Archive for August, 2014

CHILD OF THE HEART writer joins B&N author lineup

Posted in News on August 13, 2014 by Christian

 

Now available at BN.com.

Now available at BN.com.

Bernice Willms, author of the mystery CHILD OF THE HEART, has joined the roster of authors for Summer Author’s Day, this Saturday at the Barnes & Noble in Racine.

CHILD OF THE HEART is about a teenager fighting to clear the name of her intellectually-challenged uncle, who stands accused of murder.

I’ll be signing copies of my own book, LOSING TOUCH (and any others that you want me to sign, because hey–who am I to judge?), and participating in the author’s panel beginning at 11:30.

Ann Marie Pilot will moderate the Q&A with the following:

From 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., young adult writer Stacey Kade (author of THE HUNT) will be hosting a workshop for attendees, and from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., readers and authors will mingle during the ‘open house’ portion of the program, signing copies of their books.

This Saturday, come kick the tires on a new author, because there’s bound to be something right up your alley, whether you like horror, mystery, history, thrillers, theology, or memoirs. If you like to read, you’re going to love what Barnes & Noble in Racine has in store for you.

Christian A. Larsen is the author of LOSING TOUCH, featuring a foreword by New York Times bestselling author Piers Anthony, now available in paperback and ebook formats from Post Mortem Press.

Meet the authors at Barnes & Noble this Saturday

Posted in News on August 10, 2014 by Christian

What kind of storytellers are lurking in your backyard? Find out this Saturday, August 16th, at the Barnes & Noble Summer Author’s Day in Racine.

I’ll be fielding questions during the author’s panel, hearing from other local authors about their works, and signing copies of LOSING TOUCH during the festivities.

LOSING TOUCH, on the shelf at the Racine Barnes & Noble.

LOSING TOUCH, on the shelf at the Racine Barnes & Noble.

The panel of authors begins at 11:30. It will be moderated by Ann Marie Pilot, and will include the following participants:

From 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., young adult writer Stacey Kade (author of THE HUNT) will be hosting a workshop for attendees, and from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., readers and authors will mingle during the ‘open house’ portion of the program, signing copies of their books.

This Saturday, get a mix of horror, thriller, young adult fiction, local history, memoirs, philosophy, and just plain, lettered fun. It starts in earnest at 11:30 at the Barnes & Noble Southland Center in Racine.

See you there!

Christian A. Larsen is the author of LOSING TOUCH, featuring a foreword by New York Times bestselling author Piers Anthony, now available in paperback and ebook formats from Post Mortem Press.

44 LIES BY 22 AUTHORS flash fic antho due this fall

Posted in News on August 8, 2014 by Christian
Coming this fall from Post Mortem Press.

Coming this fall from Post Mortem Press.

The ink on the contracts are drying, and the book is in the formatting stages, but a little bird told me that 44 LIES BY 22 AUTHORS, the upcoming flash fiction horror anthology from Post Mortem Press, should be out in paperback sometime this fall, and the ebook may be available even sooner.

A piece of flash fiction is sometimes called a “short short story”, and the Chinese culture says you should be able to finish reading one in about the time it takes to smoke a cigarette, but it’s not going to give you cancer or a wet phlegmy cough if you read too many, unless you’re doing it really, really wrong.

Generally speaking, flash fiction is between 500 and 1000 words. So take that, Eddie Murphy.

Billed as “a flourish of flash from the fabulous fibbers at Post Mortem Press”, 44 LIES BY 22 AUTHORS will provide the following dashes of dread:

  • Eric Beebe – “All Authors Lie (and Some Editors, Too)”
  • J. David Anderson – “Retirement” & “Happy Birthday”
  • Paul Anderson – ” Passive” & “Lead into Gold”
  • David Bernard – “A Ghoul’s Gotta Eat”, “After Midnight in the Dairy Case”, & “Attack of the Vampire Slayer”
  • Max Booth III – “Like Something Died” & Kurt Cobain Murdered My Father”
  • C. Bryan Brown – “A Vision in Red” & “Legacy”
  • Kenneth W. Cain – “Adaptable” & “The Hunted”
  • Brad Carter – “The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Shooter” & “The Legend of Johnny Kudzu”
  • Kyle Dickerson – “Notice” & “Rag Dol”
  • Emma Ennis – “Surrogate”, “The Lady of the Hills”, “Lullaby”, & “Inside Job”
  • Robert Essig – “Moonlight Sonata”, “Names in the Sidewalk”, & “Meeting the Quota”
  • Teel James Glen – “Knight Before Christmas” & “Mama-San”
  • Scott Goudsward – “Winter Wonderland” & “Valentine”
  • K.T. Jayne – “Unionized Freaks” & “They Taste Better with Ketchup”
  • Tally Johnson – “Four Parts of a Prologue for a Novel Not Yet Written” & The Phantom Rider of the Confederacy”
  • M.F. Korn – “Golly Mister, Will You Sign My Laundry List?” & “They Speak Creole French at Those Places”
  • Christian A. Larsen – “Chief Chatzahoaken” & “The Lightning Makes a Stop”
  • Michael Matula – “Mausoleum Monster” & “Copperleaf Road”
  • Josef Matulich – “Foot in the Door”, “Stalker”, “Ukai”
  • Jessica McHugh – “To the Willow”, “Shipwrecked”, & “The D-Word”
  • P. Andrew Miller – “Fifty Shades of Day” & “Troll Hunting”
  • Georgina Morales – “The Beast” & “Memento Mori”
  • Billie Sue Mosiman – “One Too Many” & “Behind the Door”
  • g. Elmer Munson – “Therapy 124″ & “A Man in a Room”
  • Andrew Nienaber – “Colchis, Connecticut” & “FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE”
  • Cynthia Pelayo – “Funeral Print”
  • Nelson W. Pyles – “Regards, Eleanor” & “The Trouble with Unicorns”
  • Patrick Scalisi – “Missing Bicycles” & “Residual”
  • Rob Smales – “Spreewald Dreams” & “Was it Good for You, Baby?”
  • Tim Waggoner – “The Good Neighbor” & “A Face in the Crowd”

Of course, astute readers will note that I am one of the liars listed, so maybe I’m making this all up. I guess we’ll find out sometime this fall whether or not 44 LIES BY 22 AUTHORS is all an elaborate hoax.

Christian A. Larsen is the author of LOSING TOUCH, featuring a foreword by New York Times bestselling author Piers Anthony, now available in paperback and ebook formats from Post Mortem Press.