HOLLOWER Books Almost Sold Out!

Thunderstorm Books reports that there are only two remaining copies of the Hard Rain ($35) version of The Triumvirate left, so if you were waiting on picking up a copy, now would be the time to move on it.  Also, there are only two complete matching sets of The Hollower Trilogy (this includes The Hollower, Found You, and The Triumvirate).  You can contact Paul Goblirsch and make him an offer on these if you want to get them before they’re gone.  He also has a couple of “broken” sets or individual books available — this may be your last chance to match up your books.


And the Giveaway Winners Are….

The following are the winners of the Giveaway:


Winners: Please send an address where I can mail your t-shirt prize to marysangiovanni at hotmail dot com.

I will be mailing the t-shirts in the next two weeks (I apologize it needs to take so long, but I will be on vacation with Sprout and B for all of next week).

Thanks to all for their patience and participation, and congratulations to the winners!!!

New Giveaway!

UPDATE: A quick thank you to all who purchased copies of The Triumvirate — I really appreciate it.  Contest is, of course, now closed.  I apologize for the delay in announcing the winners — I’ll have a separate announcement on 6/13 proper with the list of names.  Good luck and thanks again to all!!!

To celebrate the release of the final installment of the Hollower Trilogy, I’m doing a giveaway!  From 5 p.m. today, June 1st, until 5 p.m. Friday, June 8th, everyone who buys a copy of THE TRIUMVIRATE Hard Rain edition and then leaves a comment on this post letting me know will be entered into a drawing to win one of 5 t-shirts, shown below.  All shirts are sized XL, and feature a portion of Thrall‘s beautiful cover art by Vincent Chong, as well as lettering on both the front and back.

Fine print is as follows: One prize per household. Void where prohibited. Contest open to all individuals who purchase a copy of THE TRIUMVIRATE Hard Rain edition for the period of time between 5 p.m. Friday, June 1, 2012 until 5 p.m. Friday, June 8, 2012. Orders of entrants will be verified by Thunderstorm Books and winners will be chosen the evening of Friday, June 8, 2012. No postage necessary — I’ll mail the winners their prizes.

Good luck!!!

Available and Upcoming Work 2012


For those in need of a handy reference or curious about trying my work out, books of mine currently available (in varying quantities) are as follows:


I think filming for the short movie of “Goth & Crow” based on my short story of the same name should be starting toward the end of this year.  Details to follow.  Also, the short film of “Letting Go” is being worked on as well.

Thrall is currently available for Kindle for only $4.99. In about two months, the audio book will be available as well for $19.77 (pre-orders available now). Although there are no solid plans at present for a paperback version of this book, I’m looking into options.

For Emmy is currently available for Kindle. Hard cover versions are sold out, but I’ll have paperback copies on hand to sign and sell at upcoming conventions and appearances (please see Appearances page for details). Copies are limited.

My first two books, The Hollower and Found You, are available in limited edition, signed hard covers. There are very few of these left, but I understand a few copies do still remain. These are part of a set which will include The Triumvirate. There should be news sometime later this year regarding an audio book version of The Hollower.

The Triumvirate Supercell edition has shipped, completing the Hollower Trilogy. For those who already have the first two books and just want to read this new one, The Triumvirate will also be available as part of Thunderstorm Books’ Hard Rain Series, due to ship in the next two weeks or so.

I am currently working on a long story titled “Anathema,” which will be available as a chapbook later this year. Details to follow.  I am also working on a new novel which I think you’ll enjoy, and a rare non-supernatural short story as well.  Keeping busy.  It’s horror writer hands that are the devil’s playground…. 😉


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.

TRIUMVIRATE Now Shipping and Mo*Con Appearance Reminder

The Supercell version of The Triumvirate arrived in the mail today, and has begun shipping to customers. I understand there are a limited number left, and we anticipate they will sell out, so if you’re planning on grabbing a copy, I wouldn’t wait too long. If you’re holding off for the Hard Rain version, those should begin shipping, I believe, in another 2-4 weeks.  Ordering information for both versions should be available on the Thunderstorm website by Monday.

