Come Out Tuesday Night!
ON TUESDAY, NOV. 5,
City Lit Books hosts signing/reading for All-American Horror of the 21st Century!
I will be joining editor Mort Castle
and fellow authors Jay Bonansinga, Wayne Allen Sallee, Sam Weller, Jeff Jacobson
and more at CITY LIT BOOKS, 2325 N. Kedzie Blvd., in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood at 6:30 p.m. for a reading/signing "launch party" for the new All-American Horror of the 21st Century
anthology! The event will run from 6:30 - 8 p.m. and I hope all of my friends and readers in Chicago can try to stop down!
I'll have a few copies of Violet Eyes
on hand, in case anyone needs some spiders with their All-American Horror!
has been in the works for a couple years now, and it features my original short story "The Pumpkin Man," which would eventually inspire my novel of the same name. I originally wrote the story for performing at live readings at libraries and the like around Halloween time. Mort Castle first saw me read the tale at a Lit Fest in Aurora, IL and a couple years later, he bought it and printed it in Doorways Magazine.
A couple years after that, he bought it again for this book! I'm really excited that the story was chosen for this collection, and am looking forward to reading the whole book myself!
If you can't make it down to the signing, check it out here on the publisher's site: Wicker Park Press
For Scares the Care!
Take a trip with the Carnival 13
a project that I worked on way back in the spring was finally released. Dubbed the Carnival 13
, it's a round-robin novella centering around (duh) a Carnival. The book was written as a charity project -- all proceeds will go to Scares that Care. The name comes in part from the authorship -- there were 13 authors who collaborated on this one: I led off the first couple chapters, and then Jason Darrick; Dan Dillard; Charles Colyott; Dale Eldon; James Garcia Jr.; Matt Schiariti; Anne Michaud; Rebecca Besser; Armand Rosamilia; Jon Olson; Brent Abell; and Julianne Snow took the story down a long and winding road.
Find out more about the book here:
Halloween brought readers some spiders!
I was part of the "Coffin Hop," a connected series of horror blogs who all were running contests and giveaways for Halloween. I gave away several e-book copies of Violet Lagoon, as well as a big Grand Prize at the end of the week:
An autographed copy of Violet Eyes, my seventh novel, just released from Samhain Publishing.
An autographed copy of Creeptych, the rare, out-of-print 2010 Delirium hardcover that features “Violet Lagoon” and two other buggy stories. This is a collector’s item and the last “extra” copy of this book that I owned.
A cool spider design candle holder that had been lingering about in my office for many years.
One nifty Samhain blood pen.
A copy of Carnival 13, a new charity novella that I contributed to, for Scares that Care.
Lynn Neering ended up winning the grand prize.
Check out my blog for more about the contest, some Halloween pix and all the interesting responses I had on the blog throughout the week about Horror Movies, Books, Spiders and more!
Dark (but well-meaning) Dreams,