Tuesday, May 29, 2012

A Rave in Two Languages!

Karina at Nocturnal Book Reviews had this to say today about DEAD HARVEST (in two languages, no less!):

"I freaking loved this book! 9.5/10"

Click through to read the rest (and the Russian translation thereof.) Thanks, Karina!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

CM: Overbooked

This week's quetsion at Criminal Minds is, "What's on your bookshelf?" I offer up a pic that suggests the answer is, "Uh, pretty much everything." Then I take a peek at three new releases I'm dying to dig into, from the likes of Chad Rohrbacher, Peter Farris, and Owen Laukkanen. Click through and check it out!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Contest and Appearance

Upstate New Yorkers: On Sunday, June 10 at 2PM, I'll be appearing at Flights of Fantasy in Albany, New York. I'll be reading (quite possibly a never-before-heard sneak-auditory-peek of THE WRONG GOODBYE), signing books, answering questions, and giving away all kinds of random swag.

In addition, the good folks of Flights of Fantasy (with a book-assist from my overlords at Angry Robot) have conspired to give away two copies of DEAD HARVEST! All you have to do is shoot them an email sometime before the event and you'll be entered in the drawing, which will take place at the event itself. What've you got to lose?

Details for the contest and appearance can be found here. Hope to see y'all there.

Monday, May 14, 2012


You read that right, folks. The long-awaited BEAT TO A PULP: ROUND TWO is now available on CreateSpace, with an Amazon listing (and Kindle ebook edition) soon to follow.

BEAT TO A PULP: ROUND TWO features a stellar lineup of talent, including Charles Ardai, Bill Pronzini, James Reasoner, Glenn Gray, Patti Abbott, and many more. It also includes my ghost story "An Open Door," which is an homage to the wildly entertaining paranormal investigation series Ghost Adventures, as well as a kinda-sorta sequel to my award-winning short story "Seven Days of Rain."

So what're you waiting for? Order your copy today!

Dark Wolf Interview

Today, at Dark Wolf's Fantasy Reviews, said Dark Wolf Mihai and I sit down to chat about religion, DEAD HARVEST, and how my first ever short story got me sent to the principal's office. You can read the interview here. Thanks, Mihai, for taking the time!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

CM: When Slayer Meets Collector

Today's question at Criminal Minds is, "Who is the lovechild of your protagonist and favorite heroine?" My post, a birth announcement of sorts, is here.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Functional Nerdery

Last week, I sat down (virtually) with the lovely, talented, and dulcet-toned Stina Leicht, John Anealio, and Patrick Hester and had a little chat for the latter two's Functional Nerds podcast. We intended to talk writing fantasy-tinged crime. Click through and see how long that lasted before we went off the rails and dove headlong into religion (with a brief digression into the pernicious threat of Communism in barbecue.) Sorry, fellas (and lady.) Also, thanks. It was a blast.

Friday, May 04, 2012

A Short Update (because, you know, it involves short stories... oh, forget it; titles aren't my milieu today)

I know, I know, it seems this blog's no more than a news feed of late, but Day Job and Night Job leave room for little else.

So, excuses made, howsabout we just leap into the brief news-o'-me?

First off, I'm pleased to announce my short story "Pretty Little Things" will appear in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. When? I've no idea. That'll be fodder for yet another newsy update. But they sent me a contract and everything, so if it's a prank, it's a darn good one.

I couldn't be happier to be returning to the pages of Ellery Queen. It's a bit of a homecoming for me, since they gave me my first ever professional credit, way back in the Dark Ages of '07. Plus, any excuse to interact with EQMM's editor, Janet Hutchings, is a welcome one, indeed. Meeting her this B'con past was a highlight among highlights. And I'm quite fond of this story (which I wrote about a while back here); I think it may contain the best twist I've ever written.

In other news, Rob at The View From the Blue House has posted a four-star review for DEAD HARVEST, in which he says:

"Holm writes in an assured style with engaging prose... an enjoyable read that excels on premise and contextual construction."

Thanks, Rob!

Now back to the word-mines...

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

DEAD HARVEST Audiobook Now Available!

So it's official: as of today, the DEAD HARVEST audiobook is now available! You can grab a copy at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Indiebound, or Audible.com. Or just harass your nearest audiobook purveyor until they stock it. I won't complain.

The DEAD HARVEST audiobook is read by Brian Vander Ark, whom a good deal of you may know from his time fronting The Verve Pipe. (C'mon, y'all can admit to singing drunkenly along to "The Freshman" after your buzz soured senior year and you got all maudlin and nostalgic about that lousy breakup three years back. And while we're on the subject, no, her making out with your roommate and failing to return your dubbed copy of Throwing Copper is not almost as traumatic as the song's suicide, so stop whining.) Many thanks to Brian for taking the time, and lending voice to people who, until now, existed only in my head.

5/2 UPDATE: There's a clip up of Brian as Sam Thornton at the Angry Robot mothership. Check it out!