Wish You Were Here is back in print in paperback, with the ebook versions soon to follow.
Here are the preliminary dates for the 199 Cemeteries Fall 2017 book tour:
- October 3 @ 7 pm: I unveil 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die at Green Apple on the Park, San Francisco
- October 7 @ 3 pm: I’ll talk about how I ended up writing 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die in my home away from home, Borderlands Bookstore.
- October 17 @ 8 pm: Stories, Echo Park
- October 18 @ 5 pm: Ipso Facto, Fullerton
- October 20 @ 7:30 pm: Mysterious Galaxy, San Diego
- October 21 @ 4 pm: Dark Delicacies, Burbank
Hippos, Heroines, Spaceships! The Litcrawl returns to Borderlands Books in San Francisco on Saturday, October 14 at 6:30 pm. I’ll be joining Sarah Gailey, Sarah Kuhn, Dana Fredsti, and Carter Scholz for an hour of space opera, rampaging hippos, and Heroine Worship.
I’m returning to SF in SF on October 29 to celebrate Women in Horror with Erika Mailman, author of The Murderer’s Maid: A Lizzie Borden Novel, and Dana Fredsti, author of Spawn of Lilith. More details as they’re announced.
“Guardian of the Golden Gate,” as Alondra story about suicides and the Golden Gate Bridge, just appeared in STRANGE CALIFORNIA in September 2017. The story appears alongside Seanan McGuire, Tim Pratt, and Chaz Brenchley.
My first Grave Fascinations column appeared in September’s Horror Writers Association newsletter.
My Headstone of the Week column will begin on Legacy.com in September.
“Something in the Water,” an Alondra story about San Francisco’s Academy of Sciences, has sold to Occult Detective Quarterly for an upcoming issue. More details as they’re announced.
“The Drowning City” has just been reprinted in BEST NEW HORROR #27 — alongside Neil Gaiman, Storm Constantine, and Gemma Files! I can’t tell you how excited I am about that.
The revised edition of WISH YOU WERE HERE: ADVENTURES IN CEMETERY TRAVEL will be out in September 2017. It will include updated text, a bibliography, and an index. More details are available here.
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.
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:
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.