Michael J. Seidlinger with Sadie Hartmann—'Anybody Home?'

"This is THE MOST intense psychological horror you have ever read. Seriously.” —Library Journal


Third Place Books welcomes Michael J. Seidlinger to our Ravenna store! Seidlinger will be discussing his latest novel of immersive, bone-chilling horror, Anybody Home?. He will be joined in conversation by Sadie Hartmann, also known as Mother Horror. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required in advance.

Copies of Anybody Home? will be available for purchase at the store. This event will include a public signing and time for audience Q&A. Sustain our author series by purchasing a copy of the featured book!

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About Anybody Home? . .

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. 


Praise for Anybody Home? . .

"Do not, under any circumstance, read when you’re alone. One of the most disturbing novels I've read in years."
—Danielle Trussoni, New York Times Book Review

“This book makes Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay look like a cakewalk. This is THE MOST intense psychological horror you have ever read. Seriously. It makes Out by Natsuo Kirino look tame.”
Library Journal (Starred Review)

Anybody Home? is an immersive novel that deconstructs home invasions for sport, resulting in addictive commentary on the horror genre itself.”
Foreword Reviews (Starred Review)

“Harrowing and tremendously upsetting, Anybody Home? flips the home invasion genre on its head for a new generation of readers. I felt like I was reading something I shouldn’t have been reading. You’ll be checking your locks regularly after reading this nasty little morsel.”
—Eric LaRocca, author of Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke

"Anybody Home? is Natural Born Killers for a generation that grew up on Funny GamesThe Purge, and Twitter. An incisive commentary on how, in our culture, everything eventually gets mediatized—and a how-to guide to some of the darkest corners of that process, one that implicates you even as you read it."
—Brian Evenson, author of Song for the Unraveling of the World

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.

Sadie Hartmann aka Mother Horror is the co-owner of the horror fiction subscription company, Night Worms, and the editor in chief of her own horror fiction imprint, Dark Hart. She's currently writing a non-fiction book about horror for Page Street Books. She lives in the PNW with her husband of 20+ years where they stare at Mt Rainier, eat street tacos, and hang out with their 3 kids. They have a Frenchie named Owen.

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