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Jan 24, 2022 - I wanted to announce my article, " Why do Women Writers Write about Monsters and Ghosts?" will be in BOOK 14: Horror Addicts Guide 2. The book will be available as an eBook and in print and is coming this summer 2022. Find my name and others that have been added so far at BOOK 14: Horror Addicts Guide 2. When the cover is sent to the contributors, I will share it here.

Jan 17, 2022 - I am proud to announce that my horror short story, Family Inheritance, published in the Journal of Virginia Writers Club, Spring 2021, made #4 of the Top Ten of Critters Writers Workshop Readers Poll Horror Short Story. You can see the Final Tallies for the Top Ten here. If you would like to read it, you can find Journal of Virginia Writers Club, Spring 2021 (only in paperback, there is no Kindle version) at Amazon.

Jan 6, 2022 - MarsCon has been cancelled for January 14-16th and moved to March 18, 19, and 20, 2022. The con-chair felt with the Omicron surges along the Southeast (Virginia is in this range), it was best to do this and so did the hotel. No one wants people to get sick from this weekend, and it appears there's another call for snow this Friday. We could see a snowstorm during what would've been MarsCon's weekend. So, check Appearances at a Glance to see the changed dates and for the convention's website to click and go to and see up there. If you have a room already, the hotel is working to change to that. If nothing else, if you are still worried, call the hotel in a couple of days to be sure.

Jan 3, 2022 - I will be doing more events in the summer of 2022. One is the Virginia Bigfoot Con 2022 on June 18th, where I will be a vendor. It will be held in Staunton, Virginia. The Tidewater Horror Con will be returning to Norfolk, Virginia on September 9, 10 and 11th. Find the address and times and website links at Appearances at a Glance to the right on this page.

Dec 9, 2021 - My non-fiction regional ghost books, published by Schiffer Publishing, are now on sale at 25% off through Schiffer's website. Whether it's a gift for yourself or someone else, it’s a good time to order a book. Find all five books here. Available books are:

*Haunted Richmond
*Haunted Richmond II
*Paranormal Petersburg, Virginia, and the Tri-Cities Area
*Haunted Virginia: Legends, Myths and True Tales
*Virginia's Haunted Historic Triangle 2nd Edition: Williamsburg, Yorktown, Jamestown, and Other Haunted Locations

Dec 1, 2021 - I was shocked to find my horror poem, Dementia, from HWA Poetry Showcase Volume VII, made it into Ellen Datlow's Best Horror of the Year Volume13. I just ordered the print version from Amazon--it's supposed to get here tomorrow. This humbles me as I never expected to ever make in one of those Best of volumes. It just came out last month from Night Shade Publishing.

Oct 27, 2021 - I will be a vendor at the Hanover Tavern ParaCon on January 22, 2022, joined by my paranormal team, Paranormal World Seekers. It will be held at Hanover Tavern in Hanover, Virginia, and after the day's events, there is a dinner and a paranormal investigation at night. 100% of the proceeds from the ParaCon will go to the historic Hanover Tavern. I will also will be a guest of Scares That Cares AuthorCon, to be held April 1-3, 2022, in Williamsburg, Virginia. Check Appearances at a Glance for more information on both.

Oct 18, 2021 - At Rosewell Plantation's annual ghost tours, I will be signing copies of my ghost book, Virginia’s Haunted Historic Triangle 2nd Edition: Williamsburg, Yorktown, Jamestown & Other Haunted Locations (the plantation ruins are a chapter in the book) during both ghost tours on October 29th and October 30th. You can find out more about the ghost tours by calling 804-693-2585. You'll need to reserve a spot as the tours are limited. The ghost tours are $10 per person. They will have the books for sale in their shop.

On the 30th my paranormal group, Paranormal World Seekers, will be talking about what we caught or found from our investigation we just held this past Friday the 15th at the plantation ruins to the tour people.

Oct 17, 2021 - The studio call-in number for the interview is 1-323-870-3877. Press 1 on your phone to come on air. And here is the direct link with my bio and more, including the show: Haunted Tales.

Oct 15, 2021 - I will be interviewed on Haunted Tales From The Old Rocking Chair, this coming Monday, October 18th, from 9:00 to 10:00 p.m. EST, about a coming book release Spring 2022 and other things paranormal. You can listen in here.

Sep 26, 2021 - Monster Fest is happening October 2nd, and I will be selling my books. There's a flyer and also a link to its panels. Please check them out: Schedule of Events | Monster Fest. And remember, it happens this Saturday, October 2nd.

I was interviewed by author Bryan Nowak on his podcast show, All Things Writing. We talked about writing and ghost hunting. Check it out here.

