Hot damn, this week is good for the creative stimulus. Good meet with Tim Lane and Scott Phillips the other night - also bumped into illustrator/children's author John Hendrix, tonight the recently agented up Matthew McBride sneaks inside our naive city's panty-lines, Monday Steve Earle signs books at the Schlafly branch of the St. Louis Library and Tuesday I'm takin my fair lady to see Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs. Tim is getting ready for his monthly show at Subterranean Books next week which Scott and I will once again be lending our vocal stylings to, so come check that out Wednesday the 18th.
Did I mention N@B is coming June 11 with Aaron Michael Morales and Frank Bill? Come ON, how could it get any better than that? Hmmm, I dunno, maybe if say Alan Heathcock jumped in the mix? Well, I tried, but Senor Heathcock will actually be in Evansville Indiana that evening. And what, you've seen AMM and Frankie Bill and me and Scott too much? You're getting sick of us? Well, the Webster Film Series is showing Nicholas Ray's In a Lonely Place starring Humphrey Bogart and based on the novel by Dorothy B. Hughes that evening too. So, you have plans for Saturday the 11th now, I should think.
Over at Ransom Notes I'm gushing over PM Press's re-issue of Sin Soracco's women in prison novel Low Bite and yeah.... I liked it a lot. Anybody out there with a copy of Edge City they wanna send me, 'cause I'll send 'em something back. In fact, I tell ya what, I'm just crazy about one particular piece of hardboiled poetry that I'm gonna give it away to somebody... Just leave a comment on this post to be entered in the drawing for my copy of Pinckney Benedict's only novel (three amazing collections of short stories, but only one novel), Dogs of God. Seriously, look it up. You think it's coming over to touch gloves, but it'll bust up yur kiss maker before the bell's even rung. So, just leave a comment, any ol' comment, and you're entered. What? You never heard of PB or Dogs? Here, check out this video on YouTube. Somebody made a short film outta the prologue to the book. Now enter. I'll draw a name on Monday.