October will be a busy month. Also, for readers/fans/collectors of my work, a potentially expensive month. Not super-expensive--it's not like there are a bunch of limited edition hardcovers coming out--but still, lotsa stuff on the way.
In chronological order, these will be released:
Dead But Not Forgotten: Stories from the World of Sookie Stackhouse, edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner. Finally in paperback! My story, "Taproot," is about Andy Bellefleur.
Evil Dead 2: Tales of the Ex-Mortis #2. This is a comic book anthology; Marcy and I have a story in this called "Scream Queen" (Marcy's first published comic story!).
Airwolf: Airstrikes Vol. 1. Another comic book anthology; my story, "Eye in the Sky" opens the book.
Occupied Earth, edited by Richard Brewer and Gary Phillips. An anthology of science fiction/crime stories. The story by Marcy and me is "Letting Go the Ghosts."
All month long, you can still buy and read my dark thriller Empty Rooms (and you should!)--but as of October 15, you'll be able to buy it and a bunch of other great books at the same time. Details soon!
And on October 24, this happens at the Tucson Museum of Art, 140 North Main St., Tucson, AZ:
From Print to Pop Culture Panel
The Tucson Museum of Art will host a lively discussion featuring artist Maura Allen; Glasser Curator of Art of the American West Christine Brindza; game designer Shane Hensley; author Jeff Mariotte, and artist Stan Natchez as they talk about their inspirations, practices, and roles in the exhibition.
The panel marks the opening of an exhibition called Western Heroes of Pulp Fiction: Dime Novel to Pop Culture. The museum's description says, "Bang! Bang! To children and adults alike, the imagined West of shoot outs and damsels in distress has been ingrained into the American psyche. This exhibition examines how dime novels, pulp fiction art, comic books, and other forms of visual art created these fictional, often sensational, versions of people, places, and historical events of the West."
(If you look closely, you just might see my comic series Desperadoes included in the exhibition!)