Sep 6, 2021 - I'm excited to announce that my horror short story, Pumpkin Hollow, was accepted for the anthology, Horror for Halloween. It will be published by Dreampunk Press in 2022.

Aug 1, 2021 - I will be doing Monster Fest at the Chesapeake Central Library in October, as I've done for years (except 2020). Check Appearances at a Glance for the date, times, and address, plus link to the Monster Fest website.

Jul 12, 2021 - I am happy to announce that my two-sentence story, Belief is now available to read, along with the rest of the Savage Planets ezine's contents in the just-released July issue. The ezine is available on Savage Planets website at the Newsstand, accessible by logging in to the website. Log in is free. My story will be in the Subspace section, page 61, but do read the whole zine.

Jul 6, 2021 - A two-sentence story of mine, Belief, made it into the July 2021 issue of Savage Planets. You may need to sign up at their website: Savage Planets to their newsletter to be told when the newest issue has released. The July issue releases in a few days.

Jun 30, 2021 - I am happy to announce that I am returning as an author-guest for Marscon 2022. The science fiction/fantasy convention will happen on January 14 - 16, 2022. I am also pleased to announce I'll be attending RavenCon 15 as an author-guest as well. It is happening on April 29, 30, and May 1, 2022. Check Appearances at a Glance to the right of the page for the hotel locations of both conventions and their websites.

Jun 14, 2021 - I will be doing a talk about Richmond, Petersburg, and Tri-Cities area ghosts, and possibly other parts of Virginia, on Saturday, October 30, 2021, at an Henrico County Library. It ill be free and open to the public, although they may have sign up on their website, too, so check that closer to October. Find more information on times and where at Appearances at a Glance.

Jun 11, 2021 - I am pleased to announce that Hanover Book Festival that originally was on my schedule for November 2020, but cancelled due to the pandemic, is back on my November 2021 schedule of appearances. Check Appearances at a Glance to your right for the date, address, and their website where you can keep up what authors and publishers will be there, and more. The book festival is free and open to the public.

May 25, 2021 - I'm adding two more events to my summer schedule. They are both outdoor, in Virginia. Fantasci in Chesapeake will be on July 24th and the RVA Outdoor Flea Market in Richmond will be on August 21st. Check Appearances at a Glance on the right side of the page for times, addresses, and more.

May 20, 2021 - I am happy to announce a book signing at Book Warehouse of Williamsburg, Virginia on Saturday, August 14, 2021, from Noon until 4pm. For the address and phone number of the bookstore, check Appearances at a Glance. I know I will be signing copies of Virginia's Haunted Historic Triangle 2nd Edition: Williamsburg, Yorktown, Jamestown, and Other Haunted Locations as that is the ghost book for the area, but also Haunted Virginia: Legends, Myths and True Tales, plus Haunted Surry to Suffolk: Spooky Tales Along Routes 10 and 460, and copies of my latest fiction anthologies I have stories and poems included: Journal of Virginia Writers Club Spring 2021 Edition (includes my horror story, Family Inheritance and poem, Ghosts), and Horror Writers Association's Horror Poetry Showcase Volume VII (includes my horror poem, Dementia). If you get these ahead of time from Amazon or elsewhere, bring them and I will happily sign them.

May 11, 2021 - On May 29th, I will be at my publisher's Dreampunk Press table, signing copies of my science fiction novella, Maverick Heart, in the Monarch Monarch Market. The event is by Old Dominion University's bookstore at 4417 Monarch Way, which is at the 45th street parking garage and at the corner of where the market starts. Check Appearances at a Glance for the times. Plus, I have a map of the bookstore area here.

Apr 29, 2021 - I have a Youtube Channel, with the first video being Pandemics and the Paranormal that you can watch at my channel at Pamela K. Kinney - YouTube or at Pandemics and the Paranormal Video - YouTube.

Apr 20, 2021 - I am happy to announce my horror short story, Family Inheritance, and my paranormal poem, Ghosts, are now live in the Journal of The Virginia Writers Club Spring 2021 edition. The book is full of fiction stories, poetry, and nonfiction articles, available only paperback, and you can find the link for it here.

Apr 9, 2021 - I'll be at the Yorktown Market Days Fall Market on October 9, 2021. For more information, see Appearances at a Glance.

Apr 7, 2021 - Got the word that the World Science Fiction Convention, DisCon III, will be happening as an in-person convention, December 15-19, 2021 in Washington D.C. Not sure how many will be allowed or if any walk-ins will, but check their website here for more information. Or go to Appearances at a Glance to the right of this page. My husband and I will be attending, as we became members back in February 2020.

There will also be a virtual DisCon III for those who can't attend or won't, but would still like to see some of the events.

