I used to be better about doing this—collecting snapshots from the last couple weeks or so, stacking them in a post—but I somehow let that drift away. So, maybe this’ll be me starting that up again? Who knows. Anyway, DCC would be in here, but I had to ghost out of all my panels last-minute, as I was already scheduled to be at Juniper Writing Institute (double-booking: my fault). But, before that, I was at UCR-PD‘s MFA graduation ceremony, both watching a couple of my thesis students walk that stage and warming that stage up with a commencement address:
If you click the pic, or the link below, you can then click a link in that cool post—it’s star librarian and horror champion Becky Spratford—and then click BACK to here. It’ll make sense once you see:
Got to do it. Cool to see Mongrels in the mix:
Not talking about the piece I have coming out in Sovereign Traces, but this grab from Werewolves on the Moon versus Vampires, which is about six different kinds of fun, and just really excellently done:
As for why I snabbed that: just still, and probably always, clocking all pre-Mongrels uses of “mongrel” in werewolf stuff. First place I saw it was George RR Martin’s The Skin Trade. It may be somewhere in Avatar’s Ferals, too. Anyway, obviously I don’t have this very centralized. But maybe someday . . .
over at the cool new Automata. Wrote it after reading Donald Barthelme’s old story about the Joker. Also, shhh. Nobody tell DC.
something in the old theme was looping, chewing up all the memory, and it was also defaulting to the mobile version for desktop. so: new look, for a bit. just picked something simple (and not mobile friendly, alas), as I can’t mess with it at the moment. but, hopefully, maybe:
And, that new header-img, it’s a crop from a Theo Van Alst snapshot, I think. Dude knows his way around a lens.
*AUTHOR GUEST POST* I asked author Stephen Graham Jones the question, “Which horror book would you recommend if someone wanted to read a great story and follow it up with the movie adaptation?” Here’s his answer: 🍃 “Scott Smith's The Ruins: This is a knockout novel and an excellent film. It's got unity of place (one hill), unity of time (three bad days), and economy of character: six, where some are just grist for the story mill, and one of them's kind of the final girl for this slasher build. If you're looking for gore, you've found it. If you're looking for moral revulsion, here you are. And if you're just into creepy crawly whispery evil plants, then this is the book for you, this is the movie you want to cue up. Stephen” . SGJ is the author of one of my favorite reads this year, Mapping the Interior and also a book currently on my nightstand called, Mongrels. I hear it’s a very unique werewolf tale and I’m excited for it. You can check out his website, the link is in my bio and follow him on Twitter “SGJ72” 🍃🤘🏼 #stephengrahamjones #theruins #scottsmith #horrorbook #horrorhound #horrorfanatic #authorinterview #mongrels #werewolf #mappingtheinterior #author #guestpost #motherhorror