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Livestream Reading: Jason Tanamor with Grace Talusan

Annie Bloom’s welcomes Portland author Jason Tanamor for a livestream reading from his latest novel, Vampires of Portlandia. He will be in conversation with Grace Talusan, author of The Body Papers. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIucOCvrDgvGta4PQlWSHUxRitfiVA4ioi3 About Vampires of Portlandia: When Marcella Leones relocates her family of aswang vampires from the Philippines to Portland, Oregon, she raises her grandchildren under strict rules so humans will not expose them. Her only wish is to give them a peaceful life, far away from the hunters and the Filipino government that attempted to exterminate them. Before she dies, she passes on the power to her eldest grandchild, Percival. He vows to uphold the rules set forth by Leones, allowing his family to roam freely without notice. After all, they are…

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Alice Hoffman in Conversation With Ann Leary

In an unforgettable novel that traces a centuries-old curse to its source, beloved author Alice Hoffman unveils the story of Maria Owens, accused of witchcraft in Salem, and matriarch of a line of the amazing Owens women and men featured in Practical Magic and The Rules of Magic. Where does the story of the Owens bloodline begin? With Maria Owens, in the 1600s, when she’s abandoned in a snowy field in rural England as a baby. Under the care of Hannah Owens, Maria learns about the “Unnamed Arts.” Hannah recognizes that Maria has a gift and she teaches the girl all she knows. It is here that she learns her first important lesson: Always love someone who will love you back. When Maria is abandoned…

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Aiden Thomas in Conversation With Adam Silvera

In Aiden Thomas’s #OwnVoices LGBT paranormal YA novel, Cemetery Boys (Swoon Reads), a trans boy determined to prove his gender to his family summons a ghost who refuses to leave. Yadriel has summoned a ghost, and now he can’t get rid of him. When his traditional Latinx family has problems accepting his true gender, Yadriel becomes determined to prove himself a real brujo. With the help of his cousin and best friend, Maritza, he performs the ritual himself, and then sets out to find the ghost of his murdered cousin and set it free. However, the ghost he summons is actually Julian Diaz, the school’s resident bad boy, and Julian is not about to go quietly into death. He’s determined to find out what happened…

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Paige McKenzie & Nancy Ohlin

When the new girl in school joins a group of teen witches, she and her friends must team up with a rival coven to take down a mysterious killer. New girl and secret witch Iris just wants to get through her first day of school without a panic attack. The last thing she expects is to be taken in by a coven of three witches — soft-spoken Greta, thoughtful and musical Ridley, and fiery and spirited Binx. They may be the first witches Iris has met IRL, but their coven is not alone in their small northwestern town. The Triad is the other coven at their school. When the Triad’s not using spells to punish their exes or break up happy couples for fun, they…

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Submission Deadline: smoke + mold: TRXST NO1

TRXST NO1 (pronounced “trust no one”) a folio of Black + Trans/GNC Writing on the super-natural & para-normal. edited by jayy dodd & Casey Rocheteau call for submissions: The Black “normal” forms its own spectrum from fantastic to fearsome. Since the Black person & objectively the Black body has been read through OTHER normals, “supernatural” or parallel myths get (mis)read — consider then when calibrating a frequency to the Black paranormal? As we navigate the humanities we make & refuse every day what unexplainables keep us going. This issue addresses nature, the outside, the atmosphere as a site of Black paranormal activity. Are the ghosts trans? Are the demons cis? Are you certain the trees don’t all know each other & have intricate handshakes? Send…

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Joe Hill

In his masterful new collection of short fiction, Joe Hill – bestselling author of The Fireman and Strange Weather – dissects timeless human struggles in 13 relentless tales of supernatural suspense, including “In the Tall Grass,” one of two stories cowritten with Stephen King, basis for the terrifying feature film from Netflix. Full Throttle (William Morrow) is a darkly imagined odyssey through the complexities of the human psyche. Hypnotic and disquieting, it mines our tormented secrets, hidden vulnerabilities, and basest fears, and demonstrates this exceptional talent at his very best.

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GRUMBLE book signing with writer Rafer Roberts

When the forces of good and evil are hunting you down, the only logical thing to do is disguise yourself as a dog and go on the run! Eddie is a low-rent hustler who got magically turned into a pug during a con gone wrong. Tala is the part-demon daughter of Eddie’s ex-partner. When Tala finds herself the target of powerful interdimensional forces, she goes to Eddie for help-setting off a chain reaction of chaos and destruction that could threaten the very fabric of existence. Can Eddie and Tala put aside their differences long enough to survive the magical mayhem and madness that they started, or will they kill each other first? Writer Rafer Roberts will be at Floating World Comics on Wednesday Sept. 11, from 5-7pm…

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Deborah Harkness

From Powell’s website: Deborah Harkness’s Time’s Convert (Viking) channels the supernatural world-building and slow-burning romance that made the All Souls Trilogy instant bestsellers to illuminate a new and vital moment in history, and a love affair that will bridge centuries. Preorder a signed edition of Time’s Convert

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