Archive for April, 2015

Meet area authors on Saturday at B&N

Posted in News on April 2, 2015 by Christian

51fMvRwwKsL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Spring is in the air, more or less, and Barnes & Noble in Racine is celebrating this Saturday with it’s sixth annual Spring Author’s Day. I’ll be part of the discussion on horror and fiction in general between 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m.

Childrens’ authors will open the event from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, including Karen Franco (JACOB’S HOOP), Norma Lundstrom (ALL FAMILIES ARE SPECIAL), Rachel McNamara (MISTER E. CATERPILLAR), and Jennifer Nitz (RUBIX RUCKUS REUBENSTEIN TAKES HIMSELF ON A HIKE).

The horror and genre fiction authors’ discussion is next, featuring Dave Benton (X FILES: TRUST NO ONE), Bridget Birdsall (DOUBLE EXPOSURE), JoBe Cerny (TAYLOR STREET FILE OF RED CIN), W.D. Gagliani (WOLF’S TRAP), G.J. Wise (SPIRITWOOD), and me (LOSING TOUCH).

From 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., local interest and history authors take the stage, including George Fennell (RACINE, WISCONSIN), Carol Schaufel (BY THE GRACE OF GOD AND YOU), and Barbara & Ken Wardius (WISCONSIN LIGHTHOUSES).

Theology becomes the focus from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. with authors Anita Meyer (THE PRIMORDIAL LANGUAGE), Alice Stacionis (THE JOURNEY TO NOW AND BEYOND), and Darlene, Junia, Rodney, Sheryl & Titus Waldner (HUTTERITES: OUR STORY OF FREEDOM) taking the stage.

From 3:00 to 4:00 p.m., mingle and chat with the authors during the open house, and maybe pick up a signed copy of a book or two that piques your interest. Barnes & Noble in Racine brings writers and readers together on Saturday, April 4th, so if you’re a reader, you don’t want to miss this!

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.
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Kirkus: QUALIA NOUS “is of a uniformly high quality”

Posted in Book Reviews, News on April 1, 2015 by Christian

Kirkus Reviews has published a glowing review of Michael Bailey’s latest anthology from Written Backwards, QUALIA NOUS, which features my short story, “Cataldo’s Copy”:

QUALIA NOUS, nominated for a 2014 Stoker Award®.

QUALIA NOUS, nominated for a 2014 Stoker Award®.

In his introduction to this anthology, Bailey grimly ruminates on the nature of the potential immortality of art, even as its creators are condemned to eventual annihilation: “Every author in Qualia Nous will die. Yes, that is blunt, and a horrifying thought, but their words and the worlds they have created will survive (perchance in the infinite).” The liminal space between the infinite and the finite is much on the mind of the writers contained within this volume, including heavy hitters of the genre such as Stephen King, Gene O’Neill, Lucy A. Snyder, Richard Thomas, Jason V. Brock, James Chambers, Pat R. Steiner, and John Everson. With 25 stories, two poems, and four novelettes, the tome is a dense compendium of psychological horror rooted in the realm of hard sci-fi. The anthology offers a particularly literary-minded selection from the genres, with pieces that blend character study and emotionally complex narrative with plot-and-suspense-driven premises…

Read the rest of the review here, and if you’re not totally sold on this anthology, why, then … get a load of this table of contents:

Click here to order a paperback copy of QUALIA NOUS, one of the five nominees for the 2015 Bram Stoker Award® for superior achievement in an anthology, to be presented May 9th at the World Horror Convention in Atlanta.

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.