CYNTHIA GÓMEZ at Books Inc. Alameda

Author images of Cynthia Gomez and Alex Brown and cover photo of the book The Nightmare Box
Cynthia Gómez joins Books Inc. Alameda to read and sign copies of her new book, Nightmare Box and Other Stories!
Cynthia will be joined in conversation with fellow Californian author Alex Brown!

A young queer man finds love at a magical clothing shop-and the courage to stand up to the homophobic cops. A witch who makes custom nightmares wonders why all her victims are connected to the Black Panthers-and who she's really working for. A soon-to-be father encounters a mysterious hitchhiker who tries pulling him back to the days of his violent past. A brand-new vampire, freshly hired at the blood bank, delights in her heightened sexual desire and superhuman strength.

Cynthia Gómez's debut collection is a magic-soaked love letter to Oakland, brimming with feminist rage. Its twelve stories center ordinary people-Latine, queer, working class-as they wield supernatural powers against oppression, loneliness, and dread.


Cynthia Gómez writes horror and other types of speculative fiction, set primarily in Oakland, where she makes her home. She has a particular love for themes of revenge, retribution, and resistance to oppression, and she loves to write dark and frightening things while cuddling with her shadow, aka her adorable little dog. Her work has appeared in Fantasy Magazine, Strange Horizons, Luna Station Quarterly, and numerous anthologies.. You can find more of her work at
Alex Brown is the author of Damned If You Do and is the editor of two forthcoming anthologies: Night of the Living Queers and This House is Haunted. Alex is also the cocreator of The Bridge, a narrative fiction podcast that’s had over one million downloads to date! Alex lives in Los Angeles with her partner and their two very chaotic cats.
Event date: 
Thursday, July 25, 2024 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Books Inc. Alameda
1344 Park St
Alameda, CA 94501
The Nightmare Box and Other Stories By Cynthia Gómez Cover Image
ISBN: 9798988413820
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Published: Cursed Morsels Press - July 9th, 2024