VIRTUAL: Eric Rickstad Launch, in Conversation With Richard Chizmar

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 7:00pm

Please join us for the launch of NY Times bestselling author Eric Rickstad's latest mystery, I Am Not Who You Think I Am, which he will discuss with NY Times bestselling author Richard Chizmar! Register on Eventbrite!

About I Am Not Who You Think I Am:

One secret.Eight cryptic words.Lifetimes of ruin.

Wayland Maynard is just eight years old when he sees his father kill himself, finds a note that reads I am not who you think I am, and is left reeling with grief and shock. Who was his father if not the loving man Wayland knew? Terrified, Wayland keeps the note a secret, but his reasons for being afraid are just beginning.

Eight years later, Wayland makes a shocking discovery and becomes certain the note is the key to unlocking a past his mother and others in his town want to keep buried.

With the help of two friends, Wayland searches for the truth. Together they uncover strange messages scribbled in his father's old books, a sinister history behind the town's most powerful family, and a bizarre tragedy possibly linked to Wayland's birth. Each revelation raises more questions and deepens Wayland's suspicions of everyone around him. Soon, he'll regret he ever found the note, trusted his friends, or believed in such a thing as the truth.

I Am Not Who You Think I Am is an ingenious, addictive, and shattering tale of grief, obsession, and fate as eight words lead to lifetimes of ruin.

Eric Rickstad is the New York TimesUSA Today, and international bestselling author of The Silent GirlsLie in Wait, and Reap, novels heralded as intelligent and profound, dark, disturbing, and heartbreaking. He lives in his home state of Vermont with his wife, daughter, and son.

About Chasing the Boogeyman:


The New York Times bestselling coauthor of Gwendy’s Button Box brings his signature “thrilling, page-turning” (Michael Koryta, author of How It Happened) prose to this story of small-town evil that combines the storytelling of Stephen King with the true-crime suspense of Michelle McNamara.

In the summer of 1988, the mutilated bodies of several missing girls begin to turn up in a small Maryland town. The grisly evidence leads police to the terrifying assumption that a serial killer is on the loose in the quiet suburb. But soon a rumor begins to spread that the evil stalking local teens is not entirely human. Law enforcement, as well as members of the FBI are certain that the killer is a living, breathing madman—and he’s playing games with them. For a once peaceful community trapped in the depths of paranoia and suspicion, it feels like a nightmare that will never end.

Recent college graduate Richard Chizmar returns to his hometown just as a curfew is enacted and a neighborhood watch is formed. In the midst of preparing for his wedding and embarking on a writing career, he soon finds himself thrust into the real-life horror story. Inspired by the terrifying events, Richard writes a personal account of the serial killer’s reign of terror, unaware that these events will continue to haunt him for years to come.

A clever, terrifying, and heartrending work of metafiction, Chasing the Boogeyman is the ultimate marriage between horror fiction and true crime. Chizmar’s “brilliant…absolutely fascinating, totally compelling, and immediately poignant” (C.J. Tudor, New York Times bestselling author) writing is on full display in this truly unique novel that will haunt you long after you turn the final page.

Richard Chizmar is the New York Times bestselling author of CHASING THE BOOGEYMAN, GWENDY’S BUTTON BOX (with Stephen King) and many other books. He lives in Maryland with his wife and sons. 

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I Am Not Who You Think I Am By Eric Rickstad Cover Image
ISBN: 9781094000336
Availability: Temporarily Out of Stock
Published: Blackstone Publishing - October 5th, 2021

A New York Times Best Thriller of 2021

An Amazon Best Book of the Month

An Apple Best Book of the Month

A tale not just of profound misunderstanding but dynastic wealth and dysfunction, of how money and power can warp a community... A] shocker of a finale. --New York Times

Chasing the Boogeyman: A Novel By Richard Chizmar Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982175160
Availability: Available from Warehouse (minimum 2 days to arrive)
Published: Gallery Books - August 17th, 2021

The acclaimed New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling novel of small-town evil that “is genuinely chilling and something brand-new and exciting” (Stephen King) and “unforgettable” (Harlan Coben).

In the summer of 1988, the mutilated bodies of several missing girls begin to turn up in a small Maryland town.

Age Group(s): 
Adult (19 - Boomer)