Friday, October 2, 2015

October Events

On October 3, I'll be attending Eeriecon for one day. This is in Buffalo.

October 8 6:30  Brentwood Library
I'll be presenting So You Want to Be a Horror Writer?

October 15 6:30 Merrill Library
Horror Writers Association Ontario Chapter will give a presentation on horror writing.

October 17 and 18 Horror-Rama
You'll find me at the HWA ONT booth both days. I'm also on a panel about Stephen King with Mick Garris.

October 22 -25  Stanley Hotel
I'm hoping to attend the horror writers retreat in Colorado! I'm still looking for some side projects to help me achieve this goal!

Over the past month, I had a few adventures.

I was insanely busy at Fan Expo. I had a tarot reading booth in the Horror section. I was on five panels and organized six. They all went very well I thought.

I wasn't sure what to expect with my personal panels but I had magnificent turnouts for both my Ghost Hunting panel and the Tarot101 panel. I let some people share ghost stories at the end of the Ghost Hunting panel. There were some pretty creepy ones! People loved touching the Scorching Ball at my Tarot101 panel even though it was pretty cold that day because of the air-conditioning. But I'm sure I captured enough souls to propel me forward for my next adventures!

"What Scares You?" HWA ONT panel moderated by Richard S. Todd with panelists Sèphera Girón, Nancy Kilpatrick, Suzanne Church, Stephanie Bedwell-Grime, and Brian Clement.

 Ariana/Sèphera and Julianne Snow in front of Ariana's tent.

Ariana was swamped with readings for four days! It was great fun!

Author Matt Patterson came by to see Ariana. 

 Greg Lamberson was autographing at the Medallion Booth!

Tonya Liburd is a happy host at the HWA ONT booth! 

"So You Want to Be a Horror Writer?" HWA ONT panel hosted by Richard, with Sèphera, Suzanne, Lou Rera, Nancy Kilpatrick, and Stephanie Bedwell-Grimes.

 Bill Snider and Suzanne Church welcome people to the HWA ONT booth.

The Sunday morning corset panel! 

HWA had a panel opposite my corset panel but I managed to sneak a pic as they were wrapping up.

On a nice day in September, I went to the Toronto Library to see Richard S. Todd give a presentation about self-publishing. He's a great speaker and the audience seemed to enjoy his ideas.

On a lovely evening in September, I attended the nEvermore launch.

 Michael Kelly

 Nancy Kilpatrick

 Nancy, Sephera and Caro Soles

On the last weekend in September, there was a city-wide event called Culture Days. I had my photo taken by the Nuit Blanche exhibitors. It might be on display at Nathan Philip Square during Nuit Blanche but I'll be in Buffalo.

If you need editing or proofreading give me a shout: sephgiron @
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If you want to check out other copy writing services, I recommend The Editor's Desk
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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Sèphera Girón at Fan Expo Labour Day Weekend 2015

The History of the Scorching far!

Sèphera Girón will be at Fan Expo this year in Toronto from September 3 - 6. She will have a tarot booth #5536 and be on several panels.

Sèphera will have a table in the Horror Headquarters at Booth #5536 at Fan Expo in the NORTH Building. She will also be billed as Mistress Ariana. She will be reading tarot and selling books and handmade charms.

Sèphera is thrilled to be appearing on several panels in the SOUTH building such as:

So You Want to Be a Horror Writer? Friday 11:15 Room 703 SOUTH BUILDING
Lou Rera
Nancy Kilpatrick
Sephera Giron
Suzanne Church
Stephanie Bedwell-Grime
moderated by Richard S. Todd

What Scares You? Friday 12:45 Room 705 SOUTH BUILDING
Suzanne Church
Stephanie Bedwell-Grime
Brian Clement
Sephera Giron
Nancy Kilpatrick
moderated by Richard S. Todd

Ghost Hunting Friday 5:15  Room 717A  SOUTH BUILDING
Sephera Giron

Tarot101 Saturday 5:45 Room   SOUTH BUILDING
Mistress Ariana/Sephera Giron

Corsets! Why Do We Love Them? Room 717A   SOUTH BUILDING
Sephera/Mistress Ariana moderater
Panelists TBA

Stephanie Bedwell-Grime

Fan Expo Fun 2012

The Horror Writers Association Ontario Chapter has a booth in the Horror Headquarters area as well. Over one dozen members will be on hand throughout the weekend to answer questions about the Horror Writers Association and how to join.

Sephera/Mistress Ariana will have her own booth and will only be popping to the booth sporadically so watch her tweets to see where she'll be, depending on the crowds!

Monday, August 3, 2015

Sephera on the Radio on August 4

Sèphera Girón and Andrew Borden

On Tuesday August 4, 2015, Sèphera will be on the Horror Happens Radio Show hosted by Jay Kay.

She will be on at 7:35 pm est.

August 4 is the day that Lizzie Borden took an ax...

Tune in and check out the show!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Limestone Genre, Here I Come!

On Saturday July 25, 2015, I'll be a guest at Limestone Genre Expo in Kingston, Ontario.

Limestone Genre in Kingston

This promises to be a great one-day convention, full of panels and workshops.

My tour will begin in the middle of the night when I go pick up Sandra Kasturi and Nancy Baker.
We will likely consume many coffees as we road trip to the conference.

Nancy and I are on an 11 am panel and Sandra will be taking pitches for ChiZine Publications.

Check out the guest list here!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Writing and Editing

Working full time as an author and editor isn't for the faint of heart. Very few of us are living in the lap of luxury. Or even in the dirty toenail.

However, it is a weird, fun, and magnificent life.

I'm a writer because I love to tell stories.

I'm an editor because I love to read other writers' stories.

Many people don't realize that I've worked as an editor for over ten years.

My favourite service is developmental editing for novels, however, I do all types of editing for all types of books. And yes, I work in the format you desire: U.S., Canadian, or British English.

I will edit in Chicago Manual of Style or AP Style, depending on the project and requirement.

I have edited books in all genres and styles. I know how to work with itty-bitty picture books as well as epic science fiction tomes.

I also write articles, blogs, and website content for other people.

So, if you're in need of editing and writing, please give me a shout and let's see if we can work together!

Monday, July 6, 2015

Sèphera's Summer Adventures

Fireworks July 1, 2015

Where oh where will Sèphera be this summer?

Here's a bit of what I know about so far!

Necon, Rhode Island, July 16 -19 Road Trip!

Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast, Fall River, Sunday July 19  Can't wait to chill with the gang in Fall River. There's still room for more people if you want to join us.

Limestone Genre Con, Kingston, Saturday July 25 Road Trip! I've never been to Kingston so it should be interesting.

Horror Happens Radio Show August 5

Fan Expo, Toronto, Thursday September 3 until Sunday September 6

Eriecon, Buffalo, October 2 until October 4

Brentwood Public Library, Toronto, "So You Want to Be A Horror Writer?" Thursday October 8 6:30 - 8 pm

Horror-Rama, Toronto, October 17 until October 18

Stanley Hotel Writers Retreat, Colorado, October 22 until October 25

Recently I had the pleasure of meeting one of my childhood idols, Judy Blume. Scratch another one off my bucket list.

Judy gave a lovely talk at the Toronto Reference Library followed by a multi-hour book signing event.

I went with childhood friend, Sara. I can't think of a better way to spend an evening!

In other crazy writer news, Nick Cutter has a new book out called The Acolyte from Chizine Publications.

There's a promo going around about it and you can have fun burning yourself in effigy as well. Go on, I dare you!