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Welcome to the web home of Stacia Kane and her heroine Chess Putnam!

The Chess Putnam series is a cross between Ghostbusters and Escape From New York, with an awesome punk rock soundtrack, black magic, greasers, drugs, human sacrifices, and a black 1969 Chevelle. It kicks off with UNHOLY GHOSTS, which is now available from Del Rey Publishing, with the next two books in the series, UNHOLY MAGIC and CITY OF GHOSTS, coming in July and August.
SACRIFICIAL MAGIC, Book 4 in the series, will be released March 2012!

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November 2014 FIVE DOWN is available! This collection of four previously-published Downside short stories plus one brand-new never-before-published novella is available in ebook for $3.49. Click here for more details.

August 2011 » Downside ebooks at promotional prices! Starting on August 23rd, you can buy ebook editions of all three Downside books at great low prices; UNHOLY GHOSTS for NINETY-NINE CENTS(!) and UNHOLY MAGIC and CITY OF GHOSTS for $4.99 each, at your favorite ebook retailer (sorry, North America only). That’s $10.97 for all three books combined! Click here for more details.

May 2011 » SACRIFICIAL MAGIC (Downside #4) has a release date! It will be released March 27, 2012 in the US (and I imagine roughly the same date in the UK). You can preorder the book at your favorite bookstore online or in person now!
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Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

(No, there are no spoilers here, or rather, not of any of my work. I promise.)

A few weeks ago I had the misfortune of catching the movie The House at the End of the Street on TV. I say “misfortune,” because no one watching this thing could ever feel that they were experiencing anything but bad luck, or the laughter of fate. It’s not that it’s an awful movie; that’s the problem. It’s not interesting enough to be awful. It’s just dull, a series of nothing moments that lead to nothing, and every time the movie makes you think …

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