Monday, March 13, 2023

And a very Happy Ghoulidays to you, too

 As promised, Shannon Lawrence is here today to talk about her new book, Happy Ghoulidays II...

Releasing March 17, Happy Ghoulidays II brings horror to the holidays in a follow up to Happy Ghoulidays. In the first one, Shannon Lawrence covered Thanksgiving to Valentine's Day (and Lupercalia). With Happy Ghoulidays II, she creepifies St. Patrick's Day through Halloween, with pit stops on April Fool's Day, Mother's Day, Election Day, the 4th of July, Easter, and Beltane.


Title: Happy Ghoulidays II

Release Date: March 17, 2023

The holidays elicit a mixture of emotions, from joy and revelry to despair and rage. In these stories, we examine the dark side of the holidays with a twisted Easter egg hunt, a desperate St. Patrick's Day curse, a monster that's only visible in the light of fireworks, a mother's guilt on Halloween, and more in this follow up to Happy Ghoulidays that embraces the underlying shadows of our favorite holidays.


Available for e-book pre-order on Kindle, Nook, Apple, Scribd, and Smashwords. Universal link


Available for paperback pre-order from Barnes & Noble: B&N paperback 


Amazon paperback pre-order coming soon at this link: Amazon e-book and paperback 



A fan of all things fantastical and frightening, Shannon Lawrence writes primarily horror and fantasy. Her stories can be found in over forty anthologies and magazines, and her three solo horror short story collections and her nonfiction title are available now, with her fourth collection releasing March 2023. You can also find her as a co-host of the podcast Mysteries, Monsters, & Mayhem. When she's not writing, she's hiking through the wilds of Colorado and photographing her magnificent surroundings, where, coincidentally, there's always a place to hide a body or birth a monster. Find her at



  1. Big congratulations to Shannon!

  2. Congrats on your new release, Shannon!

  3. What an interesting premise for a book!

  4. Thank you for having me, Marcy!

    Thank you, Alex, Natalie, and Debra!

  5. Congratulations... but I never thought of the horror of St. Paddy's, unless you were a snake.

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