An Apocalypse of Our Own

The mini-hardcover collector’s edition of An Apocalypse of Our Own has shipped! Here’s some photographic evidence.

Apocalypse and Chaos

Only 100 copies exist, so get yours HERE.


The Vanishing

Q: Hey, Jeff, where are all of the updates and con reports you promised?

A: After 21 years of living in Tampa, Florida (19 in the same house) I’m in the process of packing to move to Atlanta, so just leave me alone because I’m under a lot of stress and AARRRGH!!!!

Expect more reliable website updates in July.


Jeepers, it’s been a busy couple of weeks. I went to StokerCon in Long Beach, followed by a trip to St. Louis, followed by the RT Booklovers Convention. Now I’m back home with a book deadline rushing toward me like a bullet train…after which I’ll be packing up to move from Tampa, Florida to Atlanta, Georgia!

Reports of all three trips coming soon…

Literary Improv Mashup!

At this event in St. Petersburg, Florida, authors read very short stories, and then a team of improvisers immediately perform a scene inspired by the story. I’ll be reading on May 25th. It is one of my most popular and infamous stories. It’s hard to even IMAGINE what an improv group will do with it.

You’ll want to be there when it happens. Tickets available now.


StokerCon Schedule

Hey, it’s almost time for StokerCon! Here’s my official schedule:

Thursday, April 27.

10:00 – 11:00 AM. TALES FROM THE CRIB. HORROR FOR YOUNG READERS AND YOUNG ADULTS. Panel discussion (part of Librarian’s Day) with J.G. Faherty, Gretchen McNeil, Nancy Holder, Kelly Powers, and Rachelle Lopez.

4:00 – 5:00 PM. LIBRARIAN’S DAY ALL AUTHOR SIGNING. A group signing with me, Lisa Morton, Becky Spratford, Nancy Holder, Kelly Powers, Rachelle Lopez, Bob Beard, Tim Waggoner, Tananarive Due, Erwin Magbanua, J.G. Faherty, and Mercedes M. Yardley.

5:00 – 5:30 PM. READING. 15 minutes each of me and Christopher Clark.

Friday, April 28. 

2:00 – 3:00 PM. MINI MASS SIGNING. A group signing with me, Peter Crowther, Tananarive Due, Becky Spratford, Elizabeth Crowens, J.G. Faherty, Josh Finney, Kat Rocha, Sumiko Saulson, Nancy Kilpatrick, John R. Little, and David Sakmyster.

4:00 – 5:00 PM. YA HORROR – IT’S NOT JUST FOR TEENS ANYMORE. Panel discussion with J.G. Faherty, Nancy Holder, Gretchen McNeil, Jonathan Maberry, and Maria Alexander.

Saturday, April 29.

7:00 – 10:00 PM. BRAM STOKER AWARDS BANQUET. I’ll be Master of Ceremonies for the ninth time. Do I have any jokes left?

Be there!!!

Humor Has The Power!

I wrote a guest blog for Teen Librarian Toolbox called “The Power of Humor in YA.”

You can read it HERE.



Hey, kids! My latest young adult comedy novel, Stranger Things Have Happened, is out now!

Yes, you can stroll into your favorite bookstore and grab a copy of your very own right off the shelf. (Admittedly, I have only tested one bookstore, but it was there, and I’ve received photographic evidence showing it on other shelves.) It’s got an easy-to-spot yellow cover that looks a lot like this:


If you’re frightened of bookstores because of the high cat content, you can get it from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or the online retailer of your choice.

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