News Briefs: HorrorFind, Jobs in Hell and Necon


As we mentioned yesterday, HorrorFind recently released the first wave of their author programming last week.  The annual con takes place in Gettysburg, PA and offers a nice mix of film legends, genre staples and up-and-coming authors.  If you haven’t bought tickets yet, I suggest you do.  Aside from this initial crop of very talented writer’s, I happen to know that there are one or two author additions that will make fans of the Dreadful Tales Book Club as happy as a pig in mud.  Here are the first literary guests:

Ronald Malfi

John Everson

Hunter Shea

David Bernstein

Brian Moreland

Russell James

Mick Ridgewell

Nicole Viachos

Check out the full Guest List here:


Brian Keene has started his column, Jobs in Hell, up again.  This time it takes the form of a Tumblr page.  Jobs in Hell was the feature that was of the most humorous, scathing and honest features aimed at writers and fans, alike.


The staff here at Dreadful Tales was really looking forward to attending Necon this year.  Unfortunately, life got in the way and we won’t be there but we are looking to live vicariously through you!  If you are attending and plan on taking pictures we would love to see them (especially if they involve Jeff Strand frolicking through the woods under a full moon) and post them on the site.  Feel free to tweet them to @GradeZHorror or shoot an email to PatDreadful[at]gmail[dot]com.

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About Pat Dreadful

Father of three. Impregnator of one. Pat lives in the backwoods of Pennsylvania where he splits his time between moonshining and moonlighting. He used to be the sole proprietor of a funky little site called Grade Z Horror but jumped at the chance to work with Meli and Colum. He was raised on King and Crichton but quickly found true salvation in the works of Ketchum and Laymon. When not selling plasma to afford those highly sought after Jeff Strand limited editions, Pat can be found sitting on his back porch with a pipe full of Perique and the sounds of summer coming through a beat up transistor radio. Simply put, he is a true ramblin’ boy of pleasure. The books that have shaped Pat’s warped lil’ ol’ mind have included Dweller by Jeff Strand, It by Stephen King, Boy’s Life by Robert McCammon, The Traveling Vampire Show by Richard Laymon and The Girl Next Door by Jack Ketchum. Pat is always on the lookout for a good coming-of-age yarn so shoot your suggestions to You can also follow his unsavory exploits over at

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