Wednesday, August 16, 2017

MERRIMACK VALLEY HALLOWEEN BOOK FESTIVAL

The MERRIMACK VALLEY HALLOWEEN BOOK FESTIVAL 2017 will be held on Saturday, October 21st, 2017, from 10am till 4:30pm. Once again, the event will be held at the Haverhill Public Library (Haverhill, MA) and is FREE and open to the public. Sponsored by River City Writers, Andover Bookstore, Haverhill House Publishing, and--of course--Haverhill Public Library.
So…who’s going to be there? We’re expanding a bit this year, adding a number of writers primarily known for their mystery and thriller novels, and our total number of attending authors and artists has passed FIFTY. Among them, we’re thrilled to welcome back Joe Hill. Joe’s new book, Strange Weather, debuts around the country on October 24th…but we’ve made special arrangements with Joe’s publisher and our friends at Andover Bookstore to have Strange Weather make its official debut three days early, at the Merrimack Valley Halloween Book Festival. Joe will be on hand to sign them, of course.
But I know you want the full list of attendees, so here you go.
MERRIMACK VALLEY HALLOWEEN BOOK FESTIVAL 2017
Joe Hill
Hank Phillippi Ryan
Sarah Smith
Gregory Bastianelli
Matt Bechtel
Stephen Bissette
Daniel Braum
Dana Cameron
Glenn Chadbourne
Jason Ciaramella
Joseph Citro
Tom Deady
Kristin Dearborn
Rachel Autumn Deering
Barry Lee Dejasu
Amber Fallon
Dan Foley
Craig Shaw Gardner
Christopher Golden
Scott Goudsward
Catherine Grant
Kat Howard
Christopher Irvin
Nicholas Kaufmann
Brian Keene
Toni L.P. Kelner
John Langan
Fred Van Lente
Livia Llewellyn
Bracken MacLeod
John M. McIlveen
Hillary Monahan
James A. Moore
Holly Newstein
Errick Nunnally
Jason Parent
Philip Perron
Leigh Perry
David Price
Mary SanGiovanni
Rob Smales
Thomas Sniegoski
Paul Tremblay
Tony Tremblay
Kenneth Vaughn
Trisha Wooldridge
Douglas Wynne
Rio Youers
I hope to see you all there!
Saturday, October 21st, 2017!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

New Review: CONGREGATIONS OF THE DEAD



So Cohesion Press has released a new version of CONGREGATIONS OF TRHE DEAD, by yours truly and Charles R. Rutledge. They will also be rereleasing BLIND SHADOWS soon and more importantly will be debuting A HELL WITHIN fairly soon. All of wehich is delightful.

Know what else is delightful? New, favorable, reviews. :)

Like THIS ONE.

More news coming soon!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

WICKED HAUNTED

So the New England Horror Writers did a call for stories for their new anthology WICKED HAUNTED. In the tradition of WICKED WITCHES. I submitted and made the grade!

here's the table of contents:


Bracken MacLeod Lost Boy
James A. Moore Pulped
Remy Flagg Murmur
Doungjai Gam We're all Haunted Here
Emma Gibbon Ghost Maker
Kenneth Vaughan And They Too Want to be Remembered
Peter Dudar The Thing With No Face
GD Dearborn Triumph of the Spirit
Nick Manzolillo My Work is Not yet Completed
Paul McNamee East Boston Relief Station
Trisha Wooldridge Ghosts in their eyes
Curtis M. Lawson Everything Smells like Smoke Again
Renee Mulhare Stranding Off Schroodic Point
Tom Deady Turn Up the Old Victrola (a.k.a The Road Part Deux)
Dan Szczesny Boy on the Red Tricycle
Dan Foley They Come With the Storm
Barry Lee Dejasu Tripping the Ghost
Rob Smales Road to Gallway
Paul McMahon The Pick Apart
Morgan Sylvia The Thin Place
Matt Bechtel Walking Man
Larissa Glasser The Mouse
Patricia Gomes Scrying Through Torn Screens















There's no cover yet, but just to let you know how I feel....

