September 27, 2011.
Due to my decreasing availability to update this section of the website as needed, your best bet for obtaining late-breaking news on new publications, etc., is from the home page of this website.
And because it is time for another serious redesign/overhaul of this website, it probably won't get updated again until the redesign is pushed out. Anybody who wishes to volunteer to help me with that effort can contact me at jfgonzalez(at)jfgonzalez.com. I can't offer anything in the way of monetary compensation, but I can offer free books. Serious inquiries only.
July 9, 2010
Recent publications: Clickers III (with Brian Keene), The Corporation (limited), Secrets, and Do Unto Others. Also, my mini collection, The Summoning and Other Eldritch Tales, is available as an Ebook from Darkside Digital.
A handful of new stories have seen print, too. Consult the bibliography for the latest.
A super-duper, limited edition of my novel The Beloved is forthcoming from Altar 13 Publishing as a 100 copy limited signed edition. It will be expensive, especially the 13 copy lettered edition. The lettered edition will probably be very beautiful, but I bet the regular slipcased edition will too. It will contain the complete and corrected text of the novel (15,000 words were eliminated from the Leisure mass market paperback; this edition restores it), as well as a related short story, "The Smile" and a special afterword. Please buy it. In ten years it will be worth a lot of money and you can sell it on the secondary market, maybe even fund a semister of college or put a down payment on a house.
July 15, 2009
"Screaming to Get Out" - a new short story from Delirium Books.
Primitive - A new original novel from Delirium Books. Available in trade paperback, Kindle, and electronic PDF edition.
The Corporation - New novel from Bloodletting Press; early 2010
Secrets - a novella from Sideshow Press; late 2009
Do Unto Others - a novella from Thunderstorm Books - 2010
Clickers III: Dagon Rising (with Brian Keene - Part three of the Clickers series of novels, from Delirium Books, 2010.
November 26, 2008
"Best Friend's Girlfriend" - new short story at Chop Shop Horror Show.
"Knock Knock" - new novella (co-written with Gary A. Braunbeck and John Everson) available in Doorways #7.
NEW NOVEL - Primitive. To be published July 2009, Delirium Books in trade paperback and a limited, signed hardcover. New story - "Laura" - coming soon in Shroud Magazine! Likewise, a new essay - "The Grand Finale" will appear in the book Writer's Workshop of Horror (Woodland Press), edited by Michael Knost in early 2009. Also forthcoming: a new collection entitled The Summoning and Other Eldritch Tales as part of the Horror Mall's digital download program. In other words, you can buy it as a Digital Download (Pdf) directly from Horror Mall or as a Kindle download from Amazon.com. It will also be available as a custom hardcover from Horror Mall for just under $40 for those of you who want to put the thing on your bookshelf. Fair warning, though. The custom hardcover will not be a fancy deluxe edition with special binding, nor will it be signed. For details, check out the Horror Mall.
And while it is still too early to announce here, it appears my orphaned novel The Corporation will see publication sometime in early 2010. Details will follow when it becomes official.
August 5, 2008
Clickers and Clickers II in trade paperback from Delirium Books at $16.95 each! Hero in limited edition hardcover from Bloodletting Press at $45.00!
Short stories...well, if you can find it, "Pulling Strings" appeared in Darker Discoveries, a promotional chapbook published by Dark Discoveries magazine. You might try Ebay if you absolutely have to have it because this puppy was only produced for subscribers to Dark Discoveries Magazine.
As for reprints, "The Man Who Had a Death Wish", a weird hybrid of western/Cthulhu Mthos that I co-wrote with G. W. Thomas has been reprinted yet again in the debut issue of Dark Worlds magazine (Summer 2008). It's a neat perfect bound magazine that is attempting to be a throwback to the pulps, and the editors/publishers have succeeded with this look. You can pick one up here for only $13.99.
There are a slew of short stories that are set to be published later this summer, and in the year, but I can't say anything about them now due to contractual issues. Once those are ironed out, news will be forthcoming. Stay tuned for more book news as well!
January 25, 2008
New website design! It's still a work in progress (aren't all websites a work in progress?), but I'm happy with it. Check back often for more news shortly.
May 10, 2007
Clickers was published
in a handsome limited edition from Shane Ryan Staley's Delirium
Books in late December. Now sold out from the publisher, it was
issued in an edition of 337 signed and numbered copies. The text
in this edition is cleaned up from the original ebook and paperback
releases and constitutes the definitive text. It also includes a
special introduction and afterword, plus over 15,000 words of deleted
scenes that I have no intention of restoring in future printings.
If you missed out on the pre-order for this one, there are a handful
of specialty stores that might have a few copies in stock. Try Shocklines,
Dark Delicacies, and Clarkesworld books.
The sequel, Clickers
II, which I co-wrote with Brian Keene, was released in April by
Delirium. If you haven't pre-ordered a copy, hit up the aforementioned
specialty dealers pronto - there are no current plans for a trade
paperback edition of this title. The signed limited edition (500
copies) retails for $50 and there is also a 52 copy signed leatherbound
lettered edition, housed in a special slipcase that will set you
back a few hundred bucks. The letterbound edition was published
two weeks after the regular limited and is beautiful beyond imagination,
featuring a full color plate of the cover art, and marbled end papers.
