“I Wake Up and Remember Myself” in Vastarien

I’m very pleased to announce that my story “I Wake Up and Remember Myself” will be appearing in the next issue of Vastarien: A Literary Journal, volume 3, issue 2. This should be available in November, so anywhere between 1 and 30 days from now.

I haven’t yet seen the full table of contents, but in the announcement from Grimscribe Press (publisher of Vastarien), they say:

Happy Halloween!Our first double issue! Original cover art and 13 original, full color illustrations by living legend Harry 0. Morris. 25 works of fiction by Michael Griffin, Cody Goodfellow, Leia Von Hessen, Sarah L. Johnson, John Claude Smith, Casilda Ferrante, Lora Gray, Matthew M. Bartlett, and others! 5 Nonfiction articles by Shawn Chang, Denis Moreau, E. F. Schrader, Alex Skopic, and John Palisano. 9 poems by Sonya Taaffe, Rae White, Dimitry Blizniukm and others. All new recurring column by a special guest! Coming November, 2020! Preorder now!

Here’s the link to the issue listing where you can preorder print or electronic versions:


https://grimscribepress.com/issues/?fbclid=IwAR1SZFhGbifi–xsPhYhaDFQbG00qnsHQ3P1j2mBVfic_by74Ou9ayz8xJc

Polish Edition of Armageddon House

The Polish edition of my novella Armageddon House is being released by publisher Wydawnictwo IX, and is now up for order.

Michael Griffin “Armageddon House” (PRZEDSPRZEDAŻ)






I don’t read Polish, and I’m sure most of the people reading this blog don’t either, but nonetheless I’m very excited to have my work translated for the first time. It’s wonderful to have the opportunity to reach many new readers. My thanks to Wydawnictwo IX and translator Tomasz Chyrzyński.

The Last Bookstore

I’m told that Armageddon House was part of a large batch of Undertow Publication books recently made available at The Last Bookstore, “Los Angeles’s largest (and funkiest) indie bookstore.”

If you’re like me, you enjoy supporting independent booksellers, so if you’re in the L.A. area, consider checking out what must be a pretty cool horror section!

You can find out more about The Last Bookstore here:
http://lastbookstorela.com/
https://twitter.com/lastbookstorela
https://www.facebook.com/lastbookstore/

Armageddon House Reviewed At Volume 1 Brooklyn

Volume 1 Brooklyn just posted a very nice review by Tobias Carroll of Armageddon House. Another other things, he says:

Armageddon House may not be the book you’re expecting, but it never stops being gripping — or suggesting greater mysteries around the next corner.”




The link to the review is here:
https://vol1brooklyn.com/2020/10/22/memory-and-mysteries-in-an-ambiguous-space-a-review-of-armageddon-house/

My sincere thanks to Tobias Carroll and Volume 1 Brooklyn for the review!

The Horror Bundle from Word Horde

I’m excited to be part of a really cool e-book bundle through StoryBundle, which features a bunch of e-books from Word Horde.



It’s a bundle of 5 books that can be purchased for whatever the buyer thinks it’s worth, and if the payment is $15 or greater, you get 10 bonus books, including my story collection The Human Alchemy. You can optionally donate 10% of your purchase price to Planned Parenthood at the time of purchase — not paying 10% extra, but just saying “yes, please give 10% of what I paid to charity.”

Aside from the fact that I’ve had two books published by Word Horde, I really believe every book they’ve done has been worth owning — in fact, I’ve already purchased them all! If you own some of these already, it’s still a great way to pick up a lot of what Word Horde has released for a great price, and put some money in the pockets of some great authors, an amazing press, and if you’re so inclined, a worthy institution in Planned Parenthood.

Even if you already own every one of these books, as I do, you can purchase the bundle as a gift for another reader you suspect might enjoy them.

There’s a lot more information about the bundle and all the individual books and authors here: https://storybundle.com/horror

My sincere thanks to Molly Tanzer for curating the bundle (Molly’s super-enjoyable novel Vermilion is part of the 15 book package as well), and to Word Horde for putting out so many great books.

Hillsboro Library Event Now on YouTube

Tuesday evening’s Hillsboro Public Library event went quite well, and was a lot of fun. Of course, these “live” events, even online, can be hard to coordinate with one’s schedule, so if you wanted to watch it and missed out, you’ll be pleased to know it’s been uploaded to YouTube.

Here’s the address, in case the embed feature below doesn’t work in your browser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46BQIzqzQuE

Non-Amazon Armageddon House Ebooks

Armageddon House has been available on Kindle ebook format from Amazon since day one, but we now have it available in other ebook formats and from other sellers at the same low price, currently $3.



It’s available now direct from Undertow Publications (MOBI or EPUB):
https://undertowpublications.com/ebooks

It’s available now from Smashwords (many formats):
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1038024

Smashwords also acts as an aggregator, gradually spreading the ebook out to other resellers such as Apple, Kobo, Overdrive and more, so it will soon be available pretty much everywhere ebooks are sold.

Armageddon House Review on HorrorBound

Armageddon House just received a great review by Joe Scipione on HorrorBound.




I don’t want to excerpt too much, but here’s a little something Joe had to say about it:

“One of the top novellas of the year!”

To check out the rest, follow the link:


https://www.horrorbound.net/blog/2020/7/15/armageddon-house-a-top-novella-of-the-year

My thanks to reviewer Joe Scipione and the rest of the team over at HorrorBound.net!

Online Lovecraftian Horror Panel

This coming Tuesday, August 18 at 7PM Pacific time, I’ll be participating in an online panel on Lovecraftian Horror sponsored by Hillsboro Public Library, and organized by Mary Kelly.

The panel moderator is Gwen Callahan, known to many of you as the co-director of the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival, and my fellow panelists include Wendy Wagner, Cody Goodfellow and Christine Morgan.



You can register free of charge at the following link:
https://wccls.bibliocommons.com/events/5f17429e0fec712f00149c7c

Here’s the flier with a bit more information:
LovecraftianHorrorPanel.PDF

In this time without literary and film conventions, it will be nice to chat with my fellow Portland horror writers, and answer questions from readers, writers and anyone else interested in taking part. Obviously because this is online, there’s no reason this should be restricted to people in the Portland metro area, so I hope we’ll see some of our non-local friends at the event!

Up Close With the Armageddon House Limited Hardcover

My author’s copies of the Armageddon House limited hardcover edition arrived a few weeks ago. It happened to be the same afternoon my wife and I had to say goodbye to our beloved 17-year-old cat, so I was too distracted and sad to post anything about it at the time.

Now that a little time has passed… hey, check out this beautiful book! I would love to take credit for this thing, but all the credit goes to Publisher Michael Kelly and Designer Vince Haig of Undertow Publications. Thanks, guys!

Armageddon House hardcover with dust jacket

Armageddon House, leather cover with foil

Armageddon House hardcover, inside front cover

Armageddon House, inside rear cover

Armageddon House hardcover, endpapers

Armageddon House hardcover, embossed title page

This limited hardcover edition sold out right away, but if you’re really determined to grab one of the hardcovers, as of right now you can grab one on Ziesings.com at a slight markup HERE.

The ebook and paperback editions can be had inexpensively, and of course, the story is the important thing, right? Having said that, if you find an opportunity to get on the list to obtain these limited hardcovers from Undertow, you’ll then be in an advantaged position to get copies of this publisher’s always-excellent future output. Check out their Limited Editions page here.