Pick up a copy of the latest book by local horror author John F.D. Taff and sample a new ice cream flavor by I Scream Cakes at Sinday: An Ice Cream/Horror Mash-up on Sun., July 29.
Open to the public, the event will take place from 2 to 4pm at the Cherokee Street ice cream shop. Taff will be signing copies of his new collection of short stories, Little Deaths, and shop owner Kerry Soraci will have the new flavor, Vampire Balm, concocted with garlic and honey, on hand.
Soraci makes ice cream and cakes from scratch, with all-natural flavors, organic eggs, milk, sugar and butter. She also does “sculpted” ice-cream cakes to order, from beautiful flowers to gruesome zombie heads and just about everything in between. (Read more about Soraci and her cakes in our Meet & Greet profile.)
Published by Books of the Dead Press, Toronto, Little Deaths features 19 pieces of short horror fiction; some have previously appeared in print elsewhere, others appear for the first time. “All of them are chilling, weird looks at the human condition from a decidedly dark perspective,” says Taff, a 25-year fiction writer. Since its release, Little Deaths has been recommended for the Bram Stoker Award™ Reading List for Best New Fiction Collection by the Horror Writers Association.
I Scream Cakes, 2641 Cherokee St., Cherokee Business District, iscreamcakes.com