Event Info



49 Lexington St.
Framingham, MA 01702

Horror Book Fest: When the Mysteries Aren't Cozy -The Intersection of Horror and Crime Fiction

The Framingham Public Library and the Ashland Public Library are teaming up to host another Mini Horror and Crime Fiction Book Festival!

Featuring V. CastroMargot Douaihy, and Gabino Iglesias, along with their fearless moderator, Errick Nunnally! The day will include a panel discussion (which will be recorded), and a book sale/signing.

Schedule of events (subject to change):
6:30-7:15pm - Panel with all authors
7:15-7:45pm - Discussion and Q&A with the authors
7:45-8:30pm - Dedicated book sale/signing


Walk-ins are welcome, but registration is strongly encouraged so we know how to expect (and you'll receive reminders). Please REGISTER HERE.

Location Note:
This is a co-hosted event and the festivities will take place at the Framingham Public Library (49 Lexington St. Framingham, MA).

Books for the book sale will be provided by Aesop's Fable. You can PREORDER books by any of our authors and Aesop's will bring your books to the Fest - easy peasy and no worries that they'll sell out!

Event Times

There are no upcoming dates scheduled for this event.

About our authors:
V. Castro is a two time Bram Stoker award nominated writer born in San Antonio, Texas, to Mexican American parents. She’s been writing horror stories since she was a child, always fascinated by Mexican folklore and the urban legends of Texas. Castro now lives in the United Kingdom with her family, writing and traveling with her children. She is the author of the recent Immortal Pleasures and Rebel Moon: Parts One and Two, as well as The Haunting of Alejandra and Goddess of Filth among others.

Margot Douaihy lives and works in Northampton, MA. She earned a BA in Writing from the University of Pittsburgh and a PhD in Creative Writing from Lancaster University. She is the author of the lyrical crime novel SCORCHED GRACE (Gillian Flynn Books), which was named a Best Crime Novel of 2023 by The New York Times, The Guardian, Apple Books, and Barnes & Noble, among others. The second book in the Sister Holiday Mystery series, BLESSED WATER, was named a most anticipated crime book by BookRiot and Apple Books. She is also the author of Bandit/Queen: The Runaway Story of Belle Starr, a true-crime poetry project, and Scranton Lace, a documentary poetry collection about a lace factory. Douaihy serves as an Assistant Professor with Emerson College.

Gabino Iglesias is the author of the upcoming House of Bone and Rain, the Shirley Jackson and Bram Stoker award-winning novel, The Devil Takes You Home, as well as author of the critically acclaimed and award-winning novels Zero Saints and Coyote Songs. He is a writer, journalist, professor, and literary critic living in Austin, Texas. He is the horror columnist for the New York Times Book Review. 

Errick Nunnally was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, he served one tour in the Marine Corps before deciding art school would be a safer—and more natural—pursuit. He is permanently distracted by art, comics, science fiction, history, and horror. Trained as a graphic designer, he has earned a black belt in Krav Maga/Muay Thai kickboxing after dark. Errick’s work includes: the novels, BLOOD FOR THE SUN and LIGHTNING WEARS A RED CAPELOST IN TRANSITION, a comic strip collection; and first prize in one hamburger contest. The following are some short stories and their respective magazines or anthologies: PENNY INCOMPATIBLE (Lamplight, v.6, #3 and the Podcast NIGHTLIGHT); JACK JOHNSON AND THE HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE OF THE GALAXY (The Final Summons); WELCOME TO THE D.I.V. (Wicked Witches); A FEW EXTRA POUNDS (Transcendent); and A HUNDRED PEARLS (PROTECTORS 2: stories to benefit PROTECT.ORG). Eventually, Errick came to his senses and moved to Rhode Island with his two lovely children and one beautiful wife.