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Important Question? podcast

Important Question? podcast What would convince you to eat another human being? This is our first topic on ...

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Solarcidal Tendencies

Solarcidal Tendencies This anthology contains my short story "'Burgatory" originally published at Solarcide a few years ...

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Major Inversions audiobook

Major Inversions audiobook Remember my debut novel from back in 2009? Ever wanted to cut out the ...

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Favorite Reads of 2013

Favorite Reads of 2013 I managed to consume 32 books this year. Most came from small presses, and ...

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LitReactor Community Spotlight

LitReactor Community Spotlight I'm the focus of this month's Community Spotlight over at the excellent LitReactor, profiled ...

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Interview by TW Brown

Interview by TW Brown Author of the Dead series and Zomblog series, TW Brown also contributed a story ...

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Submission Windows released!

Submission Windows released! Prison bars. Stained church glass. Deadlines precursing rejection. These are Submission Windows: vantage points ...

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The Tobacco-Stained Sky

The Tobacco-Stained Sky A couple of years ago, I read Andrez Bergen’s excellent post-apocalyptic sci-noir novel Tobacco-Stained ...

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The Booked. Anthology

The Booked. Anthology First of all, if you've never listened to Booked. Podcast before, I'll wait while ...

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“Ephemeralia” at Black Heart Magazine

“Ephemeralia” at Black Heart Magazine Got a new (flash fiction) short story for you, called "Ephemeralia," which Black Heart ...

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AWP 2013 — Boston

AWP 2013 — Boston Usually, this is where I would regale you with tales of torporific panels led ...

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Leah Rhyne interview

Leah Rhyne interview Leah Rhyne, author of the Undead America series, lowered her Louisville Slugger and caught ...

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OW III interview

OW III interview The former Outsider Writers Collective recently torched their old site and, rising from its ...

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May 25 2014 Posted by in other voices, writing | Comments

On Rating Books

You may have noticed that I read a lot of four- and five-star books. That’s not me being generous with my ratings, it’s because most were prequalified recommendations from those whose tastes I trust. Neo-noir, crime fiction, southern gothic, literary fiction: these are my preferred genres. I have little interest right now in young adult, ...

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Jan 13 2014 Posted by in multimedia, writing | 4 comments

Book Layout Tips

The rise of self-publishing means more authors are taking on unfamiliar roles, with mixed results. To put it kindly. I’ll leave the marketing/promotion advice to others, but one aspect I can speak to with some authority is design. I’ve designed all three of my own books, assisted with several others, and worked on a ton ...

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Jul 27 2013 Posted by in news, other voices, writing | Comments Off

UPDATED: Books and Booze Live

UPDATE: Here’s a video of my reading, with two stories. Yes, I was fairly inebriated by this point. That’s right, having just celebrated their first anniversary as a podcast, the Books and Booze crew is throwing down with a shindig on June 22. Readings, dinner, drinks, debauchery, and inevitable hijinks. Cicero’s is a great location, ...

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May 15 2013 Posted by in entertainment, humor | Comments Off

Gas Up the Stair Car

I was gonna do this whole post about evolving media distribution, and how I dig the new Netflix model because it allows me to shotgun series the way I prefer. But I already pretty much covered that with my House of Cards write-up over at ManArchy. And really, I’m such an Arrested Development fanboy that ...

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Feb 15 2013 Posted by in news, writing | Comments Off

“Speed Ramp” story at Word Riot

The February 2013 issue of Word Riot features my flash-fiction* story “Speed Ramp,” about a homeless Indian boy with a flanging disorder, wherein his perception of time speeds and slows. It was partly inspired by the music video for “Guttersnipe” by Bhi Bhiman (below), which you may as well peep first—don’t worry, no spoilers there. ...

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