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DECEMBER

Sledge Lit booklet, Marie O'Regan

 

Pictures this month from Marie’s successful appearance at Sledge-Lit in Derby, where she had a great time. Above is her listing in the convention booklet, while below you can see photos of her reading which she did with A.K. Benedict…

L to R: A.K. Benedict, Marie O'Regan 

 

L to R: A.K. Benedict, Marie O'Regan

 

Marie O'Regan reading

 

She was then on a couple of panels, the first ‘Rising from the Dead’, chaired by Spectral’s Simon Marshall-Jones (to her right), who was also on her next panel ‘A Ghost Story Isn’t Just For Christmas – Or Is It?’, chaired by A.K. Benedict and also featuring Booker Nominee Alison Moore (on Marie’s left), while outside copies of Marie’s books were being sold (photos below).

L to R: Simon Marshall-Jones, Marie O'Regan, Dan Weatherer

 

Marie O'Regan

 

L to R: Simon Marshall-Jones, Marie O'Regan

 

L to R: A.K. Benedict, Simon Marshall-Jones, Marie O'Regan, Alison Moore

 

Marie O'Regan

 

Marie O'Regan and Alison Moore

 

The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories by Women, The Mammoth Book of Body Horror, Hellbound Hearts

 

And it was all capped off with the Sledge-Lit raffle, hosted by Guest of Honour Robert Shearman (below).

Robert Shearman

 

 

 

NOVEMBER

A Cold Silence, Alison Littlewood

 

Last month Marie reviewed two genre books, staring with Alison Littlewood’s follow-up to the Richard and Judy Book Club choice A Cold Season: A Cold Silence (above). You can read what she had to say about that novel on Sci-Fi Bulletin by clicking here.

 

Night Music, John Connolly

 

The second book is also a sequel, this time to the short story collection Nocturnes: John Connolly’ Night Music (above). Marie reviewed this one for Mass Movement and you can read her thoughts by clicking here.

 

L to R: Nina Allen, Marie O'Regan

 

John was coincidentally one of the Guests of Honour at FantasyCon 2015 in Nottingham at the end of last month, where Marie sat on a panel discussing short stories (above and below), alongside Laura Mauro, Nina Allen, Gary Couzens and Andrew Hook, with Allen Ashley moderating.

 

L to R: Andrew Hook, Gary Couzens, Allen Ashley, Nina Allen, Marie O'Regan, Laura Mauro

 

L to R: Nina Allen, Marie O'Regan

 

Her next event is Sledge-Lit, where she is a guest writer and is: reading ‘The Monkey’s Paw’ by W.W. Jacobs at 11:30 a.m; doing a panel (‘Rising from the Dead: Is Horror Ready for a new Golden Age?]) with Charles Stross, Thana Niveau, Simon Marshall-Jones and Dan Weatherer at 2:30p.m.: then finally another panel (‘A Ghost Story Isn’t Just For Christmas – Or Is It?’) with Alison Moore, Simon Marshall-Jones and Andrew David Barker at 4:30p.m. You can find more details of this one and book your tickets here.

Sledge-Lit

 

OCTOBER

Marie O'Regan, reading at York BSFA/BFS Pubmeet

 

Alex Davis reading at York BFS/BSFA Pubmeet

 

Marie had a great time at the joint British Fantasy Society/British Science Fiction Association York Pub Meet, on 19th September. She was a guest alongside author and editor Alex Davis, and the pair both did readings (above) – Marie from ‘The Cradle in the Corner’ which was published in Hauntings – answered audience questions, then did the raffle, which host Alex Bardy presided over (below).

Marie O'Regan and Alex Davis doing the raffle

 

Alex Bardy, Pubmeet host, giving out books at the raffle

 

Marie O'Regan and Alex Davis hosting the raffle at the BFS/BSFA York Pubmeet raffle

 

A good time was had by all, as you can probably see. Marie will next be at FantasyCon later this month in Nottingham, 23rd – 25th October where she will be doing a panel on Saturday afternoon at 6pm: ‘Short Story – Short-lived or Part of the Long Game?’ You can find out more about that event at the website here.

FantasyCon 2015

 

AUGUST

Finders Keepers by Stephen King

We start off this month, with reviews that Marie has done of some big new releases. To read her review of the latest Stephen King, Finders Keepers (above) on Mass Movement click here.

Children of Time, by Adrian Tchaikovsky

To read what she thought of Adrian Tchaikovsky’s Children of Time (above) on Sci-Fi Bulletin, click here.

MidianUnmade, edited by Joseph Nassise and Del Howison

Finally, here are her thoughts about the new Nightbreed anthology, Midian Unmade (above) – edited by Joseph Nassise and Del Howison – also on Sci-Fi Bulletin, just click here.

