CHILLS Release

Just a quick note to let folks know where they can pick up a copy of CHILLS, due to hit bookstores on Tuesday, September 27th:


“True Detective” meets H.P. Lovecraft in this chilling novel of murder, mystery, and slow-mounting dread from acclaimed author Mary SanGiovanni . . .

It begins with a freak snowstorm in May. Hit hardest is the rural town of Colby, Connecticut. Schools and businesses are closed, powerlines are down, and police detective Jack Glazier has found a body in the snow. It appears to be the victim of a bizarre ritual murder. It won’t be the last. As the snow piles up, so do the sacrifices. Cut off from the rest of the world, Glazier teams up with an occult crime specialist to uncover a secret society hiding in their midst.

The gods they worship are unthinkable. The powers they summon are unstoppable. And the things they will do to the good people of Colby are utterly, horribly unspeakable…

If you haven’t yet pre-ordered a copy of CHILLS and would like to, here are some places you can find one:








Thank you to everyone who pre-ordered one — it is very much appreciated.

Goodreads Giveaway of CHILLS

For the next five days, Goodreads is inviting its members to enter into a drawing for a free copy of Chills (to be released September  27th by Kensington/Lyrical).  Enter HERE for a chance to win a free copy.  (Two winners will be chosen, I believe at random.)


Described as “True Detective” meets H.P. Lovecraft in this chilling novel of murder, mystery, and slow-mounting dread,” the novel is currently available for preorder at Amazon in both e-book and paperback formats.

Some News

Hi folks.  It’s been a busy last couple of months, what with Sprout graduating and getting him ready to head off to college.  It’s also been a busy time for writing projects, with a novel, novella, and short story collection all due at various points from now until the end of this year.  There are some events and promotions coming up for the interested:

Provided this chest cold doesn’t smite me verily and Biblically, this Saturday, July 9th, I’ll be at York Emporium’s Horrible Saturday event with fellow authors Brian Keene, Chet Williamson, Kelli Owen, Bob Ford, Rachel Autumn Deering, Lesley Conner, Stephen Kozeniewski, and Jason Pokopec. There will be book signing, a panel, a movie screening, a scream contest, and more.

Horrible Saturday – York Emporium
July 9, 10am-6pm (signing from 12-4pm)
343 W Market St
York, PA
(717) 846-2866

Marking a return to NY publishing, my novel Chills is due out from Kensington/Lyrical Underground on September 27th.  However, it’s available for preorder now.  You won’t be charged until it actually ships.  There will be a number of interesting things happening this fall in relation to this book’s release.  Details will be here as they become available.

Also, regarding Chills, next week Goodreads will be hosting a giveaway next week, 7/10-7/20. Goodreads members will be able to enter in order to win a free copy of the book. I am informed there will be two winners. Details will be appearing HERE.

If you happen to be a Bookbub member, you can follow what’s going on with Chills and other books HERE.

More news to come!

And Even More Appearances

Although this is not the final schedule of events, it’s pretty close.  Here’s where I’ll be for most of the rest of the year, in between seeing my son off to his first year of college:

July 9, 2016
The York Emporium‘s “Horrible Saturday”

June 10-11, 2016
Rural PA Authors Expo

July 21-24, 2016
Scares That Care III

October 7-9, 2016

October 26, 2016

November 17 – 20, 2016
Bizarro Con

December 30, 2016 – January 1, 2017
New Year’s Party Con

For more details, check out my Appearances page.


Guest Appearance with JC Writers

So, on Wednesday, February 17th (tomorrow), I’ll be making a guest appearance for the Jersey City Writers’ Genre Night (themed “The Horror of Love”).  I’ll be doing a brief reading from For Emmy (and possible talk about the horror of love, if time allows), followed by a Q&A, and will have books on hand for sale and signing. There will be other authors reading their works there as well, so it promises to be a night of some good fiction by New Jersey authors.  If you’re in the area or can make it out there, I certainly hope you’ll consider coming out to say hi.

Details are:

Jersey City Writers Genre Night – “The Horror of Love”
February 17, 2016, 7-10pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)
Barrow Mansion
83 Wayne Street
Jersey City NJ 07302

7:10-7:40 – Talk/reading by Mary SanGiovanni
7:40-7:55 – Q&A with Mary SanGiovanni
7:55-8:05 – Break (and book signing)
8:05-9:30 – Readings of short stories by local authors
9:30-10:00 – Book signing/mingling

A couple of things to note: the venue has changed from the Art House to Barrow Mansion, an NJ historical landmark which I’m excited to see.  Also, feel free to bring books from home to get signed if you’d like.

I hope to see you there!

News About CHILLS

A few news tidbits about my new upcoming novel, Chills:

First, I’d like to note that yes, Chills is the Kensington (Lyrica Imprint) e-book/paperback version of my novel, The Blue People, which originally appeared in hardcover late last year from Thunderstorm Books.  However, this version contains a new title, new cover art, and about 4000 words of additional story.  It is the first of two books I am contracted to write for Kensington.

The official publication date of Chills, I’m told, will be September 27, 2016.

However, I’m pleased to say that the Kindle edition appears to be available for pre-order now! Click RIGHT HERE to get your copy. You can also get the Kobo version HERE.  I’m pretty excited about this book, so I hope you’ll consider getting one.

Here’s the new cover: