I’ve written a new critical article for Shepherd.com, the wonderful new book discovery site, about five novels I love that share some thematic concerns with Infinity Dreams. Authors discussed include Elizabeth Hand, Idra Novey, Rex Stout, Tan Twan Eng, and Helene Hanff. Read the piece here.
Glen will be the featured guest on the Lovecraft ezine podcast this Sunday, August 12th. The show will be live at 3 pm Pacific, and then permanently available in the archives. Compete details here.
A great review for The Ones Who Are Waving, can be found in the newest edition (64) of Black Static. A few highlights: “Keenly felt and characterised…filled with little touches of detail that give the events a mythic and archetypal feel;” “…it is a story that ultimately asks questions about the nature of fiction, showing how it can transform lives, with the writers themselves becoming the ghosts of their own work. It’s a strong end to a collection that is gratifyingly offbeat, aptly fitting the bill as regards the book’s subtitle or tagline, ‘Tales of the Strange, Sad, and Wondrous’.”
And now, I am free to unveil Vincent Chong’s astonishing and SCARY final cover art for the Earthling Collector’s Edition of GOOD GIRLS. And you are free to get yourself a copy, if you want one. You can see images of Vincent Chong’s sketches for the cover on his blog. There aren’t a whole lot of these, so you might want to hop over to Earthling and take a look:
Lorca. The antidote for Form 1040 Poisoning.
And most other day poisoning, really.
“I see myself in sunsets.
& a swarm of people wanders
through my heart…”
Thomas Anderson–Thomas Anderson–one of my favorite songwriters, ever, and of the many artists I know who deserve more attention, he deserves it just about the most–and I have been corresponding and trading art for years, now. That has been its own reward. One of the best my own art has given me. But today he also gave me this, via his own page. It’s one I’m going to keep:
‘My buddy Glen Hirshberg has just released Good Girls–the second volume in his Motherless Children trilogy of vampire novels. In it, he creates a world of orphans where everyone–the living and the (un)dead–try to mend their broken families. Children, parents and lovers roam a blasted dystopia from the Mississippi Delta to the piney woods of New England, where vampires long for Victoria Spivey but settle for Ted Nugent, and everyone’s favorite podcast is by a dead girl. A land where nobody wins. But what you’re left with at the end, is what Nanci Griffith perhaps expressed best: There’s a light beyond these woods. Good Girls. Get yours today.'”
Listen to Glen talking to Tamara Thorne and Allistair Cross about his writing and his newest book, Good Girls, on Thorne and Cross Live.
“…this intense novel weaves its themes of love, loss, family obligation, and personal sacrifice into another richly textured tale of supernatural horror….”
Glen’s newest novel, GOOD GIRLS (out February 23rd) just got a fantastic–and starred!!–review in PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY. Pre-order the book.
From the review: “Set in the immediate aftermath of the justly lauded Motherless Child, this intense novel weaves its themes of love, loss, family obligation, and personal sacrifice into another richly textured tale of supernatural horror….” Read more!
A thoughtful new review from The Writerly Reader. “Motherless Child does offer a new slant on vampires, which is an increasingly rare thing. It was published in the post-Twilight era, and Hirshberg’s vampires are beautiful and seductive (whether they want to be or not), but also terrible…Make no mistake, this is a horror novel. There is gore. There are shocks. The last two chapters especially left me pretty gob-smacked. The ending works; Hirshberg doesn’t pull any punches. Which I absolutely love.”