BEREFT releases on February 26, 2013. A book release party will be held in Washington, DC on Sunday, March 3rd at my friend Thomas Drymon’s studio, Doris-Mae. More information is here.
I got the go-ahead from the publisher to post these blurbs for BEREFT.
Fatal Women: The Esther Garber Novellas by Tanith Lee are finally out from Lethe Press. It was a pleasure to work with Ms. Lee and get these books back in print. The interiors, designed by Alex Jeffers, are exquisite.
These books are surrealistic historical lesbian fiction–kind of like Sarah Waters on opium, with Jeanette Winterson and Colette popping in as influences.
I’ve been given permission by my publisher Tiny Satchel Press to share the mock-up of the cover of my forthcoming YA novella. The design cover is by Christopher Bauer.
Editor and author extraordinaire Scott Heim invited me to contribute an essay to the book THE FIRST TIME I HEARD…COCTEAU TWINS, which is a part of a series about music geekery, written both by writers and musicians.
I’m chuffed to appear in the book with David Narcizo (Throwing Muses); Ian Masters (Pale Saints); pianist and Cocteau Twins collaborator Harold Budd; band collaborator and live guitarist Lincoln Fong; Pete Fijalkowski (Adorable); Anka Wolbert (Clan of Xymox); Sean “Grasshopper” Mackowiak (Mercury Rev); Meredith Meyer; Mark Van Hoen (Locust, Seefeel); Paul Anderson (Tram); Paul Elam (Fieldhead); Rebecca Coseboom (Halou, Stripmall Architecture); Michael Cottone (The Green Kingdom); Sarah Jaffe; Antony Ryan (Isan); Dean Garcia (Curve); Kurt Feldman (The Pains of Being Pure at Heart); Erik Blood; Annie Barker; John Loring (Fleeting Joys); Guy Fixsen (Laika and co-engineer for My Bloody Valentine); Emily Elhaj (Implodes); Carlo Van Putten (The Convent, White Rose Transmission); Eric Quach (thisquietarmy); Ryan Policky (A Shoreline Dream); Matthew Kelly (The Autumns); Steve Elkins (The Autumns); Ryan Lum (Lovespirals); Michael Savage (The Fauns); Amman Abbasi (The Abbasi Brothers); Eric Loveland Heath; Ben Mullins (Midwest Product); Keith Canisius; Michael McCabe and David Read (Coldharbourstores); and writers like Emily Franklin, Alistair McCartney; Tony Leuzzi; and Sommer Browning.
It’s an ebook, available both on Kindle and Nook, and soon to appear in iBooks….
I had a great time at the Atlanta Queer Literary Festival this past weekend, where I was a panelist on three panels. I got to meet and talk with poet/publisher Bryan Borland of Sibling Rivalry Press, author Daniel Allen Cox and poet Brent Calderwood. Many thanks to festival organizers Collin Kelley and Megan A Volpert for making my stay a good one.