News, Appearances, and Reader Goodies

I wanted to let folks know that my newest novel, Beyond the Gate, is now available for pre-order. This is the fourth book in the Kathy Ryan series and one of the wildest yet, and may be the last Kathy Ryan book for a little while, at least. I hope you’ll consider picking up a copy.

You can pre-order it HERE.

Also, I’ve been revamping my website, as you may have noticed. I’ve included a page for reader/fan goodies — things like concept art, fan art, maps, trivia, Easter eggs, histories, and anything else I think might appeal to readers. If you’d like to contribute something in the way of fan art, by all means, let me know, and I’ll post your work there for others to ooh and ahh at and admire.

Regarding upcoming appearances, I’ve recently updated my Appearances page. I know my schedule is a little light this year, but a combination of getting more work done and saving some money has compelled me to pick and choose very carefully. If you’ll be at any of these upcoming events, please stop by and say hi! I’ll have copies of my new book, Inside the Asylum, as well as a bunch of others, and will be signing whatever folks bring along for me. I hope to see you!

One final thing — Brian Keene, Damien Angelica Walters, Gwendolyn Kiste, and I will beteaching a Lit Reactor workshop, THE HORROR, THE HORROR VIII, late this summer. I believe spots are available if you’d like to sign up.

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.

New Short Story Collection Available in Print and Kindle


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!

Well, Hello, 2013!

Apologies for the lack of updates for a while.  Between the holidays and my sister giving birth to a brand new baby girl (my first nice), it’s been pretty hectic.  However, I wanted to post a quick update so folks know what to expect for the new year.

I’m working on a new novel I hope to have finished and turned in to the publisher by March.  It is the supernatural horror novel mentioned a in my last post.  This book will initially appear in LE HC, but hopefully I will have news soon regarding other versions as well.  I believe this year will see the audiobook release of The Hollower and a chapbook version of a short story called “The Anathema Cell.”  I’m working on plans for paperback versions of the Hollower trilogy — I’ll keep you posted.

You may have also noticed some updates to the website, particularly in the Locations of Interest section.  If you’re the type of reader who likes fun little trivia extras about your books, this section offers that and more for most of the novels and novellas where location is of some significance to the plot. In the Writer’s Life section, I’ve been blogging semi-regularly, mostly about life-stuff, if that interests you.  I’ve been trying to include blog posts specifically related to my life in the business, and how I’m functioning in it.

I’m looking to add to appearances this year at various conventions and events.  So far, I’m planning on the following conventions, but these are just plans.  When they are confirmed, the Appearances page will be updated with the details:

Marcon, Columbus, OH

WHC, New Orleans

NECon, Bristol, RI

I’d also like to do some readings and signings — details will follow.

I also wanted to say how much I appreciate the support of readers and fans who have bought, traded, discussed, reviewed, and spoke favorably about my work to date.  It means so much to know there are folks out there who are reading and enjoying my books.  I wish all of you and your loved ones a safe, healthy, happy, productive new year full of exciting surprises, happy accidents, beautiful sunsets, memorable moments, and cherished time spent with those you care about doing things that matter.  I wish you all peace of mind, time to relax, and good fortune.  Every year ought to be better than the last….

Upcoming Coolness

A few announcements on upcoming things:

Fans of Jack Ketchum will want to check this space out come September 11th — I’m the 2nd stop on his blog tour promoting I’m Not Sam and I’ll be featuring a special guest blog post by him!  I’m delighted that he will be stopping by.  🙂

I understand the Thrall audiobook is on sale through Dark Realms for only $5.95 until September 2nd — now’s your time to pick one up at its low sales price!

Also, as my first foray into Kindle self-publishing, I have finished the ms for a new short story collection called A Darkling Plain.  The collection will feature 10 short stories spanning over a decade of my short fiction writing, including many hard-to-find and out-of-print stories and story notes at the end.  Once it’s up and running, I’ll post ordering details.

A short story of mine called “The Anathema Cell” should be appearing in chapbook form soon — details to follow.

Finally, for those interested in this sort of thing, I am a quarter of the way through a new novel.  I hope to be able to announce more about this soon.


For those of you who already have The Hollower and Found You and are looking for a nice but economical edition of The Triumvirate to pick up, Thunderstorm Books is shipping copies of the Hard Rain edition at the end of this week.  There are a handful of the Collector Sets left as well, if you’re still interested in picking up the Hollower Trilogy books all together.  Paul G. will match the numbers in the set for you.  It may be a while before any of these three books appears in any other format, especially The Triumvirate, so I’d at least recommend picking up the Hard Rain version.

The audiobook version of Thrall has been completed and is the queue for release (I believe in June).  From the sampling of Chapter 1 I heard, it’s going to sound great.  Amazon is accepting pre-orders now at a nice discount for $19.77.


I just wanted to let folks know that Thunderstorm Books is down to single digit numbers of copies left in the Hollower Collectors’ Set (Supercell Series) copies of The Hollower and Found You.  If you want to pick up copies, now is the time.

Also, as a reminder, if you’re looking to pick up only the third book in the trilogy, The Triumvirate, it should be available late June/early July as a part of the Hard Rain series.  This book ties in Thrall and For Emmy, as well as wrapping up the Hollower stories and explaining a good deal of background about the Hollowers as well as a number of other monsters in Bloomwood County, NJ, both past and forthcoming.

FOUND YOU Available NOW From Thunderstorm Books!

The Hollower Trilogy continues!
The beautifully re-released signed hard cover of the trilogy’s second book, Found You, is in stock and now available through Thunderstorm Books’ Supercell Series. This edition is limited to 85 copies. Since these books were designed to be a complete set with cover art that creates one large, gorgeous piece of art, in purchasing this, you’re automatically reserved to purchase the new, never-before-published third book, The Triumvirate, in July, so you’re guaranteed a complete set! (Those who wish to purchase only The Triumvirate can do so as part of the Hard Rain series.)  If you purchased a copy of The Hollower already, please indicate the number on the book you received so that Thunderstorm can send you matching numbers.

If you liked the original Hollower series or if you’re interested in trying it for the first time, now is the time to get these books.  I understand there are only a dozen or so copies left of The Hollower, and they are expected to see fast.  They are the author’s preferred text versions, with incredible cover art by David Ho, and newly included author’s notes about each book.

New Keene, Gonzalez, SanGiovanni Bookstore

Just letting folks know that BK, JG Gonzalez and I opened a bookstore section at the York Emporium.  Basically, we want to 1) make available our books, including signed, limited editions, collector’s copies, lettereds, etc.; 2) Drive more traffic to the York Emporium, because Jim Lewin, its owner, has always been incredibly supportive of local authors; and 3) Get rid of the surplus of books that the three of us have.  Please consider checking out the store.

For a more complete description and store information, check out Brian’s write-up here.