Early blurbs for Chinese Gucci
And by that I mean Paper & Ink #13, Tales From the Bar Side.
I've got a short story, Behind the FAT CHANCE in this boozy and ferocious issue of Martin Appleby's magazine. In the "Notes From the Editor" he wisely points out that a certain kind of dive bar is getting harder and harder to find, and that is a sad thing indeed. I enjoyed many a slow and low moment over a pint and my thoughts, even scribbled a few poems on napkins in exactly the kinds of places this issue celebrates, and doubt I'll ever find a haunt as great as they used to be. Martin was especially patient with me as I tinkered with the story, considering (but ultimately abandoning) a serious rewrite of the end. Still this is a better, tighter version of the story. But don't get the issue for that. Check out all these other folks:
It's easy as pie to get a copy, as you can order through ETSY. Numbers are limited, so don't sleep on it!
Holy & Intoxicated, a double-sided broadside series out of the UK, was nice enough to include me in their most recent release. I'm not certain what I will do with my copies but until I do decide I figure any order from the STORE might just get one on the cuff.
Work continues on many fronts, including an UNABRIDGED audio version of A DEEP & GORGEOUS THIRST, and some exciting early planning on my first novel, CHINESE GUCCI. No release dates for either, as there's lots left to do on both...but they're certainly getting my free hours and attention!
The other thing I've been enjoying is collage. I finished this one today:
The launch of AND TURNS STILL THE SUN AT DUSK BLOOD-RED gets closer every day. Have you signed up for the GIVEAWAY at GOODREADS? You should. The book wants you to read it as much, if not more, than you do!
In other news...
File Under: Rolling
A weekend getaway to Truth or Consequences, NM
In response to a challenge from the radio quiz show "Truth or Consequences" in 1950, this small New Mexico town changed their name from Hot Springs. Why Hot Springs? Because the town sits over a geothermal hot spring. You can rent kitschy little rooms, some with their own private tubs inside, and spend a weekend walking to a handful of cool restaurants, unique shops, and the like. Rumor has it Geronimo even soaked there...the only time in his life he was unarmed! Maybe not the top of the list for first time NM visitors, but a place worth visiting if you ever get the chance.
File Under: Watching
Tangerine - Great little film shot with 3 iPhones!
Ex Machina - Creepy & cool, Oscar Issac continues a solid run.
Love Streams - Rowlands & Cassavettes - I mean, doesn't anyone make charmingly enjoyable and imperfect movies anymore?
File Under: Bragging
Lori at the Spark, is looking forward to AND TURNS STILL THE SUN AT DUSK BLOOD-RED - Can't wait until you read it, Lori!
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