“In Libitina’s House” in CHILLING TALES

Ever wanted to ask authors weird questions online? Now’s your chance! Bitten by Books is hosting another launch, and this one includes my Lovecraft-inspired tale of eerie architecture, “In Libitina’s House.” Clipped from the site:

 Join us November 13 for the world online launch event of Chilling Tales: In Words, Alas, Drown I

For those who like their stories chilled: Canada’s maestro of the macabre, Michael Kelly, presents an all new anthology of nightmares to perturb and torment the most discerning lovers of dark fiction. 20 new spine tingling tales by iconic Canadian dark fantasy and horror writers Camille Alexa, Colleen Anderson, Kevin Cockle, Gemma Files, Lisa L Hannett, Derek Künsken, Claude Lalumière, Daniel LeMoal, Catherine MacLeod, Michael Matheson, Susie Moloney, David Nickle, Ian Rogers, Douglas Smith, Simon Strantzas, Edo van Belkom, Halli Villegas, Bev Vincent, Robert J. Wiersema, and Rio Youers, with an introduction by Michael Kelly.

Chilling Tales: In Words, Alas, Drown I


Reading at Powell’s Books Thursday, 7pm!

superstoriesCome help celebrate the launch of the supernew superanthology SUPER STORIES OF HEROES & VILLAINS! I’ll be reading from my story “Pinktastic and the End of the World” this Thursday, August 22 at 7pm at the Cedar Hills Powell’s Books here in sunny Portland.

From the Powell’s Site:

Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing  3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Beaverton, OR

Discover the origins of caped crusaders and their ingenious nemeses, uncover their terrible secrets, and witness their victories and defeats.  With hard-hitting stories from masters of the genre and fresh new talents, Super Stories of Heroes and Villains (Tachyon Publications) is a vastly adventurous anthology collecting some of the most exciting and original superhero stories of the past few decades.  Editor Claude Lalumière and contributors Camille Alexa (Push of the Sky) and Chris Roberson (The Dragon’s Nine Sons) will be on hand to share their stories of heroes and villains.

See you there!

Reading at Montreal SF&F


Bonjour, Montreal! If you’re in and around this beautiful city @1pm Sunday, come hear me read at the Hotel Espresso at 1005 Guy Street, where the Montreal Science Fiction & Fantasy Association is hosting a Masked Mosaic event. Free and open to the public — everybody welcome. From the MONSFFA site:

May 26, 2013 – Masked Mosaic: Canadian Super Stories Reading & Discussion …Claude Lalumière and fellow authors Camille Alexa, Lisa Poh, Marie Bilodeau, and Patrick T. Goddard will be on hand to read excerpts and discuss their stories in the new Tyche Books collection: MASKED MOSAIC: CANADIAN SUPER STORIES. In addition, they will be selling and signing copies of MASKED MOSAIC and their own books.

They even made an amazingly nifty poster. Please do come say hello.

Masked Mosaic Vancouver book launch

Yeeeehaw! It’s time for Vancouver’s MASKED MOSAIC: Canadian Super Stories book launch in deliciously gloomy-gorgeous Vancouver, BC. Come join co-editors Camille Alexa and Claude Lalumière along with master of ceremonies DD Barant as they host readings by local Vancouver authors: Silvia Moreno-Garcia will read an excerpt from her story “Iron Justice Versus the Fiends of Evil”; Kristi Charish entertains with “Canadian Blood Diamonds”; and Rhea Rose with some of  her MASKED MOSAIC contribution, “Leaf Man.”

Tuesday, April 23rd at 7 pm at the Storm Crow Tavern, Vancouver’s self-described HOTTEST NERD BAR

masked mosaic book party!
masked mosaic book party!

FUTUREDAZE online author chat

The FUTUREDAZE anthology looks pretty amazing, if I do say so myself. This one includes my story “Over It.”

