Thursday, May 28, 2009

Summer Newsletter


Thanks for your continued interest, and for the new people on this list, thanks for signing up!

I've got a few things to report. First, my daughter was born two weeks ago, and I'll be spending some time getting to know her this summer, so these newsletters will be less frequent until Audrey's Door is released in stores on October 1. Around then, you'll find a new and improved website, some contests, a super-awesome trailer, an spotlight review of Audrey's Door by a secret surprise guest, and lots of other cool stuff, so mark your calendars, and as always, pre-order at will!

In other news, I'll be at the Toronto Festival of the Arts on June 6 at 7:30 pm, along with my hero Patrick McGrath (Asylum, The Grotesque) and Monique Proulx. It'll be a panel, signing, reading combo-- three for the price of one! So please come on down if you're in town:

In addition, I'm thrilled to report that Audrey's Door has been optioned for film by the Weinstein Company. They like it, and so do the following gracious authors:

“A chilling and perceptive novel about the architectures of our lives: how they’re built, and how we destroy them.” — Michael Marshall

“Sarah Langan is an audaciously terrifying storyteller, and AUDREY’S DOOR practically hums with frantic energy and hair-raising tension. Be prepared for nightmares.”
— Tess Gerritsen, author of THE KEEPSAKE

“A chiller that evokes Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House and Ira Levin’s Rosemary’s Baby. Eerie and suspenseful, with a compelling heroine and a terrifying setting, AUDREY’s DOOR grabbed me from the start. Whenever I see Sarah Langan’s name on a cover, I pay attention.”
— David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author of The Shimmer

Finally, my short story "The Lost" has been nominated for a Bram Stoker Award. Keep your fingers crossed, and take a gander at the rest of the ballot:

Superior Achievement in a Novel

COFFIN COUNTY by Gary Braunbeck (Leisure Books)
THE REACH by Nate Kenyon (Leisure Books)
DUMA KEY by Stephen King (Scribner)
JOHNNY GRUESOME by Gregory Lamberson (Bad Moon Books/Medallion Press)

Superior Achievement in a First Novel

MIDNIGHT ON MOURN STREET by Christopher Conlon (Earthling Publications)
THE GENTLING BOX by Lisa Mannetti (Dark Hart Press)
MONSTER BEHIND THE WHEEL by Michael McCarty and Mark McLaughlin (Delirium Books)
THE SUICIDE COLLECTORS by David Oppegaard (St. Martin's Press)
FROZEN BLOOD by Joel A. Sutherland (Lachesis Publishing)

Superior Achievement in Long Fiction

THE SHALLOW END OF THE POOL by Adam-Troy Castro (Creeping Hemlock Press)
MIRANDA by John R. Little (Bad Moon Books)
REDEMPTION ROADSHOW by Weston Ochse (Burning Effigy Press)
THE CONFESSIONS OF ST. ZACH by Gene O'Neill (Bad Moon Books)

Superior Achievement in Short Fiction

PETRIFIED by Scott Edelman (Desolate Souls)
THE LOST by Sarah Langan (Cemetery Dance Publications)
THE DUDE WHO COLLECTED LOVECRAFT by Nick Mamatas, and Tim Pratt (Chizine)
EVIDENCE OF LOVE IN A CASE OF ABANDONMENT by M. Rickert (Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction)
TURTLE by Lee Thomas (Doorways)

Superior Achievement in an Anthology

LIKE A CHINESE TATTOO edited by Bill Breedlove (Dark Arts Books)
HORROR LIBRARY, VOL. 3 edited by R. J. Cavender (Cutting Block Press)
BENEATH THE SURFACE edited by Tim Deal (Shroud Publishing)
UNSPEAKABLE HORROR edited by Vince A. Liaguno and Chad Helder (Dark Scribe Press)

Superior Achievement in a Collection

THE NUMBER 121 TO PENNSYLVANIA by Kealan Patrick Burke (Cemetery Dance Publications)
MAMA'S BOY and Other Dark Tales by Fran Friel (Apex Publications)
JUST AFTER SUNSET by Stephen King (Scribner)
GLEEFULLY MACABRE TALES by Jeff Strand (Delirium Books)

Superior Achievement in Nonfiction

CHEAP SCARES by Gregory Lamberson (McFarland)
ZOMBIE CSU by Jonathan Maberry (Citadel Press)
A HALLOWE'EN ANTHOLOGY by Lisa Morton (McFarland)
THE BOOK OF LISTS: HORROR by Amy Wallace, Del Howison, and Scott Bradley (HarperCollins)

Superior Achievement in Poetry

THE NIGHTMARE COLLECTION by Bruce Boston (Dark Regions Press)
THE PHANTOM WORLD by Gary William Crawford (Sam's Dot Publishing)
VIRGIN OF THE APOCALYPSE by Corrine De Winter (Sam's Dot Publishing)
ATTACK OF THE TWO-HEADED POETRY MONSTER by Mark McLaughlin and Michael McCarty (Skullvines Press)

That's it until next time. Take care of yourselves, and don't get none on you.

Sarah Langan