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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

Everybody, a very merry and happy to all. Some updates:

Right now, I’ve got a bunch of stuff out:

J. J. Adams’ Anthology BRAVE NEW WORLDS received a starred review from PW, and is getting universally praised. It includes my stories “Independence Day” along with some seriously amazing fiction. You can buy it in stores, online at Amazon or B&N, as an e-book, or from the publisher.

Harison How’s Anthology DARKNESS ON THE EDGE: STORIES INSPIRED BY BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, which originally published “Independence Day” is also out now, and available from PS Publishing. Big thanks to Howe and PS editor Peter Crowther for allowing the reprint, and commissioning the story to begin with.

The first season of Tales From Beyond the Pale is still going strong.  Do yourself a favor and buy the whole season. I wrote “Is This Seat Taken.” The hubby’s story is “Johnny Boy” starring Boardwalk Empire’s own Shea Whigham.

My story “Hindsight” is part of the October issue of “Lightspeed Magazine.” You can read it online, or purchase the e-issue.

My story “Are You Trying To Tell Me This is Heaven?” is collected in John Joseph Adams’ anthology LIVING DEAD 2. Starred PW Review.

Paul Tremblay’s awesome collection IN THE MEAN TIME is out in audio. Each story is read by a fellow writer, and there are some pretty cool names attached. Low down on the cool level, you’ll find me, reading “The Two Headed Girl.”

Thrillers: 100 Must Reads is out from Oceanview Publishing. A prettwide-ranging collection. My personal essay is on Robert Louis Stevenson, whom I learned to admire while researching his life. Buy it here.

Mark Morris’ CINEMA FUTURA, published by PS is also now out. I’s comprised of 60 essays written by genre writers on their favorite sci-fi movies. I picked “Donnie Darko,” because “Donnie Darko” is awesome. You can buy it here.

I’m updating my website, and will be offering a bunch of old published stories for free. My novels are still available. If they’re not in your local bookstore, throw some hands.

Other stuff: Still working on the fourth novel, the YA, and the screenplay. Progress continues, so hold on to your hats and other assorted parts.


This year I’ll be out and about.

January 14, 7pm. Bookcourt Bookstore in Brooklyn. I’ll be reading for the Brooklyn Writers Space, along with Luke Langfeldt, Lucy Neave, and Joshua Wolf Shenk.

February 18-20th. Boskone in Boston, MA! I’ll be there. Perhaps, so will you.

April 28-May 1. World Horror Convention in Austin, TX. I’ll be a guest of honor. Be there or stink.

June 16-19. Bram Stoker Weekend, on Long Island.

July ? Necon 31– Bristol, RI. I’m a guest of honor, and will be there, though I ought to figure out exactly when it’s happening.

July 14-17, ReaderCon in Boston, MA.

October 27-30th. World Fantasy Convention, San Diego, CA.

Thanks for reading. You can find me on facebook and twitter. Have a wonderful 2011, and don’t let anybody give you any baloney.
Yours sincerely,

Sarah Langan

“Is This Seat Taken” is alive!

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

My radio play, “Is This Seat Taken,” is now out! Listen to it at:

About “Is This Seat Taken”–

Says the Publicity Dept:
“A young man meets an alluring woman on the long Island Railroad and slowly comes to realize they have a common past… but maybe not the one she is recollecting.

From horror novelist Sarah Langan comes this twisted commuter’s tale, directed by JT Petty and starring independent filmmaker Joe Swanberg and New York actress Vonia Lania.”

Play runs about thirty minutes, and is one of my best pieces of writing. It is also my first collaboration with JT Petty (my husband, whose radio play “Johnny Boy” will be released in another two weeks). The actors are pretty awesome, too. “Is This Seat Taken” is a black comedy with moments of sweetness, meaning your non-horror-loving friends will love it, too. It’s set on the Long Island Rail Road, and in my hometown of Garden City.
While taping, I was lucky enough to have JT Petty, Larry Fessenden, Glen McQuaid, and the awesome Joe Swanberg, all directors in their own right, giving their best to the project. Vonia Lania kicks some serious ass a the story’s femme fatale. It was a humbing and delightful experience. Seriously, this is a good one, and I’m happy to stand behind it 100%. That doesn’t always happen.

The play is one of ten, produced by Glass Eye Pix. A new play will go live every Tuesday.

Shoot me an e-mail if you’ve got an comments. And spread the word!