Although an overlooked chapter in H. P. Lovecraft’s life, New York City shaped him as a writer and an individual. His experiences and encounters in New York revealed both admirable and lamentable aspects of Lovecraft’s personal character. This included the inflexible racism and xenophobia that continue to tarnish his genre-bending fiction and literary legacy. In Midnight Rambles, readers will discover the adventures, mishaps, and relationships of the twentieth-century’s most influential horror writer in America’s creative capital.
Stay tuned for further details and news in the coming months. In the meantime, Midnight Rambles is available for pre-order.
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In the coming weeks, I hope to find myself immersed in a final push to complete a revised draft of my book manuscript. Since this will consume all my free hours and creative energy, I’ll be stepping away from the blog for a period. (Admittedly, it has been rather sleepy here during the past year.)
Leaves are changing color. Birds sound louder. The night comes earlier. The air carries the scent of the turning season. Shadows hold the promise of the unknown. Autumn has arrived, and Halloween is approaching.
Last month, I submitted my book manuscript, a biography of H. P. Lovecraft and his New York City period, to my publisher, capping nearly two years of imaginative immersion and intensive writing. Now, I’m waiting for the peer reviewers’ critiques, a nerve-racking experience familiar to anyone who has worked with an academic journal or press. All that considered, I’m ready to return to my desk. I love reading and writing in the autumn.
Last week, I received an invitation to serve as a panelist at NecronomiCon Providence 2022. This conference is dedicated to the study and enjoyment of the writer H. P. Lovecraft and weird fiction. It will be held between August 18 and August 21, 2022 and it promises to be a terrific long weekend of talks, readings, tours, screenings, and all-around fun.