John Fram and Shaun Hamill

John Fram is the author of No Road Home and the critically acclaimed supernatural thriller The Bright Lands. He has written for The Atlantic and The New York Times. A native of Texas, he lives in Waco and Austin.

Shaun Hamill received his BA in English from the University of Texas at Arlington, and his MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. His debut novel, A Cosmology of Monsters, was published in 2019. His fiction has appeared in Carve and Come Join Us By the Fire 2. His nonfiction has appeared at Crimereads and Tor Nightfire. He lives and works near Dallas-Fort Worth.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2024 - 6:30pm

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2342 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005
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No Road Home: A Novel By John Fram Cover Image
ISBN: 9781668031445
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Atria Books - July 23rd, 2024

“A grand gothic story as enthralling as it is terrifying.” —S. A.

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The Dissonance: A Novel By Shaun Hamill Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593317259
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Published: Pantheon - July 23rd, 2024

From the acclaimed author of A Cosmology of Monsters ("I loved it" —Stephen King) comes an epic contemporary fantasy, a mixture of The Magicians and It: a story of dark magic, terrible mistakes, and second chances.

The Bright Lands By John Fram Cover Image
ISBN: 9781335457738
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Published: Hanover Square Press - July 6th, 2021

The town of Bentley holds two things dear: its football and its secrets. When star quarterback Dylan Whitley goes missing, fear grips this remote corner of Texas. Dylan's brother, Joel, a gay man with secrets of his own, is convinced there is more to the disappearance than meets the eye, as does Sheriff's Deputy Starsha Clark.

A Cosmology of Monsters: A Novel By Shaun Hamill Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525563921
Availability: Able to Backorder
Published: Vintage - August 4th, 2020

"If John Irving ever wrote a horror novel, it would be something like this. I loved it.” —Stephen King