Join us Saturday, March 23rd at 8 p.m. for the next Shades & Shadows reading event!
After a long, dark, and very wet winter, slumbering beasts are not the only thing waking up. Shades & Shadows is returning with a new lineup of incredible authors from across the genre spectrum.
We are thrilled to have this lineup, featuring:
Justin Robinson splits his time between editing comic books, writing prose, and wondering what that disgusting smell is. Degrees in Anthropology and History prepared him for unemployment, but an obsession with horror fiction and a laundry list of phobias provided a more attractive option. He is the author of more than 10 novels in a variety of genres including detective, humor, urban fantasy, and horror.
Joe R. Lansdale has written novels and stories in many genres, including Western, horror, science fiction, mystery, and suspense. He has also written for comics as well as “Batman: The Animated Series.” As of 2018, he has written 45 novels and published 30 short-story collections along with many chapbooks and comic-book adaptations. His stories have won ten Bram Stoker Awards. a British Fantasy Award, an Edgar Award, a World Horror Convention Grand Master Award, a Sugarprize, a Grinzane Cavour Prize for Literature, a Spur Award, and a Raymond Chandler Lifetime Achievement Award. He has been inducted into The Texas Literary Hall of Fame, and several of his novels have been adapted to film, including the cult hit Bubba Ho-Tep. His new novel, The Elephant of Surprise, hit shelves on March 19th. You can find him online at JoeRLansdale.com.
Keith McCleary is a writer and graphic designer from New York, currently living in Southern California. He is the author of several graphic novels, as well as assorted prose, poetry, and digital media. Keith holds an MFA in Creative Writing from UC San Diego, and a BFA in Film from NYU. He teaches and writes about comics, composition, and multimedia. His first novel, CIRCUS+THE SKIN, is now available from Kraken Press.
Janet Joyce Holden was born in the North of England, a land of boisterous winds and persistent rain, and currently lives in Southern California where the air is dry, the winds are hot and precipitation is a rare but mostly benevolent gift. She is a writer of dark, supernatural fiction, is the author of Carousel and a number of short stories published in various anthologies. Other activities include photography, mixed media art and dallying with sharp objects: sewing, embroidery, the study of historical European fencing, and the custodianship of twenty or so feisty and decidedly prickly rose shrubs.
Julia Dixon Evans is author of the novel How to Set Yourself on Fire. Her work can be found or is forthcoming in McSweeney’s, Paper Darts, Pithead Chapel, Fanzine, Flapperhouse, Hobart, San Diego CityBeat, and elsewhere. She is Senior Columns Editor for The Coil (an imprint of Alternating Currents Press), Nonfiction Editor for Noble Gas Qtrly, and hosts the brand new literary reading and workshop series Last Exit. She is the former program director and editor for So Say We All, a literary nonprofit and small press. She lives in San Diego.
Hosted by Xach Fromson
Saturday, March 23rd, 8 p.m.
The Bearded Lady’s Mystic Museum
3204 W Magnolia Blvd
Burbank, CA 91505
Doors open at 8 p.m.
Books will be available for purchase, courtesy of Mysterious Galaxy!