A book cover! Pre orders! Blurbs! HOW TO SET YOURSELF ON FIRE is looking v real.

Today is the day that Dzanc Books sent the galley files to the printer, and today is the day that we revealed the book cover and opened up for pre-orders online. What a day.   PRAISE FOR HOW TO SET YOURSELF ON FIRE “How to Set Yourself on Fire is a family mystery that slowly reveals itself, … Continue reading A book cover! Pre orders! Blurbs! HOW TO SET YOURSELF ON FIRE is looking v real.

Pithead Chapel’s 2017 Best of the Net Nomination

I often assume story acceptances are tired editors hitting the wrong button in the system and then being too non-confrontational to say it was a mistake, so they just sigh, take the hit, and publish it anyway. It's nice to get shaken by the shoulders a little to say no Jules, we did really love … Continue reading Pithead Chapel’s 2017 Best of the Net Nomination

Album Reviews of 1994

Published 2/13/17. I wrote this forever ago but it never felt quite finished. It felt too novelty. And then Bryan Woods of New York Tyrant/Tyrant Books contacted me and asked me to send him something weird for them to publish. I re-read it, each segment of this sad, teen angst story divided by the artist … Continue reading Album Reviews of 1994

Churches We’ve Broken Into

Published 1/18/17. This one is really, really special to me for three main reasons. I finally got a story in Paper Darts. !!! This is basically a spin-off of my forthcoming novel, where breaking into churches is a bit of a motif, and I often have such a stifling disconnect between my novel and my … Continue reading Churches We’ve Broken Into

Six Mothers

Published 1/16/17. My first publication of 2017 was this quietly absurd piece of flash fiction, "Six Mothers," published at Matchbook. They also sent me a little envelope of cash and a very sweet typewriter note in the mail, so F yeah Matchbook. Matchbook asks its writers what inspires each story, so I told them (a) failing … Continue reading Six Mothers