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The Writing Process Blog Tour

Posted by Marianne Halbert on June 16, 2014 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (1)

I was asked by Meghan Arcuri-Moran to participate in the Writing Process Blog Tour. (Thank you Meghan!) You can see her blog here: http://meghanarcuri.com/

So here we go...


1) What are you currently working on?

I've had about 30 short stories published, and now I'm focusing my energies on a novel titled, "The Lady's Pocket". I love "living history" museums and ghost tours. When we wer...

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Women in Horror Month

Posted by Marianne Halbert on February 13, 2014 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

ncThis has been an exceptional Women in Horror Month for me.


In the fall of 2013 I was asked by an editor to submit a story to their upcoming anthology which would launch in February 2014 to celebrate Women in Horror Month (WiHM). This was the second time I'd been invited to submit to an anthology, and it ended up being my 30th story to be accepted for publication. I was honored, and excited about being a part ...

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The Next Big Thing

Posted by Marianne Halbert on August 26, 2012 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)

1. What is the working title of your book? The title of my collection is "Wake Up and Smell the Creepy." That's been my tagline for several years, so I thought it was an appropriate title for my first collection. Hoping to launch it October 2012.

2. Where did the idea come from for the book? I guess enough people kept asking where they could get my stories, and right now they're in over 20 different places. This will let them find my first 9 stories all...

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Famous Monsters Convention 2010

Posted by Marianne Halbert on July 10, 2010 at 2:01 PM Comments comments (0)

A huge part of why I write creepy stuff is not only thanks to scary stories I've read since I was little, but all the classic, fantastic horror films that hold a special place in my heart. The highlights of the Famous Monsters Convention for me were (1) meeting Judith O'Dea, aka "Barbara" in the 1968 classic, Night of the Living Dead. It's tradition for me to watch that movie every Halloween, and to meet her in person was a thrill. And she was just as sweet as could be!

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Awesome Book Launch Party

Posted by Marianne Halbert on June 12, 2010 at 9:34 PM Comments comments (0)

Today was the Book Launch for Bedlam at the Brickyard. I've been to booksignings where the only person in the audience was the librarian who booked the authors. Today, we were at Barnes & Noble. The authors showed up at 11:00, to sign each other's copies. First, we had great author turnout. 13 out of 15, and one lives in California, one is recovering from a head-on collision after being struck by a vehicle involved in a high speed police pursuit. Keep reading after the photo of m...

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What I'm up to these days

Posted by Marianne Halbert on June 2, 2010 at 5:56 PM Comments comments (1)

OK. My website has been up for a couple weeks now. I've had almost a couple hundred visitors. Which is nice, but begs the question, why do I only have 10 members (and I'm one of them) and even fewer comments? Is it that people are more curious than interested? Are my friends shyer than I realized?


I have spent a lot of these past couple weeks on getting ready for the "Bedlam at the Brickyard" launch party (June 12, from 2-5, Carmel Barnes & Noble - See "Upcoming Events...

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Why I write

Posted by Marianne Halbert on May 14, 2010 at 7:59 PM Comments comments (4)

I've been an avid reader for as long as I can remember.


Favorite author: Stephen King. For too many reasons to list in my first blog.


Favorite book: Watership Down. Because it speaks to who we are as different societies, and who we are as individuals operating within those societies. And because I like bunnies. Developed an entire novel I'm going to write someday just so I could have the word "rabbit" in the title. But seriously, it's an amazing novel. I...

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