If you're in or around Richmond, VA, and you like horror books, come out to Halloween Hangover at the Libbie Place Barnes & Noble November 3-4! Lots of amazing horror authors (and me) readings, panels, and books! Look at that amazing lineup!
Hello horror fans, If you're a fan of asylums, possession, ghosts, hauntings, twisted family dynamics and pure, distilled horror balled up into about 350 pages, you might consider adding THE REDEMPTION OF MORGAN BRIGHT to your tbr. Bonus points if you already know the story of Nellie Bly. It comes out from Angry Robot Books, … Continue reading Add THE REDEMPTION OF MORGAN BRIGHT TO YOUR TBR
Here is the cover for the Czech translation of my 2022 novel STRINGERS. I will update with links, etc when it become available from the publisher, Host Vydavatelství. I doubt you could come up with a better cover to convey exactly what you're getting with this book. Outer space. Pickles.
I have a new story in the February 2023 issue of Metaphorosis. About a woman who is about to lose the only thing in the world that makes her feel special: her sales job at a failing department store. Lorraine sat in the passenger seat of the Buick with four flat tires, applying her usual … Continue reading The Excursionist of JCPenney
First convention of 2023 is Boskone in Boston from February 17-19. Here's my schedule: Saturday, 10:00am Dialogue Matters: Like the unfurling of a sail that carries a ship forward through a storm, powerful speeches in literature can come in small impactful moments that reveal character motivations, backstory, and connections. How does dialogue create reader engagement? … Continue reading Boskone 60 – 2023
It was inevitable, I suppose, that I'd end up veering toward full-blooded horror in my novels at some point. My flash fiction tends to lean toward the horrific and so now I get to do it in 90,000 words instead of 1,000. This will be my third novel published by the good folks at Angry … Continue reading New Horror Novel Coming 2024
SciFiNow named STRINGERS it's 2022 Book of April! How's this for an endorsement: "When we asked author Chris Panatier about how he created Stringers, we were most assuredly not expecting him to start down a rabbit hole of bug penises. Yet, the world is strange and we were grateful to read Panatier’s sprawling buddy adventure complete … Continue reading STRINGERS on some Best of Lists
I lie still, quiet serene, Wake with a lurch, fierce 'n mean. Walls go up to keep me at bay, I care not & come anyway. I, possessed of unknowable depths, Toy with my prey before their deaths. Unconcerned by what I might smash, I eat what I like, and spit up the trash. Image … Continue reading The Ocean is a Housecat
My publisher, Angry Robot, brought me in to do the cover artwork for Juliet McKenna's Arthurian tale THE CLEAVING. It's been fun collaborating with AR on my own book covers, but it was something special to have them ask me to do one for another author. The British Fantasy Society has a writeup on it, … Continue reading Cover art for Juliet McKenna’s THE CLEAVING
I will be at WorldCon/ChiCon and serving on some panels and table talks, etc. My schedule is below. Come say hi. I currently have a floppy mohawk.