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2020 News:

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I’m on tour to support the release of Angelus Rose, which is finally available in paperback and for the kindle on Amazon, as well as at Smashwords and wherever ebooks are sold.

You can follow the blog book tour here: https://www.silverdaggertours.com/sdsxx-tours/as-above-so-below-book-tour-and-giveaway

You can get a taste of the As Above, So Below series by watching the book trailer:


I’ve been invited to the First Annual Queer Book Fest in Sacramento, CA on June 13, 2020. More details when I have them.

I’ve applied to speak at the Association for Gravestone Studies conference in Austin, Texas in June, but tickets haven’t gone on sale yet. I expect it will be postponed until next year.

The Oddities & Curiosities Expo, scheduled for the San Mateo Event Center, has been postponed until Halloween. I’m still deciding it I can make the new date.

The Nebula Conference has been rescheduled for May 2021.

2019 News:

199 Cemeteries To See Before You Die made the UK Guardian’s list of Top 10 Cemetery Books.

I had a little flash fiction Alondra story called “Rock Faces” up on the Ladies of Horror Flash Project.

Mental Floss let me update my Road Trips of the Ultimate Taphophile piece.

I’m very excited to announce I’ve edited an anthology called Tales for the Camp Fire to raise money for the survivors of the most devastating wildfire in California’s history.  The book will be released on May 2nd.  Contributors include Nancy Etchemendy, Dana Fredsti, LS Johnson, EM Markoff, Ben Monroe, Gene O’Neill, and more.

Out now! A new Ariel and Raena story (the characters from The Dangerous Type) appears in the ebook of the Spring 2019 issue of Space & Time. The story is called “The Arms Dealer’s Daughter.” You can order a copy here: https://weightlessbooks.com/format/space-and-time-magazine-issue-133/

A brand-new story called “In the Pines” appears in the Women in Horror issue of Siren’s Call magazine. You can read it for free here: http://www.sirenscallpublications.com/pdfs/SirensCallEZine_February2019.pdf.

Occult Detective 5

“Something in the Water,” a new Alondra story — this one set at San Francisco’s Academy of Sciences — appears in the current issue of Occult Detective Quarterly.  In this case, scientists come face to face with an implacable ancient spirit and Alondra must broker the peace. You can pick up a copy on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2NEysyC.

I was a guest on the Strange Familiars podcast, talking about cemeteries with my old friend Timothy Renner — who took me to Gettysburg the last time I was in Pennsylvania. Check out our conversation here: https://www.strangefamiliars.com/e/episode-74-deaths-gardens/

2018 News:


A new Alondra story appears in Weirdbook #40. In “Elle a Vu un Loup,” Alondra travels to Mackinac Island in northern Michigan to face a monster that has terrorized the close-knit community. Check it out at http://weirdbook-magazine.com/.

I was a guest on the On the Odd podcast, talking about cemeteries and ghosts: https://ontheodd.com/199-cemeteries-to-see-before-you-die/

I have a very short story from Alondra’s childhood up now here.

Also out last year:

“The three stories collected in Alondra_s Experiments are filled with sensual magic that whispers like velvet. Alondra DeCourval walks with monsters, magicians, and old and deep poweAlondra’s Experiments, a collection of three short stories about Alondra DeCourval, is available for the kindle from Amazon. The stories appeared previously in Instant City, Not One of Us, and Wily Writers.

Alondra's InvestigationsAlondra’s Investigations is also available on Amazon for the kindle. The chapbook includes stories previously published in New Realm magazine and in the books Sins of the Sirens and The Haunted Mansion Project: Year One.

Alondra’s Adventures just came out on Amazon. It contains stories previously published in Not One of Us and the books Best New Horror #27 and Fright Mare: Women Write Horror. Here’s the link: https://amzn.to/2Kyafb7.

Nancy Kilpatrickauthor of_Thrones of Blood seriesPower of the Blood series