S.G. Browne

The Summer of Bastards and Egos

No, this isn’t a blog post about a summer reality series mash-up of Mad Men and Jersey Shore. Nor is it a short story about a woman who encounters all of her ex-boyfriends while on vacation in the Mediterranean.

BId0jezCcAAXrvIThe Summer of Bastards and Egos is the upcoming season of publication mirth that will see not one but two of my novels hitting the stores and Internets over the next few months.

First up is the trade paperback release of my third novel, Lucky Bastard, on June 18. For those who have been paying attention and playing along at home, Lucky Bastard came out in hardcover in April of last year. Now it’s coming out in trade paperback with a brand new fancy cover for your viewing pleasure.

Big EgosNext, and not to be outdone, Big Egosmy brand new novel about what happens to your identity when you’re constantly pretending to be someone you’re nothits the virtual and brick and mortar bookshelves August 6. It’s also being released as a trade paperback and comes with a spiffy retro cover.

I’ll be having my book launch for Big Egos in San Francisco at The Booksmith on August 6 and am in the process of setting up some additional signings, so stay tuned for more updates on The Summer of Bastards and Egos.

Filed under: Big Egos,Lucky Bastard — Tags: , — S.G. Browne @ 9:10 pm

SF LitQuake, New York, and October Signings

*UPDATE* Due to a change in the group author signing at Book Soup, I will not be appearing in West Hollywood on Tuesday, October 30.

Autumn has arrived and with it a handful of upcoming signings and readings, as well as the release of my zombie holiday novella, I Saw Zombies Eating Santa Claus: A Breathers Christmas Carol, which is scheduled for publication October 30.

I’ll be appearing in San Diego and Burbank for a couple of early signings on October 27 and 28, then following those up with a signing at Book Soup in West Hollywood on October 30. (Both signings in Burbank and West Hollywood are also group signings for the John Skipp edited horror anthologies Psychos, Demons, Werewolves, and Zombies—the last of which contains my short story “A Zombie’s Lament.”)

My only scheduled Bay Area appearance at the moment will take place November 10 in San Francisco.

In addition, I’ll be reading from Lucky Bastard for the San Francisco LitQuake Lit Crawl on October 13 before appearing in New York on October 17 as part of the KGB Bar Reading Series, also for Lucky Bastard. Details for all signings, readings, and events are below:

October 13 – San Francisco, CA
7:15 – 8:15PM (Group Reading)
Lit Crawl SF
Borderlands Books
866 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA

October 17 – New York, NY
7:00PM (Reading & Signing w/John Kessel)
Fantastic Fiction at KGB
85 E. 4th Street
New York, NY

October 27 – San Diego, CA
2:00PM (Signing)
Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore
7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Suite #302
San Diego, CA

October 28 – Burbank, CA
2:00PM (Group Signing)
Dark Delicacies
3512 W. Magnolia
Burbank, CA

October 30 – West Hollywood, CA
7:00PM (Group Signing)
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd.
W. Hollywood CA

November 10 – San Francisco, CA
3:00PM (Reading & Signing)
Borderlands Books
866 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA


Lucky Bastard Contest Winners

Congratulations to Della Neal, John Gardner, and Zayna Thomas, who all won a signed and personalized copy of Lucky Bastard. Your copies are in the mail. Or will be soon.

Thanks to everyone who played along and signed up for my newsletter. I’ll be doing another giveaway at the end of October for the release of I Saw Zombies Eating Santa Claus, so stay tuned for another chance to win!

Filed under: Contests,Lucky Bastard — Tags: — S.G. Browne @ 7:55 am

Lucky Bastard Giveaway

To celebrate the German publication of Lucky Bastard (aka Pech Vogel, which hits Deutschland buchhandlungs October 1), I’m giving away two signed copies of the U.S. hardcover edition to two lucky winners. That’s the U.S. edition over there on the left.

If I get more than thirty entries, I’ll make it three signed copies. Deal? Deal.

So how do you enter to win? Piece of cake:

1) Sign up for my e-mail newsletter by submitting your name and e-mail address HERE. There’s also a link to sign up at the top of the sidebar over there on the right.

2) Comment on this post to let me know you signed up.

That’s it. That’s all you have to do. And if you’re already receiving my newsletter, just leave a comment and you’re good to go.

For those of you who are concerned about getting bombarded with e-mails, I don’t send out my newsletter more than once or twice a month and usually just to announce book releases, events, signings, etc. While you can get this information by following me on Facebook or Twitter, signing up for my newsletter is the best way to make sure you don’t miss out. Also, I don’t share my mailing list with anyone, so you don’t have to worry about getting a bunch of spam.

Contest is open to U.S. residents only.

Contest runs until Sunday, September 30 at 11:59PM PST.

Good luck!

Filed under: Contests,Lucky Bastard — Tags: — S.G. Browne @ 9:57 am

San Diego Comic-Con and Los Angeles Signings

It’s that time of year again when hordes of pop culture obsessed geeks and geekettes make the pilgrimage to southern California to pay homage to their favorite superheros, science fiction icons, and comic book characters.

Yes, my friends. It’s time once again for San Diego Comic-Con.

In addition to all of the actors and celebrities and icons of popular culture who will be in San Diego over the weekend, you’ll also find an assortment of authors and writers in attendance. Including me.

I’ll be appearing on a panel Saturday and doing several signings Friday and Saturday, with my schedule and where to find me listed below.

(Note that my signings on Friday are in specific booths on the main floor while my signings on Saturday both take place in the Sails Pavilion, the main autograph area, table AA09. The second signing on Saturday is a group signing for the soon to-be-released zombie anthology 21st Century Dead, edited by Christopher Golden.)

Friday, July 13
Signing: 2:00-3:00PM (Geekscape Booth #3919)
Signing: 4:00-5:00PM
(Mysterious Galaxy Booth #1119)

Saturday, July 14
Urban Fantasy Panel: 10:30-11:30am (Room 5AB)
Signing: 11:30am-12:30pm (Sails Pavilion, AA09)
21st Century Dead Signing: 3:00-4:00PM (Sails Pavilion, AA09)
(Group signing with Amber Benson, Cody Goodfellow, John Skipp, Thomas E. Sniegoski, and Daniel H. Wilson)

But wait, there’s more!

For your post Comic-Con hangover, I’ll be appearing with Amber Benson, Cody Goodfellow, and John Skipp at Dark Delicacies in Burbank for another group signing to celebrate the official release of 21st Century Dead.

Tuesday, July 17
21st Century Dead Signing: 7:00-8:00pm (Dark Delicacies, Burbank)

There will also be copies of my novels available at the Burbank signing, just in case you were wondering. Even if you weren’t, I hope to see you in San Diego or Burbank.

Filed under: Conventions,Lucky Bastard,Signings,Zombies — Tags: , , — S.G. Browne @ 6:49 pm