August 23rd, 2012


Victor LaValle and Kelly Link at the Greenlight Bookstore

One of the things I love about living in New York City is that it often feels like the literary capital of the world.  There’s always a book event going on somewhere, and since I’ve been in the business a while now, odds are I’ve met the author involved somewhere along the way. In the case of Victor LaValle, who read from his new novel The Devil In Silver last night at the Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn, I’m proud to call him a personal friend, too. Here’s a picture of Victor wowing the crowd — and what a crowd it was! The place was packed! (Sorry about the fuzziness of the photos. My cellphone camera isn’t the best.)

Afterward, Victor and special guest star Kelly Link engaged in a very enjoyable discussion about horror, monsters, literature, and the imagination. I could have listened for another hour!

I went out for drinks with some folks afterward, and then came home to this, a present from my wife in celebration of my new book deal with St. Martin’s Press!

Best. Night. Ever.



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Another New Book Announcement

Hot on the heels of my announcement about the new book deal with St. Martin’s Press, I have another new book to tell you about, and this one is available even as we speak!

I am delighted to announce the publication of Still Life: Nine Stories, a new collection of short fiction, and my first e-book exclusive, published by the good folks at Necon E-Books, the new publishing arm of the Northeastern Writers Conference, one of the longest-running writers conferences in the country. (Cover painting courtesy of the ghost of Paul Cézanne.) My first collection, Walk In Shadows, went out of print a whopping seven years ago, and now, finally, a new collection is available. Still Life includes:

  • Four previously published stories that have never been collected before: “Under the Skin,” “Toad Lily,” “Comeback,” and “Mysteries of the Cure”
  • By popular demand, three fan favorites from Walk In Shadows: “Go,” “Street Cred,” and “The Jew of Prague”
  • Two brand new, never-before-seen stories: “The Beat of Her Wings” and “(F)Earless”
  • All topped off with an Introduction by Bram Stoker Award-nominated author James A. Moore (Serenity FallsBloodstained Oz)

You can order Still Life directly from Necon E-Books here. When you do, you will automatically be supplied with both a MOBI file of the book for the Kindle and an EPUB file for everything else, including iPad, iPod, iPhone, Sony, Nook, etc. Click here for more information on the different files, if you’re as confused by this stuff as I am.

If you’d rather order from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or any other e-book retailer, hang tight. Still Life will be available through those sites soon. I’ll be sure to let you know as soon as it is.

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