Tuesday, March 27, 2012

TALES TO TERRIFY 'Casts all 6 Stoker Nominated Short Stories

The image is from the publication, "The Uninvited, No. 1" The illustration is for the short story, "Hypergraphia" by Ken Lillie-Paetz, one of this year's nominees for the Horror Writers Association;s Bram Stoker Award for Short Fiction.

For the past two weeks, the podcast I host, Tales to Terrify, has been 'casting this year's short fiction Stoker nominees. The six stories were...

Well you can go to the site and find out yourselves. Listen to them. They were good... We finished up last Friday with Stephen King's "Herman Wouk Is Still Alive."

For our effort, we had an item in the News section of Stephen King’s website. The notice says:

“Herman Wouk is Still Alive on Tales To Terrify

"March 26th, 2012 1:19:36 pm

"TalesToTerrify.com has posted a podcast that features readings of several nominees for the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Short Fiction. Lawrence Santoro provides a fantastic reading of Stephen’s Herman Wouk is Still Alive at the 1 hour and 10 minute mark. Enjoy!


As mentioned, we played ALL of the Bram Stoker nominees in the Superior Achievement in Short Fiction category but there we have it.

Hope you'll stop by now and again, and again and again. There are big things coming.

Friday, March 23, 2012


We'll start with pictures. There are quite a lot. On Saturday, March 17, 2012, the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame gave Gene Wolfe its Fuller Award. The event was held at the Sanfilippo Estate in Barrington, Illinois and drew hundreds of friends, colleagues and fans -- and the lines distinguishing fan from friend from colleague were virtually nonexistent -- from all over the country. Peter Straub, Neil Gaiman...et al.
Gene's daughter, Teri Goulding pins a rose on her dad...

I was asked to adapt one of Gene's stories for performance by a theater company, Terra Mysterium.

Here are just a few pictures from the day.

Jody Lynn Nye toasting Gene...
Gene on the Merry-Go-Round...Yes, there was a carousel in the banquet hall...