Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Happy Book Release, Dan O'Shea!

Today, Dan O'Shea's much-anticipated debut novel, PENANCE, is available in stores the US over, and on ereaders worldwide. I was lucky enough to get an early peek at it, and here's what I had to say:
“PENANCE is a rare novel, at once staggering in scope and achingly human. A brutal, white-knuckled tale of betrayal and redemption in which the sins of the fathers are laid upon their children tenfold, O’Shea’s astonishing debut delivers pulse-pounding thrills and the beating heart to match. Fans of Le CarrĂ© and Lehane had best take note.”
You want a copy? (Let me field that one for you: you want a copy.) Click here to find out where. Or march into your local indie and demand they order a copy or ten. That way, when Dan blows up huge, they can say they saw it coming.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Every Read Thing Guest Post

A while back, Brandon at Every Read Thing asked me by to talk about short stories that've stuck with me over the years. Poor guy had no idea the can of worms he was opening. But I managed to get my list down to eight (okay, maybe nine, depending on how you count), featuring the likes of Chandler, Poe, Lovecraft, and Powers, as well as newer stories by Hilary Davidson, Stuart Neville, and Steve Weddle. And in the comments section, I've posted links to (legally) read a bunch of my picks!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

A Collector Double-Whammy!

Jeff at CheffoJeffo posted a great double-review of DEAD HARVEST and THE WRONG GOODBYE for your reading pleasure. You can read it here. (Spoiler alert: he liked 'em.)

Thanks, Jeff, for the kind words! Oh, and fear not: you'll find out about that cat soon enough...

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

CM: Best Laid Plans

Today at Criminal Minds, I channel my inner Dexter to ponder the question, "When you come up with a brilliant fictitious murder, are you just a little bit frustrated that you can't actually off some jerk?" Click through if you dare. (Editor's note: Dare away. Chris' inner Dexter is apparently a mamby-pamby peace-loving wuss.)

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Monday, April 01, 2013

My Spine, It Tingles

Well, ladies and gentleman, it's that time of year again: voting for the Spinetingler Awards is now open! I'm delighted to say that not only did DEAD HARVEST garner a Best Cover nomination (more the doing of Marc Gascoigne and Martin Stiff than I, but still, I'll take it), but two anthologies in which I appear (BEAT TO A PULP: ROUND TWO and SHOTGUN HONEY PRESENTS: BOTH BARRELS) are nominated as well!

Congrats to all the nominees. Now go get voting!