Tuesday’s Overlooked A/V: Abed

My post is actually over at The Girls’ Guide to Surviving the Apocalypse — Abed (The Film): What would you do to keep your family alive? Watch the trailer to see if this is something you’d like to check out (i.e. not for the faint-hearted!) Or just buy Beth’s story for 99¢ on Amazon: And…

Friday’s Forgotten Books: Lyrics and A Hard Road to Nowhere

 A bit of a cheat: a music two-fer. One is old, but the other’s new; nonetheless, given the difficulty of finding your audience in the ocean of new publications out there, it deserves a boost to the signal. The Fall: Lyrics by Mark E. Smith The lynchpin of my current writing career: what, you think…

Six Sentence Sunday: Grotesque

Another Sunday has rolled around, giving you the opportunity to spot new writers you might like with the Six Sentence Sunday crew. A great, simple concept that seems to be very effective. My six this week come from a short that’s been under submission for a bit now; I’ve become so good at the “submit…

The Secret to Life, the Universe and Everything

My Ballardian dwelling Well, it sounded better than “Just another manic Monday.” But that’s what it is and already afternoon here. I have the excuse of going very late to bed — mostly due to the nice weather which means Club Karma has their “garden” seating now (can it be a “garden” if it’s just…

Now in Print: Drunk on the Moon

Yes, it’s true: Drunk on the Moon is now available in print, too. Those of you who’ve been putting off getting it because you don’t read them fancy ebook whatchamajiggers can now retire to your boudoirs with a good ol’ paperback of Mr B and the pack. Here’s a silly thing I wrote back in…

Burning Bridges on Walpurgisnacht

It’s a big bonfire night, Walpurgisnacht. Traditionally, bonfires burn and witches fly and the dark night clears the way for the bright May Day. How appropriate that it heralds the release of Burning Bridges: A Renegade Fiction Anthology. A remarkable anthology of 15 stories by a bunch of writers who let their imaginations flow around…

Six Sentence Sunday: It’s a Curse, Round 2

Six Sentence Sunday has rolled around again. Drop by and see all the offerings at the Six Sunday blog. Today I offer another taste of “It’s a Curse” because the eBook of Drunk on the Moon is already out and the print version arrives this week. And because I had such a hard time choosing…

Publication: Drunk on the Moon eBook

Start spreading the news, as Francis would say. Drunk on the Moon is now available as an ebook — print version will be available next week. Read it, review it, rate it! Releasing a book these days is like throwing a message in a bottle into the ocean. Let’s hope the tide catches ours. A…

Writer Wednesday: Reviews

PLAGUE TOWNDANA FREDSTI Ashley Parker makes a winning heroine: she’s a bit older than her fellow students and while she’s got the classic California co-ed looks, it’s her intelligence and integrity that you’ll remember. Fredsti’s writing is always full of good humour and arch observations, but it’s also chock full of action and really gruesome…

Six Sentence Sunday: It’s a Curse

Howling out of Dark Valentine Press later this month, “It’s a Curse” is one of the Roman Dalton stories in Drunk on the Moon, tales of the werewolf detective created by Paul D. Brazill. Mr B has lured me into the crime world much like a stranger with candy. I may be some time. This…