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
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
review at countgore.com. If you prefer, the book is also
available through amazon.com.
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
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."
Tom Piccirilli's latest, The Midnight Road, a killer
noir-thriller, is available from Bantam through amazon.com
– check out the list of his latest work, and pre-order
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 cemeterydance.com
as well as amazon.com
– 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 eldersignspress.com
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
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
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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