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Posts Tagged ‘Jameson Currier’

HWA Rocks BookExpo America 2010!

Posted by Dark Whisperer on May 29, 2010

For the third consecutive year, HWA had a visible presence at BookExpo America – the country’s largest gathering of publishing professionals. At this year’s event, which took place May 25th through the 27th at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City, the HWA debuted its new trade show display in a highly-visible, premier location beside our friends at the Mystery Writers of America. Among the 500 authors featured throughout the event were several HWA members – including Jonathan Maberry, Alexandra Sokoloff, Ellen Datlow, Roger Ma, Jameson Currier, Gary Frank, Kelly Jameson, Martel Sardina, and Connie Corcoran-Wilson – who all enjoyed long lines of librarians, retailers, educators, and fans and gave away hundreds of books. And, for the first time ever, three of our authors scored coveted spots on the main autographing floor where celebrated authors like William Peter Blatty, R.L. Stine, and Justin Cronin also signed this year!

Here’s a taste of this year’s BEA experience:

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New Release – The Wolf at the Door

Posted by Dark Whisperer on March 31, 2010

The Wolf at the Door

Author: Jameson Currier

Publisher: Chelsea Station Editions

Release Date: April 1st, 2010

ISBN-10: 0984470700
ISBN-13: 978-0984470709

Author Website

From the award-winning author of Where the Rainbow Ends and The Haunted Heart comes a witty tour de force of spirits, spooks, and sinners, a supernatural roller coaster set in the Big Easy that is giddy, soulful, and sentimental.

Ghosts? Angels? Hallucinations?

When a death occurs at Le Petite Paradis, a guesthouse in the French Quarter of New Orleans, the spirit world becomes unsettled, or so Avery Greene Dalyrymple III, the co-owner believes. The son and grandson of Southern evangelists, Avery is also an overworked and overwrought middle-aged gay man, a cynical “big-time drinker and sinner” fairly certain he can maintain a family of “other deviants and delinquents stumbling along Bourbon Street” to keep him company.

But Avery is also the only person in contact with the spirit world on his property – ghosts from the house’s origins during the 1820s – and he must use the history left behind from another ghost – a gay man from the 1970s – to find a way to restore peace to his household and rejuvenate his faith.

Whispers about The Wolf at the Door

“Currier is one of the few writers who can be equally literary, erotic, dramatic and damn funny, sometimes all in the same sentence.” – Sean Meriwether, The Silent Hustler

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New Release – The Haunted Heart and Other Tales

Posted by Dark Whisperer on August 9, 2009

HauntedHeartCoverThe Haunted Heart and Other Tales

Author: Jameson Currier

Publisher: Lethe Press

Release Date: October 1st, 2009

ISBN-10: 1590212037
ISBN-13: 978-1590212035

Author Website

Twelve new stories of gay men and the memories that haunt them.

A circuit boy stays at a haunted hotel. An actor recounts a grisly murder in the English countryside. A gay parent unravels a mysterious souvenir. A journalist chases a story through the streets of Amsterdam. An artist grapples with his muse. A musician is inspired by the spirit of a sailor.

In his newest collection of short stories, author Jameson Currier modernizes the traditional ghost story with gay lovers, loners, activists, and addicts, blending history and contemporary issues of the gay community with the unexpected of the supernatural.

Table of Contents:

  • The Woman in the Window
  • The Incident at the Highlands Inn
  • The Country House
  • The After Party
  • The Haunted Heart
  • The Theater Bug
  • Wait!
  • Death in Amsterdam
  • The Vision
  • A Touch of Darkness
  • The Man in the Mirror
  • The Bloomsbury Nudes

Whispers about The Haunted Heart and Other Tales

“Jameson Currier’s The Haunted Heart and Other Tales expands upon the usual ghost story tropes by imbuing them with deep metaphorical resonance to the queer experience. Infused with flawed, three-dimensional characters, this first-rate collection strikes all the right chords in just the right places. Equal parts unnerving and heartrending, these chilling tales are testament to Currier’s literary prowess and the profound humanity at the core of his writing. Gay, straight, twisted like a pretzel…his writing is simply not to be missed by any reader with a taste for good fiction.” Dark Scribe Magazine

“Currier is adept at drawing a fine line between the erotic and the tragic and at telling stories that although personal, are also the stories of our community.” – The New York Times Book Review

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HWA at BEA 2009

Posted by Dark Whisperer on May 31, 2009

For the second time in its history, the Horror Writers Association exhibited at BookExpo America, held May 29th through the 31st at the Jacob K. Javits Center in NYC. Several HWA members – including Deborah LeBlanc, Alexandra Sokoloff, Ellen Datlow, Gary Frank, Kim Paffenroth, Connie Corcoran-Wilson, Jameson Currier, and Vince Liaguno – participated in book signing events during the convention, successfully placing their titles in front of booksellers, librarians, and new readers alike.

BookExpo America is the publishing industry’s largest event with literally thousands of publishers, authors, booksellers, and agents under one roof. After last year’s successful West Coast event, BEA returned to New York. Below are some highlights from the busy HWA Booth:

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New Release – Unspeakable Horror: From the Shadows of the Closet

Posted by Dark Whisperer on January 24, 2009

9780981863207Unspeakable Horror: From the Shadows of the Closet

Editors: Vince A. Liaguno and Chad Helder

Publisher: Dark Scribe Press

Release Date: December 1st, 2008

ISBN-13: 978-0981863207

Anthology Website

From the ghosts of dead lovers and malevolent queer faeries to devious doppelgangers and twisted psychopaths, an eclectic lineup of award-winning writers from the horror and GLBT literary communities come together in this groundbreaking collection of queer horror stories. These tales will surprise with their universally resonant themes while exploring the deeper aspects of the closet experience – coming out, staying in, and being haunted by.

Join Lee Thomas, Sarah Langan, Jameson Currier, Rick R. Reed, Scott Nicholson, Kealan Patrick Burke and others as they throw open their literary closet doors with 23 chilling tales. Be prepared as these master dark scribes reveal what lurks in those shadowy corners at the back of our closets.

And the horrors found there promise to be unspeakable.

Whispers about Unspeakable Horror: From the Shadows of the Closet

“In reflecting on this book, I’m reminded of how much fine work is being produced by the indie press. Liaguno and Helder, to their credit, took their time in producing the finest anthology possible, and the finished product doesn’t disappoint. On the whole, Unspeakable is a highly recommended read for all horror fans, as it offers something for everyone. Lovers of the dark, the literary, the gruesome, and even the disgusting, will find something to treasure.” - Fear Zone

“Whether you’re a fan of crime, mystery, fantasy or straight-up horror, chances are something that lurks in this anthology’s closet will reach out and grab you. And if you wind up sleeping with the lights on…you will have gotten your money’s worth.” - Horror World

Book Trailer…

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