MoCon, A New Story, and Discounts

A few quick announcements for the interested reader:

This weekend I’ll be a guest at MoCon, an Indiana-based convention which explores horror/speculative fiction, diversity, and spirituality in fiction, games, and other media in a friendly, get-to-know-the-writer kind of setting.  I will be breaking the genre and unleashing supernatural powers of chaos and destruction in my usual way:

Panel – Saturday 1:30 Women Destroy Mo*Con Panel
(K. Tempest Bradford, Chesya Burke, Lucy Snyder, Alethea Kontis, and Mary SanGiovanni)

If you’re in the area (or near the area, or just love weekend road trips), please come on out and see us.  We’d love the company.

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The recently published anthology Library of the Dead is now available on Amazon.com, and I am pleased to say the story I co-wrote with Brian Keene, “The Last Things to Go,” is included with a number of fantastic fellow horror writers.  I also have the honor of having written an Afterword in the anthology dedicated to the memory of friend and author, J.F. Gonzalez.  I really consider this to be a special book for a number of reasons, so I hope you’ll consider picking up a copy.

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Also, if you are one of those people waiting for a sale to try reading something of mine, you’re in luck!  For a limited time (May 4, 2015 – May 11, 2015), two of my novels, Thrall and Chaos, will be available for Kindle U.S. and Kindle U.K. for only $.99!  That’s right, all next week, from May 4th to the 11th, Kindle editions of those two novels will be only $.99.  If you want to check out those books, next week will be a great time to pick them up.

More soon!

Visiting Writer at Seton Catholic Central High School – Raising Funds

Hi, folks.  As you may know, I am a strong supporter of any literary education initiative, particularly one involving academic exploration and appreciation of speculative genre fiction.  As such, I have been invited as this year’s Visiting Writer at Seton Catholic Central High School. Thanks to fellow author Kevin Lucia, at the end of this May, I will have the opportunity to work with and critique the writing of their Creative Writing students.  I will also be discussing my experiences as a writer and speaking to a general assembly of students about publishing in general.

To raise funds to make this happen, Kevin has set up an Indiegogo campaign.  You can check it out HERE.  There are/will be perks — e-books, books, all kinds of goodies!  As Kevin notes, funds have already been raised, with several other local fundraisers to follow, but this opportunity affords readers, SCC alumni, and anyone else who may be interested to contribute in any way they’d like.

You can also keep up with the latest in this endeavor by joining the Facebook Group.

I sincerely hope you’ll consider contributing and/or spreading the word, and helping in our efforts to raise money to make this happen.

New Short Story Out

So my new Lovecraftian short story, “The Floodgates of Willowhill,” is now available, collected in the anthology Shadows Over Main Street (Hazardous Press).  I’m proud to be appearing alongside some really great authors.  I hope you’ll consider picking up a copy.

Here are the links:

BUY SHADOWS OVER MAINSTREET (Kindle)
BUY SHADOWS OVER MAINSTREET (Paperback)

So It’s 2015….

Hi, folks.  I know it’s been a while since I updated; I’ve been handling some personal issues over the last three months or so. However, for those interested in what’s on the writing front this year, here’s a little run-down of what you can expect from me:

– a new novel – I’m actually working on two at the moment, but one has already been contracted, so that one, obviously, will be getting done first.  It’s titled The Blue People.  I think you’ll like it.  I know you’ll like the cover art, because it’s gorgeous.  I’ll post publication date and ordering details as I get them.

– a few new short stories.  Let’s see…I have a Lovecraftian short story coming out called “The Floodgates of Willowhill” in an anthology called Shadows Over Main Street.

I have another Lovecraftian short story, “The Hundred Years’ Sleep” in the anthology A Mythos Grimmly.

There’s a short story I co-wrote with Brian Keene called “The Last Things to Go” which will be appearing in the new anthology, Library of the Dead.  Also included in this anthology is my first-ever afterword, a tribute to fellow author and friend, Jesus Gonzalez.  I hope you’ll consider picking one up.

As always, if you’re looking for available works of mine not listed here, please check out my Bookstore Page for details.

If you’re looking to buy me a hot tea at an event (wink wink nudge nudge), I have a few appearances booked so far.  I’ll be updating the Appearances page with specific details as I get them, but as a brief overview, I’ll be at NECon this year, as I am receiving the honor of being inducted as a NECon Legend. I will also be one of the guests at Mo*Con X this year.  I am also going to try to make WHC this year.  I will be doing some speaking engagements for various groups as well, but I don’t think they’re open to the public.  If they are, I’ll let you know.

As I mentioned, I’ve been a little distracted lately, so if I owe you something, please email me and remind me, and please accept my apology for running behind.  I am hoping to be all caught up by the beginning of March.

Here’s to 2015 being an exciting and productive year….

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.