Alice Is Coming (And Don’t Forget To Get Shadowed)

So today is officially one week until Delirium Books puts Shadowed up for pre-orders. The novella will be out in March in Delirium’s mini-hardcover format. But that’s not all, folks! Last night, Roy Robbins of Bad Moon Books officially announced my novella Alice on the Shelf!

Alice on the Shelf is a very dear story to me. It’s also quite different in terms of style and content than Shadowed. Imagine a kid who grew up watching Star Wars, playing with action figures, reading Stephen King and Harlan Ellison and Lewis Carroll, listening to classic nursery rhymes and fairy tales, watched the annual televised viewing of The Wizard of Oz and then read L. Frank Baum’s masterpiece as an adult. Imagine this kid as an adult delving into the muck that all these things left behind to write a story about unrequited love. The story that comes out is Alice on the Shelf.

You can pre-order the book here at Horror Mall, the Dark Literature Emporium.

Everyone who has read this story seems to love it. They also get a little upset. On more than one occasion I’ve heard, “I was just going to read a chapter or two and then go to bed, but I couldn’t put it down!” This isn’t just friends who have said this, either.

So, there are two novellas of mine being published within three months of each other. Neither are very long, both are with award-winning publishers, and both tell very different stories.

Now, I must go and work on a new novella.

About Bill Gauthier

Bill Gauthier is a writer. His books include the collection CATALYSTS, ALICE ON THE SHELF, SHADOWED, and the forthcoming ECHOES ON THE POND. His stories and essays have appeared in DARK DISCOVERIES and BORDERLANDS.

Posted on December 28, 2010, in Alice on the Shelf, Shadowed, Writing. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Love the cover!

    • It’s cool, isn’t it? It reminds me of a kids book from the late 70s, early 80s. A kids book where something is just a leeetle bit off.

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