An “Out of Tune” blast

OUT OF TUNE – creepy original short stories inspired by classic ballads from England, Ireland, Scotland and America. With an absolutely kick-ass lineup of top authors. Simon R. Green, Kelley ArmstrongDavid LissChristopher GoldenKeith DeCandidoDel HowisonGary A. BraunbeckGregory Frost, Jack Ketchum, Nancy HolderJeff MariotteMarsheila RockwellJeff StrandLisa Morton and Seanan McGuire. With folklore commentary by Nancy Keim Comley. Edited by Jonathan Maberry. Available in hardcover, paperback and eBook.
Out of Tune

NYRSF reading & the passing of Jay Lake

Sometimes we’re so locked into what we’re doing that things get past us. That was the case with the death of Jay Lake. I was busy preparing for a writing conference this weekend and trying to pick out something to read for the NYRSF reading series last night (6.3.14) in New York City with the inestimable Tom Doyle, who read from his new novel, American Craftsmen. In that huggermugger, all the bandwidth on Jay’s death slipped quietly on by.

I knew Jay mostly via email exchanges. He was a delightful correspondent, and that’s saying something for a person who was going through so much physical and emotional hell. His illness was of course known for a long time, as was everything he endured to fight it. He is missed, and there are dozens of sites commemorating him and his work today,  so I won’t belabor this beyond saying that we should continue to enjoy and celebrate our community, as he did even at the lousiest of times. Here’s to Jay Lake. Sorry I’m a day late with my libation.

-gf out

Convention

My Philcon Schedule for the weekend of November 9-11:

Friday 8:00 PM in Plaza II: FANTASTIC MYSTERIES

Saturday
1:00 PM in Executive Suite 623
READING: GREGORY FROST

2:00 PM in Plaza IV: STEAM PUNK VS. VICTORIAN REALITY

5:00 PM in Plaza II: GREAT NOVELS…AND WHY WE DON’T LIKE THEM

7:00 PM in Plaza II: FICTION ABOUT ITSELF: METAFICTION

Sunday
10:00 AM in Plaza V:  IS HORROR INHERENTLY  CONSERVATIVE?

Sun 12:00 PM in Plaza III:  POST- APOCALYPTIC FICTION