C. Ridge Floyd: “This One Was Special”

Tonight, someone mentioned the didgeridoo, and I began to cry, I teach writing and literature at a community college, and one of the ways I foster community in some of my classes is an online “meet and greet” discussion forum where students introduce themselves. In one of those discussion posts, a student mentioned learning toContinue reading “C. Ridge Floyd: “This One Was Special””

The Big Bad Book Launch (and other recent events)

My new book, the story collection There Is No Other Way to Worship Them, has technically been out for a couple of weeks now, and we’ve had a series of “soft launch” events in that time, but this past week, we held our official launch party here in Tacoma! So, what follows is a seriesContinue reading “The Big Bad Book Launch (and other recent events)”

Go Ahead and Worship Them . . .

It’s my book’s birthday! Today is the official release date for There Is No Other Way to Worship Them, my new story collection from Blue Cactus Press. Which means you can order it online now, direct from my publisher, through Barnes & Noble, or via that behemoth that made Jeff Bezos obscenely rich. But if you’reContinue reading “Go Ahead and Worship Them . . .”

#AmWriting — off the screen, onto the page

Writing is hard work. That probably won’t surprise anyone reading this blog post, but it constantly surprises me. Take my current novel project: I started the first draft of it back in 2013. It was my NaNoWriMo project that year, and while I had a pretty strong idea of what the book would be, IContinue reading “#AmWriting — off the screen, onto the page”

Cover reveal for There Is No Other Way to Worship Them

We have a cover! In case you missed the announcements yesterday (on the Blue Cactus Press site, on Facebook, and on Twitter), the cover for There Is No Other Way to Worship Them is now an official thing. (Back cover on the left, front cover on the right, as you’d see it if you flattened the book)Continue reading “Cover reveal for There Is No Other Way to Worship Them”

Author photo outtakes! (aka: “The One With All the Props”)

A few weeks ago, I shared some of the photos from my Blue Cactus Press photo session. And no photo session is complete without a whole bundle of ridiculous outtakes. And when people are taking photos of me, not all the outtakes are accidental — I come from a long line of goofballs and IContinue reading “Author photo outtakes! (aka: “The One With All the Props”)”

Author photo session

As I continue to work with Blue Cactus Press on the publication of my forthcoming story collection, There Is No Other Way to Worship Them, we decided I needed updated author pix. So I consulted with my stylist (my wife, Jennifer) and Christina Butcher, the publisher behind BCP and also our photographer. And then, aContinue reading “Author photo session”

Cover art reveal for my new book of stories

Gang, Blue Cactus Press and I are trucking along on the production of my next book, the story collection There Is No Other Way to Worship Them. And ICYMI, this past week we revealed the cover art! The cover design is still under construction, but the artwork going on the front and back covers isContinue reading “Cover art reveal for my new book of stories”

The Jersey Devil celebrates 100!

Today, I had the distinct privilege to launch the ONE-HUNDREDTH ISSUE of Jersey Devil Press! Break out your Kool and the Gang, y’all, because it’s Celebration Time! This milestone issue contains poetry from from Matthew Byrne and C. G. Thompson and fiction from John Gabriel Adkins, Carolyn A. Drake, Kimberly Kaufman, and Alyn Spector. We’ve alsoContinue reading “The Jersey Devil celebrates 100!”

A sneak peak of my new book from Blue Cactus Press

I don’t know how many of you are sitting around on tenterhooks waiting for updates about my new book, but if that’s you, I have good news! Blue Cactus Press has put together a short video in which I talk about my writing process, offer some background on the new book, and give you some glimpsesContinue reading “A sneak peak of my new book from Blue Cactus Press”