The Blade Between is a bestseller (!!!??!?).

A screen cap of Library Journal's Horror Best-Sellers for July 2021, including the covers of THE BLADE BETWEEN and Josh Malerman's A HOUSE AT THE BOTTOM OF A LAKE

Here’s some delightful insanity: almost eight months after publication, THE BLADE BETWEEN is a bestseller, according to Library Journal.

In fact, it’s #2 on the Bestseller List in the Horror category, ahead of some of my very favorite recent scary books (and Shirley Jackson, wtf), including the amazing anthology Tiny Nightmares, which has a story of mine!

My shock is not false modesty. It’s unusual for a book to hit the lists so long after publication without some big visible event, and as far as I can see there’s been nothing.

And – ask any author who had a book drop during the COVID-19 lockdown – it’s been a difficult year for book sales, with libraries and stores unable to do the vital work they do, connecting readers with new authors. So it’s incredibly gratifying, and surprising, to see readers connecting with my monster baby so long after birth.

Big big love to everyone who has read and talked about it!!

Posted on: July 20, 2021, by : Sam J. M.
File under: Blog, The Blade Between