Sunday, April 26, 2009

Today I Threw My Office Away

I decided I do not need an office. A desk and chair made writing feel like work. Very liberating. I would have set them on fire but someone else probably has a use for them.

Friday, April 24, 2009


I kept receiving emails that people were following me on Twitter. This seemed vaguely ominous so I decided to check it out and discovered I had a Twitter account. I have no recollection of actually opening a Twitter account but I do most of computering late at night and sometimes I think I blackout. Anyway, for those interested, I can be found here:

Monday, April 20, 2009

Quimby's Photos


D. Harlan Wilson and Garrett Cook

D. Harlan Wilson reading from PECKINPAH

DHW and attendees

Me reading stuff

Eckhard Gerdes and attendees

Eckhard Gerdes reads from ASSVOGEL

Garrett Cook reads from MURDERLAND

**The photos are by my lovely and talented wife, Gretchen.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Market Adjustment Signature Sheets and The Signing Thereof

I was quite surprised when the signature sheets showed up via donkey. Thanks, Donks!

They did not want to be signed so I had to bribe them with cigarettes and beer.

Finally, they settled down and let me sign them.

Then we chilled out and I read them some selections from past Cargo Cult Press titles.

But when it came time to ship them off they again became recalcitrant and I had to smite them with a spatula.

Dragons With Cancer

Dragons with Cancer, an online anthology edited by Bradley Sands and Mike Young, is now up. The idea for the anthology was to find some authors and have them write one realistic story and one not realistic story. My realistic story is called "The Ohio Grass Monster." My not realistic story is called "Toss." Other authors in the anthology include: Blake Butler, Ray Fracalossy, Avital Gad Cykman, Sam Pink, Gina Ranalli, Sean Kilpatrick, Rhys Hughes, Ofelia Hunt, and Kevin L. Donihe.

I'm going to blow off writing tonight so I can read it. If it's not good, then I'm going to call Bradley Sands and sing Lionel Richie's "All Night Long" all night long.

Also, The Beard is now online in its entirety.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

As Close As I Will Ever Get to Nick Cave

I recently sold a story to an anthology called Up Jumped the Devil, which will be published by P.S. Publishing and comprised of stories based on the songs of Nick Cave. I was honored that editors Douglas Warrick and Kyle Johnson even invited me to submit and I'm extremely happy that my story (based on "From Her to Eternity") was chosen for inclusion.

Here's one of the reasons Nick Cave is awesome:

Monday, April 6, 2009

A Note on the Quimby's Reading

I will be bringing very few copies of my books to the reading. If you were planning on buying a book to have it signed, the best thing to do is to order a copy so you already have one. I think it'll be a lot of fun. See you there!

Bust Down the Door and Eat All the Chickens Now Available as Kindle Downloads

Some older issues of Bust Down the Door and Eat All the Chickens are now available as Kindle downloads. My story, "Reading Manko," is available in Issue Five and has been out of print for nearly two years. This is one of the stories I'll probably be reading in Chicago. This journal always features a collection of great stories that should be of interest to anyone seeking out the absurd, the surreal, and bizarro.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Blogging for Christ

The latest issue of The Dream People is now live. It is a bizarro staple and always contains lively, hilarious, thought provoking fiction, art, and reviews.

My story, "Where I Go To Die," has been translated into French and will see publication in Borderline.

I am thinking about joining a cult. Any recommendations?