Kinokuniya Books to Host Australian Release of *Collision: Stories*

Collision: Stories—J.S. Breukelaar in conversation with Angela Slatter, at Kinokuniya

Collision: J.S. Breukelaar in conversation with Angela Slatter
Join us for an evening with author J.S. Breukelaar as she talks about her latest book, Collision: Stories. With introduction by award-winning author Angela Slatter.

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When: Thursday, 28 March 2019, 6 pm – 8 pm
Where: Books Kinokuniya Sydney, Level 2, The Galeries
500 George Street (opposite QVB)
Sydney NSW 2000 Tel: 02 9262-7996

*Collision: Stories* available worldwide.

Collision: STories by J.S. Breukelaar

In the next couple of hours/days I’ll be posting some reviews, interviews and just general stuff about Collision, my new collection of stories and a novella out from Meerkat Press. For now though, thanks are due to Meerkat Press, especially Tricia Reeks, who is as smart and unstoppable as they come. Matthew Bialer, I literally wouldn’t be here without you. Seb Doubinsky, Angela Slatter, John Langan, Stephen Graham Jones, Kathe Koja, thanks doesn’t cut it. To author/illustrator Keith Rosson for the illustrations. Thanks to editors of some of the early stories and editors everywhere.💐 Thanks to early reviewers and podcasters for letting me ramble. But readers, thank you above all. You’re the ones I do this for. And to my first readers, John Breukelaar Troy Palmer, Isabella Breukelaar, Jack Breukelaar, endless love. 💘

You can purchase Collision: Stories from the usual places. Or click on the banner above for more options.

Here is a teaser.

Rogues Bay 3013, Collision by J.S. Breukelaar.

NY Journal of Books Reviews Collision.

Townsend Walker over at NY Journal Of Books had this drop today – 15 February EST, the day Collision: Stories is unleashed on the world. Needless to say, I’m honored, stoked and you know, overwhelmed.

“J. S. Breukelaar is a writer of obvious talent, demonstrated over and over in this collection.”
The 12 stories in this collection feature horror, fantasy, and weirdness. The stories and the author are promoted as such. But the reader will probably find the more realistic stories to be her best, and many are quite fine— “Union Falls,” “Fairy Tale,” “Fixed,” and War Wounds.”

Alvaro Zinos-Amaro reviews Collision

Alvaro Zinos-Almaro reviews Collision, beautifully, at Intergalactic Medicine Show. More than honored by this.

Though she wasn’t born in the South, her stories evoke for me the same drawling sense of pocket-universe skewedness as Howard Waldrop’s best, perhaps filtered through a more contemporary sensibility; a time-lapsed version of Stephen Graham Jones’s back-country, tooth-bearing fictions, with disquieting details lovingly blown up and lingered on; and all of this enlivened by injections of surrealism a la Leonora Carrington, with touches of William Gibson-esque techno-estrangement. It’s a mind-expanding brew.

NB reviews Collision.

Thanks to Linda Hepworth at NB magazine for this 5-start review of Collision. Cool that Keith Rosson’s illustrations get a nod, too.

Collision by JS. Breukelaar, illustration by Keith Rosson
Collision by JS. Breukelaar, illustration by Keith Rosson

Without writing a separate review of each of these tales it’s difficult to do full justice to the quality of this author’s writing, but what it is very easy to do is to urge you to read these haunting, disturbing and thought-provoking stories for yourself. If you enjoy the weird, the quirky and the unexpected, I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.

Breach Magazine Reviews Collision

While I’m catching up on news, here is Breach magazine’s review of my upcoming collection, Collision.

Stories are ruthless, nothing is safe—even the child who offers a lollipop and loses a wrist to the Clint Eastwood dog. Breukelaar experiments with the Gothic and queries the queer. Bedded within the tales is a voluptuous energy that turns pages. Tables pirouette in a blink and, before you know it, the story is eleven shades grimmer.

Thanks to Eugen Bacon and Breech Mag for the words.

You can pre-order Collision here and everywhere.

Best books of 2018 – LitReactor Staff Pics.

Image by Joshua Chaplinsky

Best books of 2018? I read very few books last year. I don’t know why I read so little. The ones I did were mainly for work. I read a lot of student work, edited manuscripts for clients and my own. Getting Collision edited and ready for printing took a lot of my time, partly because the folks from Meerkat are almost as anal as I am. Or at least pretend to be when I know they are just being patient. Anyway here are my pics for 2018 over at LitReactor. And while you’re there, check out Parts 1 and 2, pencil at the ready to jot down the list for your local bookstore.