Sometimes when it rains it pours. As an example, today I wrapped up the revisions of the second RHYMER novel (yay me). And:
- An Interview I did with Wired.com’s Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy went live. The interview discusses Rhymer, but also a number of short stories contained in my first collection, recently reprinted in ebook format as The Girlfriends of Dorian Gray & Other Stories, at Book View Café.
- I received by mail a copy of Babelzine Vol. 3, a Japanese fantasy & science fiction magazine containing a translation of one of those stories, “Madonna of the Maquiladora.” (See below)
A nice way to start July.
This week a terrific interview with award-winning publisher/editor/and now bookstore owner (Book Moon) Gavin J. Grant. His publishing house, Small Beer Press, started in 2000 with a story collection, Stranger Things Happen, which Salon named a “Book of the Year,” and The Village Voice proclaimed as one of its 25 Best Books. He offers sage advice on navigating the mad world of publishing in the 21st century, and speaks to the return of the brick-and-mortar bookstore.
This week on the #Oddcast, my friend and two-time Shirley Jackson Award-winning author of quiet horror and damaged people, Nathan Ballingrud, talks about his remarkable and unsettling stories, including his first collection, North American Lake Monsters, as well as the forthcoming film adapted from his novella, The Visible Filth, as well as his time as a bartender in New Orleans, and a cook on oil rigs. Cohosting with me are Merry Deedee Jones, Kelly Simmons, Jon McGoran, and Keith Strunk.