The Jersey Devil does 69

Oh, come on. It’s Jersey Devil Press‘s sixty-ninth issue. You know I had to go with that title on this post. Oddly, we don’t actually have any particularly sexy stories in this issue, unless you count a certain farmer’s weird obsession with his chickens. Instead, we have eeriness and death in the form of cross-dimensional travel,Continue reading “The Jersey Devil does 69”

Hagridden cut through Kindle like a Bowie knife

You all are amazing! Last week, my publisher offered Hagridden for free on Kindle, and in those few weekdays, more than 500 of you grabbed a digital copy of my book! That sudden momentum rocketed Hagridden up through the overall Kindle ranks, and y’all drove Hagridden to #1 in the War genre for Kindle books (it is set inContinue reading “Hagridden cut through Kindle like a Bowie knife”

The Jersey Devil celebrates the 4th by dropping burnt hot dogs for its pet dinosaur

Happy barbecue and sky-explosions, America! So how does Jersey Devil Press celebrate? The AMERICAN way! We ride wild mutant hogs, swallow bees, practice a little alchemy, hit the nudie bar of the undead, and build really big walls. Just like our Founding Fathers did. And yes, the Jersey Devil does indeed now have a petContinue reading “The Jersey Devil celebrates the 4th by dropping burnt hot dogs for its pet dinosaur”

Hagridden is FREE on Kindle this week

I’ve been posting about this on Facebook and Twitter since yesterday — and loads of kind friends and fans have been sharing the news as well — but in case you hadn’t heard: Hagridden is free! That’s right: it’s Fourth of July Week, and for this week only, my independent publisher, Columbus Press, has given everyone theContinue reading “Hagridden is FREE on Kindle this week”

This is The End, but not of the Jersey Devil

The May issue of Jersey Devil Press is out, and it’s full of the usual shenanigans: stunning prose poems, otherworldly obelisks invoking transcendence, blessed/cursed warriors, anthropomorphic animals in the workplace, and, of course, the apocalypse at the end of it all. Everything always ends in the apocalypse. There’s even some moody noir artwork on the cover,Continue reading “This is The End, but not of the Jersey Devil”

The Jersey Devil lost its head

You guys, I think I need a hug. The April issue of Jersey Devil Press has a lot of our usual shenanigans — wild art, Vikings, cigarettes, even poop. Lots of poop, right out of the gate. The first story has a lot of poop. And I love it. But that last story? The one about theContinue reading “The Jersey Devil lost its head”

“Be the best literary citizen you can be.”

J.C. Sevcik has written a response to “the Insensitive, Shit-Stirring Rant” (his words) by Ryan Boudinot a week and a half ago. Which, you know, big deal — a lot of us wrote responses. But Sevcik’s is interesting because it appears in the same publication, The Stranger, that published Boudinot’s offensive listicle ten days ago (and followedContinue reading ““Be the best literary citizen you can be.””

Brilliant books by brilliant writers

And all these writers are women. I spotted this list of 30 books by women in my Facebook newsfeed — the always-glorious Lidia Yuknavitch shared it — and I loved the first line of the intro: “Let’s be real: You should be reading books, and books by women, every month of the year.” Amen! But yes, it’s Women’s HistoryContinue reading “Brilliant books by brilliant writers”

Your 2015 indie lit shopping list

Last year, I was honored to see Hagridden previewed in The Great 2014 Indie Press Preview, dreamed up and wrangled by the amazing Michael J Seidlinger and published at Electric Lit. (And many thanks to David S. Atkinson for his enthusiasm about my book!) So this year, it seemed only proper that I return the favor and previewContinue reading “Your 2015 indie lit shopping list”

March shrieks in like a Jersey Devil

It’s March. And it’s not roaring in like the lion — hell, here in the Pacific Northwest, it’s been spring for weeks, while back in Jersey, everyone is hibernating under several feet of snow and ice. The climate done changed, and the old axioms just don’t work anymore. But within the pages of Jersey DevilContinue reading “March shrieks in like a Jersey Devil”