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Talking Horror With Danielle Trussoni, Paul Tremblay, Alma Katsu, and Victor LaValle

October 21, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us as we discuss the current state of horror fiction, the craft of writing horror, and everything in between. A Q and A will follow. To sign up, email SturgisRefernce@comcast.net.
Books will be available for purchase digitally through local vendors.

Email Corey at SturgisReference@comcast.net to sign up. Limited spots available.


Danielle Trussoni is a New York Times, USA Today and Internationally bestselling author whose books have been translated into more than thirty languages.

Danielle has written five books. Her latest, The Ancestor was published April 2020, and was a New York Times Editor’s Choice. Danielle has been a jurist for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction and writes the Horror Column for the New York Times Book Review. She has an MFA in Fiction Writing from the Iowa Writers Workshop. Her work has received a Michener-Copernicus Society of America award and the Dana Award in the novel. Her first book was chosen by The New York Times as one of the Best Ten Books of the Year. She lives in the Hudson Valley of New York with her family.

Paul Tremblay has won the Bram Stoker, British Fantasy, and Massachusetts Book awards and is the author of The Cabin at the End of the World, Disappearance at Devil’s Rock, A Head Full of Ghosts, the crime novels The Little Sleep and No Sleep Till Wonderland, and the short story collection, Growing Things and Other Stories. He is currently a member of the board of directors of the Shirley Jackson Awards, and his essays and short fiction have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly online, and numerous year’s-best anthologies. He has a master’s degree in mathematics and lives outside Boston with his family.

Alma Katsu writes novels that combine history and horror. Her latest are The Deep, a reimagining of the sinking of the Titanic, and The Hunger, a reimagining of the story of the Donner Party with a horror twist. The Hunger made NPR’s list of the 100 Best Horror Stories, was nominated for a Stoker and Locus Award for best horror novel, and recently won Spain’s Kelvin 505 award for Best Novel (translated). It also won the 2018 Western Heritage Award for Best Novel.

Ms. Katsu lives outside of Washington DC with her husband, musician Bruce Katsu. She is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins Writing Program and Brandeis University, where she studied with novelist John Irving. She also is an alumni of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers.

Prior to publication of her first novel, Ms. Katsu had a long career in intelligence, working for several US agencies and a think tank. Her first spy novel, Red Widow, will be published spring 2021.


October 21, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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