A Newsletter? A Newsletter! Praise be!

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Look at that! I have gone and done a newsletter. Courtesy of some fine folks over at popular garbage fire, Twitter, I decided to sign up for Mailchimp, so as to better court You, my audience. I don’t know all the ins and outs and I will be learning as I go along (this sentence is also a primer on how one lives their life BTW).

So, sign up. I’ll ramble to you! I am to understand that people generally enjoy a decent rambler. At least once a month, you will receive: my idle thoughts; messy philosophies/metaphors; my questionable opinions about, well, everything; the occasional fiction and non-fiction; general news about what I am up to, writing-wise and artistically. These emails will be different from my regular website posts, though some overlap will be inevitable, methinks.

So, go ahead and enter that email of yours in that there box up at the top and I’ll go shimmy into my most comfortable rambler’s outfit.

Thanks for reading, and (hopefully) thanks for signing up.

XOXOXOXOXO

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Recent Reads and Trying to Reconnect With Leaisure

I dearly love to read. Always have, and always will. But, since taking over editing and acquisitions for Rooster Republic Press (and more recently for Journalstone’s imprint, Bizarro Pulp Press), I find myself reading far less than I have been accustomed. For most of 2021, my spare time has been dedicated to Hailey Piper’s QUEEN OF TEETH, as well as chipping away at my novella, OCTOBER ANIMALS. In fact, the only book I’ve managed to sandwich between these projects was a lovely/harrowing little novella called WATCH THE WHOLE GODDAMNED THING BURN (by Doungjai Gam). It’s a limited release via Nightscape Press, and one I’d heartily recommend. You can grab a copy HERE.

Before that, I spent most of the last few months in 2020 working on various other titles seeing publication in 2021. And the last title I read for leisure was during Spring 2020, THE SILMARILLION (which I loved). Hoping to change that, however, in the next few weeks, especially as work on OCTOBER ANIMALS draws to a close.

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OCTOBER ANIMALS preview

[The following is from the opening chapter of OCTOBER ANIMALS. The novella is still being worked on, so some elements may change before publication, as this is not a final edit. Thanks, and enjoy]

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Risk existed in the collapsing space between lips just before a kiss and the banks of the Mississippi were a cemetery to all that the river no longer wanted. Fireworks exploded, violent rainbows that looked of the heavens but stank of sulfur, and crackling light reflected across black waters. The people of Alton gathered here, as did the great beast, unseen, who patrolled those waters. Here they gathered, but their ceremonies were not the same. And the beast was not greedy; only a few would be chosen.

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The opening to OCTOBER ANIMALS

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Hello! It has been an awful long time since I last wrote anything here on the ol’ website. Let’s chalk it up to being busy, being massively depressed, and being generally fucking shocked by the state of things. BUT… it’s a new year and a new year means new projects. Mostly, I have been working on acquisitions and editing, with some production art thrown in for good measure. And, in my spare time, I have been plugging away at my upcoming novella.

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