Things like this make me inordinately happy. As you’ll know from previous posts, I attended a group signing at Dymocks in Southland on Halloween. Here’s the proof that in-store signings are still relevant, as well as a lot of fun. That particular store releases a monthly list of bestselling dark fiction titles. The list for October is out and it looks like this:

1. Sookie Stackhouse (series) – Charlaine Harris
2. Vampire Academy (series) – Richelle Mead
3. Torment (Fallen #2) – Lauren Kate
4. Parasol Protectorate (series) – Gail Carriger
5. The Dead (The Enemy #2) – Charlie Higson
6. Alone (Chasers #1) – James Phelan
7. Twilight (series) – Stephanie Meyer
8. Realmshift – Alan Baxter
9. The Loving Dead – Amelia Beamer
10. Under Stones – Bob Franklin
11. The Zen of Zombie – Scott Kenemore
12. Madigan Mine – Kirstyn McDermott
13. Z – Michael Thomas Ford
14. The Darkness Within – Jason Nahrung
15. Dracula – Bram Stoker

The bolded items at 8, 10, 12 and 14 are four of the five of us that were signing that day. To see my book listed in the top 10 selling horror titles for October is very humbling. Thanks again for a great event, Chuck!