Snapped a quick photo at Jason’s most recent book signing. I sat in the back and enjoyed the girls next to me discussing how he was ‘author handsome’. (I thought that was just my thing, but ok.) Yesterday The New York Times and NPR called for interviews, and today he’s in Concord doing a radio show. So cool.
Today’s the day. Jason’s new book is out!
Cover art for my husband’s latest book: The New York Grimpendium: A Guide to Macabre and Ghastly Sites. Should be in stores starting September. Look for it and let me know if/when you spot it!
I’m getting somewhat used to seeing my husband in newspapers and magazines lately, but seeing him on today’s front page with a ZOMBIELAND! headline is pretty neat.
Heading to Salem, MA, on this perfect late-October day. We’ll be at Cornerstone Books at 1:00pm for Jason to talk about the Grimpendium and sign some books. Come by!
My fellow Halloween and all-things-Autumn lovers: you have to check out this blog. For the love of Ray Bradbury, you have to.
Pretty sure seeing my husband’s book on the shelf at Barnes & Noble will never, ever get old.
If anyone’s in New England (or looking for an excuse to be) - stop by Bookstock 2010 this Saturday in Woodstock, Vermont. My husband’s presenting his new book - The New England Grimpendium - and we’ll have some copies on hand. Come say Hi!
Every place in the U.S. has its dark side, but New England’s often seems a few shades darker than most. The region is full of the grim, the gruesome, and the ghastly…and all of it worth visiting for the traveler who dares. The New England Grimpendium: A Guide to Macabre and Ghastly Sites in the Northeast U.S. (Countryman Press, a division of W.W. Norton, New York) catalogs hundreds of macabre sites, attractions, and artifacts, all drawn from the firsthand experiences of J. W. Ocker, who covered 7,000 miles of New England roadway in venturing to these eerie locations. From a visit to the private collection of a demonologist to a midnight jaunt at an insane asylum cemetery to an overnight stay at a murder scene, Ocker leaves no gravestone unturned in his quest to chronicle the dark heart of New England. This morbid travelogue includes locations connected to legendary personalities of the macabre, infamous crimes and tragedies, horror movies, and classic New England monsters, as well as notable cemeteries, tombs, and other memento mori. So if you find your nightmares a bit undernourished or your day trips a bit too sunny, The New England Grimpendium is the guide for you.
Macabre Vermont, The New England Grimpendium - J.W. Ocker introduces his new book, The New England Grimpendium, looking at the darker side of Vermont & nearby areas of New England. He gives us a glimpse of fascinating cemeteries & tombstones, horror movie filming locations, famous personalities of the macabre & classic monsters of the Green Mountain State. For young adults & adults.