Just Wanted to Share…

…because sometimes the little pick-me-ups are what get you through:

From literary hero Ramsey Campbell’s intro to Lovecraftian fiction anthology Shadows Over Main Street, in which my short story, “The Floodgates of Willowhill,” will be appearing: “Mary SanGiovanni speaks in a style that feels as if it’s alluding to Lovecraft’s melodious prose and yet brings its own poetic flavour to a tale that offers glimpses of the infinite.”
So…(blush) YAY!

The 9th Annual Halloween Horror Book Signing This Saturday

For Those of you in the PA area this Saturday, October 18th, I’ll be participating in the 9th Annual Halloween Horror Book Signing, which runs from 2-5pm at the Wilkes-Barre Barnes & Noble.  Address is:

The Arena Hub
421 Arena Hub Plaza
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
(570) 829-4210

I’ll have copies of nearly all my books on hand for those who want to pick one up.  There will be some great authors there, so I hope you’ll consider coming out to support them.

Hope to see you there!

“No Songs for the Stars” Now Available

The limited edition chapbook of my story, “No Songs for the Stars,” is now available through White Noise Press.   It’s beautifully illustrated and looks great, and when I say limited, I mean that this particular story won’t be available for quite a while.  If you’re interested in owning a complete collection of my stuff, I’d suggest picking one up soon.  I understand they’re moving fast.

Buy “No Songs for the Stars” HERE.


Appearance This Saturday in Old Bridge, NJ

Just a reminder to folks in the area that I’ll be the October guest speaker this Saturday, October 4th, at the Garden State Speculative Fiction Writers’ meeting. I’ll be talking about the art of the short story, taking questions, and signing anything anyone brings me.

I’ll be speaking from noon until 1 pm at the Old Bridge Public Library, One Old Bridge Plaza, Municipal Center, Old Bridge, NJ 08857. you can contact the library at (732) 721-5600.

You can get further information about the Garden State Speculative Fiction Writers HERE.

Hope to see you there!

“No Songs for the Stars” Up for Preorder This Sunday

Just wanted to let folks know that my newest short story, “No Songs for the Stars,” is being published in chapbook format by White Noise Press. It goes on sale this Monday, October 6th, but for you — yes, YOU — the link will actually go live for preorder on Sunday the fifth. If you want to pick up a copy, I suggest getting one on 10/5, as there are ONLY 100 COPIES.

For your convenience, you can bookmark the link for preordering copies: http://www.whitenoisepress.com/advance-songs/

I hope you’ll consider getting a copy or two or twelve.

“Okiku” Available on Kindle for Only $.99!

The Kindle version of my long short story, “Okiku,” is now live, and available for only $.99. This story includes a sneak peek excerpt of my newest novel in progress, The Blue People, due out from Thunderstorm Books in the near future.

Buy “Okiku” for Kindle HERE.

A Few New Things

Hi folks — a few new things for me to YAYYY! about:

As it is now on the NECon website, I can publicly announce that I have been asked to be one of NECon 35’s Legends.  Having attended the Northeastern Writers Conference for well over a decade, I think of many of the NECon folks not only as mentors and colleagues I admire but as family that I care a great deal for, and it’s an honor to be recognized this way.

I have confirmed a bunch of appearances for the rest of this year – please check out the Appearances page for details.

I have a new long short story coming out in paperback and Kindle.  My story “Okiku,” originally published in Mia Moja (edited by Michael McBride and Nate Southard), should be available on Amazon in a few days.  I’ll be sure to update with a link when it’s live.  This 10k story also includes a sneak peek short excerpt of my new novel, The Blue People, so the curious might want to check it out.  Just sayin’.

Finally, I have some short stories out in the next three months: “No Songs for the Stars” as a chapbook through White Noise Press, “The Floodgates of Willowhill” in the Lovecraftian anthology Shadows Over Main Street, “The Last Things to Go” (co-written by Brian Keene) in the anthology Library of the Dead, and “The Hundred Years’ Sleep” in the Lovecraftian anthology A Mythos Grimmly.   Also, I believe we’re nearing the end of the run for Operation: Ice Bat, which features my short story, “The Mime.”  If you haven’t picked up a copy, this may be your last chance.

I hope you’ll consider picking up one (or some, or lots) of any of these books, as I have the distinct honor of appearing with a number of extremely talented authors, so you’re guaranteed a good read.

More soon, as I get confirmed dates and links! :)