Thursday, October 25, 2007

Happy Halloween... tour

Okay, call me slow, but it only just recently occurred to me that as a author of the supernatural I will never again be able to spend another Halloween at home.

I was wondering why I was suddenly getting so many appearance requests that I was having to turn things down right and left - and then I realized... duh... it's October.

Oh, I'm not complaining. It's going to be great to be in a different place every Halloween from now on. It's most exceptionally cool that this Halloween I will be in Salem. Yes, the Salem Witch Trials Salem. That's going to be some eye candy, for sure.

I'm also looking forward to some events in Stephen King territory (Maine) and the World Fantasy Con, this year in Saratoga Springs, NY - and the con theme is my favorite subject: Ghosts and Revenants.

But most thrilling of all is being included in so many library lists, this month, like "Ten Tales of Terror" and "Ghost Stories for the Ages". That definitely makes my Halloween - on the road or off.

Here's a list of my upcoming events, and at the bottom a trailer for THE HARROWING, out in paperback this weekend.

- Alex


German translation of THE HARROWING, released in Germany by Random House, Bertelsmann

Thursday, October 25 – Wilmington, North Carolina
Cape Fear Crime Festival
7 pm signing

Friday, October 26
Cape Fear Crime Festival
Appearances all day/evening

October 27 – Charleston, South Carolina
Lowcountry Romance Writers: Screenwriting Workshop
1 pm

7 pm - Signing, Cape Fear Crime Festival

October 28 - Wilmington, North Carolina
Pomegranate Books
panel discussion/signing - 2 pm

October 29 - Bangor, Maine
7 pm signing, Borders
with Sarah Langan

October 30 - Portland, Maine
7pm signing, Borders
with Sarah Langan

October 30, 2007
Wednesday, 10.30 AM EDT
Community Focus WTTB 1490 AM
Radio Interview

October 30 THE HARROWING released in paperback

November 1 – November 4, Saratoga Springs, New York
World Fantasy Con

November 8 - Cary, North Carolina
Borders, store 132
Panel, signing, 7 pm

November 17, Burbank, California
Dark Delicacies
Signing with Deborah LeBlanc and Sarah Langan
Saturday, 2 pm.

November 16-19 – Los Angeles, CA and Orange County, CA
Two day bookstore signing drop-in tour, with Sarah Langan and Deborah LeBlanc

November 23, Charlotte, North Carolina
Borders, store 36
7 pm panel, signing

December 1, Raleigh, North Carolina
Borders, store 365
3 pm panel, signing

December 2, Raleigh, North Carolina
Boylan Heights ArtWalk
Signing, 410 Boylan Ave. 1-5 pm

December 6, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Borders, store 338
7 pm panel, signing


Upcoming in 2008:

THE PRICE will be released in hardcover, January 30

Tour information to be announced.

February 15-18, San Diego, California
Southern California Writers Conference
Workshop instructor, panels and signing

March 4, Gastonia, North Carolina
Gaston County Library
Reading/signing 7 pm.

March 6-9 Denver, Colorado
Left Coast Crime
Panels and signing TBA

March 27-30 Salt Lake City, Utah
World Horror Convention
Panels and signings with the women of MUSE:
Sarah Langan, Sarah Pinborough and Deborah Le Blanc

April 5, Houma, Louisiana
Bent Pages Writers’ Workshop

April 16-20, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
Romantic Times Booklovers’ Convention
- Thriller panels
- Bookstore owners’ breakfast
- Club RT
- Signings
- Heather Graham’s Vampire Dinner Theater performance

May 27-31, New Orleans, Louisiana
Pen to Press Writers’ Retreat

Also coming in Spring 2008: THE DARKER MASK
An illustrated noir superhero anthology from Tor Books, including
“The Edge of Seventeen”, by Alexandra Sokoloff


Monday, October 15, 2007

Live dark women on The Lost and The Damned!

Tonight at 9 pm Eastern, October 15, dark suspense novelists Sarah Pinborough, Deborah Le Blanc, Sarah Langan and Alexandra Sokoloff will be chatting with moderator Monica Smith on The Lost and The Damned website. Come get spooked for Halloween!

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MUSE is the collective name for novelists Deb LeBlanc, Sarah Langan, Alexandra Sokoloff, and Sarah Pinborough. The four women met at WHC 07 and, despite coming from parts of the world as distant as the deep south and the UK, instantly recognised in each other a shared ambition, humour and drive along with of course a love of the, horror/suspense/thriller genres. An instant bond was formed, and after a flurry of emails, so was MUSE.The women are working on a very unique collaborative book project (soon to be announced), and will all be tutors at the 2008 Pen to Press Retreat in New Orleans as well as attending WFC 07 and WHC 08. They hope to undertake signing tours together and have a series of other exciting projects in the pipeline.

Sarah Pinborough is the author of four mass-market horror novels, The Hidden, The Reckoning, Breeding Ground (nominated for a BFS Award for Best Novel),and The Taken, all published by Leisure Books in New York. The fifth novel, Tower Hill is due out July '08. She also has a novella 'The Language of Dying' due out from PS Publishing in the UK in Dec 08. Her short stories can be found most recently in 'Summer Chills' ed Stephen Jones. (Carrol & Graf), and the upcoming 'British Invasion' from Cemetery Dance. Publisher's Weekly has compared Sarah's writing to Dean Koontz and Bentley Little. When not writing, Sarah spends most of her time hinking about what to write next, talking to her cats, planning an escape to America and drinking wine…. Sarah Pinborough currently lives and works in Milton Keynes, England and is a member of MUSE.

Award-winning author Deborah LeBlanc, is a business owner, a licensed death scene investigator, and an active member of two national paranormal investigation teams. She's the President of the Horror Writers Association, President of the Writers' Guild of Acadiana and the creator of the LeBlanc Literacy Challenge, an annual, national campaign designed to encourage more people to read. Her latest book, MORBID CURIOSITY, is now available in bookstores, and her next release, WATER WITCH, is scheduled to be in stores in July 2008.

Sarah Langan is the author of The Keeper, a New York Times' Editor's Choice, and best first novel Stoker Award nominee.
Her second novel The Missing will be published in October, 2007, and has so far received a starred review from Publisher's Weekly, and sold out in the UK. Sarah's stories have been published or are forthcoming in The Best Horror, 2007, Cemetery Dance, Shivers, PS, Chiaroscuro, and Phantom. She has an MFAin fiction writing from Columbia University, and is currently pursuing her MS in Environmental Toxicology. She's lives in Brooklyn, where she is at work on her third novel, Audrey's Door.

Alexandra Sokoloff is a screenwriter who has sold original horror and thriller scripts and written novel adaptations for numerous Hollywood studios, for producers such as Laura Ziskin, Neal Moritz, David Heyman and Michael Bay. Her adaptation of Sabine Deitmer's psychological thriller COLD KISSES was filmed in Germany. She is the author of two new dark suspense novels from St. MartinĂ¢€--s Press: THE HARROWING (2006), nominated for both a Bram Stoker award and an Anthony award for Best First Novel, and THE PRICE (Jan. 2008), and a story in the illustrated noir superhero anthology THE DARKER MASK (Tor 2008). Alex is a former Board member of the Writers Guild of America, West, and the founder of, an online community and resource center for over 2000 professional screenwriters. She sings as a Killerette in the all-author Killer Thriller Band, performs with Heather Graham's Vampire Theater, and dances anywhere, any time, every chance she gets.

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