SEVEN FORGES-FELLEIN

Okay, so while I've been a writer for a long time, I have not been a FANTASY writer for all that long, relatively speaking. Want to know what I did wrong? NO MAP of Fellein in the SEVEN FORGES books.
Let's rectify that, courtesy of illustrator Cat Scully.

Open and enlarge the files to see the incredible detail work she used. 



Tuesday, August 1, 2017

TIDES OF WAR REVIEWS


Review

“Gripping, horrific, and unique, James Moore continues to be a winner, whatever genre he’s writing in. Well worth your time.”
– Seanan McGuire, New York Times bestselling author of the InCryptid and Toby Daye series

“James A Moore is the new prince of grimdark fantasy. His work is full of dark philosophy and savage violence, desperate warriors and capricious gods. This is fantasy for people who like to wander nighttime forests and scream at the moon. Exhilarating as hell.”
– Christopher Golden, New York times bestselling author of Snowblind

“With The Last Sacrifice, James A. Moore has triumphed yet again, delivering a modern sword and sorcery tale to delight old and new fans of the genre.  With its intriguing premise, stellar cast of characters, and flavorful horror elements, this is damn good stuff.”
– Bookwraiths
“This was a very good read.”
– Purple Owl Reviews
“Epic fantasy at its best.”
– Amanda J Spedding
“Grimdark as fuck!  So in a word “’GREAT’”.
– The Blogin’ Hobgoblin
“I liked The Last Sacrifice a great deal.  I’ve always enjoyed Moore’s work and don’t see that changing anytime soon.  He just keeps getting better.  Check this one out and see.”
– Adventures Fantastic
“What’s Moore to say? People fighting Gods? Bring it! This is a great addition to James A. Moore’s line up.”
– The Book Plank
“I love it. This is a story that turns the genre story arc on its head, mixes up the motives of heroes and villains, and muddies the waters of divine intervention. A fantastic, surprising start to a major new series.”
– Beauty in Ruins
The Last Sacrifice is a solid start to the sordid grim-dark tale documenting the end of a bleak violent world.”
– Smorgasbord Fantasia
“I found The Last Sacrifice to be highly engaging, magical with a distinct grimdark feel and the world herein is richly imagined and cleverly wrought and brought to life. I can’t wait to read the sequel and I am now also eager to check out the other works by this author. I highly recommend this book to all lovers of fantasy.”
– Cover 2 Cover
“I’d recommend this and I’ll be keeping an eye out for the next one. More evil Grakhul/He-Kisshi action please Mr Moore!”
– Ribaldry’s Books
“I was just turning pages as fast as my eyes could devour the words.”
– On A Dark Stormy Review
“Moore has laid the groundwork for a trilogy that promises to be loaded with terrifically grim fantasy storytelling. I might even call it epic. There is a lot of swift, merciless violence in this book, mingled with an undercurrent of very welcome, if very dark, humor. All of it together takes me back to what made me giddy about epic fantasy way back when. I’d say I’m happy to be back, but I’m not sure that’s quite the right word for a book packed with this much violent incident. Let’s say instead that I’m bloody satisfied.”
– Rich Rosell for the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog
“Fast-paced fantasy that you simply can’t put down. Great action adventure.”
– Morpheus Tales
The Last Sacrifice is an enthralling fast-paced book with ass-kicking characters who could only grow stronger as the series progresses.”
– Zirev
“James A Moore throws in elements of horror, dark fantasy, low magic and some amazing world-building into this boiling mix that somehow seems to work. Spinning off the staid old genre story-lines into a new direction with this epic take on God versus Man, The Last Sacrifice is a solid start to the sordid grim-dark tale documenting the end of a bleak violent world.”
– Fantasy Smorgasbord
The Last Sacrifice will tickle the fancy of any fans of grimdark fantasy, with its large cast of characters and earth-shattering consequences.”
– The Warbler Books

“Fantasy lovers will enjoy this book, and while an emphasis on gritty storytelling and horror elements elevates this from more standard magical creatures or hocus-pocus, it is still an absolute page-turner.”
– LeftLion


Saturday, July 29, 2017

KINGDOMS FALL

There'a new anthology coming out from Cohesion Press, edited by Jonathan Maberry. It's called KINGDOMS FALL and I'm one of the writers involved. My story directly ties into the last book in the SEVEN FORGES series and links it into the next books set in the same world.

