Woodland Press novelist headed to Joseph-Beth Booksellers this Saturday, May 24th

Michael Knost

LEXINGTON, KY. — Bram Stoker Award-winning editor and author Michael Knost is coming to the Bluegrass State for an appearance at Joseph-Beth Booksellers this Saturday, May 24th starting at 2:00 PM, where he will sign copies of his latest novel, his new writing instruction book, and conducting a FREE writers workshop.

“I am so excited about my first appearance in Lexington, Kentucky,” Knost said in a recent interview. “I have so many friends and fans from this area, it very well may end up being a homecoming experience of sorts.”

The novel, Return of the Mothman, published by Woodland Press, brings the evil, red-eyed monster back to the rugged coalfields of West Virginia. "Although the book is a horror/thriller,” Knost said, “the story has a number of tender and touching scenes with rich, realistic characters and personalities, actions, and language that are identifiable to the people of Kentucky and neighboring West Virginia.”

Mr. Knost will also be signing copies of his #1 Amazon bestselling writer’s manual Writers Workshop of Science Fiction & Fantasy, published by Seventh Star Press. Each essay, written by legendary contributors such as Neil Gaiman, Orson Scott Card, Ursula K. Le Guin and many others, focuses on a particular element of the writing craft, i.e. PLOT, CHARACTER & EMOTION, DIALOGUE, etc.

Be sure to bring note-taking materials as Knost will be offering a FREE writing workshop and Q&A for all genres on the subject of The Invisible Writer. “When prose is easy to read, the writer becomes invisible and only the story remains,” he said. “If we hope to gain full license to tell the wildest or wackiest tale, we need our reader to suspend her disbelief. And if that’s the case, we must stop reminding the reader she's reading a book.”

Knost has written many short stories and books in various genres, helmed anthologies such as the Legends of the Mountain State series and co-edited Redneck Zombies from Outer Space with New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry. In 2010 Knost accepted the international Bram Stoker Award for his 2009 non-fiction work, Writers Workshop of Horror.

Some of his other Woodland Press anthologies include: Writers Workshop of Horror, Specters in Coal Dust, Dark Tales of Terror, Appalachian Winter Hauntings (with Mark Justice), and Fed from the Blade (with Cat Pleska)..

For more information about the event or workshop, contact Joseph-Beth Booksellers at 161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington, Kentucky 40503, phone (859) 273-2911 or go online at www.josephbeth.com.