Moving right along TODAY 11/10 ONLY on Comixology you can get digital versions of Outlaw Territory Vol. 1 and Outlaw Territory Vol. 3 each with stories scripted by yours truly! Click the link and get some Wild West grit and violence on the cheap!
Also worth your click, Hybrid Moments: A Literary Tribute to the Misfits is now available on Amazon in both physical and Kindle editions! So excited to be a part of this project from Weirdpunk Books. It’s like a dream I didn’t specifically remember having come true.
Also, also, I did a great disservice by never posting a link to the recording of my flash fiction story “Popcorn” set to music! This performance is a gift and I want to send all my thanks to Jonathan Minton, Travis Tench, and the folks at Liars’ League NYC.
There. A lot of that was overdue. You now have cowboys, monsters, punk rockers, and talking ducks a mere mouse click away. Days like these are the days we need our heroes the most, both the real and the imaginary.
Stay tuned. Hopefully I will be back with more neat links to more neat neatnesses soon.
Good news for anyone who missed Jonathan Minton reading “Popcorn” at the last Liars’ League NYC event, he’s doing it again! And this time with live musical accompaniment! Tomorrow night at 68 Jay Street Bar in Dumbo will be the first ever Liars’ League Songbook! That’s right, fiction, performance, music, and cocktails all under one roof. The show is going to be a lot of fun and is an Official Brooklyn Book Festival Bookends Event (ooh-lala!). It would be great to see some friendly faces, you can check out the event information here.
Other news: Hybrid Moments: A Literary Tribute to the Misfits moshed all over its KickStarter goals. The book raised nearly $1500 over its $2500 goal and should start shipping to backers in late October. Anyone who did not preorder, but wants to get their hands on some literary, horror-punk awesomeness should stay tuned.
In the meantime, here’s something to help you get in the mood for “An Answer From the Stars.”
Last week, I was thrilled to be a part of the Short & Sweet Flash Fiction edition of Liars’ League NYC. Many amazing stories were selected by co-hosts Nancy Hightower and Andrew Lloyd-Jones, each performed by a distinguished member of the New York City theater community. You can hear Jonathan Minton read my piece, “Popcorn” by clicking the link in the menu, or this one right here. Many, many, thanks to Jonathan, Nancy, Andrew, and everyone who made it out to KGB Bar in support.
Jonathan Minton is an actor and sometimes-writer in New York City, where he’s played Soliony in Three Sisters, Rivers in Richard III and Andrew in Twelfth Night, among other roles. He has a Bachelors in Theatre from the University of Alaska Anchorage, where he grew up. He’s the founder of Poetry Parley, a monthly poetry reading now in it’s fifth year, and of Anchorage’s first late-night sketch comedy show, The Pogo Stick, Go-Go Dancer Company (aka, The PoGoGoGoCo), both at the Out North Contemporary Art House, in Anchorage, Alaska.
Also, Hybrid Moments: A Literary Tribute toThe Misfits is off to an amazing start with its Kickstarter campaign, nearing 60% of its funding goal with the majority of the month still to go. If you haven’t contributed, go here and preorder your copy for less than the cover price when the book ships in October.
Hear me read (that’s read, like “red,” not read, like “reed”)! Tonight my flash piece “Popcorn” will be performed by Jonathan Minton as part of Liar’s League NYC! This is the first time my prose will be performed in public by someone who isn’t me and I can’t wait to hear what Jonathan has come up with. The fun starts at 7pm at KGB Bar in the Lower East Side. Come out if you can!
Also, I’m excited to announce my short story, “An Answer From the Stars” will be included in the anthology, Hybrid Moments: A Literary Tribute toThe Misfits from Weird Punk Books, due out this October. You can preorder your copy (and other great perks) by contributing to the book’s Kickstarter campaign.
There are a few other interesting things in development, but they’re still…well, developing. Happy reading and stay tuned for more updates soooon!
A few weeks ago I had Prose Bowl founders Chris and John over at my apartment, along with fellow emerging author and Super Prose Bowl finalist, Sangeetha, to record a discussion of all things nerdy and literary. You can listen to an excerpt from that discussion here in the most recent episode of The ProseCast. The ProseCast is a podcast spinoff of the Prose Bowl that not only features interviews and round table discussions, but also live recordings from Prose Bowl readers! It’s a great show and a nice way to get a taste of the live show from the comfort of your own earbuds.
Thanks again to John, Chris, and Sangeetha for inviting me to be a part!
For the last eight months I’ve had the pleasure of attending/reading/participating in The Brooklyn Prose Bowl, Brooklyn’s first and only semi-competitive prose open mic that they’re currently aware of. I have read at about four-or-so of the monthly meet-ups, received flattering feedback, made friends, and gorged myself on the power of the word and whiskey. On a fateful night this past December I took to the stage armed with my flash fiction short “Popcorn” (coming soon to this website) and emerged from the wintry fray a Prose Bowl Champion (with my very own socktapus)!
Now comes the first SUPER PROSE BOWL, a battle between SIX former Prose Bowl Champions at the KRAINE THEATER, JUNE 19th. I will be reading a brand new piece of flash alongside some of my favorite New York City writers on the rise. There will be laughs, there will be tears, there will be puns!
I would love to have as many people as possible cheering me on as my writing takes the biggest (physical) stage it has ever graced. Click the links above for more information or click here for tickets to the show!
It seems I am the worst when it comes to updating this thing, but I promise to try to try to be better!
As penance, I have added fun new things for you to peruse. (Re)Mix was first published by the (sadly since defunct) Shady Side Review. It is a piece of flash fiction I wrote in college while listening to too much RJD2 (as is immediately apparent). I also added “Eight at the Rails” a comic anthology piece published by Image Comics with stunning art by the amazing Tradd Moore.
Click around! Hang out! And when you’re done with everything here please feel free to pester me relentlessly until I remember to post more!