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December 2007

Happy holidays to all stopping by....

First off, quick time-sensitive announcement: Linda and I will be participating in the first Wordbridge festival in NYC, as part of Sheree Renée Thomas' "Aunt Dissy's Traveling Medicine Show." It'll take place at the Salomon Art Gallery, 83 Leonard Street (that would be NYC), 4th floor, Saturday, December 8th. We'll be part of the 5PM readings, but check out the event because there are a lot of fascinating events/readings happening. (And if you reached this too late, check out the site anyway!)

My latest contribution to the Storytellers Unplugged blog (the December 4th entry) talks about the role of secrets in creating characters and stories.

Moving on, 'tis the season, as they say....

So if anyone's looking to give the gift of (dark) reading for the holidays, here are a few suggestions from a personal point of view:

Being Full of Light, Insubstantial, Bram Stoker Award winner Linda D. Addison's new poetry collection from Space and Time, is available for ordering right now for $10 plus $1.50 for shipping from Space and Time Books, 138 West 70th Street (4B), NY, NY, 10023-4468. The book recently received a rave review at If you prefer, the book is also available through

Webmistress and goth bubba (if there is such a thing) Natalia Lincoln's vampire novel, The Mirror, which just took an Honorable Mention in the 2007 London Book Festival, is also out through and Space and Time Books (as above), for $19.99 plus $1.50 shipping:

A vampire glimpses his reflection in a mirror for the first time in eight hundred years... his victim, a young woman lost in the modern city, finds herself pulled into an ancient quest. Natalia Lincoln's epic tale of obsession, bloodlines, and an undying curse richly evokes medieval Eastern Europe and present-day New York City.

"A vivid dark world of punks, demons, and blood, of red velvet and black leather dusters. Driven by necessity, dread, and love, these characters carve their names on our hearts so we will never forget."
—Jeanne Cavelos, editor, The Many Faces of Van Helsing

"Natalia Lincoln is a new voice whispering along the corridors of shadows and light -- and it would do you well to listen."
—P.D. Cacek

Tom Piccirilli's latest, The Midnight Road, a killer noir-thriller, is available from Bantam through – check out the list of his latest work, and pre-order The Cold Spot if you've already sampled his work (because once you've read him, you'll want more).

Tom edited Midnight Premiere, available from as well as – I have a story in there, and the book has received phenomenal reviews. If you haven't checked it out, you're missing a classic!

Other anthologies I'm in include High Seas Cthulu, with a piece called "The Stars, In Their Dreaming," available from for $15.95.

And there's Sails and Sorcery: Tales of Nautical Fantasy, with my story "The Sea In Silence" (I know, I know—stories written some time apart with titles that echo one another – if this were a story, I'd edit it out, but this is life, so there we have it). Available for the direct price of $18.40 from Fantasist Enterprises.

Necro Publications has all kinds of Houarner stuff—we got some Dead Cat's Traveling Circus of Wonders and Miracle Medicine Show still available, and we got yer Road From Hell, the long-awaited conclusion to the Max series that has appeared in various small press and commercial editions, hot off the presses.

Special Max offers available elsewhere include, from the Horror Mall, signed editions of the first two Max books (The Beast That Was Max and Road to Hell), and Camelot Books will also have signed editions of the first two books, as well as the third, for sale.

And last, but not least, Space and Time, The Magazine of Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction is back thanks to new publisher Hildy Silverman! For $5.00 plus $1.50 shipping, or a subscription -- 2 for $10, 4 for $20 -- you get the current issue (#101) with stories from Jack Ketchum, Holly Phillips, Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu, Andersen Prunty, Kiel Stewart, Monte Davis, Corey Brown, John Phillips, as well as poetry from Rebecca George, Marge Simon, Todd French, Lorraine Schein, Darrell Schweitzer and a collaboration of nine poets (a gang, a veritable posse of poets!). Look for the magazine at bookstores and Barnes & Nobles, or just send Hildy the money at Space and Time, 1308 Centennial Ave, Ste.101, Piscataway, NJ, 08854, and she'll get a copy to ya!

So if you can't find anything above for the darkness lover you love, man, I can't help ya!

Have a good one, all, and to all, merry darkness in the light.

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