March 10, 2017 by Philip Fracassi
Wow. Woah, man. Let me take a breath.
That was a tough climb! But look at this beauty.
It’s been an amazing year. I’ve been able to join Mike Davis and his cronies on the Lovecraft eZine podcast, I was in an anthology with Reggie stinkin’ Oliver and the amazing Egaeus Press, I got to publish with Ravenwood Quarterly and the awesome Jordan Krall, work with artists like Matthew Revert, Nick Gucker and Chuck Killorin; I have stories coming out in Strange Aeons and Dark Discoveries magazine next month, I signed with a literary agent and, coolest of all, I somehow finagled my way into a book deal with Christopher Payne at JournalStone for a couple novellas and my first-ever collection of stories.
And tonight I’ll be signing books at my favorite bookstore, and one of the coolest bookstores in the world, The Last Bookstore, to support the culmination of a year’s hard work: BEHOLD THE VOID.
Regardless of how many copies it sells or how many positive (or negative) reviews it gets at the usual places (Amazon! Goodreads!), I’m very proud of this book and it has a special place in my heart for many reasons, not the least of which is the introduction by my friend Laird Barron, for which I’m grateful and humbled.
I hope you buy the book. I hope you enjoy the stories. I did my very best for you. My goal with these stories is to first, entertain, and then hopefully scare you a little (or a lot!) and leave you with a little scar to remember me by, a skin-snag from a loose nail from my haunted house, a slight case of vertigo from my little roller coasters.
The park is expanding, so please keep buying tickets, and thank you for taking the ride.