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Two Readings Coming Up

I’ve got two readings coming up in New York City to promote my latest novel, Die and Stay Dead. Right now it’s looking like these will be my last readings for 2014 (unless the World Fantasy Convention finds a reading slot for me).

WRITERS READ NYC – Sunday, October 26th
The Sidewalk Cafe
96 Avenue A (at 6th Street)
6 PM (doors open at 5:30)

Joining me will be author Gene Albertelli, poet Marcia Loughran, and essayist Malcolm McNeill. There is a $5 cover charge. I will have personal copies of Die and Stay Dead with me to sell and sign, but what would be even better (and more helpful to the author) would be if you bought a copy from the bookseller of your choice and brought it with you for me to sign. That way, the publisher will see copies flying off the shelves!

The SoHo Gallery for Digital Art
138 Sullivan Street (between West Houston and Prince)
7 PM (doors open at 6:30)

Joining me will be critically acclaimed and multi-award-nominated horror author John Langan. Admission is free, but there is a $7 suggested donation. As with the Writers Read NYC event, I’ll have personal copies of Die and Stay Dead with me to sell and sign, but it would be even more helpful to the author (that’s me!) if you bought a copy from your favorite bookseller instead and brought it with you for me to sign. The publisher needs to see this book selling!

If you came to the event at WORD in Greenpoint, Brooklyn on October 1st, thank you very much! Also, please don’t feel obligated to come to these next two events as well, unless you really want to, since I’ll be reading the same excerpt from Die and Stay Dead that I read at WORD.

Thank you for your support, everyone, and I hope to see you at the readings!

The Giveaway is Complete!

A whopping 559 readers entered the Goodreads giveaway to win signed ARCs of Die and Stay Dead and Dying Is My Business, but alas, there could only be one lucky winner.

Congratulations to Peggy Geiger of Kansas City, MO! Your signed ARCs will be in the mail to you shortly! I hope you enjoy them. But if you don’t, please keep in mind that my books can only be killed with a special ceremonial silver dagger, as my editor’s assistant discovered recently.


Last Day of the Giveaway

Reminder! Today (Saturday) is your last chance to win signed ARCs of DIE AND STAY DEAD and DYING IS MY BUSINESS! Get in there!

What Waits For You On North Brother Island?

Gothamist ran a great article today that has tons of amazing photos taken on North Brother Island, the abandoned island just off the Bronx where the bulk of my Bram Stoker Award-nominated novelette General Slocum’s Gold takes place. In fact, there are some great pictures of the abandoned hospital where Typhoid Mary once lived, and where Sackett and his pals run into supernatural shenanigans in the novelette. Check it out. (It’s odd that the article doesn’t mention the wreck of the General Slocum on North Brother Island’s shores in 1904, though.)

By the way, did you know General Slocum’s Gold is available as a 99¢ e-book that also includes a bonus story? Well, it is!

In other book-related news, there are only three days left to win signed ARCs of Die and Stay Dead and Dying Is My Business. Head on over to Goodreads and enter to win today!