Archive for May, 2015

Join Post Mortem Press at Printer’s Row

Posted in News on May 15, 2015 by Christian

Join me at this year’s Printer’s Row Lit Fest in Chicago, June 6-7. I’ll be signing copies of LOSING TOUCH alongside my fellow Post Mortem Press authors Brian Dobbins (WITCH’S CARTEL), C. Bryan Brown (THEY ARE AMONG US), Cynthia Pelayo (SANTA MUERTE), and Michael Matula (TRY NOT TO BURN), who will also be signing copies of the sequel, TRY NOT TO BURN II.

Me and Max Booth (TOXICITY) at last year's event.

Me and Max Booth (TOXICITY) at last year’s event.

TRY NOT TO BURN is the story of a rookie cop who is killed in the line of duty and wakes up in Hell, and that’s just the beginning of the first book. It has been described as a cross between Dante’s INFERNO and THE MATRIX, so come to Printer’s Row for a signed copy of both volumes and get your freak on, buddy.

Aim for the intersection of West Polk and South Dearborn, and we’ll be at a booth along one of those axes. Not sure just where yet, but a stroll up and down the street couldn’t hurt. Along with small press vendors, you’ll find a load of other interesting stops, including antique and specialty booksellers, food, music, panels, writers’ groups, and tchotchkes like the baseball jerseys of famous writers. Can you guess what Douglas Adams’s jersey number is?

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.

Two tales in QUALIA NOUS bring home Stokers

Posted in News on May 10, 2015 by Christian
Now available in paperback via Amazon.com.

Now available in paperback via Amazon.com.

QUALIA NOUS, itself a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award® for superior achievement in an anthology, did not come away from last night’s ceremony empty-handed. Usman Tanveer Malik’s “The Vaporization Enthalpy of a Peculiar Pakistani Family” and Rena Mason’s “Ruminations” both took home the award for Superior Achievement in Short Fiction.

In addition to my own story, “Cataldo’s Copy”, QUALIA NOUS also features the work of award-winners and bestsellers such as Gary Braunbeck, Elizabeth Massie, Thomas F. Monteleone, Lucy Snyder (who won two Stokers last night), John Everson, William F. Nolan, Gene O’Neill, and Stephen King, to name just a few. Edited by Michael Bailey, QUALIA NOUS is now available in paperback from Written Backwards.

Here are all of last night’s Stoker Award Winners:

Jack Ketchum and Tanith Lee both won Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Horror Writer’s Association. ChiZine won the Specialty Press Award. QUALIA NOUS’s Rena Mason won the Silver Hammer Award, presented for outstanding service to the HWA. The President’s Richard Laymon Service Award was presented to Tom Calen, Brock Cooper, and Doug Murano, and the first annual Mentor of the Year award went to Kathy Ptacek.

And remember, to celebrate the Bram Stoker Awards® and the World Horror Convention, pick up the anthology SHRIEKS AND SHIVERS for your Kindle for just 99¢, on sale all month long from Post Mortem Press.

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.

Read SHRIEKS & SHIVERS for less than a buck!

Posted in News on May 7, 2015 by Christian
Just 99¢ for Kindle, for a limited time only.

99¢ for Kindle, for a limited time.

May brings flowers from April showers, along with the unofficial beginning of summer at Memorial Day. It also brings us the annual World Horror Convention and this years Bram Stoker Awards®. To celebrate, Post Mortem Press has lowered the price of SHRIEKS AND SHIVERS FROM THE HORROR ZINE for Kindle to only 99¢ for the entire month of May. SHRIEKS AND SHIVERS has over 30 all original short stories from many Stoker Award winners and nominees, including an original story from 2015 Grand Master William F. Nolan, and my story, “Center Stage Sideshow”.

Edited by Jeani Rector, SHRIEKS AND SHIVERS features a foreword by Bentley Little (THE SUMMONING) while screenwriter, director, and novelist John Russo (NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD) contributes the introduction to these terrifying tales:

SHRIEKS AND SHIVERS is also available in paperback. The Bram Stoker Awards® will be presented during the World Horror Convention in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday.

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.