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LG_AnApocalypseOfOurOwnJeffStrandWelcome to my website! Whether you were brought here by interest in my work or a Google search gone terribly wrong, I encourage you to hang around and start clicking away!

My new novella, An Apocalypse of Our Own, is available now in a Kindle edition.

My new young adult novel, Stranger Things Have Happened, is now available at a bookstore near you! (Or at the online retailer of your choice.)

My new short story collection, Everything Has Teethis now out in a Kindle edition!

My new novel, Cyclops Road, is out now in Kindle and paperback editions!

The Kindle and paperback editions of Blister are now available!

(P.S.: People who leave reviews on Amazon deserve great big hugs!)

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September 29th through October 1st I’ll be at Monsterama. It’s in Atlanta, Georgia at the Marriott Alpharetta. Here’s my panel discussion schedule:

FRIDAY, SEPT. 29. 7:00 PM. “Horror and Comedy.” With Charles Rutledge.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 30. 11:00 AM. “Our Favorite Trashy Horror Novels.” With Clay Gilbert and Eddie Coulter.

SUNDAY, OCT 1. 10:00 AM. “Adventures in Publishing.” With Clay Gilbert.

The complete schedule is right HERE.

Be there!!!


Lunch Ladies Book Club on CYCLOPS ROAD

I get a respectable amount of feedback on my books. Amazon reviews, fan mail, school visits, people Tweeting that they suck, etc. What I don’t often encounter is a really in-depth chapter-by-chapter discussion.

But that’s what the Lunch Ladies Book Club podcast is all about. They have deep-dive conversations that span multiple episodes. And, hey, episodes 17, 18, and 19 cover my novel Cyclops Road!

If you’ve read the book, follow along! If you haven’t read the book, read the book and then follow along! If you don’t want to read the book, just listen to the podcast. It serves, as they say, as a Cliff’s Notes version of the novel.

Episode 17 is HERE.

Episode 18 is HERE.

And Episode 19 is HERE.


B-Fest! B-There!

It’s almost time for the second annual B-Fest, where Barnes & Noble stores across the country allow unruly YA authors to take over for a couple of hours. On Saturday, September 23rd, I’ll be at the Barnes & Noble on 2952 Cobb Parkway, Atlanta GA, 30339 starting at 2:00 PM until…I dunno, 4:00, maybe?

I’ll be reading from Stranger Things Have Happened, doing a Q&A, and signing as many books as you’re willing to thrust in front of me.  

Q: That sounds okay, I guess, but can you sweeten the deal?

A: Sure! Joining me will be Cat Scully, who will be talking about creating the maps for fantasy novels, including the bestseller Labyrinth Lost. She’ll even have maps available to sign!

For the Facebook event page, click HERE.


Bite Sized

Are you looking for an interview with me, but you don’t have a lot of spare time these days? Well, Rick Hipson just posted his Dark Bites Quick Licks interview, which is a mere five (5) questions, and though it sounds dirty I assure you it’s not.



What could THIS be…?


I’ve never been to DragonCon. Since they’re expecting about 80,000 attendees this year, I’ve never been to anything even CLOSE to DragonCon. For me, a huge convention is something like Spooky Empire, where it is occasionally difficult to navigate through the dealer’s room, not something that spills over into five hotels.

My official schedule is pretty light. I’ll be on the “Comedy in Fantasy” panel Friday at 7:00 PM, and Sunday at 2:30 PM I’ll be doing a reading.

The conventions I attend used to do half-hour slots for author readings, but over the past couple of years they’ve gone to the “two authors sharing half an hour” model, usually an experienced author paired with a newbie. This time, I get an entire hour to myself! An embarrassment of riches!

After some thought, I’ve narrowed my tentative setlist to:

Gave Up The Ghost


Alien Face

Push the Button

Really, Really Ferocious

I might still change my mind, and “Alien Face” might get cut on the fly if I’m running long. If you’re going to be one of the 80,000, and it’s 2:25 PM on Sunday, and you’re all like, “Gosh, I don’t know how to spend the next hour,” please consider showing up.


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