Russian Love

In The Trunk With Love Russian

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 Heartpublished 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.

4 Responses to “Russian Love”

  1. Tylor James Says:

    The cover art for “From the Trunk With Love” is great! Congratulations on your translated works — that’s very cool. Haven’t read “Cold Dead Hands”, but I have read “Stalking You Now” and “Faint of Heart” from your book, Five Novellas, and they held me riveted for many fun/thrilling hours. I live in Wisconsin, less than a half hour drive to the Minnesota border. Have you ever had an author’s speaking engagement in Minnesota? How about Wisconsin? My city’s public library would love to have you read, Jeff, if you’re ever up this way.


    • jeffstrand Says:

      Thanks, Tylor! I make it out to Danbury, Wisconsin for a week every summer, so I can definitely set up a reading if they’ll have me!


      • Tylor James Says:

        I’m almost positive they would. City of New Richmond’s Friday Memorial Library. New Richmond is about an hour and a half drive from Danbury, though. Dunno how far you’re wanting to travel out of the way. In any case, if you’d find it helpful, I’d love to coordinate such a reading with you, for sometime next summer. And, of course, I’d greatly like to meet you and perhaps glimpse the inner workings of your wonderfully macabre brain.


  2. jeffstrand Says:

    We can almost definitely make that happen. I guess at this point I just need to know how far in advance they need to schedule it!


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