Forty-Two Books would like to thank all those who came to the official book launch for Peaks of Madness: A Collection of Utah Horror on Friday, July 19, 2019 at the Printed Garden of Sandy, UT, USA. From customers of The Printed Garden bookstore, to the authors' friends and families, we had 40 people attend. The readings went very well, with a great selection of works to tantalize and entice the customers to shop. Two-thirds of the stock sold out, with multiple copies going at a time to individuals. A round of signings were done to finish up. The leftovers went to the Print Garden to sell as signed copies, adding collector's value and distinction to our work!
If you're in Salt Lake City tomorrow, but sure to come by and pick up a copy of Peaks of Madness: A Collection of Utah Horror. The book launch, 7pm at The Printed Garden ( 9445 S Union Square a, Sandy, UT 84070), will include 4 author readings, signings, and a Q&A. Refreshments provided by the bookshop. RSVP on Facebook!
Thanks for all the submissions, authors around the world! We received about 200 entries, and we'll do our best to pump through these in a more quick fashion as we put together Strange Stories. Expect to hear back by Late August on the status.
Thank you to all the Satanists out there for submitting. We'll read through and let you know. We got a good group of about 30 entries, so we're excited!
Forty-Two Books attended the combined convention for Westercon72/NASFiC/1632 Minicon/Spikecon at the Davis Convention Center in Layton Utah July 4-7, 2019.
We had a table, selling copies of Peaks of Madness: A Collection of Utah Horror and Enheduanna: A Pagan Literary Journal from another press the editor owns. The $1 typewritten poetry was a big hit, selling like hotcakes! Editor Daniel composed them on the spot. Perhaps we should have charged $2.
Daniel met some new friends, author Joseph Kaukola of Threshold and The Sword, and artist Emmanuel Valtierra who recently published the alternate history Codex Valtierra about if the Maya People had won against the Spanish invasion.
Some of the attending authors were Jim Butcher, author of The Dresden Files, David Weber, author of the Honor Harrington Series, Star Trek prop master Dragon Dronet, and the Trimbles as Masters of Ceremony who are known to have saved Star Trek.
If you have an earlier version of Peaks of Madness before July 1, we dropped off the last half of the sentence in Lovecraft's Typewriter which is as follows "'deal with...special cases,' he said with a wink."
We'd like to thank all of you who submitted and participated in this first original Forty-Two Books anthology. It was a lot of work, but worth it to read and select the final stories. If you have not received an acceptance or rejection email about your submission (some bounced back), please get in touch with us: firstname.lastname@example.org as all emails have been sent concerning submission statuses.
Forty-Two Books is pleased to announce that the following individuals have made the selection for inclusion to Strange Stories Vol 1.
TYPE TITLE AUTHOR COUNTRY GENRE
Book Chapter|Monochrome Noir-Chapter 2|Utah|Myst/Detective
Film Script|Culdesac|Viviana Ramirez|Illinois|Thriller|
Film Script|Beasts of Burden|Viviana Ramirez|Illinois|Hor/Thriller
Flash|An Angel's Love|Cate Dexter|Maryland|Urban Fant/Rom.
Flash|Neighboring States|Cathy Bryant|England|Comedy Horror
Flash|Death of a Controversial Word Wizard|Jim Lee|Pennsylvania|Sci Fi/Fant.
Flash|The Ghost, The Magician, and the Jellybeans|Joyce Frohn|Wisconsin|Horror
Flash|Death Takes a Holiday|Linda Kay Hardie|Nevada|Fantasy
Flash|Bad Day at Bull Funk's|Maria Kelly|Florida|Science Fiction
Flash|The Squeaky Wheel Gets the Blood|Roxy Thomas|Canada|Horror
Flash|The Wolf Man's Wife|Ted Snyder|Wisconsin|Horror
Micro|Autopsy Report|Iona Murphy|England|Hor/Exp.
Micro|Penny Fiction|Michael Anthony Lee|Canada|Penny fiction
Micro|The Flesh Game|Rhiannon Taylor|Illinois|Horror
Novelette|The Valley Tigers|Anthony Worman|Montana|Sci Fi/Adv.
Novelette|The Good Doctor Mankel| Martin Zeigler|Washington|Horror
Novelette|The Love Hunters|Shaun Avery|England|Horror
Play|Frank and the Baby|Johannes Black|UK|Horror
Short Story|Last Slice at Luca's|Ben Gamblin|Washington|Hor/West/Meta.
Short Story|Humanarians|Brenda Wright|Utah|Sci Fi/Sat.
Short Story|G.H.O.S.T.S|Cheryl Zaidan|Michigan|Hor/Hum.
Short Story|The Thickening|Rebecca Rowland|Massachusetts|Sat/Hor/Sci Fi
Short Story|A Jade Superfox Adventure|Claude Lalumière|Canada|Sci Fi/Rom/Super Hero
Short Story|Swallow Your Third Eye|Evelyn Deshane|Canada|Hor/Det.
Short Story|His Master's Voice|Geoff Hart|Canada|Sci Fi/Fant.
Short Story|The Jack Tar Strangler Murders|Jaap Boekestein|Netherlands|Horror
Short Story|Trials|Jack Lothian|England/Thailand|Sci Fi/Hor.
Short Story|The Hole in Eye's House|Jared Linder|Oregon|Science Fiction
Short Story|Metal Grrrls|Jocelyn Marshall|New York|Exp/Sat.
Short Story|Twilight in Heroland|Joe Baumann|Missouri|Magical Realism
Short Story|Hunting Time|Joel Martin|Australia|Fantasy
Short Story|Recluse|Justin Zipprich|Nevada|Mystery
Short Story|The Dry Flood|Kev Harrison|Portugal|Detective
Short Story|Beloved Evanescence|Kiki Gonglewski|New Mexico|Fant/Exp.
Short Story|The Disagreeable Dinner|Mark DaPonte|New York|Fantasy
Short Story|Sinistral|Meggie Nelson|Virginia|Fantasy
Short Story|The Right Thing|Michael McClure|Virginia|Romance
Short Story|Puke|Paul Lashway|New York|Sat/Magical Realism
Short Story|Tens of Thousands isn't Proper English|Ransom|Canada|Exp/Meta/Hor
Short Story|The Prayer Collective|S. E. Greco|Connecticut|Science Fiction
Short Story|Backwards: The Abandoned Time-travel App|Stuart Hardy|England|Science Fiction
Short Story|Luther's Foreskin|Thomas Vaughn|Arkansas|Horror
Short Story|Brass Belt Luna|Will Riley|Canada|Thril/Exp/Wrestling
Short Story|A Drink of Water|Wol-vriey|Nigeria|West/Weird