Vincent Tirado is a rising voice in horror and the follow up to their debut novel (Burn Down, Rise Up) is due out in early 2023 from Sourcebooks Fire. Titled We Don't Swim Here, the story combines a small town with a dark secret setting and gothic horror influence with America's real history of racism to create something that is sure to resonate with horror fans, and we have an exclusive reveal of the cover for Daily Dead readers!


"She is the reason no one goes in the water. And she will make them pay. A chilling new novel for fans of Tiffany D. Jackson, Lamar Giles, and Ryan Douglass.

Bronwyn is only supposed to be in rural Hillwoods for a year. Her grandmother is in hospice, and her father needs to get her affairs in order. And they're all meant to make some final memories together.

Except Bronwyn is miserable. Her grandmother is dying, everyone is standoffish, and she can't even go swimming. All she hears are warnings about going in the water, despite a gorgeous lake. And a pool at the abandoned rec center. And another in the high school basement.

Anais tries her hardest to protect Bronwyn from the shadows of Hillwoods. She follows her own rituals to avoid any unnecessary attention―and if she can just get Bronwyn to stop asking questions, she can protect her too. The less Bronwyn pays attention to Hillwoods, the less Hillwoods will pay attention to Bronwyn. She doesn't get that the lore is, well, truth. History. Pain. The living aren't the only ones who seek retribution when they're wronged. But when Bronwyn does more exploring than she should, they are both in for danger they couldn't expect."

About Vincent Tirado:

"Vincent Tirado is a nonbinary Afro-Latine born and raised in the Bronx. A lover of all things horror and sci-fi, they've been published in FIYAH Magazine and Desert Rose Lit Mag. They also have been known to write for podcasts with credits in Mnemosyne and Cry Havoc. In their free time, Vincent spends time with their cat and sews their own cosplay for Comic Con."

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Attending NYCC? You can find Vincent Tirado on "The Rise of Queer Horror" panel on Friday, October 7th @ 11:15. For more info on NYCC, visit:

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