The Blackening of Flesh returns to the NW Suburbs!

A mile north of Baker’s Lake on Northwest Highway in Barrington, you’ll find the Barrington Area Library–505 N. Northwest Highway, to be exact. That’s where I’ll be today from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. signing copies of my ghosts and gangsters novel, THE BLACKENING OF FLESH, and I hope to see you there, too!

It’s the summer of 1984, and newly-minted high school graduate Jared Dix doesn’t know anything about what happened in his northwest suburban home during Prohibition. He only knows that he’s facing the uncertainty of adulthood he doesn’t think he’s earned and doesn’t know he wants when a decades old darkness begins to stir taking aim at Jared’s family.

And then at him.


The past won’t stay buried.

I’ll also be signing copies of LOSING TOUCH, featuring a foreword by New York Times bestselling author Piers Anthony. In LOSING TOUCH, Morgan Dunsmore is an out-of-work husband and father is struggling with his life’s failures when he seems to be able to walk through walls. Is this the life changing event he thought it would be? Not the way he thought it would be.

And Stephen King fans, I’m talking to you here. I’ll also be signing copies of the sci-fi/horror anthology QUALIA NOUS featuring my short story, “Cataldo’s Copy”. Why would Stephen King fans care? His story, “The Jaunt” also appears, as well as Bram Stoker Award-winning short stories from Usman Tanveer Malik (“The Vaporization Enthalpy of a Peculiar Pakistani Family”) and Rena Mason (“Ruminations”). This one was edited by Michael Bailey, and if you don’t know who he is, you really should.

More than 30 storytellers across most genres will be on hand signing their own work, so swing by this afternoon, grab a refreshment or two, and a messenger-style tote–while supplies last. It’s all happening from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Barrington Area Library at 505 N. Northwest Highway. Admission is free. And so is the food!

Christian A. Larsen is the author of the novels LOSING TOUCH and THE BLACKENING OF FLESHnow available from Post Mortem Press.

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