My First Author Signing October 20

Shadows Within by J. P. Cane
Shadows Within by J. P. Cane

Perfect for the Halloween season, Book People has graciously offered to host my first book signing for Shadows Within. It will take place on Saturday, October 20, 1-3 p.m. More details on Book People’s website.

In Shadows Within, Reed Williams and his bride honeymoon in Paris where they are attacked. She’s killed while he survives to deal with his grief and confront the vampires who want his soul.

I will be speaking on vampires and how Shadows Within both honors the traditional genre tropes while establishing its own conventions.

I hope to see you there!

My Thoughts on Werewolves and Shape Shifters

Werewolves and Shape Shifters: Encounters with the Beasts Within, edited by John Skipp
Werewolves and Shape Shifters: Encounters with the Beast Within, edited by John Skipp

Werewolves and Shape Shifters: Encounters with the Beast Within is not a mere book, but a thick tome of wonderful, frightful shapeshifter stories. Editor John Skipp lovingly collected 30-plus pieces, introducing each with a remarkable photo-realistic illustration and brief insightful commentary. My hat’s off to his masterful effort. Continue reading “My Thoughts on Werewolves and Shape Shifters”

My First Writers Panel Appearance

How could I do this? What did I get myself into? I’m going to either not having anything to say, or I’m going to sound like an idiot.

Those are some of my thoughts leading up to my first appearance as a panelist last month. (By the way, I don’t know why it’s taken so long to write about that evening. Thanks to my friend Mark for prompting me to do so.) It took place at Firehouse Theatre on the evening of Wednesday, May 30. The James River Writers talk was titled, “What I Wish I Knew Before My First Book.

"What I Wish I Knew Before My First Book," panelists Kristen Green, Sharon Harrigan, Tracey Livesay, Gwen Cole, and me, J. P. Cane (I'm the one in the red shirt) Photo courtesy of Kris Spisak
“What I Wish I Knew Before My First Book,” panelists Kristen Green, Sharon Harrigan, Tracey Livesay, Gwen Cole, and me, J. P. Cane (I’m the one in the red shirt) Photo courtesy of Kris Spisak

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Shadows Within Now Lurks in Fountain Bookstore

My novel Shadows Within on display at Fountain Bookstore!
My novel Shadows Within on display at Fountain Bookstore!

Last night I came upon an unexpected surprise while attending a JABBIES event at Fountain Bookstore, downtown Richmond. Browsing the books on offer I saw a familiar cover–mine! Continue reading “Shadows Within Now Lurks in Fountain Bookstore”