Marie O'Regan at Sheffield HorrorCon

Above and below you’ll find pictures from Edge-Lit Marie attended last month and HorrorCon in Rotherham (including Marie at her signing table, above) where she was a Guest.

Marie O'Regan and  Paul Kane, signing at Sheffield HorrorCon

 

And Marie is also a Guest of the BSFA and BFS at the regular York Pubmeet (below) which will be held on 19th September. Hopefully she’ll see some of you there!

York Pubmeet, 19th September 2015, BFS/BSFA

JULY

Double the Horror Event, Derby Quad, 5th June 2015

 

Derby Book Festival

 

We have photos this month of the packed ‘Double the Horror’ event that Marie did in June, as part of the Derby Literary Festival, celebrating fiction from the Best British Horror and Dead Funny anthologies, edited by Johnny Mains.

Double the Horror event, with Johnny Mains, Rufus Hound, Marie O'Regan and Andrew Hook

 

Below you’ll find photos of Johnny introducing readings from authors Andrew Hook, Marie and TV’s Rufus Hound.

 

Johnny Mains

 

Andrew Hook

 

Marie O'Regan

 

Rufus Hound

 

Rufus Hound

 

And below you’ll find photos from the discussion afterwards, which included Mark Morris and Robert Shearman, and the signing – where Marie sat next to Robert.

 

L to R: Johnny Mains, Rufus Hound, Mark Morris, Andrew Hook

 

L to R: Andrew Hook, Marie O'Regan, Robert Shearman

 

Marie O'Regan and Robert Shearman signing books

 

Queue for book signing, Double the Horror event, Derby Book Festival

 

JUNE

Marie will be in Derby tomorrow (5th June) for the DOUBLE THE HORROR EVENT mentioned last month, alongside editor Johnny Mains, Rufus Hound and Andrew Hook - should be a fun event, and pictures will follow next month.

As well as being busy writing, Marie has also been reviewing - reviews of the following books can be found via the links below:

GUNS OF THE DAWN, by Adrian Tchaikovsky, for Sci-Fi Bulletin, can be found here:

Guns of the Dawn, by Adrian Tchaikovsky

 

THE IRON GHOST, by Jen Williams, for Sci-Fi Bulletin, can be read here:

The Iron Ghost, by Jen Williams

 

A SONG OF SHADOWS, by John Connolly, for Mass Movement Magazine can be found here:

A Song of Shadows, John Connolly

 

THE SCARLET GOSPELS, by Clive Barker, for Sci-Fi Bulletin, can be found here:

The Scarlet Gospels, by Clive Barker

Finally, on 27th June, Marie will supporting Paul, who's a Guest at the third SFSF Social in Sheffield at the Eten Café. For more details see Paul's site, here.

 

MAY EXTRA

Marie can now announce that she'll be taking part in an event for Derby Book Festival, DOUBLE THE HORROR with Johnny Mains and Rufus Hound. The event - which includes a Q and A session, readings and panel discussion, takes place on Friday 5th June, 7-9pm at Derby QUAD, and full details can be found here.

Best British Horror 2014, edited by Johnny Mains

 

MARCH

The Curse of the Ghost, by Marie O'Regan

Marie’s new book The Curse of the Ghost is out now. This from the official PR for the novelette: ‘Lily is about to move into her dream house; marred only by the overgrown garden that has invaded her dreams in recent weeks, and what she fears is hidden within it. Her obsession grows, and when her husband finally confronts her fears by digging up the garden in an attempt to set her mind at rest, the source of its power is revealed. And he’s only made it stronger. The third in a series of six novelettes reviving the golden age of the monster from Hersham Horror Books.’

You can order your copy here.

 

Arcadia, by James Treadwell        Trigger Warning, by Neil Gaiman

Marie also reviewed two books for Sci-Fi Bulletin last month, Neil Gaiman’s Trigger Warning and Arcadia by James Treadwell (both above) which you can find on the site here and here.

 

JANUARY

 

The Curse of the Ghost, by Marie O'Regan

 

Happy New Year, and we begin 2015 with news of Marie’s brand new book The Curse of the Ghost. Part of the ‘Curse’ series of novelettes, which aim to revive the golden age of the monster, the publication is out through Hersham Books in March and can be pre-ordered here.

This from the back cover blurb: ‘Lily is about to move into her dream house; marred only by the overgrown garden that has invaded her dreams in recent weeks, and what she fears is hidden within it. Her obsession grows, and when her husband finally confronts her fears by digging up the garden in an attempt to set her mind at rest, the source of its power is revealed. And he’s only made it stronger.’

 

Marie also reviewed The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman for Sci Fi Bulletin, and you can find that review here.

The Invisible Library, by Genevieve Cogman

 

 
   
     
     
 
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