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MOTHWOMAN Cover Reveal & Preorder Info

Preorder directly from the publisher (Word Horde) to receive the Mothwoman bundle. It includes a copy of the trade paperback, a signed bookplate, and the ebook version of your choice.

Photos from Necronomicon Providence

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Digs MOTHWOMAN

“With this new take on legendary cryptid Mothman, Cushing (A Sick Gray Laugh) dives head-first into the surreal horror and humor lurking just below the surface of 2020 America…[F]ans of weird horror and surreal psychological fiction will find plenty to enjoy.”

You can read the entire review here.

Mothwoman will be released on October 11.

Cemetery Dance to Publish THE PLASTIC PRIEST

Cemetery Dance Publications was my gateway (as a reader) into the small press scene when I discovered their magazine on a bookshop rack ’round about twenty years ago. I’m delighted to be working with them on a trade paperback and ebook novella, The Plastic Priest (to be released in December of 2023). I’m very grateful to Kevin Lucia for making room in his stable for a Weirdo! Huzzah!

Brian Evenson Praises My Forthcoming Novel MOTHWOMAN

“A dizzying story about one individual’s confrontation with the transient nature of reality, and what this encounter strips away within her. A sharp, quirky adventure that overlaps alien abduction, horror, conspiracy, cryptids and existential dread in a way that only Nicole Cushing could manage to pull off.”

I’m have great respect and admiration for Evenson’s work, so obviously this praise thrills me. Can’t wait to share the book with y’all!

Coming in October: MOTHWOMAN

Word Horde

I’ve inked another deal with Word Horde!

Mothwoman is a novel about family, grief, aliens, mental illness, trauma, sexism, the Mothman legend, Covid, and the encroachment of unreality into American political life.

This one, I think, combines the style and playful dark satire of A Sick Gray Laugh with the grimness and relatively quick pace of Mr. Suicide. I can’t wait to share this with y’all!

Advance Praise for Mothwoman

“A dizzying story about one individual’s confrontation with the transient nature of reality, and what this encounter strips away within her. A sharp, quirky adventure that overlaps alien abduction, horror, conspiracy, cryptids and existential dread in a way that only Nicole Cushing could manage to pull off.” — Brian Evenson

Please consider sharing this post far and wide. I’m the small press underdog here. Word of mouth is the best way to create some excitement. Are you a reviewer Interested in an ARC? Send me an email (nicolecushingwriter-at-gmail-dot-com) and I’ll add you to the list to receive one when it becomes available. Are you a podcaster? Feel free to message me about appearing on your show.

So excited!

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Cushing’s Bookshelf, Episode 32: Scratch Your Gombrow-icz

Cushing’s Bookshelf returns with a look at Cosmos by Witold Gombrowicz.

Interviewed by THIS IS HORROR

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Here’s the link: https://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-309-nicole-cushing-on-a-sick-gray-laugh-the-half-freaks-and-witold-gombrowicz/

 

 

Cushing’s Bookshelf, Episode 30: THE WEIRD

Horror Anthology Month continues on Cushing’s Bookshelf with a look at Ann & Jeff VanderMeer’s colossal, 1100 page book, The Weird.

I talk about a couple of my favorite stories.