Chuck Palahniuk’s Adult Bedtime Stories


 The event is NOT sold out.  If you still need a ticket, you will be able to buy them at The Firehouse Saloon at 5:30 when doors open for the event! 


Put on your favorite pajamas and come out for Chuck Palahniuk’s Adult Bedtime Stories.  Chuck Palahniuk will be joined by Chelsea Cain and Monica Drake.  

Chuck Palahniuk’s ten previous novels are the bestselling Fight Club, which was made into a film by David Fincher; Survivor; Invisible Monsters; Choke, which was made into a film by director Clark Gregg; Lullaby; Diary; Haunted; Rant; Snuff; and Pygmy. He is also the author of Fugitives and Refugees, a nonfiction profile of Portland, Oregon, published as part of the Crown Journeys series, and the nonfiction collection Stranger Than Fiction. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.

Chelsea Cain is the New York Times bestselling author of The Night Season, Evil at Heart, Sweetheart, and Heartsick. Both Heartsick and Sweetheart were listed in Stephen King’s Top Ten Books of the Year in Entertainment Weekly. Chelsea lived the first few years of her life on an Iowa commune, then grew up in Bellingham, WA, where the infamous Green River killer was “the boogieman” of her youth. The true story of the Green River killer’s capture was the inspiration for the story of Gretchen and Archie. Cain lives in Portland with her husband and daughter.


Monica Drake is the author of Clown Girl (Hawthorne Books), winner of an Eric Hoffer Award and an "IPPY" (Independent Publishers Award). Her essays and short stories have appeared in a variety of journals, and she is a regular contributor to The Oregonian, The Portland Mercury, and the Stranger (Seattle). Monica has an MFA from the University of Arizona and is currently faculty at the Pacific Northwest College of Art.


Monica Drake photo © Bellen Drake

Chelsea Cain photo © Laura Domela

This event will be hosted at The FireHouse Saloon (5930 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77057).  

(Ticket price includes admission to the event and a pre-signed copy of Doomed.  There will be no signing portion to this event.)


Event date: 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

5930 Southwest Freeway
77057 Houston
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ISBN: 9780385533034
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Doubleday Books - October 8th, 2013

Madison Spencer, the liveliest, snarkiest dead girl in the universe, continues the adventures in the afterlife begun in "Damned." Having somewhat reluctantly escaped from Hell, she now wanders the Purgatory that is Earth as a ghostly spirit, seeking her do-gooding celebrity parents, fighting the malign control of Satan, recounting the disgracefully funny (to us, anyway) encounter with her grandfather in a fetid highway rest stop in upstate New York when she . . . oh, never mind, and climaxing in a rendezvous with destiny on the new, totally plastic continent in the Pacific called, not at all accidentally, Madlantis. 

Dante Aligheri, watch your back, Chuck Palahniuk is gaining on you.

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ISBN: 9780312619817
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Minotaur Books - August 13th, 2013

Detective Archie Sheridan just has to get through the next few days, then his birthday and Halloween will be over. But with escaped serial killer Gretchen Lowell on the loose, the investigation into the murder of a DEA agent demanding his attention, and journalist Susan Ward showing up at his apartment needing a favor, it's going to be a long weekend. 

Soon Archie finds himself crashing a masked ball on a private island owned by Jack Reynolds, a notorious local drug kingpin. By morning, Archie is back on pain killers, a guest is dead and Archie quickly realizes that little is what it seems. One thing is clear: Gretchen is back, and Archie's nemesis and sometimes lover has something special in mind for the birthday boy, something she's been planning for a long, long time. On Halloween Eve, with time running out, and the life of someone close to Archie on the line, Archie knows his only chance is to give Gretchen exactly what she wants. But Gretchen will prove more horrifying, and unpredictable, than Archie could ever imagine. 

Back with her most thrilling novel yet, Chelsea Cain delivers the pinnacle of what fans of this series have come to expect: sex, murder, twists, dark wit, and some of the best characters in the genre.

Since there is no signing portion of this event, all books will be pre-signed.  To order an inscribed copy of the book, please include inscription information in the comment line.  

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ISBN: 9780307955524
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Hogarth - April 9th, 2013

In the hip haven of Portland, Oregon, a pack of unsteady but loyal friends asks what it means to bring babies into an already crowded world.

Sarah studies animal behavior at the zoo. She's well versed in the mating habits of captive animals, and at the same time she's desperate to mate, to create sweet little offspring of her own. Georgie is busy with a newborn, while her husband, Humble, finds solace in bourbon and televised violence. Dulcet makes a living stripping down in high school gyms to sell the beauty of sex-ed. Nyla is out to save the world while having trouble saving her own teen daughter, who has discovered the world of drugs and the occult. As these friends and others navigate a space between freedom and intimacy, they realize the families they forge through shared experience are as important as those inherited through birth.

A smart, edgy and poignantly funny exploration of the complexities of what parenthood means today, Monica Drake's second novel demonstrates that when it comes to babies, we can learn a lot by considering our place in the animal kingdom.

Since there is no signing portion of this event, all books will be pre-signed.  To order an inscribed copy of the book, please include inscription information in the comment line.