Finalist for Hugo Award

The Daughter of Doctor Moreau is a finalist for the Hugo Award in the novel category. You can find a list with all the other finalists at the Hugo Awards website. The 2023 Hugo Awards, the Lodestar Award, and the Astounding Award will be presented on October 21, 2023, at the Chengdu Worldcon.

New novel in 2024

I have a new novel, to be released in 2024 through Penguin Random House, which will be titled The Seventh Veil of Salome. As Publishers Marketplace reports, it is “a historical novel set in 1950s Hollywood, about the making of a sword-and-sandals epic, and the equally epic drama happening backstage.” This is a drama with …

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Untamed Shore

UNTAMED SHORE, my 1970s Baja California noir which originally came out with a small press a few years ago, will be released in a new edition in the USA with a new cover (left image below) on September 19, 2023. It will be available in the UK through Quercus in February 2023 (with a different …

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Events for the rest of 2022

I will be in the following cities during the rest of 2022. My website always has my latest travel news. San Diego, California Chicago, Illinois Grand Rapids, Michigan Springfield, Missouri Portland, Oregon Eugene, Oregon Miami, Florida Photo by Ross Parmly on Unsplash

Trespass collection out this February 2022

I’m part of Trespass, a collection of stories about animal instincts, human folly, and survival. The collection includes Jeff Vandermeer, Stephen Graham Jones, Karen Russell, Tochi Onyebuchi and Carmen Maria Machado. My story, “The Tiger Came to the Mountains,” is set during the Mexican Revolution. Trespass comes out February 24, 2022 in electronic and audio formats.

Velvet Was the Night

My upcoming novel, Velvet Was the Night, has a book cover, courtesy of Faceout Studio. Mini description: A stylish noir about crime, passion, and murder set against the backdrop of protest and political drama in 1970s Mexico. Release date is August 17, 2021. This is not a speculative book, but straight up noir. This marks …

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Coming out 2021

I’ll technically have five books out in 2021. Here is the info about what they are all about. Untamed Shore: Released in 2020 in hardcover, it is coming out in paperback. This is a noir set in a shark fishing village. It got rave reviews but came out from a small press so you might …

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Mexican Gothic: Cover reveal

Mexican Gothic has a cover reveal and sample chapter over at Entertainment Weekly. In brief: A 1950s socialite journeys to an isolated mansion in the Mexican countryside to figure out what happened to her cousin. Spookiness ensues. Pre-order now, out summer 2020. Best SFF of the Year The second instalment of my column with Lavie Tidhar at The Washington …

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