This Just In: Another Reason to Come to BookCon!

I mentioned that I’m signing books at BookCon this Saturday at the Chizine Publications booth (#2359) from 1 PM – 3 PM. But now there’s even better news!

When you buy a copy of Chasing the Dragon while I’m there, you’ll get a free copy of my latest novel, Die and Stay Dead! That’s right, I said a free copy! Supplies are limited, so get there early!

Once again that’s the ChiZine Publications booth (#2359) on Saturday from 1 PM – 3 PM. Buy a copy of Chasing the Dragon, get a copy of Die and Stay Dead free!

 

The Thief of Broken Toys

The Thief of Broken ToysThe Thief of Broken Toys by Tim Lebbon

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I was loving this spooky, haunting novella right up until the end. It was beautiful, lyrical, and melancholy, but also about hope and remembrance and moving past your grief. Lebbon skillfully maneuvers the reader through Ray’s stages of grief as he inches toward coming to terms with the new reality of his life. But then that ending happens. I couldn’t get into it. It’s too abrupt and weirdly unforgiving for a story that’s all about forgiving yourself. It’s unfair to both the characters and the reader. Where the novella ends is what, in a longer piece, might be the second act crisis that launches the protagonist toward a hopefully satisfying climax. We’re robbed of that here in a way that perhaps is meant to feel thematic but instead just left me unsatisfied. As always, your mileage may vary.

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Signing at BookCon This Saturday

It’s that time of year again — happy BEA, everyone! I love going to BEA, walking the floor, checking out the publishers’ booths, picking up free swag…wait, did I say that last one out loud? Anyway, my schedule is keeping me from attending BEA this year, but I will be there for BookCon, the post-BEA, open-to-the-public bookfest at the Jacob Javits Center.

I’ll be signing books at the ChiZine Publications booth (# 2359) on Saturday from 1 PM – 3 PM.

Copies of Chasing the Dragon will be available for sale. If you bring along any of my other books, I’ll also be happy to sign those, too.

Looking forward to seeing you at BookCon!

And Then There Was the Time Michael Ian Black Tweeted Me

Also known as the greatest moment of my life!

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