So as it happens I’ll have TWO books with my name on them hitting the shelves in September: THE NATIVE STAR and HAUNTED LEGENDS. I’ve blathered on quite sufficient about the former (though, believe me, you’ll hear more in the weeks to come … much more …) but I haven’t said a whole lot about the latter. It’s an anthology in which each story is a retelling of an regional legend. It’s edited by Ellen Datlow and Nick Mamatas.

My story “Oaks Park” (which explores the apocryphal legend that a child in 70’s era clothing has been seen haunting Portland’s Oaks Park) will be rubbing metaphorical elbows with stories by a whole panoply of urban legend retelling geniuses, the likes of Catherynne Valente, Joe Lansdale, Ekaterina Sedia, Laird Barron, Richard Bowes … you get the picture.

So if you buy only one book this year … well, I got bills to pay, so make it THE NATIVE STAR. But if you buy TWO books this year …

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10 Responses to Haunted Legends Coming in September

  1. Jesswynne says:

    Looks tasty!

  2. stina says:

    yaaaaaaay! [place kermit the frog dance of joy here] i'm hoping the budget will allow for both when they come out.

  3. grrlpup says:

    I love Oaks Park and had never heard that! I hope you can do a reading there. 🙂

  4. M.K. Hobson says:

    Yeah … I dunno if they'd want me reading that story at Oaks Park.
    Just a guess. ;-P

    (I never heard about the legend either, which made it extra cool
    because Oaks Park is a hugely important part of the mental geography
    of my childhood …)

  5. Alyx says:

    Actually, those of us who've heard you read the opening need to know how Oaks Park turns out. Neeeeeed.

  6. Serge says:

    Argh. One more book I must acquire.

  7. Kelly Robson says:

    Oooh. Looking forward to holding them both!

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