Lucky McKee and Jack are up for a Shirley Jackson Award for I’m Not Sam, in the novella category!
The complete list of nominees is available here.
From their website:
“The Shirley Jackson Awards are voted upon by a jury of professional writers, editors, critics, and academics, with input from a Board of Advisors. The awards are given for the best work published in the preceding calendar year in the following categories: Novel, Novella, Novelette, Short Story, Single-Author Collection, and Edited Anthology.”
Jack will be teaching at the Odyssey Writing Workshop, from June 14-16!
from their website:
“Since its inception in 1996, the Odyssey Writing Workshop has become one of the most highly respected workshops for writers of fantasy, science fiction, and horror in the world. Top authors, editors and agents have served as guests at Odyssey, and 58% of graduates have gone on to be published. The workshop, held annually on the campus of Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, runs for six weeks, and combines an intensive, advanced curriculum with in-depth feedback on students’ manuscripts.”
Overlook Connection Press is offering a signed (FREE!) bookplate, featuring an original, specially commissioned portrait by Cortney Skinner!
How do you get one?
Purchase ANY Jack Ketchum Book from Overlook Connection Press, and it can be yours!
Jack will be appearing at Culture Shock Weekend, in Virginia Beach, VA, August 9-11, 2013.
See you there!
Logeion Books has published a new Greek translation of The Girl Next Door, by Nick Roussos.
This beautiful trade paperback edition can be purchased directly from the publisher, here.
TO MY FRIENDS ABROAD: Lately I’ve received so many photo requests, particularly from Russia, that I’ve decided to go paperless. Sorry. Can those of you in Russia tell me where you find my books and who publishes them? I haven’t sold a book there since the 1980s.
Please contact my webmaster if you can answer these questions.
Jack’s story Lighten Up appears, with an Afterword, in the new issue (#6) of Shock Totem Magazine.
04/17/13 UPDATE: You still haven’t purchased this?! Maybe Fangoria’s review can help you decide!
Now available on Amazon…
The Collector’s Edition of the screenplay for The Girl Next Door,
Adapted from the controversial novel The Girl Next Door by Jack Ketchum, Dan Farrands and Philip Nutman’s screenplay is published in it’s original form. Every copy is signed on the cover by Jack Ketchum and includes production stills and essays from the actors, filmmakers and an in depth interview with Jack Ketchum, Dan Farrands and Philip Nutman.
If you happen to read Greek, check out the new interview with Jack at Vakxicon!
Also, Jack will be appearing on Jackalope Radio, Saturday night at 10pm ET.
The Stoker Awards are upon us, and I’m Not Sam is nominated for “Best Long Fiction.”
Co-authored with LuckyMcKee, I’m Not Sam delves deep into the mysteries of identity and how well we truly know one another.
“You’d expect nothing less from the provocateurs behind The Woman, whom you can almost hear giggling in the background at the reader’s discomfort. An epilogue provides some concrete answers—and delivers a well needed climactic kick.”
— Booklist, Daniel Kraus
You can pick up I’m Not Sam in a variety of flavors: hardcover and (new!) eBook from Cemetery Dance, and trade paperback from Sinister Grin Press.
“Now I’m way beyond confusion.
Now I’m scared.
I’ve slid down the rabbit-hole and what’s down there is dark and serious. This is not play-acting or some waking bad dream she’s having. She’s changed, somehow overnight. I don’t know how I know this but I sense it as surely as I sense my own skin. This is not Sam, my Sam, wholly sane and firmly balanced. Capable of tying off an artery as neatly as you’d thread a belt through the loops of your jeans.
And now I’m shivering too.
In some fundamental way she’s changed…”