Crazy Haste

The next interview will be up later today; naturally, I have all the interviews at home while I’m here on campus and running like mad today, because I plan to head down to Bard to hear Liz Hand read between my classes. I will be announcing a new writing gig later this week. I just…

Upcoming Reading

The lovely Robyn Ringler has asked me to read at her store, East Line Books, on October 18th. I’ll be there from about 1-4 pm and reading at 2pm. If all goes well, this will be the launch of Unikirja, the long awaited (by me anyway) collection of short stories based on Finnish folklore and…

New Book Store!

Always a reason to celebrate! There’s a great new book store in the area, East Line Books. The proprietor, Robyn Ringler, is just a wonderful and enthusiastic woman — and writer! You may remember her from my radio show, Prose at the Rose, where she talked about things like being Ronald Reagan’s nurse when he…

Scream for Phil

Check it out — pal Phil Nutman has a fabulous new publication, Scream and Scream Again, his acclaimed critical history of the British horror film production company Amicus. Here’s the scoop: DR. TERROR’S HOUSE OF HORRORS, TORTURE GARDEN, THE HOUSE THAT DRIPPED BLOOD, ASYLUM, the original TALES FROM THE CRYPT film… classic British anthology horror…

House of Black Wings Trailer

Check out the awesome trailer for writer/director David Schmidt’s House of Black Wings. I have read the script which was just amazing — the film looks like it will live up to it nicely. David has made other terrific films like Sword of Hearts, Grave Invitations and The Lovecraft Syndrome, all of which I have…

Another Plug!

Christopher over at What is Witchcraft?, a terrific blog on current as well as historical charges of witchcraft (like this one on a “demon headmaster”), has a nice post up on Jane Quiet with the cover. Thanks a bunch! He also mentioned the big sale at Spilled Candy Books, publisher of my novel Pelzmantel, which…

The Chronicle Bump

No, not that Chronicle; the Saint Rose Chronicle. One of my good students told me about there being a piece which featured members of the English Department — including me. It’s too late to get a print edition, but there’s an on line version of the story. No quotes from me because, well, I didn’t…

Hangin’ out with The Girl Next Door

Check out today’s episode of Movie Geeks United! On board will be pal Phil Nutman, who will be sharing the mic with his co-scripter Daniel Farrands and director Gregory Wilson as they talk about their film Jack Ketchum‘s The Girl Next Door. The story is based on Ketchum’s novel of the same name which is…

Beowulf: PG-13

Money talks! Violence is okay after all, but no sex! That would be bad. Prehensile hair, computer enhanced breasts and stiletto heels: the lure of sex without the actual act, apparently. They paid a lot of money for Jolie: gotta get their dollar’s worth!