Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Why Would You Want to Kill the Author...Unless...


So the first issue of > kill author is up with great pieces from Barry Graham, Brad Green, and J. A. Tyler, among others. The editorial staff of > kill author has chosen to remain anonymous, claiming that the reputation of editors is getting in the way of something, what's that thing called that people don't care about having anymore...integrity?

Though the mag is literary in tone and the title comes from a Roland Barthes quote and though they deny being robots, I can only assume that they are, in fact, editors come back from the dead...zombie editors. But not famous ones like Gordon Lish or Max Perkins. No these are middle-management, zombie editors. Though don't get me wrong, they do an excellent job, especially when you consider a zombie's imprecise motor skills.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Me on Flatmancrooked


So my story "Come, Come Away to Sumerville" is featured at Flatmancrooked. And if you haven't already, you should read their great blog with series like

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Ever Get That Feeling?

You know the one. Where you've come to the end of a book and you were so engrossed in that fictional world that you can't pry your consciousness out of it. So you wander the real world fuzzy headed with a sense of anticipation that is never satisfied but only dissipates. Is this what old age will feel like?

Friday, June 12, 2009

Give the Show a Disembodied Hand


Went to see Evil Dead: The Musical last night, and it has restored my faith in musicals. In my humble opinion, zombies and lots of fake blood would improve any musical. Take The Sound of Music, for instance.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Me in DOGZPLOT FLASH FICTION ANTHOLOGY 2009

That's right, My braggadocio continues. Two in a row. This is old news, but I recently found out that my piece "Sermon on an Anthill" is included in the upcoming DOGZPLOT FLASH FICTION ANTHOLOGY 2009. Here is a list of all the authors including the other, better ones:

CONTRIBUTORS INCLUDE (alphabetically):

DAVID AICHENBAUM
C. EDWARD ANABLE
CORBY ANDERSON
BILL BARR
RUSTY BARNES
LAUREN BECKER
ERIC BENNETT
CL BLEDSOE
BEN BROOKS
RANDALL BROWN
CHRISTY CALL (COVER ART)
DAVE CLAPPER
LYDIA COPELAND
SPENCER DEW
ROBERT A. DOLLESIN
NICOLLE ELIZABETH
KATHY FISH
TIMOTHY GAGER
MOLLY GAUDRY
ROXANE GAY
ALICIA GIFFORD
BARRY GRAHAM
KYLE HEMMINGS
JAMIE IREDELL
ALEXANDRA ISACSON
BRYAN JONES
HARDY JONES
DREW KALBACH
KIP KNOTT
CHARLES LENNOX
SEAN LOVELACE
ANTONIOS MALTEZOS
RAVI MANGLA
CORTNEY MCLELLAN
STEVEN J. MCDERMOTT
KYLE MINOR
KIM PARKO
JENNIFER PIERONI
SAM PINK
TED POWERS
S. CRAIG RENFROE, JR.
FORREST ROTH
EDMUND SANDOVAL
PETER SCHWARTZ
M. BARTLEY SEIGEL
EMILY SIEGENTHALER
ANI SMITH
CLAUDIA SMITH
AUDRI SOUSA
ATHENA STRICKLAND
ROBB TODD
ANIA VESENNY
JARED WARD
BRANDI WELLS
BLYTHE WINSLOW
XTX
ORLO YEAHBLIP
MIKE YOUNG

Pre-order now!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Me on The Fiction Circus

So I'm back from Ireland just in time for the good times. One of the good times has to do with the job The Fiction Circus has done on the reprint of my story "Biopsy Doppelganger." And they did the works. It has this accompanying illustration by Pyotr Janecek, Madman. That would be more than anyone deserves, but there's more: an audio track of the story read by Goodman Carter and Cordula Nonchalant with a music track by the same Goodman Carter. But wait! There's more! The story will also be in the print version of fiction circus: jonathan franzen edition. And if that weren't enough, because it's more than should be expected, Stephen Future's post about the story is embarrassingly positive and erudite...well the erudite bit is not embarrassing, it's really more impressive. Anyway, what I'm getting at is that The Fiction Circus is good people.