Hey SG Land.

Here's what I've been up to:

-My third book has been published by Eraserhead Press. It is now available in print and for your kindle HERE. SHIT LUCK is a bizarre dark comedy that reads a lot like a slasher if it were performed by the Monty Python guys.

-I also have a short story in this anthology that Word
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lyxzen:
You're the coolest, goddamnit. I miss you!
carnivall:
That all sounds amazing. I was following your progress on Instagram-keep it up!

It's been a minute, hasn't it?

Umm. First, my short story "They Call Me Monster" will be published in the Eternal Frankenstein anthology (Word Horde Press). I'll be sharing a table of contents with a lot of super amazing writers. You can read more about it here.

Then, I was interviewed by Richard Daniels, author of The Nobody People, over at Huck
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legman:
"It's been a minute, hasn't it?"  at least five!  "unbury myself from a pile of paper, glue sticks, and cat hair"  You can NEVER get rid of all the cat hair!
ericwine:

I've just finished reading Ritualistic Human Sacrifice by CV Hunt. Holy. Shit.

The story follows a douchebag named Nick Graves and the incredibly fucked up predicament he finds himself in. When he decides to tell his wife that he wants a divorce, she steals his thunder by saying she's pregnant. He never wanted kids and this revelation makes him resent her even more
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littlejohn22:
great review

Jeremy Robert Johnson is the author of Skullcrack City. If you're just tuning in, check out my review of the book HERE.

Jeremy Robert Johnson is quick, funny, and lethal when given kid's toys that emulate any kind of weapon. Prior to the release of his debut novel, his fiction appeared internationally in numerous anthologies and magazines, and in 2008, he worked with
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silencia:
@littlejohn22 Follow him on social media. When the time comes that more can be said, you'll be in the know ;)
catdad:
Agreed, great interview.  Your experience as a writer seems to give you the right insight on how to interview one.  Or maybe you just know how to pick the ones who are good interviews.  It's interesting to read the reviews on Amazon and see a handful of people say they couldn't get beyond the first quarter or third of the book because they didn't like the writing while others lamented that the first third was the best and wished the rest of the book was more like that.  I'd guess having written the book in starts and fits over such a long period with significant life changes along the way might have resulted in his writing style or mindset for the times he did have to write changing, as well.  Hence, so many different people sort of echoing that there seemed to be three distinct sections to it.  The one 2 star review about the plot being greater than the characters and depth seemed to be good at complementing it in a way many of the 4 and 5 stars cited, while giving a good reason other elements were subpar.  I haven't read much beyond yours and the first Bizarro you were in, but that seems to be part of the genre - it's the circumstances, settings, and ideas at the core with everything else often being secondary.  I don't think that's a criticism as much as an observation.  That type of writing isn't going to be for everyone, which is why it's more of a niche genre.  There wasn't as much depth and realism in There's No Happy Ending as much of the stuff I've read, but at the time, I think I described it as a quick, enjoyable romp.

I know you're here for tits, but let's talk about books.

Don't get me wrong, breasts are great, but books make my world go 'round. Their smell, feel, and the escape they provide from reality -- books are kind of like the ultimate companion. And if I ever read something that blows my mind, I will absofuckinglutely tell everyone about it. Just like...
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catdad:
Sounds interesting.  But, I'm so far behind on my reading, I probably won't be getting it.  :/ I still have Jigsaw Youth to read, though I at least already bought the kindle version for my iPad.  Side note: 'Their smell, feel, and the escape they provide from reality' describes my love for breasts, too.  ;)
littlejohn22:
ahhh, a recommendation for our next book club
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Two things.

I might have lost my phone due to a flood in my pocket.

JIGSAW YOUTH made it on this list: Best Fiction of 2015

Kubrick is back to wearing a cone.

Wait, I guess that was three things.

catdad:
Congrats on being one of the best!  Hopefully, the phone will come back to life.  Why is Kubrick wearing a cone?
littlejohn22:
that sucks, excellent and poor Kubrick (i assume your pet and not Stanley as he is dead)
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Hey.

I have a new short story published in the latest issue of the Lazy Fascist Review. I'm published alongside literary powerhouses such as Nick Mamatas, Daphne Gottlieb, Allison Floyd, Tania Terblanche, and Nathan Carson (who's band Witch Mountain will be touring with Danzig in October). It's a fun issue, so please go check it out.

You can snag your very copy
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catdad:
At least they made you the gill and not the butthole, like Allison.  :D
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SG Land,

In honor of my birthday weekend, I've asked that Amazon lower the price on JIGSAW YOUTH. So . . . this weekend ONLY, feel free to go snag yourself a copy for 99 cents. PURCHASE HERE.

Also, I'm in LA. If you're in the area, you can totes come watch me read LIVE tonight at Book Show in Highland Park. Rad line-up of
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littlejohn22:
Hippo Bridie two ewes, and i hope it sells well
amelinda:
 A few months back  I logged into my Xs amazon account and saw that There is No Happy Ending was in his cart :)
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Last month, I had the privilege of reading at Kevin Maloney’s book release party for Cult Of Loretta (Lazy Fascist Press) here in Portland. Having heard Maloney read before, I knew I wanted, nay, needed a copy of his first book. So I picked one up at the party.

Cult Of Loretta is super fucking good. It haunts you. Anytime I had to put
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catdad:
Well-written review.  You are good.  :)
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"Scandal’s prose is direct and uncompromising, but the true beauty of Jigsaw Youth comes from the fact that she manages to blend together sexuality, pain, the importance of memories, and Otherness in a way that said things act as the narrative’s cohesive elements while simultaneously making it clear that they are all much bigger than the narrative framework in which they are presented
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catdad:
So, what you're saying is you're [becoming] kind of a big thing.  :D  Congrats!  It must be interesting to see what kind of lift your sales get when various reviews like this come out. 
satanachist:
so exciting for you!