Authors Stant Litore and Nancy Hightower Reading and Signing

Authors Stant Litore and Nancy Hightower will be reading from and signing their books at BookBar.

About Stant Litore

An emerging voice in weird fiction, Stant Litore is the author of the series The Zombie Bible, which retells history (and the Bible) as a series of encounters with the restless dead, as well as The Ansible Stories, in which twenty-fifth century Islamic explorers become trapped in alien bodies on alien worlds. Litore has been featured in “The Year’s Best New Sci-Fi” at NPR (March 2014), as an Author Success Story on the homepage (November 2013), and in Weird Fiction Review and SF Signal. Litore recently released Write Characters Your Readers Won’t Forget, a handbook for young writers, and has been featured on the same topic in Jeff Vandermeer’s Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction. Asked what he does for a living, Litore says, “I chronicle zombie apocalypses from 3,000 years ago and I build collosseums for tyrannosaurs. Author-fu.”

Stant Litore lives in Denver with his wife and two daughters, where he is working on his next novel.

About The Zombie Bible

The Zombie Bible retells biblical stories and ancient religious legends as episodes in humanity's long struggle against hunger -- and the hungry dead.

"Heartbreaking and wonderful." - Conflictium

"Stant Litore has been doing fascinating phantasmagorical things with zombies in biblical times." - Jeff Vandermeer, author of Annihilation
"I find myself riveted to Stant's prose, not only because I'm eager to find out the characters' fate but because his words are so beautiful. The story has stayed with me days after reading it. I highly recommend." - Denise Grover Swank, author of The Curse Keepers

About Nancy Hightower

Nancy Hightower received a Ph.D. in English/Creative Writing from the University of Denver.  She has published fiction and poetry in journals such as StorySouth, Sundog Lit, Gargoyle, Acapella Zoo, and Word Riot, and her novel, Elementarí Rising (2013) received a starred review in Library Journal. Currently, she reviews science fiction and fantasy for The Washington Post and is working on a book about digital fictions with Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky). In October 2015, Port Yonder Press published The Acolyte, her first collection of poetry that rediscovers myth and ritual through a surreal, feminist interpretation of biblical narratives. Kinds of Leaving, her short story collection, was shortlisted for the Flann O’Brien Award for Innovative Fiction in 2014.  Currently, she reviews science fiction and fantasy for The Washington Post and teaches at Hunter College in New York City.

About The Acolyte

"Such a muted sound at first

as spike hits skin, then,

the skull's soft crunch.

One would think murder made more noise—

like a battering ram against the temple,

but no, just a simple tent nail

and a cup of milk;

we women have our ways." - from The Acolyte

“In The Acolyte, Hightower reimagines the lives of biblical figures, particularly women, so that they stand out in unexpected beauty and strangeness. Vivid, uncompromising, and saturated with spiritual longing, these poems offer both a critique of our old readings of the Bible, and a passionate series of new ones.” — Sofia Samatar, author of A Stranger in Olondria

Event date: 
Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Death Has Come Up Into Our Windows (Zombie Bible #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781942458104
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Published: Westmarch Publishing - August 11th, 2015

What Our Eyes Have Witnessed Cover Image
ISBN: 9781942458128
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Published: Westmarch Publishing - September 25th, 2015

Strangers in the Land Cover Image
ISBN: 9781942458142
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Published: Westmarch Publishing - November 24th, 2015

The Acolyte Cover Image
By Nancy Hightower, Anna O'Brien (Illustrator), Francesca Myman (Designed by)
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ISBN: 9781935600497
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Published: Port Yonder Press - August 31st, 2015