Grady Hendrix is a New York Times bestselling horror author with a weakness for Christmas, kung fu movies, and bad singing. Raised by wild librarians, he’s written a whole bunch of fiction (lies) like The Final Girl Support Group and My Best Friend’s Exorcism, and some award-winning non-fiction (not lies) like Paperbacks from Hell. He’s also written some horror movies, but don’t hold that against him. He hates author events. Instead, he does full-on one-man shows using his laptop, a projector, and his own terrible voice. Each one lasts for an hour and either takes audiences on a tour of weird horror novels of the ‘70s and ‘80s, or guides them through the history of murder books, or the horrors of Christmas, or why they should be terrified of haunted houses, especially in this market. Fast-paced, ridiculous, and featuring truly awful songs, these shows will leave audiences shaking their heads sadly at the life choices that have brought Grady to this sad fate.
Published in 16 languages, with a large and active social media following, Grady tries his best to connect with audiences (his signings take forever) and to bring some showmanship and fun to horror. He often fails but he keeps on trying because, clearly, he’s a slow learner.