Sunday, July 19, 2015

With Animal unleashed!

Welcome to the world, little book. I'm so glad Kelly and I made you. 
With Animal, a collection of short stories co-written with Kelly Magee, is now available from Black Lawrence Press, Small Press Distribution, and other independent book vendors. (Although SPD says the book isn't available yet, it will be arriving any day.) Please let me know if you're interested in a review copy. Kelly and I are also happy to craft questions for book groups or classroom discussion, answer interview questions, Skype with students, and otherwise promote this book, which we are very proud of! And hope you enjoy. It is a feral creature, all fur and sharp teeth, fleet feet, and purr. 
Cover art: Todd Horton

Sunday, July 5, 2015

New Collaborative Short Story Collection in 2016

Think addiction to lightning and amnesiac lungs. My new collaborative short story collection, Your Sick, has just been picked up by Jellyfish Highway Press! My co-writers are Elizabeth J. Colen and Kelly Magee. Together we invented a catalogue of imaginary illnesses to highlight the perils and pleasures of intimacy.
Francisco Goya y Lucientes - The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters
I'm fascinated by ways humans fail to connect -- our forgettings, our hauntings. Our fragile, torched selves. Yet sometimes forgetting your baby on the bus isn't the end but the beginning of something; sometimes lightning strikes when you most crave heat. We're still in the revision stages of this book process, guided by our editor/publisher, Justin Lawrence Daugherty. Look for Your Sick in 2016.
Albrecht Durer – Melancholia