I’ll be reading in the Wedding Chapel on the Queen Mary at StokerCon on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 1PM. Joining me will be Sumiko Saulsen. I’m thinking about reading the Alondra story from Best New Horror #27.
I’ll be debuting a brand-new lecture called “Whistling Past the Graveyard” at StokerCon. It’s scheduled for 11-noon on Saturday, April 29, in the Board Room of the Queen Mary. I’ll be talking about ghosts, graveyards, and the ends of the world.
I’m looking forward to BayCon, too. I haven’t gotten my schedule yet, but I will be loitering around the Imagination Health Fair on Saturday, May 27th, sometime between 10 am – 2 pm.
I’ll be back at the Bay Area Book Festival in Berkeley during the first weekend of June, 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’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.