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Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 7 pm: I’ll be part of a horror reading at the main branch of the San Mateo Public Library, in San Mateo, CA. Joining me will be Emerian Rich, Sumiko Saulson, Laurel Anne Hill, Trinity Adler, R.L. Merrill, Mercy Hollow, Ben Monroe, E.M. Markoff, and more.
October 11-13, 2019: Sinister Creature Con, Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 6151 H Street, Sacramento, CA: CANCELED
October 19, 2019 @ 5 pm: Session 1 of the Litcrawl: Tales for the Camp Fire will take over Dalva at 3121 16th Street in San Francisco’s Mission District. Joining me will be E.M. Markoff, L.S. Johnson, Ben Monroe, and Clifford Brooks. This event is free and accessible, but the bar will be open and alcohol will be served. 21+ only.
Save the date: October 24: I’ll be returning to the Literary Speakeasy to share a horror story. More details will follow when the lineup is announced.
Watch for more events coming soon!
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.