This is one of my hardcover copies of From The Trunk With Love. The publisher swears to me that this title sounds very sinister in Russian, and I’m trusting her. It is, in fact, a Russian-language compilation of Cold Dead Hands, Stalking You Now, and Faint of Heart, published by Poltergeist Press. I think you should buy it even if you can’t read Russian. I mean, imagine the fun looks you’ll get if you pretend to read that book in public!
It’s my first Russian edition. Many of my books are available in German-language editions, but other translations have been elusive. There’s a Japanese edition of Draculas. There’s a Dutch edition of A Bad Day For Voodoo. My story “Eight-Legged Vengeance” was translated into French. And that’s it…so far…
Later today I’m driving up to Birmingham, Alabama for Noir At The Bar, my final author event of 2019. It’s supposed to be a 5-7 minute reading. Coincidentally, every issue of my newsletter has a brand-new flash fiction story, which takes about 5-7 minutes to read out loud. So I have lots of options in the story-selection process. I’m either going with “Fresh Fish” (which I’ve read a couple of times to great reactions) or “Clicking the Heart” (which is untested terrain).
Next week I’m going to Minnesota for Thanksgiving, so you can expect a “Gaaaahhh!!! It’s freezing!!!” tone to future blog posts.