Here's the full line up:

BOOK NEWS: I've gathered some of the best names in the industry for Kingdoms Fall, Cohesion's first release under our new SoulBlade Books imprint.
1. Dana Fredsti, author, screenwriter, and feline advocate. Her works include the Ashley Parker "Plague" trilogy, the upcoming trilogies Spawn of Lilith and TimeShards (with David Fitzgerald), and numerous short stories and essays, including stories in V-Wars:Shockwaves and the Joe Ledger: Unstoppable anthology. 
2. David Fitzgerald, award-winning fiction and non-fiction author and editor. His works include Nailed, The Complete Heretic's Guide to Western Religion, Demon Lovers (co-editor with Dana Fredsti), Under the Kilt, and the upcoming TimeShards trilogy (with Dana Fredsti).
3. David Annandale writes tales of epic conflict for Warhammer 40,000, The Horus Heresy and Warhammer: Age of Sigma
4. David Farland is a New York Times award-winning author who has worked with Star Wars, the Mummy, and his own bestselling fantasy Runelords series.
5. Jacopo Della Jacopo della Quercia is a novelist, educator and history writer whose work includes The Great Abraham Lincoln Pocket Watch Conspiracy and its sequel License to Quill, and who was a contributor in the New York Times best-selling You Might Be A Zombie and Other Bad News
6. James A. Moore, is a best-selling author of twenty-five novels including his own Seven Forges series who has also worked with Aliens, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the World Of Darkness.
7. James Ray Tuck Jr is the author of the Deacon Chalk series, Co-author of the Robin Hood: Demon's Bane series, and (as Levi Black) the author of the Red Right Hand trilogy
8. John Jackson Miller is a New York Times bestselling author and comics writer who has written in the Star Wars, Star Trek, Halo, Mass Effect, and Conan franchises. 
9.Keith DeCandido is a Hugo, Nebula and Scribe finalist whose works include Star Trek, Supernatural, and many others.
10. Kevin J. Anderson is the #1 NY Times bestselling author of the Dune series, Star Wars novels, Hell Hole and X-Files novels.
11. Lee Murray is an award-winning writer of fantasy, science fiction, and horror; and is a multiple recipient of New Zealand’s coveted Sir Julius Vogel Award. 
12. Paul Kupperberg has written over 1,000 comic books, ranging from Superman to Scooby Doo, and is the author of the GLAAD Media Award nominated and 2014 IAMTW Scribe Award-winning young adult novel, Kevin; as well as the Harvey and Eisner Awards nominated Life With Archie series (including the controversial “Death of Archie” story line). Paul is the executive editor and a writer for Charlton Neo Comics
13. Seanan McGuire is a New York Times award-winning author of urban fantasy and biomedical science fiction (as Mira Grant).
14. Victor Mil├ín is a founding member of George R. R. Martin's long-lived Wild Cards shared-world project and a writer of fantasy, adventure, and award-winning science fiction, whose latest novel is The Dinosaur Princess, due out in 2017
15. Weston Ochse, Bram Stoker Award winning author of SEAL Team 666 and Grunt Life



Thursday, July 27, 2017

Writers Coffeehouse New England In September!

Just barely.

Writers Coffeehouse New England 1pm - 4pm
Saturday, September 30th, 2017
Bank Square Books, Mystic CT

Writers of all experience levels are invited to join the conversation at Writers Coffeehouse New England. James A. Moore and Christopher Golden host this round table forum on the business and craft of writing. A chance to meet, mingle, and build your writing community. Sponsored by River City Writers. www.rivercitywriters.com

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Congregations Of The Dead

Congregations Of The Dead is the second of the Griffin & Price novels. 


