I’ll be reading at Old Devil Moon Bar in San Francisco on February 18 as part of the Love to Death Unvalentine afternoon. The details are here.
On February 20, I’ve been invited to talk about the removal of San Francisco’s cemeteries to a class called “Over My Dead Body” at the California College of the Arts. I am really excited about that.
At FogCon in Walnut Creek, California, I’ll be hosting the Horror Writers Association reading and participating in the Broad Universe reading on the evening of March 9.
My proposal has been accepted for a participation session at the Association for Gravestone Studies conference in Danbury, Connecticut in June. This will be my first time speaking at an AGS conference, so I am really looking forward to it.
I will be presenting 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die at Cypress Lawn Cemetery in Colma, California on September 16, 2018.
I also plan to attend BayCon and WorldCon in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2018. I don’t know yet if I’ll be presenting at any of them, but fingers crossed.
199 CEMETERIES TO SEE BEFORE YOU DIE made the preliminary ballot for the Bram Stoker Award in Nonfiction. Although it didn’t advance to the final ballot, I was really charmed by all the nice notes I got from my colleagues about the book.
Ranging across 48 states and 56 countries, I look at one-of-a-kind artwork, tell ghost stories, poke into history, and highlight 199 cemeteries, gravesites, houses of worship, and national treasures that everyone should see before they die.
The UK edition was published in paperback by Sphere Books. It’s available from Amazon UK and wherever books are sold.
The full list of press features & radio interviews for 199 Cemeteries is here.
The revised second edition of WISH YOU WERE HERE: ADVENTURES IN CEMETERY TRAVEL came out in July 2017. It includes updated text, a bibliography, and an index. More details are available here.
“Guardian of the Golden Gate,” an Alondra story about suicides and the Golden Gate Bridge, appeared in the STRANGE CALIFORNIA anthology in September 2017. The story appears alongside Seanan McGuire, Tim Pratt, and Chaz Brenchley.
My monthly Grave Fascinations column debuted in Horror Writers Association newsletter in September 2017.
“Something in the Water,” an Alondra story set in San Francisco’s Academy of Sciences, sold to Occult Detective Quarterly for an upcoming issue. More details as they’re announced.
Another Alondra story — “The Drowning City” — was reprinted in BEST NEW HORROR #27 alongside Neil Gaiman, Storm Constantine, and Gemma Files!