Bookfie: The New Black

Contributor copies are a pretty neat thing, but they’re an awful pain to wait for. Over the past couple weeks I’ve been obsessively checking the mail box, and obsessively checking The New Black’s Facebook page, where pictures are being posted of other contributors receiving their copies earlier than me (because they live in the US where it seems to take no time at all for stuff to arrive). Today my...

Shock Totem Reviews 'The New Black'

John Borden of the great literary horror magazine, Shock Totem, has given THE NEW BLACK (which features a reprint of my story, “Blue Hawaii”) a great first review. Here’s a little of what he had to say: “The New Black is a great collection of incredibly unique fiction. I honestly liked every story in here, and I usually don?t say that about an anthology. It was also nice to encounter...

And So Continues the Tradition of Late Updates…

I was gonna make a New Year’s post but that didn’t happen. Yesterday I was gonna make a post about turning 27 but then I had to clean the house before all my party guests came over and, well, that didn’t happen either. It’s okay, though, because I never really made any resolutions about making more periodic updates on my website. All I wanted was to stop drinking on weeknights,...

You'll Never Get with the Cool People

Lately I’ve been sending my stories to the higher and more prestigious “literary” magazines. Seriously, it’s no fun and very unrewarding, for the wait times are long and the responses are 100% form rejection letters. No joke. Here’s the latest: Dear Po-Ass Writer, We regret that we are unable to publish “Shittastic Story You Worked So Hard NOT to Put A Sex Scene In”. Thank you for giving us the...

The End of Summer and The New Black

I fell asleep at 7:30 and woke up to the sound of thunder and the realization that it was only 9:00 and I should be making the most of my night when I have tomorrow off. It’s raining now, which does cool the air but also keeps the hot humidity that’s been festering in this house at an all time high. The end of summer is always a good thing....