February is Women in Horror Month! To celebrate, join Horror Writers Association President Lisa Morton (GHOSTS: A HAUNTED HISTORY), Bram Stoker Award winner Rena Mason (THE EVOLUTIONIST and EAST END GIRLS), Shirley Jackson Award nominee Kate Jonez (CEREMONY OF FLIES), and local author Loren Rhoads (LOST ANGELS) as they demonstrate the breadth of what women are doing in horror. At the Borderlands Cafe, 870 Valencia Street in San Francisco on Sunday, February 5 at 3 pm.
Save the date: Wednesday, March 29 I’ll be reading at the Rebound Bookstore, 1611 4th Street in San Rafael, California. The details are still being worked out.
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. I was approached by a publisher in September to write a dream project. Months later, we’re still negotiating. I don’t want to release ANGELUS ROSE until I can promote it properly and I don’t know yet when that will be.
The revised edition of WISH YOU WERE HERE was supposed to come out in January 2017. It’s on hold for the same reason.
In the meantime, I’m writing a new monthly cemetery column online at Gothic Beauty.
Upcoming Stories & Books
My very short story “The Rush of Wind” appears in the brand-new Flight 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.
“Guardian of the Golden Gate,” another of my Alondra stories, will appear in the STRANGE CALIFORNIA anthology. The book should be out early next year, but no date has been set yet.
“The Drowning City,” which appeared in NEVERMORE! TALES OF MURDER, MYSTERY, AND THE MACABRE, will be reprinted in BEST NEW HORROR 27 — alongside Neil Gaiman and Gemma Files! I can’t tell you how excited I am about that.
Recently Published Stories & Books
An Alondra story called “The Fatal Book” appeared in the May 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.
An Alondra story called “Sakura Time” just came out in FRIGHT MARE: WOMEN WRITE HORROR, edited by Billie Sue Mosiman. Contributors to the collection include Elizabeth Massie, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Kathryn Ptacek, and Lucy Taylor, among many others.
The audiobook is available on Audible.com.