Thursday, August 22, 2013

All the Respect. And the Money.

Check this out - John Hornor Jacobs is having dreams about me. Hmmm, that is odd, but not unprecedented. The week before, I had two oddly-specific author dreams. Perhaps, John can psycho-analyze me too. First, I dreamt that Daniel Woodrell, Reed Farrel Coleman and myself were wading, fully-clothed and chest deep in a swimming pool and I was listening to the two of them talk about being very jealous of Gary Phillips. The next night I dreamt I was standing in a parking lot, making bread for Matt Bell (whom I've never met). So, John, if you have any theories, please help me out. 

Also, thanks to Bethany & Stacie of The Word Nerds blog for spending some time on me. An interview they conducted with me was published there this week - here's a taste:

Word Nerd: What's the best part about being a writer?

Me: All the respect. And the money.

(Read the rest of that interview right here)

But hey, if you really want to have fun, check out Scott Phillips giving as good as he gets against the Books and Booze Podcast

Still need more? Here's a new piece called Love and Other Wounds by Jordan Harper at the Flash Fiction Offensive and here's a longer and really nicely creepy story set (parts of it) in my very own St. Louis neighborhood titled The Farmer's Market by David Schuman at Joyland Magazine.

Also, exactly how sweet is the roll-out for Broken River Books going to be? Aside from their terrible lapse of judgement with my book Peckerwood, they've announced four more that I'm really stoked for: The Least of My Scars by Stephen Graham Jones, Gravesend by William Boyle, a reissue of Street Raised by Pearce Hansen and XXX Shamus by Anonymous (a book I've been hoping to see for years now). And, damn, I'm looking forward to getting the print-version of J. David Osborne's serial-interruptus God$ Fare No Better.


David Cranmer said...

I had a dream about Weddle dreaming about John dreaming about you. Weird.

jedidiah ayres said...

How weird is it that I remember that?

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