producer of the upcoming documentary, Scary Stories.
 
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is a series of children’s books published in the 1980’s and 90’s written by Alvin Schwartz and originally illustrated by Stephen Gammell. Many of us who love horror likely read the beloved and often controversial collection of folk stories and legends as children. The books will be honored in Scary Stories, the upcoming documentary directed/produced by Cody Meirick, which will feature interviews from Schwartz’s family members, folklorists, scholars, and notable horror authors such as R.L. Stine. And as an added bonus, Q.L. Pearce, multi-award-winning author of Spine Chillers and the iconic Scary Stories for Sleep-Overs, will be hosting this special YA edition of Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! with us.
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To listen in, just click the link at 7 pm EST on Thursday, June 15th – or you can listen any time after showtime: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/authorsontheairradio2/2017/06/15/directorproducer-cody-meirick-joins-thorne-cross-haunted-nights-live
 
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About the Show:
 
At Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! horror authors Tamara Thorne and Alistair Cross talk all things horror with the biggest names in the business. From fiction writers and paranormal investigators to haunted spots and true ghost stories supplied by listeners, Haunted Nights LIVE! features fact, fiction, and that indiscernible gray area in between … so polish your fangs, sharpen your claws, and come take a bite out of the dark side at Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!
 
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Our live interview with the master of horror, Tom Monteleone! Just click the link to listen: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/authorsontheairradio2/2017/06/08/tom-monteleone-joins-thorne-cross-haunted-nights-live
 
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About the Show:
 
At Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! horror authors Tamara Thorne and Alistair Cross talk all things horror with the biggest names in the business. From fiction writers and paranormal investigators to haunted spots and true ghost stories supplied by listeners, Haunted Nights LIVE! features fact, fiction, and that indiscernible gray area in between … so polish your fangs, sharpen your claws, and come take a bite out of the dark side at Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!
 
Like Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! on Facebook or follow us on Twitter. You can also listen in at iTunes.
 
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