In the small town of Wellman, Georgia, Sheriff Carl Price wants nothing more than to ticket speedsters and stop drunks from killing each other in the local bars. Unfortunately, things aren't working out for a simple life. His best friend, private investigator Wade Griffin, has taken on a case he normally wouldn't, to try and build his P.I. business and get out of the mercenary game, which leads to trouble with a major regional crime boss. With a missing teenager and a child abduction to solve, and tension brewing from the other-worldly Blackbourne clan, Griffin and Price have their hands full. But something dark rears its head in the form of a new mountain church and its mysterious and charismatic leader, Reverend Lazarus Cotton. Once more, Griffin and Price must use the deadly skills learnt in their past, and call upon even deadlier associates when the problems escalate out of their control. This book is a redneck adventure-horror of the darkest kind. In the small town of Wellman, Georgia, it's a damn hot summer.


It is not necessary to read the other Griffin & Price novels, BLIND SHADOWS (The first novel) or, A HELL WITHIN (Novel number three) but both will be available soon and rumor has it BLIND SHADOWS will come with a very special low price on the Kindle. 



If you are interested you can buy it right HERE.

Galaxies of wonder...for free!

So this just happened, and it's AWESOME!!!


Galaxy Science Fiction Magazine is offering up digital copies of its older magazines for free!

Just CLICK HERE for more information.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

DINNER FOR ONE


Available Now: I lost my wife in 2009 and after several months decided that I would write about it to keep myself sane. This book is the end result of those musings. It is not my usual fiction. One side effect I did not expect was people writing to tell me that the words helped them or loved ones through the grieving process. 

You can buy Dinner for One here, if you are interested. 






Dinner for One: A Journey to Healing
Forthcoming from James A. Moore and Haverhill House!
"Dinner For One is a love letter from a man to his late wife. A way of saying farewell, but never goodbye. It's a record of love and loss and what it means to be human. Jim Moore is a large man with a large heart, and while that heart has been broken, it is, as Hemingway put it, 'strong in the broken places'."
-- From the introduction by Charles R. Rutledge.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

So apparently the Republican Party wants me dead.

And by me, I mean Diabetics everywhere.

You doubt me? Here: READ THIS.

I'm good, I'm covered. I have medical insurance. but if you and yours are having trouble with coverage, you can thank these asshats.

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE remember this when the midterm elections come around.

it isn't just diabetes. that's just the easiest for them to point a finger at.

YOUR vote matters.

PLEASE remember that when you decide how you want to vote, I will NOT be voting with the sort of vile scum that want me dead because of a medical condition or who are JUDGING ME because of that same medical condition.

and in the meantime, if they are so worried about the Affordable Care Act damaging taxpayers, I think we should absolutely make certain that they PRACTICE WHAT THEY PREACH!!!! Please consider adding your name to this list. 

James A. Moore

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Tor.com INDIGO sweepstakes!


Indigo Prize Pack Sweepstakes!


Indigo, a collaborative novel from ten critically acclaimed authors, is available June 20th from St. Martins’ Press—and to celebrate, we want to send you a prize pack including one book by each of its co-authors! One lucky reader will receive a galley copy of Indigo and a copy of each of the following books:
Sleep Like a Baby by Charlaine Harris (advance reader’s copy)
Ararat by Christopher Golden
City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong
Dogs of War by Jonathan Maberry
Greywalker by Kat Richardson
Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire
The Silence by Tim Lebbon
The Family Plot by Cherie Priest
Seven Forges by James A. Moore
The Wraiths of War by Mark Morris
In Indigo, investigative reporter Nora Hesper spends her nights cloaked in shadows. As Indigo, she’s become an urban myth, a brutal vigilante who can forge darkness into weapons and travel across the city by slipping from one patch of shadow to another. Her primary focus both as Nora and as Indigo has become a murderous criminal cult called the Children of Phonos. Children are being murdered in New York, and Nora is determined to make it stop, even if that means Indigo must eliminate every member. But in the aftermath of a bloody battle, a dying cultist makes claims that cause Indigo to question her own origin and memories.
Nora’s parents were killed when she was nineteen years old. She took the life insurance money and went off to explore the world, leading to her becoming a student of meditation and strange magic in a mountaintop monastery in Nepal…a history that many would realize sounds suspiciously like the origins of several comic book characters. As Nora starts to pick apart her memory, it begins to unravel. Her parents are dead, but the rest is a series of lies. Where did she get the power inside her?
Comment in the post to enter!
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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

