Out Now: Original Resistance: Reclaiming Lilith

A fabulous anthology on the ‘original resistance’ of Lilith, the first woman in Judeo-Christian mythology. Original Resistance: Reclaiming Lilith, Reclaiming Ourselves edited by Monette Chilson, Trista Hendren & Pat Daly explores the resonances of this ancient figure as a touch point for modern resistance. I have a poem (yes, a poem!) in the anthology which you…

Coming Soon: Lilith!

Coming next month! A fabulous anthology on the ‘original resistance’ of Lilith, the first woman in Judeo-Christian mythology. Original Resistance: Reclaiming Lilith, Reclaiming Ourselves edited by Monette Chilson, Trista Hendren & Pat Daly explores the resonances of this ancient figure as a touch point for modern resistance. I have a poem (yes, a poem!) in the…

Fox Spirit at EdgeLit2

What a delightful thing to see all the shiny books crowding together like this! In just about a year Fox Spirit Books has released a variety of titles that beautifully represent their raison d’être: mixing up genres at will, refusing to conform to old categories. And succeeded brilliantly! Not only was it wonderful to see…

Noir Carnival: The Launch

Today, the laughter stops — 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 where the macabre and the lost find refuge, there’s a deformity that has nothing…

Noir Carnival: Carol Borden

What Does the Femme Fatale Want?; or How I Wrote, “The Mermaid Illusion” Carol Borden If there’s one quote that consistently rubs me wrong, it’s Freud’s, “Was will das Weib?” It’s usually translated as, “What does woman want?” Once I learned German, it bothered me even more. A more literal translation would be, “What does…

Noir Carnival: Christopher L. Irvin

Sit the Strongman out, or How I wrote “The Things We Leave Behind” by Christopher L. Irvin   I love a good Strongman character (Gabriel in HBO’s Carnivale for example) but like the Overrated PI, I tried to avoid the classic/traditional circus and carnival actors while writing my story for NOIR CARNIVAL. It’s not that I…

Dancing with the Zeitgeist

Just remember, we were there first. and then came: Fortunately, we’ll be out first:   Before this makes its debut (thanks Aaron Sikes for the heads up): Nice covers, though I have to say I prefer our punk aesthetics (go QoE!)

Introducing Graham Wynd

I cannot believe it is July already! I have been so busy that time has simply sped by and it doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. I’m doing my best not to be tempted into adding to my already too long to-do list, but there are always opportunities too good to miss (like writing…

So It Goes: Vonnegut Tribute Pre-Order

Roll up, roll up — it’s very nearly here! So It Goes: A Tribute to Kurt Vonnegut is available for pre-order now. What’s it all about? Kurt Vonnegut was a man who pushed his imagination off a cliff and followed it for the whole drop; a man who was able to write the most cynical…

I’m Sensing a Theme

We have a couple of feeders at the house. Yesterday we were suddenly deluged with a huge flock of these guys. I’m thinking the red tail that’s been hanging around might want to tell a few friends. Otherwise it’s going to be a lot of pies! Birds seem to have become a theme of late….