I am so excited to be reading at LA’s Shades & Shadows on September 17th. It’ll be at the Bearded Lady’s Mystic Museum in Burbank, which looks like the most amazing thing ever. Lots of really great things happening in the next few months. More details soon!
New hero: Sacra Luna, an artist of crystal jewelry. Here are some words of wisdom, which I believe are not only applicable to small business but to any artistic practice. I especially love the concept of “thriving forward to an idea.” Isn’t that what any kind of art is about? I want to dedicate tonights… Continue reading “Thriving forward to an idea”: the wisdom of Sacra Luna
I was excited to learn that my story “Boyfriend” (which is included in my forthcoming story collection from the awesome Alternating Current Press) has been accepted for publication on Catapult. It’s a story I had a lot of fun writing. It allowed me to articulate and analyze my feelings of despair, self-loathing and disillusionment at… Continue reading “Boyfriend” to be on Catapult; Darkness and levity
I’m editing a story I started years ago that features the ghost Mark Linkous. I found this nice thing he said from an interview I’d never read before: If I can’t have a gold day, the least I can do is create something that’s going to—even if it puts a miniscule fraction of beauty in… Continue reading Mark Linkous; Gold days
“The Great Queen of Wonderhaven” is a novella included in my upcoming collection The Girl Wakes. It is also the first part of my novel-in-progress. See an excerpt of it here, along with an interview. It was partially inspired by the Mughal artwork exhibit in the Chester Beatty Library in Dublin. There I encountered composite… Continue reading “The Great Queen of Wonderhaven” up at WIPs Journal; Composite animals
Some fascinating stuff over at the British Museum website. This about “human owls”: Aztecs had a strong belief in fate; the day in which a person was born had a particular significance. People born on 1 Rain, whether noble or commoner, man or woman, had a tendency to become a tlacatecolotl(human owl). These creatures could… Continue reading British Museum online; “Human owl”
I started a novel about three, four years ago called Starfall. I got frustrated with it upon finishing it because it didn’t feel complete, so I wrote another version that became a novella that will be included in my story collection (and will be featured in WIPs Journal later this month). I looked back at… Continue reading Third section of novel; A fumbling process