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October #TorChat lineup revealed!

October 18, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

It’s nearly time for Halloween! In celebration of the holiday featuring monsters, ghosts, and candy, Tor Books has invited three horror authors to join this month’s #TorChat to discuss the genre this Wednesday, October 19th, from 4 – 5 PM EST!

Tor Books (@torbooks) is thrilled to announce the theme and participants for October’s #TorChat, part of a monthly series of genre-themed, hour-long chats created by Tor Books and hosted on Twitter.

We’re halfway through October, and that means it’s almost time for Halloween! Between the costumes, candy, and things that go bump in the night, this is one of our favourite holidays here at Tor Books. Joining us to celebrate all things ghoulish are authors Jonathan Case (@jonathan_case), the author of DEAR CREATURE, a graphic novel featuring the atomic sea monster Grue, who decides it’s time to climb out of the ocean and into the world to find true love; Joseph Nassise (@Jnassise), the author of EYES TO SEE, an urban fantasy tale full of ghosts and creatures from beyond the grave; and Rhiannon Frater (@RhiannonFrater), the queen of zombies, whose second book FIGHTING TO SURVIVE finds her heroines still kicking zombie butt as they try to figure out how to live in a new world.

The chat will be loosely moderated by Laura Fitzgerald (@Laura_FitzG), of Tor’s digital marketing department. Laura also runs the popular @TorBooks feed and has a paralyzing fear of zombies.

About the Authors
Jonathan Case (@jonathan_case) is the author of DEAR CREATURE, a graphic novel that combines a love of sixties horror movies and Shakespeare. Case is both an artist and an author, and is a member of Periscope Studio, the largest cooperative of comics creators in America. His work is featuring in the Eisner award-winning Comic Book Tattoo, and has been lauded as some of the best show of new talent in comics. Find him online at http://jonathancase.net/.

Joseph Nassise (@JNassise) is the author of more than a dozen novels, including the internationally bestselling Templar Chronicles and the Jeremiah Hunt trilogy, of which the just released EYES TO SEE is the first book. He is also the former president of the Horror Writers Association, the world’s largest organization of professional horror writers, and a two time Bram Stoker Award and International Horror Guild Award nominee. Find him online at http://josephnassise.com/.

Rhiannon Frater (@RhiannonFrater) is the author of the As the World Dies trilogy, of which the first book, THE FIRST DAYS published this summer. FIGHTING TO SURVIVE, the second book, will be published in a revised and updated version in November of this year. She and her husband live in Austin, Texas. Find her online at http://rhiannonfrater.blogspot.com/

 

About #Torchat
#TorChat is a genre-themed, hour-long chat series created by Tor Books and hosted on Twitter. Guest authors join fans in lively, informative and entertaining discussions of all that’s hot in genre fiction, 140 characters at a time, from 4 – 5 PM EST on the third Wednesday of every month. Each #TorChat revolves around a different genre topic of interest, often of a timely nature, and strives to provide a new media opportunity for readers to connect with their favorite authors.

About Tor Books
Tor Books, an imprint of Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, is a New York-based publisher of hardcover and softcover books. Founded in 1980, Tor annually publishes what is arguably the largest and most diverse line of science fiction and fantasy ever produced by a single English-language publisher. In 2002, Tor launched Starscape, an imprint dedicated to publishing quality science fiction and fantasy for young readers, including books by critically acclaimed and award winning authors such as Cory Doctorow, Orson Scott Card, and David Lubar. Between an extensive hardcover and trade-softcover line, an Orb backlist program, and a stronghold in mass-market paperbacks, books from Tor have won every major award in the SF and fantasy fields, and has been named Best Publisher 24 years in a row in the Locus Poll, the largest consumer poll in SF.

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