Hallowread is a book festival and mini-con for authors and fans of Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Steam Punk and Horror.
October 21-23 2016 in Havre de Grace, Maryland!
Multi author event with various activities throughout the weekend including Writing Workshops, Ghost Tour, SteamPunk Author Tea, Author Panels, Book Signing, Paranormal Investigation and so much more. Hang out with your favorite authors in our new host city, the haunted and historic town of Havre de Grace, Maryland!
Local Maryland author of dark urban fantasy, Rachel Rawlings, had a crazy idea. Create a book convention for genre fiction and hold it the weekend before Halloween. Haunted and historic Ellicott City held a special place in her heart so there was no other place to take her first ever convention. The town welcomed her and HallowRead with open arms. Each ticket sold helped raise money for the Ellicott City Partnership- a coalition of residents and business owners for the betterment of the town. HallowRead raised money for projects like rain barrels which help reduce the sediment and contaminants running into the Patapsco River and fund grants for projects like Paint Main Street which helped small business owners get a much needed fresh coat of paint improving the moral and over all appearance of the town.
Rachel is excited to take the convention on the road for 2016 and raise funds for Harford County literacy programs and the local library system! One ticket, whether it’s a $10 paranormal investigation or the full monty ticket, makes a difference for the town and the wonderful people who call it home, something Rachel is extremely proud of.
A Few Of My Favorite Things by Rachel Rawlings
HallowRead, my favorite time of year. It combines two of my favorite things; books and Halloween. I love all types of books but for HallowRead I wanted to focus on genre fiction. We’ve got ghost stories, vampires, werewolves, time travel and more with authors for readers ranging from Young Adult to Adult. Perfect for the spookiest time of the year!
HallowRead is where lifelong friendships are made. Share a meal or a pint while discussing books at one of the many restaurants in our new hometown of Havre de Grace with any of the forty participating authors and countless readers. Stuff your reader bag full of goodies at our book signing. Experience the haunts and history of the town on our ghost tour. Listen to our authors read excerpts from their books while enjoying brunch and a wine tasting at a local vineyard. These are just a few of the activities we’ve got planned for you at the fourth annual HallowRead convention.
There’s so much to do and see in the quaint little town located on the Chesapeake Bay. Make some memories with some of the best and brightest the industry has to offer. I know I have over the last three years and I can’t wait to make some more with all of you!
Tickets are on sale now at www.hallowread.com/tickets
Rachel Rawlings is the founder of HallowRead and bestselling author of Paranormal Urban Fantasy and Horror. Her books can be found on iBooks, Amazon, Kobo, Nook and all major retailers of print editions.
HallowRead is non-profit raising funds for literacy and the literary arts as well as flood relief for the victims of the 2016 Ellicott City flood.
Get your tickets here: http://hallowread.com/tickets/
See a list of attending authors here: http://hallowread.com/authors/
Author Opportunities still available!
Interested in participating in HallowRead?
Registration of $35.00 includes a feature on panels, the signing, website and social media, plus other special incentives!
Rachel Rawlings was born and raised in the Baltimore Metropolitan area. Her family, originally from Rhode Island, spent summers in New England sparking her fascination with Salem, MA. She has been writing fictional stories and poems since middle school, but it wasn’t until 2009 that she found the inspiration to create her heroine Maurin Kincaide and complete her first full length novel, The Morrigna.
When she isn’t writing, Rachel can often be found with her nose buried in a good book. An avid reader of Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Horror and Steampunk herself, Rachel founded Hallowread- an interactive convention for both authors and fans of those genres.
She still lives in Maryland with her husband and three children.