From the publisher:

“Our next event is an online chat with readers, and it will be held tomorrow at futuredaze-coverBitten by Books. RSVP: http://bittenbybooks.com/?p=62201

Readers post questions in the comments over a 24 hour period and we answer those questions, creating an online conversation between editors/authors and readers.

There will also be a contest for two $20 gift cards from Amazon.com. For every post, readers acquire points and the two readers with the most points win. People can earn extra points by RSVPing to the event. So, please help us to spread the word so that people can RSVP in advance and earn a few extra points to help them win.”

Here’s what you need to know:

Hosted by: Bitten by Books
Event Date:  Tuesday, March 12th.
Start Time: 12:00 Central Time (US)
RSVP TODAY!:  http://bittenbybooks.com/?p=62201
Contest Open: Worldwide
Prize:  Two  $20.00 Amazon Gift Cards (two winners)

Masked Mosaic: Canadian Super Stories is live!

Masked Mosaic: Canadian Super StoriesToday is the official release date of the superamazing superhero / supervillain anthology MASKED MOSAIC: Canadian Super Stories.  Co-editor Claude Lalumière and I are thrilled with this incredible bundle of awesomeness. Over the coming days, Tyche Books will be posting little mini-views Claude and I crafted about every story. I have no idea what Claude wrote about each one, so this is going to be fun — almost as much fun as putting together the anthology itself.

Go. Read. You will not be sorry.

[More details about Masked Mosaic and links to our miniviews in the sidebar thisaway —-> ]

Piers Anthony reviews FUTUREDAZE

futuredaze-coverThe redoubtable Piers Anthony has posted a substantial review of the forthcoming FUTUREDAZE anthology, including the lowdown on my short story “Over It.”

He says:

YA stands for Young Adult, what in my day was called juvenile. I vaguely expected somewhat sanitary, simplified stories, the kind that parents, teachers, and librarians approve. The hell! It turned out to be aimed and young readers, yes, but these are hard-hitting pieces. . .

Check out the full review at his site.


full frontal nerdity

There are only a few days left to get in on the incredible Kickstarter action with full frontal geeky goodness in the form of GEEK LOVE, a 200-page, hard-bound, full-color collection of geeky, erotic stories and illustrations, photographs and comics.  This one will include the brand-spanking(!)-new Camille Alexa story “Goodness, Her Tail.”

So many of the Hip Kitties and the Cool Cats are involved in this project, I can’t even list them all.  Meeeeeow!



“Seeds of the Lotus” to appear in Shanghai Steam

At long last! A new Matty and the Mandroid story has been written, set among the Twelve Domed Cities of Mars.  The first two — “The Clone Wrangler’s Bride” and “Droidtown Blues” — are still available online for free-range reading.

This new anthology, SHANGHAI STEAM (a Wuxia/Steampunk mash-up) promises to be Awfully Good Fun.  A full table of contents has been revealed:

  • The Fivefold Proverbs of Zhen Xiaquan – Tim Ford
  • Qin Yun’s Mechanical Dragon and the Cricket Spies  – Amanda Clark
  • Moon-Flame Woman – Laurel Anne Hill
  • Love and Rockets at the Siege of Peking – K. H. Vaughan
  •  The Master and the Guest – Crystal Koo
  • Ming Jie and the Coffee Maker of Doom – Brent Nichols
  • A Hero Faces the Celestial Empire; A Death by Fire is Avenged by Water – Julia A. Rosenthal
  • Riding the Wind – William H. Keith
  • Mistress of the Pearl Dragon – Shen Braun
  • Song of My Heart – Jennifer Rahn
  •  Last Flight of the Lóng Qíshì – Emily Mah
  • Protection from Assassins – Frances Pauli
  • Seeds of the Lotus – Camille Alexa
  • The Ability of Lightness – Tim Reynolds
  • Fire in the Sky – Ray Dean
  • The Legend of Wong Heng Li – Frank Larnerd
  • Flying Devils – Derwin Mak
  • Legend of the Secret Masterpiece – Nick Tramdack
  • Jing Ke Before the Principle of Order – Minsoo Kang