THE ECHO WIFE comes out in paperback next week!!
If you missed the hardcover edition of this book, here’s what you’re in for:
Martine is a genetically cloned replica made from Evelyn Caldwell's award-winning research. She's patient and gentle and obedient. She's everything Evelyn swore she'd never be.
And she's having an affair with Evelyn's husband.
Now, the cheating bastard is dead, and both Caldwell wives have a mess to clean up.
Good thing Evelyn Caldwell is used to getting her hands dirty.
Where to buy it
You can pre-order THE ECHO WIFE in paperback from your local independent bookseller, or you can pre-order via Bookshop.org, an online retailer which supports independent bookstores in the US and the UK. Barnes & Noble ships internationally, if you don’t live in the US or the UK. You can request it at your local library here. Check out the audiobook, narrated by Xe Sands, at Libro.fm. And if you’re at a place in the world or in your life that necessitates an order from That River Website, use this link to make your purchase go a little farther in helping folks by donating a portion of your purchase towards a charitable organization (at no additional cost to you).
Even more book news!
And if that wasn’t enough, the collected edition of my debut comic miniseries EAT THE RICH is coming out in comic shops and bookstores next week! This 5-issue original comic series ran last year. Here’s what people had to say:
Eat The Rich #1 is a perfect mixture of insight, entertainment, and artistry. Sarah Gailey’s script is almost too smart for its own good. They mix brilliant character writing, intelligent commentary, and take an almost cliched premise and make it genuinely frightening. Pius Bak and Roman Titov’s visuals are both gorgeous and eerie, creating a perfectly contrasting atmosphere for this comic book.
Gailey drops the biggest bombshell at the end of the issue, which changes the way readers look at the story and goes back to the book's message about capitalism. …Gailey wrote in all the dread and Bak, and Titov brought it to life.
‘Eat The Rich’ sticks the landing with its topical horror story centered around income/healthcare/etc inequality by giving the protagonist and allies as well as the audience a satisfying and in a way cathartic ending. Every bit of the ominous and moody feeling given by the story and artwork is kicked into high gear for this issue, giving us a story that is perfect for the times we live in.
Now, you’ll be able to get all 5 issues in a beautiful bound edition featuring this stunning cover by Becca Carey!
WELCOME TO CRESTFALL BLUFFS! With law school and her whole life ahead of her, Joey plans to spend the summer with her boyfriend Astor at his seemingly perfect family home. But beneath all the affluent perfection lies a dark, deadly rot... something all the locals live in quiet fear of. As summer lingers, Joey uncovers the macabre history of Crestfall Bluffs, and the ruthlessness and secrecy lying in wait behind the idyllic lives of the one percent. Who can Joey save? Who wants to be saved? And can she even survive to tell the tale?
Where to buy it
Find the collected edition of EAT THE RICH at your local comic shop! You can also pre-order it from your local independent bookseller, or you can pre-order via Bookshop.org, an online retailer which supports independent bookstores in the US and the UK. Barnes & Noble ships internationally, if you don’t live in the US or the UK. You can request it at your local library here. And if you’re at a place in the world or in your life that necessitates an order from That River Website, use this link to make your purchase go a little farther in helping folks by donating a portion of your purchase towards a charitable organization (at no additional cost to you).
Come see me!
I’m doing an event hosted by the Howard County Library System as part of their Author Works series! On May 17th (that’s tomorrow) at 7pm Eastern time, I’ll be joined by Maggie Tokuda-Hall, author of The Mermaid, The Witch and The Sea and Squad (illustrated by Lisa Sterle) to talk about The Echo Wife, Eat the Rich, teen werewolves, and more.
No matter what you show up for, and whether you buy & read the books or not, thank you so much for letting me be in your inbox.
Next week, you can look forward to one more email about THE ECHO WIFE paperback and EAT THE RICH collected edition releases, and then we’ll be back to our usual! If you’re a paying subscriber, I look forward to our usual Friday check-in chats in the Stone Soup Supper Club!
In the meantime, care for yourself and the people around you. Believe that the world can be better than it is now. Never give up.