Gene O’Neill praises LOSING TOUCH

The Horror Writers Association announced over the weekend that Gene O’Neill’s novella, THE BLUE HERON, has made the final ballot for the 2012 Bram Stoker Awards® in the long fiction category. THE BLUE HERON is about the surviving members of a six-man USMC Force Recon team who’s brothers-in-arms are now dying off one by one under strange circumstances, with a blue heron origami left at each death site.

O’Neill has previewed my upcoming novel, LOSING TOUCH, and flattered me with these words:

It’s been said there are amateur writers and unpublished/unknown pro writers. Christian A. Larsen’s writing was unknown to me. But after reading LOSING TOUCH I can recommend his work without reservation. He is indeed a solid pro. The novel has an unusual premise, the prose precise, the plot compelling, and the story has satisfying closure. Do yourself a favor, read this interesting novel. Then you, like me, will watch for his byline.

LOSING TOUCH, with a foreword by Piers Anthony, coming June 2013 from Post Mortem Press.

LOSING TOUCH, with a foreword by Piers Anthony, coming June 2013 from Post Mortem Press.

O’Neill, who won a Stoker Award in 2010 for his short story collection, TASTE OF TENDERLOIN, has written for Cemetery Dance Magazine, Twilight Zone Magazine, The Magazine of Science Fiction, and his “The White Quetzal” appears in CHIRAL MAD, which also features my short story, “Mirror Moments.”

June will not only bring LOSING TOUCH from Post Mortem Press and O’Neill’s latest, DANCE OF THE BLUE LADY from Bad Moon Books, that’s also when we find out who won Stoker Awards for their work done in 2012.

Congratulations and good luck to all of the nominees, each one of them worthy of your attention. Click here for the final ballot, and happy reading…

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