The Molotov Cocktail Magazine is one of my favorite short fiction venues. There's something about the tone of the stories they publish and those they select as winners in their quarterly contests that appeals to me personally. Something about the emotional exploration of mostly awful happenings that I enjoy. Perhaps it's my hopeful misanthrope lurking … Continue reading Best-of-the-Net 2021 Nomination!
I'm so happy that I get to go to a writing convention this year. Especially one with such a long and awesome history. It will by my first con to actually do panels and make presentations. Really really excited about that and look forward to seeing so many other writers. They have a great guest … Continue reading See you at ArmadilloCon!
My second novel, STRINGERS is up for preorder now with it's placeholder cover (final to come soon), which means you can lock in your copy now! This is a non-stop funny (I think/hope) sci-fi space thingy. Is there probing?* Pre-order and find out! Pre-Order Here! Ben isn’t exactly a genius, but he has an immense … Continue reading Pre-Order STRINGERS!
The nice folks at Janus Literary invited me to submit for their Editor's Showcase and fortunately, they liked this piece that I sent over. It's a creepy little nugget about the lengths people will go to hurt each other. About 1000 words of pure, unsettling darkness. Click here or below: https://www.janusliterary.com/2021/06/22/chris-panatier-so-that-light-carries-through/
Okay so there won't be a blood draw. But this will be my FIRST live reading for THE PHLEBOTOMIST since the book was released nearly 10 months ago. If you're in or around Dallas and have a free bit of time before you go crazy on a Friday night, I'd love to see you. Where: … Continue reading July 2nd: Reading, Q&A, and Blood Draw
I joined fellow Angry Robot authors Gabriela Houston (The Second Bell) and Caroline Hardaker (Composite Creatures) to talk about the different ways that Caroline and I approached "medical" dystopian settings in our debut novels. This was a super interesting conversation and it was over way too fast. Link: Bookish Take: Medical Dystopias with Caroline Hardaker … Continue reading Talkin’ ‘Bout Dystopias
My second novel, STRINGERS comes out in April of 2022, but it's never too early to put it on your already-gigantic To-Be-Read pile! It's up on Goodreads with a violently green placeholder cover! Ben isn’t exactly a genius, but he has an immense breadth of knowledge. Whether it’s natural science (specifically the intricacies of bug … Continue reading Add STRINGERS to your TBR!
Really good questions in this one from Fabienne Schwizer about being a debut author. We discuss such things as how I got into writing, launching a book during a pandemic, managing a type-A personality, and some craft. Debut Author Interview Project at Libri Draconis
Several months back, my agent (Hannah Fergesen at KT Literary) and I went through the stack of partial novels I'd written over the years to figure out which of them to pitch to ANGRY ROBOT as a second book. This, of course, was a reinforcing lesson in Never Delete Anything because the story Hannah figured … Continue reading Second Novel, STRINGERS, Sold to Angry Robot Books
I rarely miss The Molotov Cocktail's contests because the themes are a ton of fun and the Top Ten are always tremendous reads. My story, "Reveals the Wicked," took first this time. "Reveals the Wicked" at Molotov Cocktail Magazine Image by The Molotov Cocktail Magazine