Announcing ATACAMA, My New Novel

Atacama Jendia Gammon May 13, 2025 Sley House Publishing Picture of Jendia Gammon, Sley House logo, and backdrop of Atacama desert and night sky.
Announcing ATACAMA

I am delighted to report that I have a new novel, a thriller-horror called ATACAMA, out on May 13, 2025 via Sley House Publishing!

What is ATACAMA About?

When her best friend is murdered in the Atacama Desert, Appalachian academic researcher Fiona Hawthorne finds herself facing a sinister corporation and a monster hiding in plain sight. This novel is perfect for fans of Jeff VanderMeer, Sarah Gailey and Victor Manibo. There’s a little bit of The X-Files, Black Mirror, Annihilation, and John Carpenter’s The Thing to this book!

About the Author (Me) 

Jendia Gammon is the Nebula Award and BSFA Award finalist author of fantasy, science fiction, and horror books and short stories. She has also written under the pen name J. Dianne Dotson.

Jendia conducts workshops and participates in panels on creative writing for international conventions. She holds a degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Jendia is also a science writer and an artist. Jendia is a member of SFWA, HWA, BSFA, BFS, SCBWI, TWI, and Sisters in Crime.

Born in Southern Appalachia, Jendia now lives in Los Angeles with her family. She is married to British author Gareth L. Powell.

Early Hardcover Preorders via Sley House Publishing

New! Preliminary preorders for the hardcover edition of ATACAMA can now be ordered directly from Sley House Publishing! Head here for this edition. Regular preorders across all platforms will likely begin in late 2024 for the May 2025 release.

More News…

Sley House Publishing will also publish my unrelated seaside horror short story, “Protista,” in the Tales to Terrify 2024 anthology arriving October 2024.

All my other books and stories can be found listed on my books page.

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I can’t wait to share more as this unfolds. I think you’ll enjoy this chilling book!