I was privileged to return to The Lovecraft EZine on Sunday evening, which can be both heard and seen right here. We discussed the life and works of my old friend, Charles L. Grant, and I had a great time with host Mike Davis, Rick Lai, Joe Pulver, and Pete Rawlik. We talked about Charlie for a long time, and then chatted a bit about Psycho: Sanitarium before I left. (You can even get a glimpse of part of my office behind me.) It’s always fun to talk with these guys!
My novel, Psycho: Sanitarium, is due out in hardcover and e-book from Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press on April 12th. It’s the authorized direct sequel to Robert Bloch’s classic Psycho, and tells what happens after Norman Bates is arrested and sent to the State Hospital for the Criminally Insane. You can pre-order it here.
We sent out galleys to a number of fine writers, and this is what they had to say…
“Loved it. Delicious take on Bloch’s Norman Bates. Bloch is a favorite of mine and Chet Williamson’s novel captures Bloch’s cleverness, humor, as well as the disturbing aspect of making us sympathize with Norman’s sad background. This is beautifully written and realized. A creeping thriller of the sort you see so little of these days. Quiet until it isn’t. A marvelous continuation of Bloch’s character and attitudes that somehow manages to stand tall on its on two feet due to Williamson’s total grasp of the original material.
— Joe R. Lansdale, best-selling author of Hap & Leonard and Paradise Sky