Friday, August 28, 2009

My new co-author series with the wonderful James Rollins

As announced today in Publishers' Lunch:

James Rollins and Bram Stoker-award winning newcomer Sarah Langan's The BLOOD GOSPEL Series, Books I-III, to Lyssa Keusch at William Morrow, in a major deal, for publication in 2011, 2012, 2013, by Russell Galen at Scovil Galen Ghosh Literary Agency (NA).

I am delighted that James Rollins selected me as a writing partner, and expect to learn a lot from him. He's not just talented, but a good egg, and I can't wait to get started. The premise for this series will blow your mind! So keep your eyes peeled for further news. I'm conducting a fair amount of research, and will post here on what I find.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Booklist Review

They like it; they really like it!

From Booklist-- the most recent Audrey's Door Review:

"Langan’s The Keeper (2006) garnered a Bram Stoker Award nomination, and its sequel, The Missing (2007), favorable comparisons of her to horror fiction’s most established authors. Now she offers an even better, finely crafted character study of an obsessive-compulsive woman’s battle with ghosts and personal demons in a haunted New York apartment building. When budding architect Audrey Lucas abandons her live-in boyfriend for a flat in the Breviary, an architectural landmark on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, her newfound freedom comes at a price. Her apartment’s gruesome history includes a deranged mother who drowned her children in the bathroom’s claw-footed tub. Yet ghosts and the strange habits of her eccentric fellow tenants of the building are nothing compared to the horrors she unleashes within herself when, after sleepwalking during torturous dreams, she starts constructing a door in the middle of her living room. Langan’s idiosyncratic blending of supernatural horror and character-driven, psychological insight proves captivating and pleasurably bone-chilling.— Carl Hays"

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Big Battle with Cancer

Ted Kennedy died today. I've got little to say about that, but I'm nonetheless interrupting my usual self-promotional blog to ask: why do people call it a battle with cancer? Does that mean everybody who dies from it is weaker than those who survived? Another point won for the infantilizing society of the denial of death, brought to you by i-tunes, BMW, and Rachel Zoe.