From the Con staff:
Additionally, we will be providing a Virtual Membership for those who wish to participate in WorldCon but will not be able to travel to Washington, DC this December. The Virtual Membership price will start at US$75 and will be available for purchase shortly. DisCon III Supporting Members will be allowed to upgrade their membership for the price difference. Attending Members who cannot physically attend will be allowed to convert their membership to a Supporting Membership until April 30, and a Virtual Membership starting May 1, and either receive the difference as a refund or contribute the difference to the Capitalize! Fan Fund.

Apr 3, 2021 - My horror short story, Death of the Apostrophe, is now live in the Spring issue of Sirens Call Ezine. It's free to read and you can download it here. There are also many other stories and poetry in the issue.

Mar 1, 20201 - I am announcing two future events where I'll be a vendor selling and signing my books. The first event is the Harbour View Craft Fair in Suffolk, Virginia on May 15th. The second is the Tidewater Horror Convention, on September 10th, 11th (my birthday), and 12th, 2021. Find the information on the location and more at Appearances at a Glance to the right of this page.

Feb 5, 2021 - I can now say I submitted the finished manuscript for Werewolves, Dogmen, and Other Shapeshifters to my editor at Anubis Press. Now, I wait for edits, what the book cover will look like, and eventually, the release date. I will be sure to let my readers know here.

I will be a guest blogger on February 10, 2021, at Horror Addicts as they are doing Women in Horror posts this month. My post is titled: Why Do Women Writers Write About Monsters and Ghosts? You will find it here.

I am also happy to announce my horror short story, Death of the Apostrophe was accepted for Sirens Call Publications's Spring Issue/Issue 53, which should come out sometime this March. The issue will be free to download, so please bookmark Sirens Call Publications to keep tabs on when the issue is released. I will post here too. While you are there, check out their Winter issue that came out end of December 2020.

Jan 16, 2021 - I am excited to announce that my horror poem, Dementia, which is in the HWA Poetry Showcase Vol. VII anthology, made Best Poem in Critters Readers Poll 2020, in Poems section.

Haunted Surry to Suffolk: Spooky Tales Along Routes 10 and 460 ended up in third place. And my one horror short story, A Trick, No Treat, ended up #8 in Horror Short Story. You can read the story (along with three horror poems of mine) in the Sirens Call Publications Halloween/Autumn issue of their zone for free as a PDF here.

Dec 1, 2020 - There would have been a Hanover Book Expo 2020 for me in November, but due to Covid it was cancelled and will be back next fall in 2021. The organizer of the event made a video of many of the authors who would have have been participating this year, with our books (three of mine at least), so please take a minute to watch it here. Thanks and happy holidays to all.

Nov 30, 2020 - I will be interviewed on Fate Magazine Radio on Sunday night on December 20th. For the link to listen in and phone number to call with questions, check Appearances at a Glance. I was told I would be the whole two hours of the show. Very cool, as Fate Magazine has been in business for 75 years.

Nov 28, 2020 - I have another new release, a Lovecraftian horror poem, Dementia, this time in Horror Writers Association Presents Poetry Showcase Volume VII. You can find the Amazon link to the anthology in Kindle and paperback here. There are about 50 poems included in the book, many by best selling authors.

I will have a Krampus dark fantasy short story in the last Christmas Lites anthology-the number will be X (10). The anthology should released next month. When it does, I will post it here.

Oct 29, 2020 - Sirens Call Publications just published the Halloween/Fall 2020 edition of The Sirens Call eZine, issue #51! The eZine is available for free on their website, and you can directly download it for free (and their other ezines from the past) from their website here.

My story that made it is A Trick, No Treat, and there are three horror poems of mine in the ezine,too. Those are Keeping Monsters in the Family, A Hell of My Own Making, and The Crimson Rush.

Oct 28, 2020 - One of my publishers, Dreampunk Press, is having a halloween sale, and you can get 20% off when you use the discount code Spooky at the checkout at the publisher's webstore. Visit them here to place your order of independently published books now (in paperback and eBooks). This includes my science fiction novella, Maverick Heart, too. Sale ends at midnight EST on Halloween. Good time to get books for yourself and maybe for Christmas gifts.

Oct 26, 2020 - I got an awesome new review from Westman Reviews. Check it out here.

She also added my book to her Fall/Halloween reviews. Find it here and her Holiday Gift Guide: here.

My post for Horror Writers Association's Halloween Haunts blog is now available here.

I was invited to be a guest on the 'X' Zone Radio Show with Rob McConnell. The soonest I could appear will be in April, on Friday the 2nd. Check Appearances at a Glance for time and more. You can also listen to the show at:

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Oct 20, 2020 - Retro Horror, from Nightmare Press is now available in paperback. It has my story, Hunting the Goat Man, included, plus 11 more from other authors. So, if you prefer a book in your hands to read and not an eBook, it is now available that way. Check it out here.

