SELF PROMOTION: Free Coffee, Compliments of the Telford Nature Explorers of Washington
I have a new story (my first in a long while) over at Speculate! magazine titled “Free Coffee, Courtesy of the Telford Nature Explorers of Washington.” Read it here. Recently, I learned that some states have rest stops where charity organizations setup tables and offer free coffee to weary travelers. Ever suspicious of random acts…
SELF PROMOTION: For Exposure: Stoned and Delirious
This chapter covers my experiences at Archon. I reckon I owe Sara M. Harvey and an anonymous kid (who kept calling me “Kentucky”) my life. A 2011 AP-GfK poll revealed that 77 percent of adults believe angels are real. We’re talking the floating down from heaven, halo glowing around the head, majestic wings variety. Angels…
SELF PROMOTION: Little Digits (Short story from Irredeemable)
Little digits hold long metal rulers. Children. Third graders. Miss Janice sits at a desk, her bony knees pointing upwards at awkward angles. She writes the punishment phrase over and over. “I will not talk in class.”“I will not talk in class.”“I will not talk…” Her fingers cramp and the pen stops moving. There’s a…
SELF PROMOTION: A Playlist for a Madman
Because I needed a reason to procrastinate, I decided to build a playlist for For Exposure: The Life and Times of a Small Press publisher. “Hell” by The Squirrel Nut Zippers — The book opens with a sweaty preacher evangelizing about hell. Play this song in the background while reading. (Prologue) “Kiss Off” by Violent…
SELF PROMOTION: Funny book trailer for FOR EXPOSURE
Big thanks to Jettie Necole for creating this.
SELF PROMOTION: 25 Days till the Apex Celebration
By my reckoning, we are 25 days from the Apex 10th Anniversary event at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Lexington, KY. This day also marks the release date for my new book For Exposure: The Life and Times of a Small Press Publisher. Look at the youthful publisher wannabe in the photo below! That’s me approximately 10-12…
Carnegie Center Seminar: Navigating the Sci-Fi, Fantasy, & Horror Genre Markets
Join me this Saturday for my Carnegie Center seminar titled “Navigating the Sci-Fi, Fantasy, & Horror Genre Markets”! Saturday, July 14, 10:00 am-1:00 pm $35 Register with cash or check Register with PayPal or Credit Card “Finding the right publisher for your genre work can be a challenge. SF, fantasy, and horror are filled with…
Navigating the Sci-Fi, Fantasy, & Horror Genre Markets
This summer I am teaching my first formal seminar at the Lexington Carnegie Center for Literacy. Saturday, July 14, 10:00 am-1:00 pm $35 Finding the right publisher for your genre work can be a challenge. SF, fantasy, and horror are filled with multitudes of niche publishers that show up on the bookshelves right next to…
Watch COMMUNITY tonight on NBC!
If you love me, you would watch COMMUNITY tonight on NBC at 8 p.m. Back in the early 2000s, I missed the big “Save Arrested Development” push that happened. Sadly, I’m afraid to admit, I just wasn’t into the show back then. I did gain my senses back and realized the error of my ways…
My zombies earn some appreciation!
Last year I edited a woefully under-appreciated zombie anthology titled The Zombie Feed, Vol. 1. Maybe I exaggerate. It did receive tons of positive reviews, but it never caught much traction with readers. I suspect the lack of any “bankable” names has played a role in this, but those who took a chance on the…