Goodreads Choice Awards And Other Such News

Greetings and salutations, Friends of This Blog, I come to note that, to my surprise and delight, The Book of Accidents has found its way into the first round of the Goodreads Choice Awards under Horror. It is, as the saying goes, an honor to be nominated, especially among such a fine group of authors and books. Were you so inclined to vote for it, I would definitely buy you a puppy*, but I also note that there are so many excellent books on that list, you’re flush with options for quality. As you are in all the categories, it seems–

In sci-fi you have Martha Wells, Sarah Gailey, Matt Bell, Nnedi Okorafor. In fantasy, you have C.L. Clark, Alix Harrow, P. Djeli Clark, Zoraida Cordova. In mystery/thriller, S.A. Cosby, and S.A. Cosby, and did I mention S.A. Cosby? And back to horror, c’mon. Catriona Ward and Grady Hendrix and Stephen Graham Jones and Richard Chizmar and I’ve heard excellent things about Lee Mandelo’s Summer Sons. It’s a buffet of goodness. Go show some love.

I will note that it’s a huge bummer the awards aren’t allowing Write-Ins this year. I always thought that was a good way to invoke reader choice in a dynamic way. So it goes.

Some other quick beats:

Hey, I got interviewed by Locus, and here’s an excerpt.

At Tor Nightfire, Emily Hughes has done an epic compilation of horror’s 2022 releases — and when I say epic, I mean epic. If you were ever thinking horror has not made a profound resurgence, just scroll down that list. Wayward (aka the sequel to Wanderers) is on there, by the way, set for August 2022, barring no shipping or printing shenanigans. And it is there amidst mighty company, and I can say with total sincerity that it is really cool to be a part of this moment when, I think, horror has come roaring back, and roaring back in a way that is — to my limited, privileged eye, at least — considerably more diverse in authorship and in narrative than before.

And I think that’s it for now. Bye!

* the puppy isn’t real, it’s a ghost puppy, a haunted NFT named “Scooter”