MERRIMACK VALLEY HALLOWEEN BOOK FESTIVAL 2017


MERRIMACK VALLEY HALLOWEEN BOOK FESTIVAL 2017
Author Christopher Golden says, 
I founded this event in 2015. Last year, the turnout was huge and I promised that this year would be even bigger and better. I intend to deliver on that promise. Last year, a number of authors debuted new books and chapbooks at the event, and I know the same will be true this year. I anticipate a great many debuts and exclusives—including something of mine, but that’s for later.
The MERRIMACK VALLEY HALLOWEEN BOOK FESTIVAL 2017 will be held on Saturday, October 21st, 2017, from 10am till 4:30pm. Once again, the event will be held at the Haverhill Public Library (Haverhill, MA) and is FREE and open to the public. Sponsored by River City Writers, Andover Bookstore, Haverhill House Publishing, and--of course--Haverhill Public Library.
So…who’s going to be there? We’re expanding a bit this year, adding a number of writers primarily known for their mystery and thriller novels, and our total number of attending authors and artists has passed FIFTY. Among them, we’re thrilled to welcome back Joe Hill. Joe’s new book, Strange Weather, debuts around the country on October 24th…but we’ve made special arrangements with Joe’s publisher and our friends at Andover Bookstore to have Strange Weather make its official debut three days early, at the Merrimack Valley Halloween Book Festival. Joe will be on hand to sign them, of course.
We’re also thrilled to welcome Alice Hoffman, who will join us as part of her tour for her own October release, The Rules of Magic. One of our panels during the festival will be “Joe Hill & Alice Hoffman: In Conversation.”
(Please note...the Joe & Alice: In Conversation event WILL require registration. The event is free, but due to space concerns, you will have to register in advance for that event. More information to come.)
But I know you want the full list of attendees, so here you go, first for newsletter subscribers, as promised!
I hope to see you all there!
Saturday, October 21st, 2017!


Trust me ,if you can make it to this one, you should!


Monday, June 5, 2017

INDIGO comes out June 20th!

Investigative reporter Nora Hesper spends her nights cloaked in shadows. As Indigo, she’s become an urban myth, a brutal vigilante who can forge darkness into weapons and travel across the city by slipping from one patch of shadow to another. Her primary focus both as Nora and as Indigo has become a murderous criminal cult called the Children of Phonos. Children are being murdered in New York, and Nora is determined to make it stop, even if that means Indigo must eliminate every member. But in the aftermath of a bloody battle, a dying cultist makes claims that cause Indigo to question her own origin and memories.
Nora’s parents were killed when she was nineteen years old. She took the life insurance money and went off to explore the world, leading to her becoming a student of meditation and strange magic in a mountaintop monastery in Nepal…a history that many would realize sounds suspiciously like the origins of several comic book characters. As Nora starts to pick apart her memory, it begins to unravel. Her parents are dead, but the rest is a series of lies. Where did she get the power inside her?
In a brilliant collaboration by New York Times and critically acclaimed coauthors Charlaine Harris, Christopher Golden, Kelley Armstrong, Jonathan Maberry, Kat Richardson, Seanan McGuire, Tim Lebbon, Cherie Priest, James Moore, and Mark Morris join forces to bring you a crime-solving novel like you’ve never read before.



You can pre-order your copy right HERE


Sunday, May 7, 2017

COMING SOON!

Coming in July from Cohesion Press.
James A. Moore and Charles R. Rutledge bring you Congregations of the Dead, featuring sheriff Carl Price and P.I. Wade Griffin.
During one of the hottest summers they can remember, Price and Griffin each have their own problems to deal with when they learn something dark has moved into their neck of the woods. To survive, they must call upon all their deadly skills as well as a few friends.
Congregations of the Dead mixes hard-boiled crime fiction with blood-chilling horror and a tonne of action!
More information coming soon!



Sunday, April 9, 2017