The Fading Place – A New Review, Interview, and Limited Offer

Reader/Writer Gef Fox has been kind enough to review The Fading Place, and has said some pretty nice things — for example, that the story “doesn’t mince words and doesn’t slow down. It certainly served as a strong introduction to SanGiovanni’s work”.  Check out the full review HERE.

He also conducted an interview with me about the book, in which we talk about villains and monsters, Cujo, and being a mom.  You can check that out HERE.

Also, I have been informed that there are less than 10 copies left available of the hard cover version of The Fading Place.  If you’d like to buy one before this limited edition goes out of print, you can pick one up HERE.

New Appearances

I’ve been booked for a couple of upcoming appearances over the next six months, with more likely to be added. The Appearances page is current now; any new signings, Q&As, convention appearances, etc. that I will be doing in 2013/2014 will be added there as well as announced here.

So if you want to get one of my books signed, here’s where you’ll be able to find me (so far):

Book Signing, October 19, 2013, 2-5pm at Barnes & Noble
421 Arena Hub Plaza
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
Other authors in attendance who will be signing books as well are Brian Keene, Kevin Lucia, K.H. Koehler, Ron Breznay, Lorne Dixon, and John Koloski. (I will have paperback copies of Thrall, The Hollower, Found You, and The Triumvirate for sale).

I will also be making a Guest Speaker Appearance at Dancing With a Pen Workshop on July 2, 2014 in Morristown, NJ. This will include a presentation by me, followed by workshop participation and ms evaluation. Participation in this event is for teens only, I believe. Details to follow.

New Short Story Collection Available in Print and Kindle

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Just wanted to let folks know that my new short story collection, A Darkling Plain, is now available in both paperback and Kindle for incredibly affordable prices.  This book collects some of my best and most difficult-to-find short fiction, including:

“Kins”   *   “The Nurses of Haversham”   *   “The Eleventh Hour Syndrome”

“Andi”   *   “Skincatchers ”   *   “Deadsies”    *   “The Amazing Morpheus”

“Goth and Crow”   *   “The Days After the World Went Away”   *   “Letting Go”

Story notes from the author

I hope you’ll consider picking this up and giving it a read.  I look forward to hearing what you think!

“Kill You” Winners and a Teaser

I’m pleased to announce the following people who purchased a hardcover limited edition copy of my newest novel, Chaos, have won the drawing for (the dubious honor of) being killed off in my next Thunderstorm novel:

H. Casper

Jason Houghton

Chris Oxer

Sabas Moreno, Jr.

Dominic Gasbarro 

Congratulations to the winners!  I look forward to killing you off as characters in my next novel! :D And thank you so much for allowing me the use of your names.  Also, as a small legal aside, Paul Goblirsch of Thunderstorm Books has likely already contacted you asking for official permission for the use of your names; if you haven’t already and would still like to be among my newest victims, please make sure you do relay that permission to Paul.  Thanks!

Also, I wanted to announce that my upcoming fiction collection, A Darkling Plain, will be available next month in both paperback and e-book.

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This book is a collection of various short story reprints, many of which are difficult-to-impossible to find.  In addition to story notes at the end about each, the collection TOC is as follows:

“Kins”

“The Nurses of Haversham”

“The Eleventh Hour Syndrome”

“Andi”

“Skincatchers”

“Deadsies”

“The Amazing Morpheus”

“Goth and Crow”

“The Days After the World Went Away”

“Letting Go”

I sincerely hope you’ll consider picking this one up when it becomes available.

 

Chaos HC and Backlist Paperbacks/E-Books Available Now!

I’m pleased to announce my backlist is back in print!  You can purchase copies of the Hollower trilogy books and Thrall in both paperback and e-book.  Also, there are still a few copies of Chaos left available, if you’d like to pick one up before they’re all gone….

CHAOS
BUY HARDCOVER

THRALL
BUY PAPERBACK
BUY E-BOOK
BUY AUDIOBOOK

THE TRIUMVIRATE
BUY PAPERBACK
BUY E-BOOK

FOUND YOU
BUY PAPERBACK
BUY E-BOOK

THE HOLLOWER
BUY PAPERBACK
BUY E-BOOK

News Article on My Book Releases

Just wanted to share a write-up in a local online newspaper about the publication of Chaos and the paperback releases of The Hollower, Found You, The Triumvirate, and Thrall. YAY!

Peep my newsworthiness here.

THRALL Paperback Version Now Available

ThrallI’m pleased to announce that in addition to the e-book and audiobook versions of my novel Thrall, there is now a paperback version available as well.  It’s the first in a series of cost-friendly re-releases of my entire backlist in both paperback and e-book.  This one is a personal favorite of mine, and I hope that if you do decide to pick it up, you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

New Fiction and New Appearances

I’ve been told that in about a week, the link will go live for ordering the LE HC of my new novel, Chaos.  A little about the book:

Chaos - FRONT COVER From the author of the Hollower Trilogy and Thrall comes a terrifying new novel of madness and horror….

The Bridgewood Estates apartments are clean, modern and new—the perfect place for Myrinda and her boyfriend Derek to start a new life together. But the apartments have an extra feature not advertised—they’re built on a gateway to another world, an abyss of chaos from which horrific monsters known as the chaotic ones have come to spread their insanity sickness. As the tenants of Bridgewood descend into lunacy, unthinkable acts and violent deaths accumulate around Myrinda and Derek. They’ll have to fight Myrinda’s own growing madness or succumb to the whims of the chaotic ones.

Also, I have just received word that my 10k novelette, “Okiku,” will be appearing alongside some very awesome writers in an upcoming anthology.  I’ll be posting details about that as soon as I’m allowed to and I know more about ordering and such.

And speaking of 10k stories, I will have copies of “The Anathema Cell” chapbooks, as well as some copies of my other novels, for sale and signing at this Saturday’s upcoming charity event, Creator Cookout, hosted by Comix Connection in Mechanicsburg, PA.  During this event, comic book creators and novelists talk, sign, and cook for fans while taking donations for the Central PA Food Bank. Please join Brian Keene, Mike Hawthorne, J.F. Gonzalez, Andrew Griffith, Dirk Shearer, Jess Eppley, Brandon Perlow, Karl Bollers, possibly Rick Leonardi, and me on Saturday, August 24th at Comix Connection 6200 Carlisle Pike, Suite C, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050. Bring a donation of canned food for the Central PA food bank, and you’ll be entered into a prize drawing (one entry per each food item donated).

NECon and an Interview

Two quick things before I’m off for a weekend of fun and frolic at NECon:

Author Carl Alves conducted an interview with me which he recently posted. In it, I discuss The Hollower trilogy mostly, as well as influences and heroes. Check it out and let me know what you think. ;)

Also, as I mentioned this weekend, I will be attending the Northeaster Writers Convention (NECon). If you will also be attending, you can find me at the following events/programming:

THURSDAY
8:00 p.m. Necon Remembers Rick Hautala

FRIDAY
8:00 p.m. Meet the Authors Party (I will have Hollower trilogy books available to buy and get signed, or you can bring anything else you already have that you’d like me to sign.)

SATURDAY
10:00 a.m. Don’t Do It Like That I: Newbie Mistakes I’ve Made
Chris Irvin, Bracken MacLeod, Mary SanGiovanni (M), Kristin Dearborn, Meghan Arcuri-Moran
(I’m moderating, so expect some good giggle-time. heh heh)

Or feel free to just walk up and say hi — I’ll be around all weekend.