Getting Girly with MLP

What I Learned from Cult TV: Friendship is Magic This is about my My Little Pony epiphany. I have sighed my way through a lot of bad entertainment consumption with the Executive Princess, much of it day-glo and glittery. I think the bottom of the barrel might be Barbie’s Life in the Dream House but…

Writer Wednesday: Drag Noir

Tilda wants to know: are you polishing your submission for Fox Spirit Books’ Drag Noir? You’ve got a month. Remember, it’s gotta be noir, but it’s gotta have drag in some way too: That’s what we want for DRAG NOIR: this is a call for stories where glamour meets grit, where everyone’s wearing a disguise…

Cover Reveal: White Rabbit

I was going to wait until Monday because that’s the best day to post things but but THE SHINY! Here’s the fab new cover image for my novel WHITE RABBIT coming out from Fox Spirit books — wait for it! — this Easter. More work by the fabulous S. L. Johnson, AKA Queen of Everything,…

Cheese & Pirates

What do cheese and pirates have in common? Both are salty! Okay, maybe that’s not a very good joke. Sue me! I don’t know why cheese and pockets and pirates became so important to The Mangrove Legacy but as I go through the line edits for the new edition (yes, I know it was edited…

Cover Reveal: Noir Carnival

Here’s the fantastic cover for the upcoming Fox Spirit Books anthology Noir Carnival: no surprise, Stephanie came through with the awesome yet again. Wow! And you thought Weird Noir was going to be a tough act to follow. If that cover doesn’t give you nightmares, you might need to fill your bed with spiders. I’ve…

Call for Stories: Noir Carnival

Noir Carnival A call for stories from Fox Spirit Books, publishers of Weird Noir and many more superb volumes. Dark’s Carnival has already left town, but it’s left a fetid seed behind. There’s a transgressive magic that spooks the carnies and unsettles the freaks. Beyond the barkers and the punters, behind the lights and tents…

My Gypsy Ways: Berne

I often joke that I’m heading to Brigadoon when I go off to Berne. It’s true that there are days when the fog closes in as I head up into the hills and it genuinely feels like stepping into the mystic. So I was glad to be able to spend Halloween with my dear friend…

What is Weird Noir?

People ask me all the time, what’s your secret? I assume they don’t mean the secret to my fine cheesecake (Holowczak’s sister’s recipe as adapted by Ted Yamada, but I didn’t tell ya), but the secret to my fabulous life. It’s simple: surround yourself with fabulous, creative people and introduce them to each other. Incredible…

Shiny Cover Art

It’s a bit of an embarrassment of riches this month, continuing on into the first week of October. I’m behind on press releases and promo items because 1) it’s the beginning of the semester and it’s INSANE! and 2) I added to the madness with the whole throat infection/blood poisoning thing and 3) not all…