Oct 11, 2020 - My Halloween Haunts post for Horror Writers Association, "Can Halloween Be Pandemic Proof?" will be released on October 24, 2020. You can find it here, just look for mine. It should be the one at the top on that day. And be sure to check all the other ones out--some will have giveaways, too.

I am sure in a few days the paperback edition will released, but for now, the Kindle version of the horror anthology, Retro Horror, in which my short story, Hunting the Goat Man, is included, has released at Amazon. Find the link to it and the cover here.

Sep 30, 2020 - I have another book signing set up for the last 2 tours at Rosewell Plantation Center in Gloucester, Virginia, at the Visitor's Center, on October 30, 2020. To get the address plus the phone number to call to hold a prepaid spot on one of the tours, plus be able to buy a copy of my book (you might be able to prepay for the book over the phone) I will sign, check Appearances at a Glance. If you have any other of my ghost books, especially the new one, Haunted Surry to Suffolk, bring it(them)and I will sign those too.

I had a great interview on The Paranormal Pride paranormal radio show on Monday, September 28th. For those who didn't get to hear it live, you can hear the podcast here.

Last but not least, I will have another interview for television, although it will be prerecorded by Zoom for Virginia This Morning Usually I know the date of my appearance, but I only know the prerecording will be done on Thursday, October 8th. Once it is done, I am sure they will let me know the date it will be shown. It could be even the next day, the 9th, but when it is also posted online after the showing on TV, I will post the link of the podcast here on What's New so you can watch it then. Hopefully, though I will be able to let you know here in time of when it will be shown, and even if cannot watch it on Tv as you live outside of Central Virginia, you can watch any of the shows live online here.

Sep 18, 2020 - I will be speaking about the haunts and monsters of Richmond and the Petersburg, and the Tri-Cities area at a senior community center in Henrico, Virginia on Halloween. Check Appearances at a Glance if you are a senior and attend their events.

Sep 17, 2020 - First, some great news. I have another live book signing, which will be in October at the Book Warehouse in Williamsburg, Virginia! Check Appearances at a Glance to your right on this page for the date, time and address.

I also have two reviews for Haunted Surry to Suffolk: Spooky Tales Along Routes 10 and 460. First review is here. The reviewer gave it 5 stars. The second review was on Twitter. Read it here The reviewer says: 'Pamela Kinney's new book Haunted Surry to Suffolk: Spooky Locations Along Routes 10 and 460 mentions me! And it's a hauntingly good read. Chills in our own backyard.'

You can see the new book cover for HWA Poetry Showcase Vol VII, plus all the poems and their authors here.

Sep 3, 2020 - It saddens me to say that the Jingle Bell Bazaar on December 5th has been cancelled and that they rescheduled all of us vendors to the one on December 4, 2021. I expected this would happen. If you live in the area and wanted any of my books for Christmas signed, you can order them from Amazon and contact me about arrangements about getting any of them signed.

Plus, it looks like the Fall Festival in Yorktown, Virginia in October will still happen, as they have been having the Yorktown Market Days for a while now, and will be outside.

Aug 30, 2020 - I'm happy to say that three horror poems of mine were accepted by Sirens Call Publications, the same ezine that accepted my short story, A Trick, No Treat. The poems are Keeping Monsters in the Family, A Hell of My Own Making, and The Crimson Rush. The editor said to expect the ezine to be release around the end of October.

Aug 25, 2020 - I am happy to announce that I will be interviewed on Zoom by the North Suffolk Public Library, on October 20, 20202, at 2:00 p.m. I will be talking about the writing of all my books, and how I went about doing the ghost book, Haunted Surry to Suffolk: Spooky Tales Along Routes 10 and 460. I assume this will end up on the library's Facebook page. Just keep an eye on Appearances at a Glance for when their Facebook page link is added, when I know for sure. For now, I will have their calendar online.

In addition, I'm happy to announce my horror short story, A Trick, No Treat, was accepted for the Halloween issue of Sirens Call Publications. It is supposed to come out in October. You can check out their site here to get the news when it comes out.

Aug 3, 2020 - They say not to judge a book by its cover but I need you to do just that. If you liked the cover of my book, Haunted Surry to Suffolk: Spooky Locations Along Routes 10 and 460, please vote for it for the Cover of the Month contest on!

I’m getting closer to clinch the "Cover of the Month" contest on AllAuthor! I’d need as much support from you guys. Please take a short moment to vote for my book cover. Click to Vote!

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