I’m thrilled to announce I’m going to be reading from my forthcoming horror story collection Unseaming at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 1 in the Inquiring Minds bookstore in New Paltz, NY. The Facebook event page for the reading is here.
I have to thank my buddy Nicole Kornher-Stace for suggesting this. I did not expect to be doing a reading from the book this fast! What’s especially cool is that there’s a good chance that Laird Barron, who wrote the introduction, and John Langan, who wrote me a wonderful blurb, will also be there.
Though Unseaming doesn’t officially come out until October, I will have some copies with me at the reading.
The trip also means Anita and I get to hang out with Nicole and her husband Dan, and Shveta Thakrar will be joining us, too, and the next day we get to see Paula Friedlander marry her longtime beau.
I hadn’t actually expected to be giving a reading up New York way until February 18, when I’m going to be appearing for the first time ever in the Fantastic Fiction at KGB series organized by Ellen Datlow and Matt Kressel. (To say I’m excited about that would be the understatement of the year.)
For those in Roanoke, VA, where I, heh, actually live, I just got offered a reading slot 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28 at the newly renovated main library branch downtown! (Well, it will be newly renovated by then, anyways. Thanks, Shalon Hurlbert!)
This is probably a good time to remind folks that there’s a giveaway of 20 ARCs of Unseaming going on at Goodreads until July 31. So even if you can’t make my reading next week, there’s still a chance you could get an early copy…
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