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September 27 • 7:00 pm

Program takes place on Zoom Webinar. A recording will be available at any time after the program. 

The Mark Twain House & Museum is delighted to reunite bestselling and award-winning authors Stephen Graham Jones and S.A. Cosby in conversation discussing their new novels!

2021 Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award-winner and horror master Stephen Graham Jones (The Only Good Indian) is unleashing the page-turning second installment of his Lake Witch Trilogy, Don’t Fear the Reaper. Jade Daniels is released from prison when her conviction is overturned. But life beyond bars takes a dangerous turn as soon as she returns to the rural lake town of Proofrock. At the same time, convicted Indigenous serial killer Dark Mill South escapes into town to complete his revenge killings. Dark Mill South’s Reunion Tour will end thirty-six hours and twenty bodies later. 

S.A. Cosby, the award-winning novelist of such bestsellers as Blacktop Wasteland and Razorblade Tears, is getting plaudits for his latest edge-of-your seat novel, All the Sinners Bleed. Titus Crown is the first Black sheriff in the history of Charon County, Virginia. A year to the day after Titus’s election, a school teacher is killed by a former student and the student is fatally shot by Titus’s deputies. As Titus investigates the shootings, he unearths terrible crimes and a serial killer who has been hiding in plain sight, haunting the dirt lanes and woodland clearings of Charon. Charon is Titus’s home and his heart. But where faith and violence meet, there will be a reckoning.

 Virtual: Choose your own price for non-members. Free for members. REGISTER HERE. 

 Copies of Don’t Fear the Reaper and All the Sinners Bleed are available for purchase through the Mark Twain Store; proceeds benefit The Mark Twain House & Museum. Books will be shipped after the event. We regret that we are NOT able to ship books outside the United States as it is cost-prohibitive to do so. 


About the Authors:

Stephen Graham Jones is the NYT bestselling author of nearly thirty novels and collections, and there’s some novellas and comic books in there as well. Stephen’s a winner of the Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award. He’s also been an NEA recipient, has won the Texas Institute of Letters Award for Fiction, the LA Times Ray Bradbury Prize, the Independent Publishers Award for Multicultural Fiction, a Bram Stoker Award, four This is Horror Awards, and he’s been a finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award and the World Fantasy Award. He’s also made Bloody Disgusting’s Top Ten Horror Novels, and is the guy who wrote Mongrels, The Only Good Indians, and My Heart is a Chainsaw. 

S. A. Cosby is an Anthony Award-winning writer from southeastern Virginia. He is the bestselling author of Blacktop Wasteland, a New York Times Book ReviewEditors’ Choice and Goodreads Choice Awards semifinalist, as well as Brotherhood of the Blade and My Darkest Prayer. 


Programs at The Mark Twain House & Museum are made possible in part by support from CT Humanities; the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts; Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee; the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s United Arts Campaign; The Hartford; The Mark Twain Foundation; The National Endowment for the Humanities; and Travelers. 



September 27
7:00 pm
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