Jessica Salmonson GOH at Diversicon

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Jessica Amanda Salmonson — whose The Complete Weird Epistles of Penelope Pettiweather, Ghost Hunter — is Guest of Honour at Diversicon 24, which takes place on 29-31 July at the Best Western Hotel, St Paul, Minnesota — in other words, very soon!

The Complete Weird Epistles of Penelope Pettiweather, Ghost Hunter: fourteen stories — or epistles, rather — detailing Penelope’s quest to understand the nature of ghosts. Full of the rich history and landscape of Salmonson’s northwest USA, these quiet tales will appeal to the fan of the traditional ghost story.

Available from Amazon and many other online book sellers.

 

 

Penelope Pettiweather reviewed

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The Complete Weird Epistles of Penelope Pettiweather, Ghost Hunter by Jessica Amanda Salmonson has been reviewed on the The Book Lover’s Boudoir website:

The Complete Weird Epistles of Penelope Pettiweather, Ghost Hunter is a hugely enjoyable collection of stories. My favourite type of supernatural fiction is the ghost story. Sinister presences, strange noises, spooky events, bad omens and a sense of foreboding do more for me than blood and gore . . . The collection reminded me of the work of Arthur Conan Doyle and M.R James. ‘The Hounds of the Hearth’ opens the collection with a bang. This is an excellent story . . . The Complete Weird Epistles of Penelope Pettiweather, Ghost Hunter is a must for fans of ghost stories.

The Complete Weird Epistles is available in print from Amazon and other online dealers. Also available for the Kindle.

 

 

Something Remains — contents

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Something Remains — stories based on and inspired by the notes left by Joel Lane (1963-2013) is set for publication this autumn with as launch at FantasyCon by the Sea (23-25 September 2016). From the Introduction by Pauline Dungate:

It soon became clear [after Joel’s death] that there was a wealth of material that had never seen the light of day. As well as Joel’s huge number of genre publications, he wrote hundreds of poems. Not every story was completed or published. It seemed a shame that all this should be lost. So I spoke with Peter Coleborn of Alchemy Press, and a good friend of Joel’s. My idea was somehow to resurrect the best of the ideas and ask some of Joel’s friends to finish them. Peter liked the idea.

This book is the result of that collaboration, an anthology brimming with stories inspired by Joel written by a library of talented authors. All profits go to Diabetes UK, a disease Joel suffered.

Click here to discover who features in this massive anthology.

Rumours — price reduction

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We’re lowering the price of Rumours of the Marvellous, the marvellous collection from Peter Atkins. Short-listed for the British Fantasy Award in 2012.

Rumours of the Marvellous is a superb collection of short stories by Peter Atkins that fall in the borderland between SF, fantasy, horror and the supernatural.” — David V Barrett, Fortean Times, November 2012 issue.

Rumours is a beautifully produced book … and will no doubt reach out to the collector demographic, but for those of us who worship content … its core appeal lies in the author’s undoubted ability to tell a story and to tell it well.” – Peter Tennant, Black Static 30

You can buy it now via Amazon for just £10 plus p&p.

We haven’t had a chance to change the PayPal tags yet so if you wish to buy directly from us send a message and we’ll in turn send a PayPal invoice.

 

Weird Epistles now available

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The Complete Weird Epistles of Penelope Pettiweather, Ghost Hunter from Jessica Amanda Salmonson.  Fourteen stories — or epistles, rather — detailing Penelope’s quest to understand the nature of ghosts. Full of the rich history and landscape of Salmonson’s northwest USA, these quiet tales will appeal to the fan of the traditional ghost story.

The good news is: the book is now ready to order via Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com — and other online stores to follow.

Also available — the Kindle edition.

 

 

Elder Things

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Coming your way this September: The Private Life of Elder Things by Adrian Tchaikovsky, Adam Gauntlett and Keris McDonald is launched at FantasyCon 2016.

Cover image by Christopher Shy

From the wastes of the sea to the shadows of our own cities, we are not alone. But what happens where the human world touches the domain of races ancient and alien?

Museum curators, surveyors, police officers, archaeologists, mathematicians; from derelict buildings to country houses to the London Underground, another world is just a breath away, around the corner, watching and waiting for you to step into its power.

The Private Life of Elder Things is a collection of new Lovecraftian fiction about confronting, discovering and living alongside the creatures of the Mythos.

  • A terrible secret beneath Paddington Station that is about to turn the Circle line into a Shoggoth trap
  • An old archaeologist haunted all her life by a death she caused, and the shadowy creature she invoked to do it.
  • A string of terrible deaths associated with lurid graffiti of a hound
  • A lost mariner in a strange Sargasso where the ships are picked clean of humans by strange slave-takers.
  • A new “legal high” from a machine that opens the mind to another world, and makes users visible to those creatures
  • A visitor to a country house charged with finding its lost rooms
  • A gifted mathematician’s apparently flawed theories attract the attention of beings to whom her numbers make perfect sense.

The Private Life of Elder Things will be available via Amazon and other online bookshops in print and eBook formats.

If you would like to receive a review PDF please get in touch — let me know which magazine or website you review for. Thanks.

 

 

Weird Epistles

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Coming very soon from The Alchemy Press: The Complete Weird Epistles of Penelope Pettiweather, Ghost Hunter from Jessica Amanda Salmonson.  Fourteen stories — or epistles, rather — detailing Penelope’s quest to understand the nature of ghosts. Full of the rich history and landscape of Salmonson’s northwest USA, these quiet tales will appeal to the fan of the traditional ghost story.

Theo squatted down. He heard his knees crack. The fire itself was strangely quiet. He stared into the blaze, mesmerized by the weird beauty of the hounds. Then the fire flared again. It seemed the hounds had leapt across the hearth! Theo started to stand, shouting but they bore him down. Their snarling was the sound of an inferno. They fastened to his neck and right arm. The flashlight went rolling. He choked out one more shout, then burning fangs tore out his vocal cords.

Jessica Amanda Salmonson is a recipient of the World Fantasy Award, ReaderCon Certificate, and Lambda Literary Award. Her previous books include What Did Miss Darrington See?: Feminist Supernatural Stories of the 19th and 20th Century from the Feminist Press at CUNY; two volumes of Tales by Moonlight from Tor Books; The Encyclopedia of Amazons from Paragon House, and Anchor Doubleday; Anthony Shriek, set in the streets of Seattle, from Dell Abyss Books, and the Centipede Press; Amazons! and Amazons II from DAW Books; The Swordswoman from Tor Books and the Science Fiction Book Club; The Tomoe Gozen Saga in three volumes from Ace Books, and Open Road Media; The Death Sonnets from Rainfall Books; and Pets Given in Evidence of Old English Witchcraft and Other Bewitched Beings from the Sidecar Preservation Society.

We can supply pre-publication eBooks for reviewers — please contact us stating which format (EPUB, MOBI or PDF) and for which website/magazine you review.

The book will be available via Amazon and other good dealers in print and Kindle format. Or contact us (at the above link) for details.

Cover art by Stephen Cooney