I and other authors such as David Day, Tim Waggoner, Gary A. Braunbeck, Janet Harriett, and Sarah Hans recently formed the new Ohio chapter of the Horror Writers Association. You can find the new group online at https://ohiohwa.wordpress.com/ and on Facebook. At present, the group is holding quarterly meetings; the next will be on November 4, 2018, from 1-4 PM at the Columbus Metropolitan Library – Whitehall Branch (4445 E Broad St, Columbus, Ohio 43213).
Later on, Ohio HWA plans to host events of interest to people who read or write horror, dark fantasy, weird fiction, supernatural thrillers, dark science fiction, noir mystery, and related genres. Some of the events may be author readings or panels on various topics related to dark literature. The group might also host more in-depth writing workshops and seminars in the future.
The HWA is a nonprofit organization of writers and publishing professionals around the world; it is dedicated to promoting dark literature and the interests of those who write it.