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Angelus Rose is finally with the book designer. I’m busily writing guest posts and, for the first time, I’m working with a blog tour company. The book should be out this month (February!). In the meantime, I put together a book trailer:
I’m going to the SFIndie Uncon in February to learn more about being an independently published author. I’ve applied to be on the programming for FogCon in March and the Nebula Conference in May. I’m also hoping to speak at the Association for Gravestone Studies conference in Austin, Texas in June, but I haven’t sent in my proposed topic yet. Wish me luck.
I’ll be selling books and other goodies at the Oddities & Curiosities Expo on March 21 in San Mateo at the Event Center. Joining me will be E. M. Markoff and L. S. Johnson. Here’s the event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/506252336636085/
I’ve been invited to the First Annual Queer Book Fest in Sacramento, CA on June 13, 2020. More details when I have them.
More events coming soon!
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.
“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/
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:
Alondra’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 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.