Gearing Up for Vile Men

You’ve probably noticed the changes to the site. With Vile Men wrapped up and sent to the printers, I figured it’s about time I get serious and organize things. Now it’s less blog and more author seriousness, which is fine because I didn’t blog much anyway. I’ve spent the last few weeks working with Richard Thomas and Dark House Press on getting Vile Men completed, so now that we’re in...

Nerve-Wracked

Richard Thomas tells me that VILE MEN is 99% done. I spent the last week reading over the entire collection. It’s better than I remembered. I’m excited to put it out there, but also a bit nerve-wracked. One of my biggest worries as a writer was letting people really see the stuff I write about. I’ve lived a bit of a double life in that regard. Bits and pieces have...

New Baby, Vile Men

2014 was a bit of a disaster year. I don’t know if it was the pregnancy or my early morning warehouse job, but my creative thoughts seemed completely blocked by something. At this point it doesn’t so much matter. Because now it’s 2015 and I’m no longer working and I no longer have this fetus kicking all my insides. This is firstborn spawn, Margaret Emma Howe, born on January 2nd,...

It’s Totally Legit

It’s sort of weird to talk about this because it’s the sort of thing I used to fantasize about since I first got the whole handle on what “being a writer” really meant. You know, after all the nights spent writing drunk in front of the computer and all those days working endless retail jobs and all those awkward moments trying to explain to friends and acquaintances that I’m like,...