Things are clearly getting away from me, these days. I keep pulling things out as research for my new book, but nothing every gets put away. The piles just grow taller. (The weird thing is that it doesn’t look as bad in this picture as it feels in real life.)
Anyway, I’ve had a couple of things come out lately, so I figured I ought to do another link round-up.
Starting today, I’m “kidnapping” the Horror Addicts blog for the next week. Everything kicks off today with an interview with me about Automatism Press: https://horroraddicts.wordpress.com/2016/12/04/kidnapped-week-automatism-press
Valerie Frankel has collected up the best self-promotional tips from a bunch of writers — and you can get a copy of the book for free. My piece is about giving a reading as a way to sell your books. You can download the collection FREE from Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/683123.
You can win a copy of The Dangerous Type by commenting on my interview on J. Scott Coatsworth’s blog: https://www.jscottcoatsworth.com/author-spotlight-loren-rhoads/ I talk about Oscar Wilde and Philip K. Dick and the hottest lesbian scene I’ve yet to write, as well as Star Wars and Hammer Horror. You know, all my influences.
I signed the signature sheets for the Best New Horror book that’s coming out next year. I’ve 1) never had a piece in a hardcover book before 2) never gotten to sign a sig sheet before and most importantly 3) never had a story in a Best-of book before, so I am completely thrilled. The book isn’t listed on Amazon yet, but I will let you know when it’s for sale. My story is “The Drowning City.”
My second cemetery column went up on Gothic Beauty. This one is about visiting the Old Christian Cemetery in Singapore and how my daughter almost died there: http://www.gothicbeauty.com/2016/11/cemetery-adventures-in-singapore/
My essay about the Memorial to the Deportation and my husband’s heritage went up on Cemetery Travel: https://cemeterytravel.com/2016/11/11/deaths-garden-pastrami-in-paris/
I was honored to beta read a new story by Brian Hodge for Dark Fuse magazine. It’s intense and as beautiful as you’d expect from Brian: https://www.darkfusemagazine.com/2016/11/mommys-little-man-by-brian-hodge-released/
That’s all for now. Hope you’re finding some light in the season.