August 25 @ 7:00 pm
In-Person | Anybody Home?: An Evening with Michael Seidlinger and Zin E. Rocklyn
Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present…
An Evening with Michael Seidlinger
in conversation with
Zin E. Rocklyn
(Clash Books, $18.95)
Thursday, August 25, 7 PM ET | In Person – Coral Gables
Books & Books is thrilled to present an evening with Michael Seidlinger as he discusses his latest book. This event is FREE and open to the public and books will be available for purchase the night of the event so make sure to stay after the talk for a book signing! Please RSVP only if you intend to join us.
***Please note: This event will take place at the Books & Books in Coral Gables at 265 Aragon Ave.
Can’t make it in-person? Order your copy online here.
About the Book:
What came first, the home or the desire to invade?
A seasoned invader with multiple home invasions under their belt recounts their dark victories while offering tutelage to a new generation of ambitious home invaders eager to make their mark on the annals of criminal history. From initial canvasing to home entry, the reader is complicit in every strangling and shattered window. The fear is inescapable.
Examining the sanctuary of the home and one of the horror genre’s most frightening tropes, Anybody Home? points the camera lens onto the quiet suburbs and its unsuspecting abodes, any of which are potential stages for an invader ambitious enough to make it the scene of the next big crime sensation. Who knows? Their performance just might make it to the silver screen.
About the Author:
MICHAEL J. SEIDLINGER is a Filipino American author of Anybody Home? (CLASH Books), Runaways: A Writer’s Dilemma (Future Tense Books), Scream (part of Bloomsbury’s Object Lessons series), and other books. He has written for, among others, Wired, Buzzfeed, Thrillist, Goodreads, The Observer, Polygon, The Believer, and Publishers Weekly. He teaches at Portland State University and has led workshops at Catapult, Kettle Pond Writer’s Conference, and Sarah Lawrence. You can find him online on Twitter (@mjseidlinger), Instagram (@michaelseidlinger) and his website https://michaeljseidlinger.com/
About the Moderator:
ZIN E. ROCKLYN is a contributor to Bram Stoker-nominated and This is Horror Award-winning Nox Pareidolia, Kaiju Rising II: Reign of Monsters, Brigands: A Blackguards Anthology, and Forever Vacancy anthologies and Weird Luck Tales No. 7 zine. Their story “Summer Skin” in the Bram Stoker-nominated anthology Sycorax’s Daughtersreceived an honorable mention for Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year, Volume Ten. Zin contributed the nonfiction essay “My Genre Makes a Monster of Me” to Uncanny Magazine’s Hugo Award-winning Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction. Their short story “The Night Sun” and flash fiction “teatime” were published on Tor.com. Flowers for the Sea is their debut novella. Zin is a 2017 VONA and 2018 Viable Paradise graduate as well as a 2022 Clarion West candidate.