Who: Nicole Cushing

What: Reading, Q&A, and book signing event. (Copies of The Mirrors and Mr. Suicide will be available for purchase.)

When: Tonight! (Monday November 14th) 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Where: LFPL Main Library, 301 York St., Louisville, Kentucky 40203. The event will be held in a room in the South Building called 2 East (South Building, 2nd floor)

Why: 1. To re-connect with my Louisville readers and talk to aspiring writers about publishing! (Upbeat answer.) 2. The universe as a whole has no discernible purpose, so why should this reading in particular pretend to be any different? (Philosophical pessimist answer.)





Interviewed in Louisville’s LEO WEEKLY


Louisville’s alternative arts and culture newspaper LEO Weekly interviewed me in this week’s issue. We talk about the Bram Stoker Awards, next Monday’s reading at Louisville Free Public Library , and The Sadist’s Bible. Here’s a link to the online version. (If you’re in the area, pick up the print edition. The interview’s on page 23.)

Election 2016 in Two Symphonies

The ending of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 4, in which we mourn the forward advance of grotesquely idiotic power.


An excerpt from the same composer’s Symphony No. 7, in which we the opposition rally together to fight for what’s right today and each day hereafter.


Fuck Trump. Long live the USA.

Thank You, Dearly Departed Books!

A good time was had by all who made the trip to Saturday’s reading and signing event at Dearly Departed Books (Alliance, Ohio). Thanks to proprietor Scott Edwards and his wife Linda for creating such a welcoming atmosphere for me and my readers! And if you missed the event, don’t despair! Scott now has several signed copies of Mr. Suicide and The Mirrors on hand for you to purchase. Check out his EBay listings here and here for details.







EVENT REMINDER: Saturday Afternoon in Alliance, Ohio (Dearly Departed Books)

reading 3Who: Nicole Cushing

What: Reading and signing event. (Copies of THE MIRRORS and MR. SUICIDE will be available for purchase.)

Where: Dearly Departed Books (335 E. Main Street, Alliance Ohio)

When: Saturday, October 29th from 3:00-6:00 p.m. (reading/Q&A from 4:00-5:00)



Gather ‘Round the Radio! (I Was Interviewed by Alliance, Ohio’s 91.1 FM WRMU)

A Wholesome Family Gathering 'Round the Ol' iPhone to Listen to Nicole's Pseudopod Episode, "The Orchard of Hanging Trees"As I’ve mentioned previously, on October 29th from 3-6 pm I’ll be doing a reading and book signing event at Dearly Departed Books in Alliance, Ohio.

Today my interview with the local college radio station aired. You can listen to it online at the linky-link. I talk about why I write horror, what I’m trying to accomplish in horror, and the details about the October 29th event.


Event Flyer: November 14 Appearance at Louisville Free Public Library (Main Library, Downtown Louisville)

The event flyer for my November 14 appearance at the Louisville Free Public Library. Feel free to share!


My Interview with Victoria Price (Daughter of Vincent) is Now Live at Cemetery Dance Online


Recording the interview with Victoria Price. (Photo by Robert Cushing.)

Some of y’all know that, from time to time, I venture into nonfiction writing. Today my interview with Vincent Price’s daughter Victoria is live at Cemetery Dance Online.

I’m so pleased with how this turned out. We talk about Tim Burton, Roger Corman,her father’s favorite works of literature, and perhaps the most important question of all: “Is Hollywood crazy?”

(Thanks to Dave Conover of WonderFest for making this interview possible.)

Named One of “7 Under-the-Radar Authors Who Will Terrify You” by THE LINEUP.


Well, looky here! I come in at number 5 on this list of “7 Under-the-Radar Authors Who Will Terrify You” over at The Lineup.

An excerpt from the article:

When a 13-year-old boy begins to hear a voice in his head—someone who goes by the name of Mr. Suicide—we know it’s not going to end well, and boy does Cushing deliver. A mix of psychological horror and splatter gore, die-hard horror fans love the way Cushing doesn’t hold back, and it’s exciting to imagine what she’ll come up with next.


Read the whole list (which includes some long-respected publishing veterans) here at the linky-link.


ScareFest Bound!


Freddy (oddly garbed as a chef) points out just a few of the benefits of HWA membership.


For the third year, I’ll be coordinating HWA’s presence at ScareFest (a horror film and TV/paranormal/pop culture convention in Lexington, Kentucky).

This year, we’ll once again be in close proximity to Star’s Row. (We’re right across the aisle from Lita Ford.) So, if you’re in the area why not stop by and say hello. In addition to chatting about HWA, I’ll be selling and signing copies of Mr. Suicide and The Mirrors.