Brand New Blurb for 100 FATHOMS BELOW!

Check out this awesome new blurb for 100 Fathoms Below!

“Full of claustrophobic horror, Cold War submarine warfare, and hardcore evil, 100 Fathoms Below creates a powerful sense of place and a tension that festers in your gut throughout. Kent and Kaufmann invite their readers into a submerged haunted house and lock the door behind them.” — Christopher Golden, New York Times bestselling author of Ararat

Don’t forget, 100 Fathoms Below is available for preorder now from Amazon, B&N, and wherever fine books are sold!

My Necon 38 Schedule

Necon 38 is coming up this weekend! Necon is my favorite annual convention. I’ve been attending since 2000, and only missed two years between then and now. Here’s where you can find me over the course of the convention:

Friday, July 20th

The Spark: What Inspires a Great Short Story, 2:00 PM
This will be a fun panel! Here’s the official description: “It’s the question all short fiction writers hate — ‘Where do your stories come from?’ And since most Necon Campers are too old to believe that old wives’ tale about a stork, we’ve gathered some of the best in speculative short fiction to give us a glimpse into their creative process.” With Meghan Arcuri-Moran, Christa Carmen, Nicholas Kaufmann (M), Toni L.P. Kelner, Ed Kurtz, Lisa Manetti, Helen Marshall

Meet the Authors Party, 8:00 PM
I will have copies of Chasing the DragonDying Is My Business, and In the Shadow of the Axe for sale! (Sorry, I’m all out of copies of Die and Stay Dead right now.) I will also be happy to sign any books or magazine appearances of mine that you bring along!

Saturday, July 21st

The Infamous Necon Roast, 9:00 PM
Once again I will be co-hosting the roast with Jeff Strand. This year’s victim is a doozy! You won’t want to miss this!

Sunday, July 22nd

Necon Town Meeting, 11:00 AM
I was responsible for putting together most of the programming this year, with the tireless Matt Bechtel’s help, so if you liked what we did come tell us so! If you didn’t like what we did, come tell us that, too.

You can also find me attending other cool panels, hanging out in the lobby or lounge, or browsing the dealer’s room. Come say hello! I look forward to seeing you there!

Mine!

Mine!: A Comics Collection to Benefit Planned ParenthoodMine!: A Comics Collection to Benefit Planned Parenthood by Molly Jackson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A great collection of short comics in support of a great cause! Editors Joe Corallo and Molly Jackson have commissioned and assembled a striking, effective comics anthology from dozens of writers and artists, including Neil Gaiman, Dennis O’Neil, Amber Benson, Rachel Pollack, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Keith R. A. DeCandido, and many more. It’s astonishing how many good short, powerful comics are inside these pages! Because this is a fundraising anthology for Planned Parenthood, many of the comics focus on the subjects of personal choice, the need for access to health care, and religious or societal adversity, but a few move beyond to talk about how important Planned Parenthood is to the gay and trans experiences, especially in the early days when there were few other places to find a sympathetic ear and factual information about AIDS, safe sex, and transitioning.

It’s hard for me to choose a favorite among all the comics, but I have a soft spot for Stuart Moore and June Brigman’s “Captain Ginger in Unplanned Parenthood,” because it involves cat-people in a spaceship (Sergeant Mittens!) and refers to the now-extinct humans as “feeders.” That one was right up my alley. There are so many stories in this anthology that you’re sure to find one that’s right up your alley, too. Highly recommended, not just for the good cause but for the sheer, overwhelming amount of talent on display.

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The Terror

The TerrorThe Terror by Dan Simmons
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A masterpiece of historical fiction and supernatural horror, Dan Simmons’s THE TERROR is a novel that requires your patience. It’s long, and many passages are dense with description. It took me two months to read, but ultimately I found my patience and commitment rewarded. Life aboard HMS Terror and survival in the brutal, inhospitable landscape of the Arctic are made vividly real through Simmons’s well-researched and eloquent prose. I found the ending in particular to be superb and well worth the effort of reaching it. Like Franklin’s expedition to find the Northwest Passage, THE TERROR is a long and complicated journey, one that both frustrates and rewards, but also one that will leave you forever changed.

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News & Updates

  • 07/18/2018 — Brand New Blurb for 100 FATHOMS BELOW!Check out this awesome new blurb for 100 Fathoms Below! “Full of claustrophobic horror, Cold War submarine warfare, and hardcore evil, 100 Fathoms Below creates a powerful sense of place and a tension that festers in your gut throughout.…Read more »
  • 07/17/2018 — My Necon 38 ScheduleNecon 38 is coming up this weekend! Necon is my favorite annual convention.…Read more »
  • 07/17/2018 — Mine!Mine!: A Comics Collection to Benefit Planned Parenthood by Molly Jackson My rating: 5 of 5 stars A great collection of short comics in support of a great cause!…Read more »
  • 07/07/2018 — The TerrorThe Terror by Dan Simmons My rating: 5 of 5 stars A masterpiece of historical fiction and supernatural horror, Dan Simmons’s THE TERROR is a novel that requires your patience.…Read more »
  • 06/26/2018 — My Readercon 29 ScheduleReadercon 29 is just a few weeks away! I have received my programming schedule, so here’s where you can find me over the course of the convention: Friday, July 13th (yikes!) Kaffeeklatsch, 11:00 AM, Seven Masts Come join me for some morning coffee and a lively discussion about my books, the writing class I will be teaching for LitReactor in the fall, lessons from my career, and the usual selection of bad jokes!…Read more »

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