public appearances

At Crypticon this Saturday (5/4)

I will be a guest at this weekend’s Crypticon, which is being held at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel near SeaTac Airport (18740 International Blvd).

On Saturday, I’ll be appearing on the “Writers Workshop: World Building” panel at 3 PM and the “Writers Workshop: Writing Horror Across Various Mediums” panel at 8 PM, both in Cascade 10. Hope to see you there!

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The Fear of God podcast: Talk to Me + bonus House of Usher content

This week I pay another visit to the always entertaining Fear of God podcast to talk about Talk to Me, the Philippou brothers’ breakout horror film. You can listen to the episode here; for Patreon subscribers, there’s also a bonus segment about Mike Flanagan’s Netflix series, The Fall of the House of Usher.

And next Wednesday, March 13, starting at 6 PM, I will be live and in person at Queen Anne Book Company, reading from The Destroyer of Worlds: A Return to Lovecraft Country.

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Now in paperback

The paperback edition of The Destroyer of Worlds is being published today. You can pick it up at your local indie bookstore or use one of the online order links below (the book is still available in hardcover, ebook, and audiobook editions as well).

If you’d like a signed or custom inscribed copy of this or any of my other novels, you can contact Secret Garden Bookshop (206-789-5006 / bookshop@secretgardenbooks.com), who ship worldwide.

This Saturday, February 24, at 2 PM, I will be appearing at the Darby Winery in Woodinville, WA. Details are here.

I will also be appearing at Queen Anne Book Company on March 13 at 6 PM.

And in May, I’ll be a guest at Crypticon Seattle; details on that are forthcoming.

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Reading and signing at the Darby Winery in Woodinville next Saturday

The paperback edition of The Destroyer of Worlds will be published on Tuesday, and to help celebrate, I’ll be appearing at a special event at the Woodinville Tasting Room of the Darby Winery in Woodinville, WA next Saturday, February 24, starting at 2 PM. Tickets are $45, which includes a signed copy of the novel and your first glass of wine. You can RSVP using the link on this page.

I will also be reading and signing at Queen Anne Book Company on March 13 starting at 6 PM. (Admission to that event is free.)

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In two weeks

The paperback edition of The Destroyer of Worlds: A Return to Lovecraft Country drops in two weeks, on February 20.

As always, signed and inscribed copies of the novel will be available from Secret Garden Bookshop (206-789-5006 / bookshop@secretgardenbooks.com), who happily ship anywhere in the world.

If you’re in the Seattle area and you’d like to get a book signed in person, I currently have two upcoming events scheduled:

On Saturday, February 24, I’ll be reading and signing at the Darby Winery’s Woodinville Tasting Room, starting at 2 PM. The $45 admission fee gets you a copy of the novel and your first glass of wine. Details here.

On Wednesday, March 13, I’ll be reading and signing at the Queen Anne Book Company starting at 6 PM. (Admission to this event is free.)

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A Return to the Second Life Book Club this Wednesday, July 12 at Noon Pacific

This Wednesday I’ll be returning to the virtual stage at the Second Life Book Club. If you’ve been dying to see me talk about The Destroyer of Worlds while cloaked in a Li’l Cthulhu avatar, this is your chance.

The event will be livestreamed on YouTube, and the video will be available on YouTube afterwards. You are also welcome to (virtually) attend the event—no VR goggles are required, just a (free) Second Life account. Click the “Join Now” button on the Book Club page to get started. (N.B., you’ll want to do this in advance, as it takes some time to create your avatar and get used to moving around the world.)

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Tomorrow night (5/4) at Brick and Mortar Books

Tomorrow night at 6:30 PM I’ll be appearing at Brick and Mortar Books in Redmond, WA, to chat with author Alexandra Oliva about writing scary stories. If you’re in the area, we’d love to see you in the audience.

In related news, last week’s Reddit AMA was a blast. You can check that out here. Although the AMA is officially over now, I’m still keeping an eye on the thread, so if you’ve got a question that hasn’t already been covered, go ahead and post it and I’ll either answer it there or on the upcoming reader Q&A episode of the Destroyer of Worlds podcast.

And speaking of the podcast… I was in the middle of the Reddit AMA when I discovered that the WordPress podcast plugin I’d been using had stopped working. After some troubleshooting, I figured out that this was caused by an irresolvable conflict between the plugin and the software used by my web host’s servers. I managed to restore the podcast feed by switching to a different plugin, but that led to a new problem where the feed URL is now slightly different, and when I tried to update the URL on various podcast directories, a couple of them—looking at you, Spotify—stubbornly refused to accept the change. All of which is to say I’ve still got a few kinks to work out, but for now you can listen to the podcast here, on Apple Podcasts, on Amazon Music. or on Google Podcasts.

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Tomorrow night (4/18) at Powell’s City of Books

Just a reminder that tomorrow night I’ll be at Powell’s City of Books in Portland, OR, reading from The Destroyer of Worlds, taking questions, and signing books. The event starts at 7 PM. Hope to see some of you there!

And coming up next: on Wednesday, April 26 I’ll be doing an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit. Then, on May 4 at 6:30 PM, I’ll be at Brick and Mortar Books in Redmond, WA for “Word Craft with Alexandra Oliva,” a discussion about writing (RSVP here).

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Powell’s reminder + one more call for reader questions

This is an early reminder that I’ll be returning to Portland, OR, next Tuesday, April 18, for my Powell’s City of Books event that was originally scheduled for February 22. Hopefully there’ll be less snow this time.

Also, I’m still collecting reader questions for the final episode of the Destroyer of Worlds podcast. Feel free to leave them in comments here or over at Goodreads using the Ask the Author feature of my profile page.

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