I just donated to the Word Horde Emporium GoFundMe. Word Horde not only published my novel A SPECTRAL HUE, they are also have a bricks and mortar store that sells independent speculative fiction (along with other wonderful things). They want to relocate, and I’d love to see independent bookstores thrive!
If you order my novel directly from Word Horde, you can get a signed bookplate…. I just finished signing a new batch!
My publisher Word Horde has put up an appropriate Pride-themed ad for A SPECTRAL HUE. The novel officially releases on June 18th, but if you order directly from Word Horde, you can get a signed paperback copy early.
The insightful Bogi Takács reviewed the novel on their site. Here’s an excerpt:
The story focuses on the fictional town of Shimmer, Maryland, where a movement of self-taught Black artists developed over time. Xavier is a young hipster somewhat out of his element in the small town, where he has just arrived to work on his master’s thesis in art history. He rents an AirBnB from Iris, a woman whose past ties her to the artists Xavier is intent on studying. Linc is a drifter trying to find a job, something, anything in Shimmer… even if it’s in a haunted museum. And Fuchsia… Fuchsia has been around for generations. The life-threads of this all-Black and very queer cast tangle together to form a quilt not unlike the artworks Xavier researches.
You can read the rest on their site.
I just received my author copies of A Spectral Hue, along with some swag. Including bookplates that I will sign–and signed copies will be available from the publisher if you order directly from Word Horde!
I am over the moon to announce that my novel, A Spectral Hue, will be published next year by Word Horde. Thanks to the publisher, Ross E. Lockhart, for taking on this weird novel of Outsider Art, ghosts, and divine inspiration. I would also like to thank the participants of the Wyrd Words workshop for their valuable suggestions and insight.
Huzzah! I’m joining the Horde!