Daryl Gregory with Jack Skillingstead — ‘Revelator: A Novel’
- March 20
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
- Event Categories:
- Author Events, Books
The dark, gripping tale of a family in the remote hills of the Smoky Mountains in the 1930s, their secret religion, and the daughter who turns her back on their mysterious god—from the acclaimed author of Spoonbenders.
Third Place Books welcomes local author Daryl Gregory to our Ravenna store! Gregory will be presenting his new Southern gothic tale of terror, Revelator. He will be joined in conversation by local author Jack Skillingstead. This event is free and open to the public.
For important updates, registration is highly recommended in advance. 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!
About Revelator. . .
In 1933, nine-year-old Stella is left in the care of her grandmother, Motty, in the backwoods of Tennessee. The mountains are home to dangerous secrets, and soon after she arrives, Stella wanders into a dark cavern where she encounters the family’s personal god, an entity known as the Ghostdaddy. Years later, after a tragic incident that caused her to flee, Stella—now a professional bootlegger—returns for Motty’s funeral, and to check on the mysterious ten-year-old girl named Sunny that Motty adopted. Sunny appears innocent enough, but she is more powerful than Stella could imagine—and she’s a direct link to Stella’s buried past and her family’s destructive faith.
Haunting and wholly engrossing, summoning mesmerizing voices and giving shape to the dark, Revelator is a southern gothic tale for the ages.
Daryl Gregory‘s most recent book is the Appalachian horror novel, Revelator (Knopf and Vintage), a Dragon and Locus Award finalist, as well as a Washington Post book of the year. His novella The Album of Dr. Moreau was an Edgar Award finalist. His novel Spoonbenders was a Nebula, Locus, and World Fantasy Award finalist, and his novella We Are All Completely Fine won the World Fantasy and the Shirley Jackson awards. The SF novel Afterparty was an NPR and Kirkus best book of the year and a finalist for the Lambda Literary award. His other novels are the Crawford-Award-winning Pandemonium, The Devil’s Alphabet, Harrison Squared, and Raising Stony Mayhall. His short stories have been nominated for the Hugo and other awards, and many are collected in Unpossible and Other Stories, a Publishers Weekly best book of the year. His comics work includes the Planet of the Apes and Dracula: The Company of Monsters series (co-written with Kurt Busiek). He’s an executive producer and writer for several of his novels being adapted for TV. He also teaches writing and is a regular instructor at the Viable Paradise Writing Workshop.
Jack Skillingstead has sold more than forty stories to markets including Asimov’s, Clarkesworld, F&SF, and Lightspeed, as well as various Year’s Best volumes and original anthologies. He has been a finalist for the Sturgeon Award for short fiction and the Philip K. Dick Award for best science fiction novel. In 2019 The Chaos Function, a science fiction thriller, was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / John Joseph Adams books. And in 2023 his second collection, The Whole Mess and Other Stories, was published by Fairwood Press. Jack has taught writing classes onboard ship in the Bahamas and in Seattle for Clarion West’s one-day workshop series. He lives in Seattle with his wife, writer Nancy Kress.
About Third Place Books
Founded in 1998 in Lake Forest Park, Washington, Third Place Books is dedicated to the creation of a community around books and the ideas inside them. With locations in Lake Forest Park and Seattle’s Ravenna and Seward Park neighborhoods, Third Place Books is proud to serve the entire Seattle metro area. Learn more about their event series at thirdplacebooks.com/events.