My schedule at BayCon is rich and full. I’m reading on Friday, May 26, at 2:30 pm, then moderating panels on Girls in Dystopian YA, Dystopian Space Opera, and Dystopian Fantasy, then participating on panels about Women of Horror and Outlining Your Work. My schedule is here. I’ll also be loitering around the Imagination Health Fair on Saturday, May 27th, sometime between 10 am – 1 pm, and going to the Search magazine party that night.
I’ll be back at the Bay Area Book Festival in Berkeley on Saturday, June 3, hanging out with the local chapter of the Horror Writers Association.
The revised edition of WISH YOU WERE HERE: ADVENTURES IN CEMETERY TRAVEL will be out in May 2017. It will include updated text, a bibliography, and my essay “How to Be Safe in a Cemetery.” Stay tuned for more details.
Ranging across 49 states and 56 countries, I look at one of a kind artwork, tell ghost stories, poke into history, and highlight 199 cemeteries, grave sites, houses of worship, and national treasures that everyone should see before they die.
I have an essay about reading my own work in Self-Promo Stories: Authors’ Boldest, Cleverest, and Wackiest Strategies to Sell their Own Books, edited by Valerie Frankel, which you can read for free from Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/683123.
I’m also writing a monthly cemetery column online at Gothic Beauty. So far I’ve wandered through Highgate Cemetery in London, Poblenou Cemetery in Barcelona, the remains of the Old Christian Cemetery in Singapore, as well as through Forest Hills Cemetery in Madison and Two Rocks Presbyterian Cemetery in Northern California. Come see where I’ll go next.
ANGELUS ROSE, the sequel to LOST ANGELS, was supposed to be out in November 2016. I’m not sure what its new release date will be. It got derailed when I was approached to write 199 Cemeteries. Months later, I’m trying to reschedule Angelus Rose. I don’t want to release it until I can promote it properly.
Recently Published Stories & Books:
“The Drowning City” has just been reprinted in BEST NEW HORROR #27 — alongside Neil Gaiman and Gemma Files! I can’t tell you how excited I am about that.
FRIGHT MARE: WOMEN WRITE HORROR, edited by Billie Sue Mosiman, has been nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for Best Anthology. Contributors to the collection include Elizabeth Massie, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Kathryn Ptacek, and Lucy Taylor, among many others. It includes one of my Alondra stories called “Sakura Time.” The audiobook is available on Audible.com.
My very short story “The Rush of Wind” appeared in the Flight: Queer Sci Fi’s Third Annual Flash Fiction anthology, published by Mischief Corner Books. It’s one of 110 LGBQT stories in the book. Mine is about Ariel and Raena, who appeared in the In the Wake of the Templars books.
An Alondra story called “The Fatal Book” appeared in the May 2016 issue of New Realm magazine.
LOST ANGELS, the revised edition of the first novel in the As Above, So Below series, is out now from Automatism Press.