Michael J. Seidlinger: Anybody Home?

Event graphic of Michael J. Seidlinger next to an image of the cover of Anybody Home?
Monday, August 8, 2022 - 7:00pm
603 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703
Anybody Home? By Michael J. Seidlinger Cover Image
ISBN: 9781955904094
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 7-10 Days
Published: Clash Books - August 16th, 2022

Join us in celebrating Michael J. Seidlinger’s new book Anybody Home? He will be in conversation with Gabino Iglesias. The event will include a moderated discussion, a reading, an audience Q&A, and a signing line. 

  • This event is free and open to the public.
    • Start time: 7 P.M.
    • Run time: 45-60 minutes, followed by a signing line.
    • Location: Second floor of BookPeople.
  • The author will be signing and personalizing copies of their book after the speaking portion of the event
    • To get a book signed, a copy of the event book or an item of equal value must be purchased from BookPeople. 
  • Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • There will not be a live stream or recording available.
  • BookPeople reserves the right to cancel or postpone this event if necessay.
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What came first, the home or the desire to invade?  

A seasoned invader with multiple home invasions under their belt recounts their dark victories while offering tutelage to a new generation of ambitious home invaders eager to make their mark on the annals of criminal history. From initial canvasing to home entry, the reader is complicit in every strangling and shattered window. The fear is inescapable.

Examining the sanctuary of the home and one of the horror genre's most frightening tropes, Anybody Home? points the camera lens onto the quiet suburbs and its unsuspecting abodes, any of which are potential stages for an invader ambitious enough to make it the scene of the next big crime sensation.

Who knows? Their performance just might make it to the silver screen.


Michael J. Seidlinger is the Filipino American author of Anybody Home? (CLASH Books), Runaways: A Writer's Dilemma (Future Tense Books), Scream (part of Bloomsbury's Object Lessons series), and other books. He has written for, among others, Wired, Buzzfeed, Thrillist, Goodreads, The Observer, Polygon, The Believer, and Publishers Weekly. He teaches at Portland State University and has led workshops at Catapult, Kettle Pond Writer's Conference, and Sarah Lawrence. You can find him online on Twitter (@mjseidlinger), Instagram (@michaelseidlinger) and his website https://michaeljseidlinger.com/


Gabino Iglesias is a writer, editor, journalist, professor, and literary critic living in Austin, TX. He is the author of Zero Saints, Coyote Songs, and The Devil Takes You Home. His work has been nominated twice to the Bram Stoker Award as well as the Locus Award and won the Wonderland Book Award for Best Novel in 2019. His nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Electric Literature, and LitReactor. His reviews appear regularly in places like NPR, Publishers Weekly, the Boston Globe, the San Francisco Chronicle, Criminal Element, Mystery Tribune, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and other print and online venues. He teaches creative writing at Southern New Hampshire University's online MFA program and Vermont College of Fine Arts' low-res MFA. You can find him on Twitter at @Gabino_Iglesias.

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