Sidewalk Signing with Michael Carter

Join us at Fact and Fiction from 11am to 2pm on July 1 for a Saturday Sidewalk Signing featuring Michael Carter and his collection, Boneyard Tales.

About the book:

Take a journey through Michael Carter’s boneyard by way of thirty-five bite-sized flash fictions. All with a speculative bent, the tales explore the magical and the real, outdoor life and the American West, delve into the psychology and horrors of crime, correction, and rehabilitation, and provide a glimpse of the end of the world as we know it. What else is waiting to be uncovered in the boneyard? There’s only one way to find out.

"Michael Carter's beautifully unsettling story collection shows you the bodies before they're laid to rest. From straight ahead, King-esque horror to sinister atmospheric pieces, Boneyard Tales plucks out all the creepiest chords." — Chris Panatier, author of The Phlebotomist and Stringers 
"From the freaky, to the frightening, from the uncanny to the unearthly, Michael Carter's compelling debut flash fiction collection, Boneyard Tales, offers us a weird side-eye look into the other worlds we pretend don't exist." — Alyson Faye, author of Silent Scream and The Lost Girl/Spindleshanks 
"Michael Carter is a master of finding the weird and unexpected in everyday tales of life in small town America. His debut collection is the stuff of nightmares, to be relished and feared in equal measure." — Christopher Stanley, author of The Lamppost Huggers and Other Wretched Tales

About the author:

Michael Carter is a writer and an occasional photographer from the Western United States, with family heritage apple orcharding in Washington and homesteading in Montana. His short fiction and creative nonfiction stories appear regularly in literary journals, magazines, and anthologies. His most bothersome flash fiction was recently collected in Boneyard Tales (Greenbelt Press 2022). When he’s not at the keyboard or scavenging the boneyard, he can be found at the river’s edge fishing or RVing around the nation.

Event date: 
Saturday, July 1, 2023 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
Event address: 
220 N Higgins Ave.
Missoula, MT 59802-4435
Boneyard Tales By Michael Carter, Shawn Langley (Illustrator), A. A. Medina (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Michael Carter, Shawn Langley (Illustrator), A. A. Medina (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781953359100
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Greenbelt Press - January 25th, 2022