On Tour with the QoE & Marko

Next week, I’ll be back to regular posting, but for now, here’s a nice picture of my guests. We’ll see how many photos they let me post 🙂 probably better when they get over the jet lag. Yes, a picture at Spanish Arch is required of everyone who sets foot in Galway. Tick that box!

Whoosh, Whomp & Whoogah

Photo by Eileen Smith Okay, sue me — I love alliteration. It’s the Anglo-Saxon and Old Norse poetry what are to blame. Besides, these are words that are fun to say out loud. Go on, do it. I’ll wait. Okay? So the “whoosh” is because January is nearly done. Eeek! How has the first month…

Setting Sail for Inishmore

Miss Wendy and I tried to do the overnight B&B trip to Inishmore. We got up early Tuesday to go get our tickets for the ferry and make arrangements. The woman at the ticket office said the crew were making a decision at 9. They decided not to go that day. More timid folk would…

Know-vember: Your Humble Narrator

I want to thank all the wonderful friends who took part in Know-vember. It was a delight to share. I think I may well make this an annual event. Yes, as promised, I will now turn the tables on myself. Don’t you already know too much about me? You must be part of the Cult…

Know-vember: S. L. Johnson

Yes, it’s herself — fresh from a triumphant debut gallery show opening this past weekend, it’s the Queen of Everything and fabulous artist, S. L. Johnson. I’m not just saying that because she designed the lovely Cult of Kaity logo or the cover of the forthcoming collection, Triumph of the Carpet Beetle, or made me…

Voyage to Connecticut

 I met the fabulous Queen of Everything for breakfast at CafĂ©mantic in Willimantic. Quite lovely — never had been there before; it was delightful.  Then we headed over to WECS to heckle Marko throughout the Punk Rock Jukebox — I mean, to help promote the Salacious Art show that features some of the QoE’s fine…

Connecticut Adventures + Publication

Well, I ran off on Friday early enough to get to the Punk Rock Jukebox and have a good time aggravating Marko during his show, including decorating him and annotating the walls. Mostly I just giggled in the background while he was trying to talk. Then we ran off to the pub to have some…

Publishing News & Connecticut Bound

Over at Night and Day, The Spectator’s Arts blog, I have an introduction to erotic fiction that will give you some  steamy reading for this rainy day. Simon always gives me such interesting assignments; I find it amusing that the newspaper is so conservative and its Arts blog so liberal. Of necessity, this is only…

Happy St. Nick’s Day

Or did you get the Krampus instead? Well, my lovely Krampus chapbook designed by The joey Zone is out of print, but you can hear me read it as a podcast. I hope to scan it and get an electronic version available soon, but things are just so hectic (when is that not true?). I…

Friday’s Forgotten Books: Renegade

“I don’t really write from a solid idea. It’s never that certain at the start. You get to what you’re saying through the writing, the process; and then you move on.” ~ Mark E. Smith   http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=000000&IS2=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=magicwombat-20&o=1&p=8&l=as1&m=amazon&f=ifr&md=10FE9736YVPPT7A0FBG2&asins=0141028661   My entry may not really be ‘forgotten’ so much as completely unfamiliar to many. I bought a copy in…