As many of you may have already seen, my novella The Sadist’s Bible has landed on the preliminary ballot for the Horror Writers Association’s Bram Stoker Award®. (It’s listed in the long fiction category.)
My publisher (01 Publishing) has set up a special coupon code so that voting members of HWA can download a free digital copy to read for Stoker consideration.
I realize it’s been nearly two months since I’ve posted here. Chalk that up to a busier-than-usual holiday season and a need to focus on the new novel instead of blogging.
HOWEVER, I’m thrilled to be able to break my silence by pointing out that my novella The Sadist’s Bible made Nick Cato’s Top 10 of 2016 list over at The Horror Fiction Review, coming in at number four.
Here’s what Nick had to say:
After blowing my mind last year with her incredible novel MR. SUICIDE, Cushing’s follow up novella is every bit as disturbing, thought provoking, and eerie as you’d expect. Excellent.
I know many readers trust Nick’s judgement, so I’m delighted by this turn of events.
I’m equally delighted that another trusted review site, Char’s Horror Corner, included The Sadist’s Bible on a list of the top five novellas of 2016. (Char’s list isn’t ranked in any order.)
Here’s what she had to say:
This fearless novella brings the reader to places they may not want to have gone-but when they’re done they are left to marvel over the insanity of it. And I mean that in the best way possible.
We talk about issues of censorship and self-censorship in makeup FX, the influence of classic horror on The Walking Dead, and the proudest moments of his career (among other topics).
Who: Nicole Cushing
What: Reading, Q&A, and book signing event. (Copies of The Mirrors and Mr. Suicide will be available for purchase.)
When: Tonight! (Monday November 14th) 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Where: LFPL Main Library, 301 York St., Louisville, Kentucky 40203. The event will be held in a room in the South Building called 2 East (South Building, 2nd floor)
Why: 1. To re-connect with my Louisville readers and talk to aspiring writers about publishing! (Upbeat answer.) 2. The universe as a whole has no discernible purpose, so why should this reading in particular pretend to be any different? (Philosophical pessimist answer.)
Louisville’s alternative arts and culture newspaper LEO Weekly interviewed me in this week’s issue. We talk about the Bram Stoker Awards, next Monday’s reading at Louisville Free Public Library , and The Sadist’s Bible. Here’s a link to the online version. (If you’re in the area, pick up the print edition. The interview’s on page 23.)
The ending of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 4, in which we mourn the forward advance of grotesquely idiotic power.
An excerpt from the same composer’s Symphony No. 7, in which we the opposition rally together to fight for what’s right today and each day hereafter.
Fuck Trump. Long live the USA.
A good time was had by all who made the trip to Saturday’s reading and signing event at Dearly Departed Books (Alliance, Ohio). Thanks to proprietor Scott Edwards and his wife Linda for creating such a welcoming atmosphere for me and my readers! And if you missed the event, don’t despair! Scott now has several signed copies of Mr. Suicide and The Mirrors on hand for you to purchase. Check out his EBay listings here and here for details.
Who: Nicole Cushing
What: Reading and signing event. (Copies of THE MIRRORS and MR. SUICIDE will be available for purchase.)
Where: Dearly Departed Books (335 E. Main Street, Alliance Ohio)
When: Saturday, October 29th from 3:00-6:00 p.m. (reading/Q&A from 4:00-5:00)
Why: BECAUSE IT’S ALMOST HALLOWEEN, SILLY!
As I’ve mentioned previously, on October 29th from 3-6 pm I’ll be doing a reading and book signing event at Dearly Departed Books in Alliance, Ohio.
Today my interview with the local college radio station aired. You can listen to it online at the linky-link. I talk about why I write horror, what I’m trying to accomplish in horror, and the details about the October 29th event.
Event Flyer: November 14 Appearance at Louisville Free Public Library (Main Library, Downtown Louisville)
The event flyer for my November 14 appearance at the Louisville Free Public Library. Feel free to share!