Our featured reader for the month of October is a fitting one. Local author Christian Larsen has had several short stories published in horror anthologies and is joining us on Saturday, October 12, to promote his debut novel, Losing Touch, a book that has been called “frightening, touching, and all-too-human” and a “fun, dark, refreshingly-original science fiction tale.” Come join us for a night of the twisted and the terrifying!
As always, the event begins at 7 p.m., with an open mic to follow. Admission is free; food and drink will be available for purchase. Tamale Hut Cafe is located at 8300 W. Cermak Road in North Riverside. See you on the 12th!
Christian grew up in Park Ridge, Illinois and graduated from Maine South High School in 1993. He has worked as an English teacher, radio personality, newspaper reporter, and a printer’s devil.
His short stories have appeared in such anthologies as Chiral Mad (Written Backwards), Shadow Masters (Imajin Books), Zippered Flesh 2 (Smart Rhino), and So It Goes: A Tribute to Kurt Vonnegut (Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing).
Christian’s debut novel, Losing Touch features a foreword by NY Times bestselling author Piers Anthony, and joins the works of Clive Barker, Joe Hill, Harlan Ellison, Jonathan Maberry, Tim Waggoner, F. Paul Wilson, and Jack Ketchum on the Post Mortem Press frontlist.
He lives with his wife and two sons in the fictional town of Northport, Illinois. Follow him on Twitter @exlibrislarsen or visit exlibrislarsen.com.