Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Danger and Sex are Better than Being Bored

Life is great. A lot going on in my world between work, relationships, and writing/reading. Sometimes I feel like dancing and other times like standing on my head, but neither one mixes well while on the roof of a moving car.

I'm super stoked to have a story accepted by Tasmaniac Publications! My story, "A Bell Ringing in the Empty Sky," is in there with A LOT of talented folks, and I even heard one of my heroes is gonna be in it! Upon release (of the book, not your prison sentence) buy it quickly because they're a limited edition collectible! Steve Clark is awesome too. I had an interview with him a while back and he's always passionate and entertaining. A good man.

The blog contest has ended! Sam W. Anderson gave away a limited-edition hardcover of his fantastic collection "Postcards from Purgatory" to Jassen Bailey! Congrats to Jassen! And a big thank you to everyone who entered! You're all peaches and made me laugh. :)

I also have a story "When Crows Sing Sweetly Bitter Music" up at The Bag and The Crow! Two other kickass writers have free stories on there as well. Check out Sheldon Higdon's tale of retribution, "A Murder of Crows," and Wrath James White's brutal "Carrion." After being entertained check out the awesome tee shirts they sell too. They're great quality and they make people look at your chest alot. :)

Shock Totem's second issue is now available! I have to order it this week. Some great writer's in there and the first issue was outstanding. And the people behind the scenes are just the coolest. Why not buy both issues? You're missing out if you don't. -->Issue 2 Here.<--

Recent kickass reads include: 1. Lee Thomas's chapbook "The Black Sun Set." A haunting story, rich with emotion and a blistering pace. 2. Tom Piccirilli's "The Last Deep Breath." It just crackles. Includes some amazing artwork from the super-talented Daniele Serra, and a bonus short!

Presently reading Greg Gifune's "Long After Dark."

My silly buddy, K.M. McElhinny, has a poem and a story that won third place in a contest. Congrats to her! Poem: "Faeries aren't the same without wings." And story: "The Light and Shadows of Independence."

My hero, Tom Piccirilli, recently won a Thriller Award. Very cool! You can read about it on his blog: Pic's Blog.

I think it's time for a coffee and some cotton candy and a little calliopes music.

If you're a writer... write on, craft the stories only you can tell!

If you're a reader... Share your favorite's with your friends, share the emotions and stories.

If you're both... well, you're extra special.

Stay true to yourselves. No one else will do it for you.