Keeping Horror Fans Under His Spell

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Author Peter Saenz puts his readers right inside his characters' worlds. His imagination transports you, from a small town at a sterile hospital a laboratory cage. Then, when supernatural and sci-fi elements enter his stories, they seem like the most natural occurrences in the world. If Peter's name sounds familiar, that's because he's also the author of the "Coven of Wolves" supernatural trilogy. This magical series combines fantasy, epic battles and ancient mythology with a gentle love story. (His third, and final, book in the series is scheduled for publication in early 2017.) Peter has just published three new short stories in the LGBTQ-themed horror anthology "In Darkness Peering: Tales From the Bent Side". He'll be reading his short story "The Gift" at San Gabriel Valley Pride's fifteenth Pride Festival, on Saturday, October 15th. And you're invited to come hear him and enjoy this free, family-oriented community event! San Gabriel Valley Pride's "XV on the 15th" starts at 11:00 am in Pasadena's Central Park. They'll have the "Big Draw Community Art Project", a children's area, multicultural musical performances, exhibits and food. Readings start at noon in their Authors' Lounge; Peter will be reading "The Gift" at 2:00 that afternoon. Peter talked about his background, elements of his creative process and shared the "stories behind the stories" in his new work. On this edition of Over Coffee® you'll hear: How Peter's growing-up years fed his imagination as a storyteller; The real-life experience that led to the creation of his short story "Going Home"; Some of the elements at play in "Going Home"; The writer's technique that allowed Peter to put his readers into the main character's experience; How a comical moment in this particular story reflects his growing-up memories; The origins of his second horror story, "Subject 014: Feline; What the creative process is like for him, as a writer; How Peter puts a new spin on a traditional horror-literature theme, in "The Gift"; How he adds dimension to his characters, to make them live; Peter's plans for his future work; What he considers his best challenge, as a writer; His advice to fellow writers. Peter will be reading his short story, "The Gift", in the Author's Lounge during San Gabriel Valley Pride's fifteenth Pride Festival, on Saturday, October 15th. San Gabriel Valley Pride's "XV on the 15th" runs from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, Saturday, October 15th in Pasadena's Central Park. This is a family-friendly free event, and everyone's invited! Exhibits, a children's activity area, live entertainment and "The Big Draw LA" will all be part of the festivities, and live readings start at noon in the Authors' Lounge. Here's the link for more information.

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