Imagine if Raymond Chandler or Dashiell Hammett wrote about talking chickens and anthropomorphic eggs in muumuus and you’ll have a pretty good idea what kind of story we’re dealing with here. Source: Embry: Hard-Boiled—A Weird Little Egg Cooked Just Right
Working with the public in an entry-level job can be demoralizing; whether you work in retail or fast food, the dregs of humanity and the individual’s desire to lord their power over the laborer send shivers down the spines of those who know. Some people make a career out of it and go into management, … More Review: The Nightly Disease by Max Booth III
The ending to any story can make or break how we feel about it, and sometimes the ending is so powerful that we are left with the final images etched in our subconscious. Artists are often asked about the ideas that inspired their own work, and we are often tempted to check out those sources … More Influential Endings
I think it’s perfectly okay for people to celebrate the things they have accomplished, and it’s even better if your accomplishments include the hard work of others. Over the course of this past year, I felt as if I had done nothing at all, while in fact, I worked with a tremendous group of publishers … More 2016 Victories
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I’m sure you have all been hanging on the edge of your seat just waiting to see what novels would feature in my top 20 for 2016. It has been another bumper book year. My Goodreads challenge was met in September, and I anticipate cracking 200 books for this…
“When I saw the mall Santas I always knew it was a man in a suit.” Source: Growing up Mexicana without God: Remembering A Secular Christmas Tradition
I had an opportunity to appear on the Bizzong! podcast with Frank Edler. We talked at length about transgressive fiction and Bizarro Pulp Press! I had an opportunity to share some wisdom I have learned over the years regarding writer’s block. Writer’s block, or any kind of artistic block, is something that nearly all artists … More Podcast Appearance at Bizzong!