We'll have to keep an eye on the skies this week...
If the weather is good then we are in for a treat with two terrific writers: Steven Van Patten and Marc Abbott.
Steven Van Patten is a celebrated writer and Brooklyn
native. When he’s not creating scary stories, he can often be found
stage managing television shows. His TV work includes various MTV, VH-1
and FUSE shows over the last twenty years as well as Comedy Central
vehicles, The President Show and The Nightly Show w/ Larry Wilmore. He also fills-in occasionally at ABC’s The View.
He has penned four novels; The Brookwater’s Curse trilogy is about an 1860s Georgia plantation slave who becomes a vampire, and Killer Genius: She Kills Because She Cares,
features a hyper intelligent black woman who becomes a serial killer
with a unique socio-political agenda. His short horror fiction is
popping up everywhere, including Hell’s Kitties, a horror
anthology edited by April Grey. He’s also developing a children’s book
series based on the childhood of the human son of vampire Christian
Brookwater, the main character in the Brookwater’s Curse
series. Steven, or SVP can be found on Facebook and under @svpthinks on
Twitter and Instagram. He also serves as one of three hosts of the Beef,
Wine and Shenanigans podcast, an internet radio show that comically
explores the African-American perspective of the horror, science-fiction
and superhero genres.
Marc L Abbott is the author of the YA novel The Hooky
Party and the children’s book Etienne and the Stardust Express. He is
the director of the horror short SNAP and the online horror series
Anthorrorgy. A two-time nominated actor, a 2015 Moth StorySlam and
GrandSlam winner. He is the host of the monthly open mic Maaan, You’ve
got to hear this! at Precious Metal in Bushwick, Brooklyn. He has
written and performed two one man shows; Of Cats and Men: A Storytellers
Journey and Love: African-American Style which was featured at the EATS
festival at the TADA Theatre. He is also co-host of the podcast Beef,
Wine and Shenanigans which airs twice a month and a member of the HWA.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, he still calls the borough his home. Visit his website www.whoismarclabbott.com for more on his work and future appearances.
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