For those of you in Indiana, near Indiana, not near Indiana but with disposable travel income, or up for a good ol’ fashioned American road trip, I’ll be one of the Guests of Honor this weekend at Mo*Con.  In addition to copies of For Emmy that I will have on hand to sign, I will also have a very limited number of some rare/hard-to-find books and stories of mine.   So come on out if you can make it!  I’d love to see you.


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.

Miscellaneous Thoughts Post

Just a quick couple of thoughts:

I noticed that For Emmy‘s sales went up on Amazon. I wonder if that’s connected to my appearing in Little Miss Zombie’s 50 Kindle Horror Books Written by Women. It’s a great list, and I’m honored to be appearing on it with so many women I like and admire.


The Hollower is now down to about 20 copies; I can’t say when or if the trilogy will be appearing in paperback or digital, so if you want them, my suggestion is to get them now.


For those following the abhorrent recent actions and sad downward spiral of Dorchester Books, BK has some new information on his website.  It is most definitely worth reading, not just for Leisure and other Dorchester authors, but for all writers.  My advice: know the publisher.  Talk to the authors who work with them.  And also, make sure to work into your contract a reversion clause, if possible.  Three years, five years, in writing, whatever the terms — make sure you KNOW who gets what, and for how long,


I’m working on a new novel, as yet untitled (but it’s supernatural) and a novella which, in a change of pace for me, will not be supernatural.  So far, so good.  For inspiration, I have also been trying to catch up on my reading, starting with books and short stories I should have read long ago, interspersed with anthologies, at least, of today’s top horror fiction.  It’s really renewed my excitement of writing through a sense of nostalgia for a time when, essentially, I was just a fan.  I tend to think that never goes away, being a fan first and a practitioner second.  Being a fan makes you an avid reader, and makes that reading, which is as much a part of writing as inhaling is a part of breathing, an enjoyable thing and not work.  Writing is the work.  It’s freakin awesome work, it’s the best work on the planet, and it’s fun, but it is work.  It takes time and patience and persistence of learning.  But when you write something that makes you feel the same elation, maybe even the same nostalgia as when you read your old favorites — you write for that.  Always.


Part of my reading has been old TZ Magazine issues (BK thoughtfully completed my collection by buying me the entire run for Christmas one year, and I love them).  I enjoy reading the interviews (this issue had one with Robert Bloch) and the short stories, seeing the editors talk about Stephen King almost as if he’s the new kid on the block they’re all proud of, reading the affable and humorous tones in the book and movie reviews.  There’s a part of me that kind of wishes I could have had a chance at submitting to/getting published in this magazine, alongside these greats.  I wish I could have met people like Robert Bloch, Karl Edward Wagner, etc.  I guess I want to be ageless and timeless and have enjoyed the history of commercial horror fiction as much as the present and future.  What I do find funny about reading through these old magazines and anthologies is that there were the same complaints and dramas then as there are now; like the old saying says, as much as things change, they stay the same.  There’s something kind of comforting in that; I guess when you’re in the midst of such a revolutionary time — tech-wise, war-wise, medicine-wise, society-wise — it’s nice to know publishing has, as evidenced by editorials, always been on the brink of explosion/implosion/annihilation at the hands tentacles of rabid pygmy sharktoctopi.


Guess that’s all for now.  Go out and enjoy the beautiful day. 🙂

THE HOLLOWER Available NOW From Thunderstorm Books

The Hollower Trilogy has begun!

The beautifully re-released signed hard cover of the trilogy’s first book, The Hollower, is now available through Thunderstorm Books’ Supercell Series. This edition is limited to 85 copies and is expected to sell fast. Since these books were designed to be a complete set with cover art that creates one large, visually stunning piece of art, in purchasing this, you’re automatically signed up to purchase the re-release of Found You in May and the new, never-bef0re-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 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.  They are the author’s preferred text versions, with incredible cover art by David Ho, and newly included author’s notes about each book.

HOLLOWER Books Announcement

This year my previous Hollower novels, The Hollower and Found You, will be reissued in limited edition hardcover as part of the Supercell Series with beautiful cover art by David Ho.  In addition, a third, brand-new Hollower book, The Triumvirate, will be released for the first time in LE HC in mid-2012 as well.  There will be some special goodies for the collectors regarding the trilogy to be announced later, but I can tell you that The Hollower is slated for release on February 20th.  Watch here or at Thunderstorm Books for details.