Giveaway, Patreon, Podcast, and More

Hi, folks.  I’m sorry for the delay in response times and long radio silences — I’m under the gun to get a novel finished, and while it’s coming along, I’m really trying to buckle down and get it finished and finished well.  Deadline’s the 15th, and then it’s on to other projects, which I’ll let you folks know about as details become solidified.

The Kindle Goodreads giveaway for Behind the Door is now underway, and will be running 6/3-6/21. Goodreads members will be able to enter the giveaway in order to win a copy of my newest novel, and there will be 100 winners.  I certainly hope you’ll consider entering.  I’m very excited about this book; as I mentioned, I think it may be one of the best ones I’ve ever written.  Giveaway is HERE.

Also, my Patreon content for May has been posted.  I know I don’t mention it very often, but I’m putting up some content there which is exclusive to Patreon subscribers, stuff to tickle the fancy of the completist.  If you’re interested in a serialized novel, excepts from works in progress and other behind-the-scenes stuff, and a fictional travelogue with background information about the various locations my novels and short stories, past and future, are set, you may want to consider subscribing.

Also, I’m proud to say that it looks like my podcast, Cosmic Shenanigans, is doing pretty well.  I’m glad folks out there are enjoying it.  If you’ve never given a listen and want to, I basically cover classic and modern art forms which I feel fall under the umbrella of cosmic horror.  You can catch up on past episodes on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, IHeartRadio, Youtube, and the Project Entertainment Network, links to which are all available HERE.

Also, if you’d like to get books signed, I’ll be at Protean Books & Records on June 9th, from noon to 3 pm.  Here’s the info:

Protean Books & Records
836 Leadenhall St
Baltimore, MD 21230
Signing with Brian Keene, Stephen Kozeniewski, and Wesley Southard

I think that’s it for now.  More to come sooon….


Hey, folks — just a quick note to let you know that Behind the Door will be featured in a Kindle Goodreads giveaway running from 6/3-6/21. Goodreads members will be able to enter the giveaway in order to win a copy of my newest novel, and there will be 100 winners.  I certainly hope you’ll consider entering.  I’m very excited about this book; I think it may be one of the best ones I’ve ever written.

Giveaway is HERE.

Kind Words About SAVAGE WOODS in Library Journal Review

Library Journal ran a “Halfway to Halloween” article in their April 15th edition that featured an awesome review for Savage Woods.  Woot!  Thanks to Becky Spratford and Neal Wyatt.  This made my morning!

SAVAGE WOODS by Mary SanGiovanni takes place in the forest of the eerie and haunted Pine Barrens of New Jersey. The landscape offers little sanctuary but when Julia Russo’s raging ex forces her off the road she must flee into the trees – an action that sends the police after her. A master of cosmic horror, SanGiovanni evokes a Lovecraftian sensibility in this action-filled story in which ancient spirits rule the woods where Julia must now survive. Scary, suspenseful, smart, and gory, the novel is also beautifully set and described, with the forest becoming something of a second character.

I’ll Be Here All Week

Hey folks.  Here’s a quick note that if you want all me, all week, there are all kinds of things to choose from.  Cosmic Shenanigans’ new episode is up, where I explore the connections between Lovecraft and the occult.  You can also check out my Patreon page, where I have several pieces of art posted, created by Shikhar Dixit and based on my books.  Further, I have a new entry into the Ghosts and Monsters of New Jersey travelogue, featuring a location from an upcoming novella-in-progress.   If you’d like to support me on Patreon and gain access to all the secret weird I have to offer, click HERE.

If you’d like to check out the recent article I wrote on Lovecraft and the occult, you can find it in Apex Magazine.

Finally, toward the end of the week, I should have posted the newest chapter in my Patreon ongoing novel, Where the Dead Lie.   Previous chapters, as well as all previous content posted to Patreon, is available in tiers for subscribers.

The rest of the week will be spent working on the upcoming Kathy Ryan novel, the aforementioned novella, a Cosmic Shenanigans new episode, and Tempest Stuff.  Stay tuned….

Cosmic Shenanigans Update

Hi folks — just a quick note to apologize profusely for the delay these last two Sundays in getting Cosmic Shenangians episodes posted.  Between a wicked bout of allergies or my annual sinus infection, not sure which, and preparing for an impending new addition to my extended family, I’ve fallen a little behind.  But I’m recording two shows this week, and I promise one will be posted on schedule this Sunday.

Thanks for your patience and understanding.  🙂

An Update

Hey folks — a few things.

First, I’m sorry if you’ve been waiting on a communication from me.  I’ve been fighting off wicked allergy-ness and was busy with training for a PT teaching position, writing/podcast/editing stuff, my sister’s impending baby-birth, the holiday, and….


Anyway, my article on Lovecraft and the Occult is appearing in Issue 107, April 2018 of Apex Magazine.  Digital and print copies of the issue can be purchased HERE.



 My article on herbal medicine is available in the premier issue of Prepper Survival Guide, available on newsstands across the US.

Past episodes of Cosmic Shenanigans can be found HERE.  The new one, due to post this Sunday, is on Stephen King’s “Crouch End.”

I have recently sold a novella titled The Skin We’re In to Cemetery Dance.   Publication details forthcoming.  In the meantime, you can check out my currently available stuff HERE.

New content is up on my Patreon.

I think that’s it.  More to come. 😀


Patreon, a Podcast, and a Teaser

Hi, folks.  New content is up on my Patreon — a new entry in my fictional travelogue, Ghosts and Monsters of New Jersey.  You can find it HERE.

If you’re interested in contributing to my Patreon, go HERE.

Episode 1 of my brand-new podcast on cosmic horror, Cosmic Shenanigans, is airing this Sunday night, which also coincidentally happens to be my birthday.  You can give it a listen HERE.

Finally, a big announcement coming soon.  Here’s a teaser: