LitStack Review: Gather the Fortunes by Bryan Camp

Gather the Fortunes A Crescent City Novel, Book 2 Bryan Camp John Joseph Adams/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publication Date:  May 21, 2019 ISBN:  978-1328876713 Renaissance Raines is an integral but somewhat minor character in Bryan Camp’s superlative first Crescent City novel, The City of Lost Fortunes. In that earlier book, the seemingly innocuous occult store clerk [….]

12/19/18: December Giveaway: The City of Lost Fortunes by Bryan Camp

TITLE – The City of Lost FortunesAUTHOR – Bryan CampGENRE – Urban FantasyGIVEAWAY – Signed Print Copy, US  SUMMARY –  The fate of New Orleans rests in the hands of a wayward grifter in this novel of gods, games, and monsters. The post–Katrina New Orleans of The City of Lost Fortunes is a place haunted by its history [….]

LitStack Review: The City of Lost Fortunes by Bryan Camp

The City of Lost Fortunes A Crescent City novel Bryan Camp Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Release Date:  April 17, 2018 ISBN 978-13-2881-079-3 Every year, a crop of new books come out, with imaginative plots and memorable characters, deftly written and wonderfully wrought. A very few rise to become exceptional. The City of Lost Fortunes is one [….]

Cover Reveal: The City of Lost Fortunes by Bryan Camp

We’re ridiculously proud to introduce you LitStackers to The City of Lost Fortunes, the debut novel from former LitStack contributor, Bryan Camp. Be sure to add this amazing title to your pre-order list. Congrats, Bryan! Title: The City of Lost Fortunes Author: Bryan Camp Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Release Date: April 17, 2018 ISBN: 9781328810793 [….]

Our 2018 Favorite Reads

From my reading of the past year, some favorites—here a memoir-in-essays and three story collections. How to Write an Autobiographical Novel: Essays by Alexander Chee “Writing is a way of going to the depth of Being,” wrote Marguerite Yourcenar, and in the sixteen essays that make up Alexander Chee’s 2018 memoir, the author dives deep, [….]

You Are What You Eat

There are many axioms that get tossed around writing advice columns and beginning writer’s workshops.  Show, don’t tell is a big one, as is Avoid -ly adverbs.  While these are good and useful, they’re really only pertinent to the actual process of writing.  Just as there is more to being a professional athlete than the [….]

Fallback Fiction – The books we never, ever tire of reading

  Ah, books. They’re not like TV shows. Your favorite characters never age; there are no contract negotiations that pull them out of the frame. The goods ones, our favorites, never change yet seem to introduce you to images you may have not noticed on your first read-through. Today the LitStack staff is talking about [….]

Interview With Frederik Pohl and Elizabeth Anne Hull

In honor of the memory of SciFi legend Frederik Pohl, we are rerunning the interview our contributor Bryan Camp conducted with Pohl and his wife Elizabeth Anne Hull. Pohl passed away yesterday, September 2. More information on his passing can be found here. This interview was originally published in October 2011.   We are honored [….]