HORROR WRITERS ASSOCIATION: LAS VEGAS Chapter &
“DAYS OF THE DEAD” in Las Vegas, NV present
the 2019 HORROR WRITERS PANEL
FRI June 7th 5:30-6:30pm *** SUN June 9th noon-1:30pm
www.DaysOfTheDead.com for details
Australian-born Mark Savage is the writer, director, and producer of the recent PURGATORY ROAD, STRESSED TO KILL, and the upcoming POND SCUM. His other credits include HITMAN’S HERO (aka SENSITIVE NEW AGE KILLER), MARAUDERS, DEFENCELESS, FERTISLE, and the ludicrous action-comedy THE MASTURBATING GUNMAN. Mark has made movies in Australia and the US, and worked on the other side of town in distribution for Village-Roadshow (Australia), Orion Pictures (US), and David Lynch’s Absurda (US). Mark also contributed to the recent Bram Stoker Award-winning “IT’S ALIVE” (Crystal Lake Press), and is the author of the upcoming novelization of POND SCUM.
MERCEDES M. YARDLEY
Mercedes M. Yardley is a whimsical dark fantasist who wears stilettos, red lipstick, and poisonous flowers in her hair. She is the author of many diverse works, including Beautiful Sorrows, the Stabby Award-winning Apocalyptic Montessa and Nuclear Lulu: A Tale of Atomic Love, Pretty Little Dead Girls: A Novel of Murder and Whimsy, Detritus in Love, and the BONE ANGEL trilogy. She recently won the prestigious Bram Stoker Award for her story Little Dead Red. Mercedes lives and creates in Las Vegas with her family and menagerie of battle-scarred, rescued animal familiars. Mercedes is a member of the Horror Writers Association and co-chair of the Las Vegas HWA Chapter.
Katie Salidas is a USA Today bestselling author and RONE award-winner known for her unique genre-blending style. Since 2010 she’s penned five bestselling book series: the Immortalis, Olde Town Pack, Little Werewolf, Chronicles of the Uprising, and the all-new Agents of A.S.S.E.T. series. As her not-so-secret alter ego, Rozlyn Sparks, she is a USA Today bestselling author of romance with a naughty side. Katie gives new meaning to the term sleep deprived. Along with her numerous novels, Katie also produces and hosts a YouTube talk show; Spilling Ink. She also has a regular column on First Comics News where she explores writing from a nerdy perspective. And in her spare time she also penned Go Publish Yourself: the Quick and Dirty Guide to Self-Publishing Success. She believes in sharing her expertise of the publishing industry, learned through trial and error and regularly speaks at conventions and libraries, teaching the next generation of aspiring authors.
Wes Rand is the celebrated author of many heart-stopping violent tales taking place in the 1800s including the Evil Stryker series which includes the novels LEFT TO DIE, CROSS CUT, and PAYBACK IS HELL with his next installment coming this year. He was born in Tennessee and has lived in Las Vegas over 40 years. An artillery officer in the 60’s, Wes left the army in 1969 and moved out west. He plans to live the rest of his life under the open skies of Nevada and Utah. DALLAS SONNIER the owner of FANGORIA MAGAZINE as well as producer of the gory film BONE TOMAHAWK had this to say of Wes’ debut novel: “Payback is Hell operates like a confident, skilled executioner across its violent Western landscape.”
MODERATED BY: TIM CHIZMAR
2-time Amazon Bestselling Writer & Award-winning Speaker whose work can be read in the Bram Stoker award-winning ITS ALIVE from Crystal Lake Press, in which he collaborated with Horror Icon CLIVE BARKER. He is the co-chair to the Horror Writers Association: Las Vegas chapter and is the author of many books including SOUL TRAITOR and MODERN MADNESS. Aside from the dark topics his credits to date include ABC, FOX, Showtime, Playboy, NBC, CMT, The Hallmark Channel, and many more. As a headlining comedian he has worked with Jeff Foxworthy, Jon Lovitz, Daniel Tosh, Dana Carvey, Kevin Smith, etc. Horror Legend Clive Barker has said of Tim’s writings, “TIM CHIZMAR Reaches past the conventions of the commonplace and holds nothing back!”