Tuesday, October 6, 2015

First Review of With Animal

Waiting on a first review can be intense. So Kelly Magee and I were thrilled to read this thoughtful review of With Animal in Heavy Feather Review. Thanks to Nick Sweeney for tying all the threads together and illuminating our project! Also, I'm reading all kinds of fascinating articles on lesbian history for my class on Butch/Femme Lesbian Subculture. Just read Ariel Levy's "Lesbian Nation" and now I want to hit the road …
Edward Koren, The New Yorker

Monday, October 5, 2015

The Author Stalker Interview!

Kelly Magee and I had fun answering questions for The Author Stalker. Here's our interview, with fangs and fur. And here's Theo, who refuses to walk on a leash:

Friday, September 25, 2015

Our Hen House Book Giveaway!

One of my very favorite websites, Our Hen House, is featuring a short story from With Animal, and offering a free book giveaway to a regular reader. Check out this feature here! And be sure to browse all the awesome stuff on this animal rights website, whose mission is "To effectively mainstream the movement to end the exploitation of animals." The site includes articles, videos, podcasts, and community content focused on making the world a better place for non-human and human animals alike. Kelly Magee and I are so excited to be included. Enjoy!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

New Story in District Lit

Here's a new collaborative short story, "The Appeasement," co-written with Elizabeth J. Colen, ready to read in District Lit. You'll be happy to know that Taylor Swift makes an appearance. 
Photo: Big Machine Records
"The Appeasement" is part of a manuscript-in-progress titled True Ash: interlinked stories centered on an imaginary candy company, Sucrawin, that's plotting to take over the world.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

With Animal unleashed!

Welcome to the world, little book. I'm so glad Kelly and I made you. 
With Animal, a collection of short stories co-written with Kelly Magee, is now available from Black Lawrence Press, Small Press Distribution, and other independent book vendors. (Although SPD says the book isn't available yet, it will be arriving any day.) Please let me know if you're interested in a review copy. Kelly and I are also happy to craft questions for book groups or classroom discussion, answer interview questions, Skype with students, and otherwise promote this book, which we are very proud of! And hope you enjoy. It is a feral creature, all fur and sharp teeth, fleet feet, and purr. 
Cover art: Todd Horton

Sunday, July 5, 2015

New Collaborative Short Story Collection in 2016

Think addiction to lightning and amnesiac lungs. My new collaborative short story collection, Your Sick, has just been picked up by Jellyfish Highway Press! My co-writers are Elizabeth J. Colen and Kelly Magee. Together we invented a catalogue of imaginary illnesses to highlight the perils and pleasures of intimacy.
Francisco Goya y Lucientes - The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters
I'm fascinated by ways humans fail to connect -- our forgettings, our hauntings. Our fragile, torched selves. Yet sometimes forgetting your baby on the bus isn't the end but the beginning of something; sometimes lightning strikes when you most crave heat. We're still in the revision stages of this book process, guided by our editor/publisher, Justin Lawrence Daugherty. Look for Your Sick in 2016.
Albrecht Durer – Melancholia

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Collaborative Interview in Shelf Unbound

The latest issue of Shelf Unbound focuses on the theme of collaboration, and features Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat
Jean-Michel Basquiat in his studio, 1985. Photograph © Lizzie Himmel
I'm honored to be included in this issue. Publisher (and fellow Orphan Black fanatic) Margaret Brown 

interviewed me and Kelly Magee about the process of collaborating on With Animal, our forthcoming short story collection (Black Lawrence Press, 2015). I'm so excited to share this book with my readers. Writing it was pure pleasure, and I hope reading it will be pure pleasure, too. 
Cover art: Todd Horton