This weekend: On July 29 at 1 pm, I return to the Barnes & Noble at Genesee Valley Mall to sign the new edition of Wish You Were Here. Here’s the link to the B&N website with all the details.
On August 26 at 4 pm, I’ll be joining Rebecca Gomez Farrell at the Octopus Literary Salon in Oakland, California to celebrate the release of her new novel, Wings Unseen. I’ll be reading from the Templars trilogy.
Here are the preliminary dates for the 199 Cemeteries tour:
- October 7 @ 3pm: I unveil 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die in my home away from home, Borderlands Bookstore.
- October 17 @ 8 pm: Stories, Echo Park
- 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, 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. 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 August 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.