Monday, August 31, 2015
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Friday, August 14, 2015
Good news! The magazine New World Writing (the former Mississippi Review online) has picked up my story "The Night Witches," and it's available online starting today. Many thanks to summer editor James Whorton for selecting the story.
"The Night Witches" is a story set right here, in the Santa Cruz Mountains, and it's part of my upcoming collection 'Bigfoots in Paradise,' which'll be coming out from Red Hen Press in the not-too-distant future.
"It’s a moment of summer in Santa Cruz as drawn by Miyazaki: creatures of many colors leap and strut and caper in the street. Pyrotechnic children and dogs with wings grin from alleyways. Cosplay cyborgs loom in doorways. Shops are filled with clockwork angels and satyrs on stilts. Demons with mechanical jaws and painted breasts laugh and hoist lattes. A Victorian house rolls by. A snail-car shoots fire from metal horns."
If you're really curious, New World has published two other pieces of mine in the past: Jersey Devils (a version of which will also be in this next collection), and Escape, which was the opening story from my first story collection 'A Patrimony of Fishes' (published way back in prehistoric times).
Note to self: don't title a book 'A Patrimony of Fishes.' Nobody ever has any idea what you're saying at parties.
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
My new book is launching secretly this month, and I wanted to invite you to the kickoff! Bigfoots In Paradise officially releases in November, but we’ve got a secret sighting for you THIS COMING SATURDAY in CHARLOTTESVILLE at the New Dominion Bookshop @ 7:00 PM. This will be the only opportunity to spot the book in person (and to capture your very own, if you’re quick) before the rest of the world gets its hands on it later in November. It’d be great to see you on Saturday if you can make it, and please feel invited to bring friends; I'll be donating all author proceeds from the launch night to The Haven, a multi-resource day shelter for the homeless here in Charlottesville. Bigfoot masks are strictly optional. Please share this post, if you're up for it--would love to see us pack New Dominion full, if we can!