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Stephen Graham Jones & Shay Mitchell Get Booked

Here are some literary events to jump-start your week. To get your event posted on our calendar, visit our Facebook Your Literary Event page. Please post your event one week prior to its date.

Hungarian author László Krasznahorkai will appear at HousingWorks Bookstore Cafe. See him on Monday, July 2nd starting 7 p.m. (New York, NY)

Writer Stephen Graham Jones will talk about his new book, Growing Up Dead in Texas. Check it out on Tuesday, July 3rd at Powell’s City of Books on Burnside starting 7:30 p.m. (Portland, OR)

Seventeen magazine editor-in-chief Ann Shoket will discuss Seventeen Ultimate Guide to Beauty with Pretty Little Liars star Shay Mitchell.  Hear them on Saturday, July 7th at the Union Square branch of Barnes & Noble starting 1:30 p.m. (New York, NY)

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Novel Writing: Editing Your Draft

Novel Writing: Editing Your DraftStarting July 16, workshop your novel in-progress with a published author! Erika Mailman's course will function as a workshop, with the emphasis on sharing your work for review and providing critiques for your peers. By the end of this class you'll have up to 75 pages of you novel workshopped and developed patterns to improve your writing. Register now! 

Share a Scary Book on Halloween

Last year novelist Neil Gaiman launched an international Halloween tradition of giving scary books to the people you love. The All Hallows Read site has lots of book recommendations.

In 2010, Gaiman wrote: “I propose that, on Hallowe’en or during the week of Hallowe’en, we give each other scary books. Give children scary books they’ll like and can handle. Give adults scary books they’ll enjoy. I propose that stories by authors like John Bellairs and Stephen King and Arthur Machen and Ramsey Campbell and M R James and Lisa Tuttle and Peter Straub and Daphne Du Maurier and Clive Barker and a hundred hundred others change hands — new books or old or second-hand, beloved books or unknown. Give someone a scary book for Hallowe’en. Make their flesh creep … Give a scary book.”

What scary book will you give to a loved one? This GalleyCat editor will share a copy of Demon Theory by Stephen Graham Jones with a friend–it’s a postmodern horror novel that will break your mind into little pieces. Share your recommendations in the comments section and help other readers find scary books to give as gifts.

Stephen Graham Jones Inks 3-eBook Deal with Dzanc Books

As part of its rEprint Series, Dzanc Books has inked a three-book deal with novelist Stephen Graham Jones. Literary agent Kate Garrick of DeFiore and Company negotiated the deal.

The publisher will reprint All the Beautiful Sinners and The Long Trial of Nolan Dugatti as eBooks for the first time. For the third book, Dzanc will publish Seven Spanish Angels for the first time. The novelist will revise portions of Beautiful Sinners for the new edition.

Jones (pictured, via) had this comment: “I’ve been meaning to re-rig All the Beautiful Sinners for some time now, am excited to get this chance … And, Seven Spanish Angels: it’s been real to me for so many years, now. Now maybe it’ll be real for everybody else as well.”

Stephen Graham Jones Inks Two-Book Deal with Dzanc Books

sgj.jpgNovelist Stephen Graham Jones has signed a two-book deal with Dzanc Books. The publisher will release the coming-of-age novel Flushboy in 2013 and the detective novel Not for Nothing in 2014.

Jones has written nine works of fiction, ranging from the postmodern horror of Demon Theory to the Blackfeet Indian reservation novel Ledfeather. The novelist has built a dedicated following online, celebrated along with two other writers at The Velvet reading community.

Here’s more about the two novels: “Flushboy is a novel about the 16-year-old boy working the window of the drive-thru urinal of his father’s latest business venture, The Bladder Hut. It’s a uniquely told coming-of-age story and more. Not for Nothing, is in theory, a detective story, but as usual, Jones plays with convention and gives his readers much more than they might expect.”

The Best Beach Books

flashlightworthy.pngThe sun has finally returned to New York City, inspiring this GalleyCat editor to dream about beach reading. What books will you take to the beach this summer? Share your favorites in the comments section.

Counting on our readers’ collective knowledge of books, GalleyCat Reviews regularly features curated book lists from Flashlight Worthy Book Recommendations. The site is building a new Beach Books category, and your suggestions will help build a better beach book list.

Over the last year, Flashlight Worthy Book Recommendations has created more than 370 lists–giving reading advice on everything from book club books to cancer survivor books. Working with this carefully curated publication, we will share our favorite lists with GalleyCat readers. Add your suggestions in the comments section.

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