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, I … More #AmWriting — off the screen, onto the page
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) … More Cover reveal for There Is No Other Way to Worship Them
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 I … More Author photo outtakes! (aka: “The One With All the Props”)
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, a … More Author photo session
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 is … More Cover art reveal for my new book of stories
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 also … More The Jersey Devil celebrates 100!
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 glimpses … More A sneak peak of my new book from Blue Cactus Press
You know the old saying, right? Sing like the angels are listening. Feel so hard it hurts. Dance your way into the shadows, and murder like it’s heaven on earth. Which is to say, I have a new short story online today. It’s called “Godsend,” and yeah, it’s about singing, and beauty, and angels, and … More New publication
A few months ago, writer Jude Brewer took a train from Portland, Oregon, up to Tacoma, Washington, where he promptly descended into my basement and set up sound equipment. Soon, writer and actor James A. Gilletti arrived with coffee and donuts (and a bottle of handcrafted booze), and then poet and publisher Christina Butcher joined … More New podcast!
I’ve been so focused on longform fiction and on getting together my new book of stories (forthcoming from Blue Cactus Press!) that it’s been a while since I published any new short fiction. Until today. I’m proud to say that one of my favorite online magazines, Drunk Monkeys, has published my story “This Is What … More New publication