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The Twenty Books Jay Recommended the Most This Year – 2020

I was pleasantly surprised to find myself on a year-end list of books. As a writer, reader, reviewer and occasional journalist, Jay has seen a lot of books, and these 20 in 2020 stuck with him.

I recommend a lot of books. Each month, I compile a list of the ten books I recommended most that month. This is very unscientific. I scan my Twitter, email, articles I’ve written, and other corners of the Internet to sort my book recommendations into a countdown. People love lists and countdowns…

Regarding #19 (me) Jay said of WHITE PICKET PRISONS,

Kelli Owen is one of a number of authors who is under recognized for her talent. This book could have easily become a copy of a number of stories that orbit this premise, but Owen very quickly establishes that she is no one’s imitator. It has a great crime fiction feel and a marvelous horror sensibility. I was glad to be reading this story the whole time I was in it.

See his blog post for the other nineteen books you should probably be aware of!

 

 

Stay Home Book Sale

* updated to include my newest release THE HEADLESS BOY *

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic cancelling conventions and appearances, I have decided to offer signed copies mailed direct to you on a semi-permanent basis… Welcome to the Stay Home Book Sale!

Available stock is shown below, and because I have limited supplies, this will be on a first-come first-serve basis. (USA orders only, unless you’re a glutton for punishment and want to pay more for shipping than for the books)

 

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Please use the form below to choose the items you want and get in the queue. I will then contact you with a PayPal total (for books* and shipping — and any changes or updates to inventory as it may affect your request). Note: I am willing to ship to anywhere, if you are willing to deal with the extra shipping costs for non-domestic addresses. (And yes, I will ship as “gifts” to recipients of your choosing) *book price is listed after title in (xx)

Stay home. Stay safe. Read a book! We won’t all experience this pandemic in the same manner, but hopefully we all get to the other side.

 


 

Attention: I respond to this form within 24 hours, but apparently the response may go to your junk mail folder. If you don’t hear from me within 24 hours, check your junk mail. Thank you!

 

SOLD OUT (thank you!): Forgotten • Black Bubbles (hard cover) • Black Bubbles (paperback) • Floaters • Live Specimens • Buried Memories • Crossroads • Grave Wax • Survivor’s Guilt • The Neighborhood

 

 

Among the Stacks

As part of The Gal in the Blue Mask’s Halloween Extravaganza, there was an interview.

I talked about my quirks, my fears, all kinds of random crazy things… Check it out to learn things about me you maybe didn’t know.

…and when you’re done, check out the rest of them. There are over 70 interviews just for the Halloween theme, then there are many  many more. Bookmark it. It’s a good place to have handy on those lunch breaks!

 

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