Video: Amanda Gowin at Sylvester Memorial Library

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! 

August is the Month of Twins: Cipher Sisters Now Available

 AMAZON ORDER LINK: 

http://www.amazon.com/Cipher-Sisters-Michael-Paul-Gonzalez/dp/0615854230/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1375385785&sr=1-1&keywords=cipher+sisters

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Cipher Sisters Cover and Table of Contents…

 

 

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….

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Cipher Sister Pre-Order (Have It in Your Hands by August)

 

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….

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(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/ )

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World Book Day 2013 – New & Old Love

 

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!!!

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The Ides of March: ‘Cipher Sister’ Table of Contents Floats to the Surface….

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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 

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