Keep Books Dangerous
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!
I have been quiet. Well, quieter.
This has been intentional.
In the 2nd half of the year, I will probably not be as quiet.
Consider this the calm before the storm.
I've been working hard on a couple projects and have wanted to stay out of your social media feeds, and mostly off the radar in the hopes of currying enough social-media-favor to not annoy you all in future months.
If you want to know what's in the works before it is officially out, and get in on pre-orders when they are announced, the best way is by signing up for my NOTIFY LIST.
Okay...back to my radio silence...for now...
Despite being relatively new to it, I'm a huge fan of collage. The twisted mash-up of found images and ideas speaks directly to my inner provocateur, and I love the process of finding great source material and hand-making these little gems.
To help fund some future publishing endeavors, I've decided to put some of my originals up for sale. I think everyone should have original art on their walls, so I price things accordingly. Anyone interested, feel free to shop my STORE for the pieces currently on offer. As some sell, I will replace them with others -- so check back every so often.