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A very special carnival is coming to town in 2013…

I don’t normally do these types of announcement posts (only because in any given month, there are sooo many great releases!), but for me, this one is special. The CARNIEPUNK anthology is due in July 2013 from Pocket and it features a plethora of awesome authors, so wanted to give you the scoop (and share the gorgeous cover!) Thanks to Pocket for sharing all of the info with me!

So, step right up and take a gander at this awesome anthology, check out the author list and info, and hey, might as well preorder a copy too!

CARNIEPUNK cover artist:

Tony Mauro graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and created the “When Darkness Falls” Vampire Series before going on to design movie posters for every major Hollywood studio and book covers for major publishing houses.


Rachel Caine is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of the Morganville Vampires series, the Weather Warden series, the Outcast Season series, and the new Revivalist series. and @RachelCaine

Delilah S. Dawson is an artist and an associate editor on She lives with her family in Atlanta, where she is currently writing the next Blud novel. and @DelilahSDawson

Jennifer Estep is the New York Times bestselling author of the Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series for Pocket Books and also writes the Mythos Academy young adult series. and @Jennifer_Estep

Kelly Gay is the author of an urban fantasy series featuring Charlie Madigan. A two-time RITA Award finalist, she resides in North Carolina. and @KellyHGay

Kevin Hearne is the New York Times bestselling author of the Iron Druid Chronicles. He’s a middle-aged nerd who still enjoys his comic books and old-school heavy metal. and @KevinHearne

Mark Henry is an adult urban fantasist, comedic horror writer and unrepentant smart-ass. His work has been translated into garbled slurs by notable alcoholics. He lives on the fringe of Seattle society with his saintly wife and assorted hairy monsters. and @Mark_Henry

Hillary Jacques is an up-late, Alaska-based author of speculative fiction. Her romantic urban fantasy Night Runner series is published under pen name Regan Summers. and @HillaryJacques

Jackie Kessler writes about demons, angels, superheroes, supervillains, and, in her semi-secret identity as a YA author, Riders of the Apocalypse. She lives near Albany, NY, with her Loving Husband and Precious Little Tax Deductions. and @JackieKessler

Seanan McGuire is the New York Times bestselling author of the InCryptid series and the October Daye series, which earned her the John W Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2010. The Newsflesh trilogy, published under the pseudonym Mira Grant, earned her the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2011. and @SeananMcGuire

Kelly Meding was born and raised in Southern Delaware and discovered Freddy Krueger at a very young age, and has since had a lifelong obsession with horror, science fiction, and fantasy. She writes the Dreg City urban fantasy series and the superhero-based MetaWars series. and @KellyMeding

Allison Pang, a biologist in a former life, spends her days in northern Virginia working as a cube grunt and her nights waiting on her kids and cats, punctuated by an occasional husbandly serenade. Sometimes she even manages to write. Mostly she just makes it up as she goes. She loves Hello Kitty, sparkly shoes, and gorgeous violinists. and @Allison_Pang

Nicole D. Peeler resides outside Pittsburgh to teach in Seton Hill’s MFA in Popular Fiction. When she’s not in the classroom infecting young minds with her madness, she’s writing manga and the Jane True urban fantasy series. and @NicolePeeler

Rob Thurman is the New York Times bestselling author of the supernatural thriller All Seeing Eye, the gritty urban fantasy Cal Leandros series, the Trickster Novels, and standalone thriller-suspense novels. and @Rob_Thurman

Jaye Wells is a USA Today-bestselling author of urban fantasy novels about magical vampires and junky wizards. She loves to travel, drink bourbon and do things that scare her. Jaye lives in Texas. and @JayeWells

11 Responses to “A very special carnival is coming to town in 2013…”

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  1. OMG, yes! I must have this when it comes out!

  2. Lee says:

    I cannot express in words how excited I am about this release.

  3. Gail S says:

    Wow this looks amazing. A MUST have. :-)

  4. Oh my! I must have this anthology. So many amazing authors/performers. I love the cover too. Thanks for sharing!

  5. laura thomas says:

    You’ve got me all excited now! Have to have this. I love collections and what a line-ip of great authors! Thanks for sharing.

  6. I do look forward to this next year. :) Thanks for sharing.

  7. Denise Z says:

    Yes this does look like a banquet of tasty bites :)

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