There are also alternate versions of early chapters of the book
in their first draft state, as well as story notes by Brian and
myself. Unfortunately, if you didn't snag one of these during the
pre-ordering stage you've already missed out - they sold out within
hours of going up for sale. Your best bet, if you really need one,
is to haunt ebay, but be prepared to give up a month's rent or a
mortgage payment. Good thing for the "author's copy" provision
in my contract, otherwise I couldn't even afford to buy a copy for
"Restore From Backup",
the novella I co-wrote with Mike Oliveri, is still scheduled to
be published later this July from Bad Moon books as a limited edition
chapbook. John Everson is providing the artwork for the cover. A
special signed lettered edition is being planned, limited to 26
copies, issued in hardcover. This edition will feature an exclusive
introduction and the short story this novella was based off. I think
the price on that is $75, while the chapbook itself (300 copies,
softbound) is $15.
My story "Mutant"
will appear in the June issue of Horror-World. "The Wasting"
appears in the July issue of The Harrow. Please check them out when
Leisure Books will reprint
my novel Shapeshifter in January 2008.
While I haven't signed
the contract, I can go ahead and provide news on this since I received
an advance check from the publisher on this already - I co-wrote
a short novel with Wrath James White called Hero that will be published
this December by Bloodletting Press in an edition of 400 signed
copies and 26 lettered copies. Hero is about a well respected Civil
Rights leader named Adelle Smith who suffers a stroke that renders
her partially paralyzed. Unwilling to stay at a nursing home, and
thanks to generous donations from the NAACP, a home care nurse is
provided for her. Only the home care nurse, a bi-racial woman with
deep-seated racial issues of her own, turns out to be Adelle's worst
Trust me. You guys are
going to love this one.
The Beloved is still
available from Leisure. Yes, I'm aware of the typos. I corrected
the page galleys I got prior to publication but somebody at Dorchester
dropped the ball, so stop asking me about it. If you haven't bought
The Beloved yet because you have the Midnight Library edition, you
need to rectify that and buy the Leisure edition anyway, and damn
the typos. C'mon, it's only $7.99. Buy a copy for your mother, your
brother, your friend who doesn't like horror but will read every
Stephen King and Dean Koontz book ever published. Buy one for a
soldier serving in Iraq and mail it to him/her. They'll love you
and thank you for it. And for the record, Survivor is still available
from Leisure, too. Please buy it. I have holes in my shoes. I need
a new patio door and new carpet for my house.
Speaking of Survivor,
interesting developments on the film adaptation, but that's as far
as I'll go for now.
My novel The Corporation
has yet to find a mass market home, but I imagine it might take
awhile. This one's a departure for me, more in the vein of Bentley
Little than what I'm normally known for. Regardless, if you like
Bentley's work you'll probably dig this one. In the meantime, if
you'd like to read this prior to its mass market debut I suggest
contacting your favorite small press publisher - preferably one
I've already done business with, or an outfit like CD or Bloodletting
- and tell them you'd buy The Corporation from them if they publish
it. If there is a demand, some smart publisher will publish it.
Work on other projects
continues including putting the finishing touches on another short
novel, starting an entirely brand new novel, and a revisions on
a screenplay. Deals are pending for all of these. And as always,
there are more short stories being written and marketed. Stay tuned
to this space, and my blogs for more details.
DARK ARTS is here! Featuring
the first appearance of my story "Works of Art", this
CD Publications hardcover edited by John Pelan has been three years
in the making. Also featuring the works of Lucy Taylor, Brian Hodge,
Tom Piccirilli and more.
My new short story collection
When the Darkness Falls is available now, direct from the publisher
and will soon be available at all the usual
specialty stores like Clarksworld Books and Shocklines. Here's what
you can expect:
"A major collection
of J. F. Gonzalez's short fiction and novellas. The tales represented
in this volume range from the graphic to the subtle, from Lovecraftian
nightmares to classic horror. Included in this volume are stories
such as "What Happened At Forest Green Cemetery", "The
Watcher From the Grave", "Menage A Trois", "Addict",
"Riding the Storm Out" and a brand new story -- "Finding
the Flame". Includes a brief introduction and a lengthy Story
Notes detailing the genesis of each story."
Hot on the heels of
that is the appearance of a novella called "In Step" in
the anthology Downward Spiral. Edited by Midnight Library
publisher Gilbert Schloss, this book also contains original and
fiction by Wayne Allen Sallee, Victor Heck, and Gord Rollo. "In
Step" is an original piece and also features a lengthy afterword
on its genesis.
Coming in a few short
weeks will be the mass market appearance of my novel The Beloved
For those of you who
pre-ordered the special limited edition of Clickers from Delirium
Books...you don't have too long to wait. I recently proofed the
galleys and signed the signature sheets. I'm hoping to see this
under the Christmas tree come December 25!
I'm proofing the galleys
for Clickers II now. I teamed up with Brian Keene to pen the sequel
to this literary B-movie. The 52 copy lettered edition ($175) sold
out in hours. The publisher reports a few copies of the limited
signed edition (500 copies at $50), and you can also still snag
a few from places like Shocklines. There is NO mass market or trade
paperback edition planned at this time. Once these are gone, they're
Coming in May of 2007
is ANOTHER novella called "Restore From Backup" as a bonafide
chapbook from Bad Moon Books. This novella was co-written with Mike
Oliveri and can only be described as
SF/horror/Cyberpunk type of story.
Survivor has been optioned
by Chesapeake Films. We shall see what happens....