August 15 at 5pm (EDT)
Presentation by Grady Hendrix
Bestselling author Grady Hendrix (Paperbacks from Hell, My Best Friend's Exorcism) welcomes you to a very special support group, so have a seat, coffee’s in the back, and remember there's no cross-talk. Then prepare yourself for a guided tour of the history of murder books, because ever since the invention of the printing press, we've been using it to tell stories about killing each other, from bizarro 19th-century Jack the Ripper fan fiction, through Psycho, the industry-changing success of SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, all the way up to today. Along the way you'll encounter astrological assassins, the female authors who wrote serial-killer books first, and primal hamster trauma as together we try to figure out what it means that so much of publishing is about selling murder for fun.