Dog Days of Bulletpoints
A huge thanks and all my admiration to Eryk Pruitt and Katy Munger, editors of Dark Yonder, who not only published my filthy perversion of a tale in issue #3, but also allowed me to grace the stage of Eryk's world-class Yonder Bar in North Carolina this past week for a packed-house reading. Wow. What a morale boost. I've said in the past that I kinda sorta don't like a lot of literary readings I've attended, but holy shit, this one was on fire from the get-go. The MC, Tracey Reynolds, could teach a seminar on how to host a N@B - ass-kicking and vulgar. All the readers had a distinct style and voice and knew how to hold the audience in the palms of their hands. Kudos!
I have added as many links as I can think of to my short stories and other short writings that linger online to my Linktree, so please take a look. Some of these go back twenty years! And some are as recent as, like, right now.
Speaking of shorts, I'm thrilled to let you know Reckon Review has accepted another one of my stories for publication, possibly in September but maybe slightly later. I love what Meagan Lucas (a fellow Dark Yonder author and reader) has put together here, and it was a dream mag for me - and now I'm in it twice. Check out Meagan's new book, Here in the Dark.
I've also got an audio story forthcoming on a horror podcast, but I can't name it until they've set the date and given me the okay. In the meantime, I'm pretty sure I'll have insomnia while waiting.
About three weeks left of summer for me before school starts again. So I'll be finishing Slowest Bear, writing short stories, and reading great comics (Ed Piskor's Red Room and A Righteous Thirst for Vengeance by Remender and Araujo) while cooking Mexican classics, pasta sauces, and BBQ, washed down with Trader Joe's wine and Modello. Cheers!