the video!!! took forever to get this mess uploaded. i realize it’s an hour long, but at least stick around long enough for the church fire anecdote… plus i read a story. mainly i ramble. but i think it turned out pretty well!
03 Aug 2013 Leave a comment
in Books, My Favorite Things Tags: Amanda Gowin, Cipher Sister, Cipher Sisters, Lucy and Darcy Miller, michael gonzalez, Miller twins, short stories, short story anthology, Thunderdome Press, thunderdomemag.com
AMAZON ORDER LINK:
20 Jul 2013 Leave a comment
in Living In the Trees, My Favorite Things, short stories i love Tags: Adam Autin, Alexander Davis, Amanda Gowin, Andrew McElrath, anthology, Audrey Hare, Chris Deal, Cipher Sister, Cipher Sisters, DB Cox, edward j rathke, Edward Morris, jason matthews, Joan and Patricia Miller, Ken Goudey, literature, Lucy and Darcy Miller, Matt McGee, michael gonzalez, michael paul gonzalez, Miller twins, mystery, Rebecca Brown, Richard Thomas, Sek Han Foo, short stories, speculative, Thunderdome Press, thunderdomemag.com, Tone Baker, W.P. Johnson, writer, Xander Stronach
So close now I can almost smell the pages…and they smell of fresh peonies, and rose water, and shoeboxes of old photographs and crumbling newspaper clippings, and stale cigarette smoke, and mothballs, and lavender sachets, and spearmint gum, and the gold tube of lipstick rolled all the way to the back of a drawer you were sure was empty – when you twist it it’s bright red and only half used up….
20 Jun 2013 Leave a comment
in Living In the Trees, My Favorite Things Tags: Amanda Gowin, Cipher Sister, http://www.thunderdomemag.com/thunderdome-news/oh-the-things-we-ve-seen/site-news/item/193-pre-order-the-new-thunderdome-collections-on-indiegogo, mike gonzalez, short stories, short story anthology, Thunderdome, Thunderdome Press, thunderdomemag.com
the time has come, my little friends, to talk of other things….
like the fact that Cipher Sisters available for pre-order as of this very minute. and not the “Wait forever then pay shipping and handling!” kind. i’m talking the “Toss in a bit of cash at the Thunderdome Indiegogo page and that’s it, books will magically appear.”
here’s the page: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/thunderdome-press/x/3684917
WASTE NO MORE TIME! Order your book, spread the word, enjoy your summer.
I’m happy as an… oyster? fits with the above quote 😉 off to warm waters for the day!
i love you, each and every one….
(click this link for the Cipher Sisters Table of Contents post! https://lookatmissohio.wordpress.com/2013/03/11/the-ides-of-march-cipher-sister-table-of-contents-floats-to-the-surface/ )
23 Apr 2013 1 Comment
in Books, Living In the Trees Tags: Adrian Barnes, Booked Anthology, Burnt Tongues, Cipher Sister, craig wallwork, cutaway, david foster wallace, East of Eden, Full Dark, Growing Up Dead in Texas, henry miller, His Dark Materials, http://chuckpalahniuk.net/news/the-cult-anthology-burnt-tongues-has-a-publisher, http://thunderdomemag.com/thunderdome-news/oh-the-things-we-ve-seen/site-news/item/189-who-are-the-cipher-sisters, http://www.amazon.com/In-Search-City-Angeles-Words/dp/1466338172, http://www.amazon.com/Warmed-Bound-Anthology-Pela-Via/dp/1613641621, http://www.bookedpodcast.com/anthology/, http://www.lulu.com/shop/dave-schofield-craig-pay/cutaway-magazine-1/paperback/product-20078742.html, In Search of a City: Los Angeles in 1000 Words, infinite jest, John Steinbeck, LA1K, Lydia Minatoya, Michael Estrin, Murder and Other Distractions, No Stars, Nod, Phillip Pullman, Stephen Graham Jones, stephen king, The Sound of Loneliness, The Strangeness of Beauty, Tropic of Cancer, Warmed and Bound, World Book Day
World Book Day??!! hell yeah. awesome excuse to make book lists.
Top 5 Go-Tos for Random Infusions of Beauty
Sometimes I need icebears and sometimes I need Mario to tell me about the fans’ sounds at night… these are my shelf-grabs for snippet reading or total re-ingestion
1. Tropic of Cancer – Henry Miller
2. The Strangeness of Beauty – Lydia Minatoya
3. Infinite Jest – David Foster Wallace
4. His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
5. East of Eden – John Steinbeck
Top 5 Quickest Reads in the Past Year
There’s no way to list the best things I’ve read, there are WAY too many. But for what it’s worth, I devoured these in just a couple days apiece, and I think that says plenty about them. In order beginning with the speediest:
1. Growing Up Dead In Texas – Stephen Graham Jones
2. Full Dark, No Stars – Stephen King
3. Nod – Adrian Barnes
4. Murder and Other Distractions – Michael Estrin
5. The Sound of Loneliness – Craig Wallwork
5 Self-Pimps Because Why Not? I’m Proud to Be In This Stuff
1. Warmed and Bound – “The World Was Clocks” available now
2. In Search of a City: Los Angeles in 1000 Words – “Gilded Bones” available now
3. cutaway – “The Cabbage Muse” available now
4. Cipher Sisters – “Asymmetry” (and co-editor) coming very soon
5. The Booked. Anthology – “Short Tendon” coming very soon
P.S. to this list, still a year in the future so can’t really gloat about it just yet – Burnt Tongues – “The Line Forms on the Right” coming summer 2014
Happy World Book Day!!! READ READ READ!!!
11 Mar 2013 2 Comments
in Books, My Favorite Things Tags: Adam Autin, Alexander Davis, Amanda Gowin, Andrew McElrath, anthology, Audrey Hare, Chris Deal, Cipher Sister, DB Cox, edward j rathke, Edward Morris, Jason Lee, Ken Goudey, Matt McGee, michael gonzalez, Rebecca Brown, Richard Thomas, Sek Han Foo, short stories, Thunderdome, Thunderdome Press, thunderdomemag.com, Tone Baker, W.P. Johnson, Xander Stronach
Table of Contents
Darcy and Lucy among the Flowers by Alexander Davis
Lucky by DB Cox
The Cipher Sisters and Kid Nosferatu Dance the Bally-Kooch by Edward Morris
Mickey Slim by Chris Deal
A Witch in West Kansas by W.P. Johnson
Mercy by Rebecca Brown
1951 by Matt McGee
There’s no Business Like BLANK by Xander Stronach
That’s Showbiz by Jason Lee
1971 by Ken Goudey
Real Lookers by Audrey Hare
Dance, Darling by Richard Thomas
Regular Earharts by Andrew McElrath
You & Me by Adam Autin
Saga Sideshow by Tone Baker
Chance Meeting at the Back of the Apollo Theatre, Harlem, NYC by Sek Han Foo
Asymmetry by Amanda Gowin
Sister is the Sister by Edward J Rathke