Yog SEA at BookBar

Which you’d think would start here, at 7pm, as the sign says:

But, really, I was at Tattered Cover Colfax at 2pm, for a Denver Moon event, which went great, as you can tell:

On the way out, I caught My Hero in good company:

I so, so dig My Favorite Thing is Monsters. Very ready for vol.2. Really dug My Friend Dahmer, too.

Anyway, instead of finding coffee shop to write away some hours in (the scent of coffee leaves me dramatically gagging), I went to Discount Tire and worked on a chapter, then hung around Chipotle drinking tea and writing and watching some street fair happen all around me. Then, driving to BookBar, traffic and the world, turn after turn, kept throwing me and this guy together:

read more

My two favorite things from the Internet this week


Blood Quantum

It’s so jacked up. It’s also—”it” being my tribe’s retention of it—why Mapping the Interior and its kind-of follow-up (to come) never once say “Blackfeet”: because of current policy, I don’t think it’s a big enough term. Anyway, Robert traces through it in a compelling way here, once you click through:

I, along with my cousins and other Blackfeet, tried to get blood quantum eliminated from our tribal constitution… we failed. We, as in the entire tribe.

read more

Recent stuff

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:

read more

Back cover copy redux

RA for All Contact Info

Though, I’m not super sure that’s an exact-proper use of ‘redux.’ Anyway, 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:

http://raforall.blogspot.com/2018/06/author-stephen-graham-jones-captures.html

read more

Shifting that Center, Man

Got to do it. Cool to see Mongrels in the mix:

Shifting the Centre of Genre

read more

Werewolves on the Moon

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 . . .

read more

New story up

over at the cool new Automata. Wrote it after reading Donald Barthelme’s old story about the Joker. Also, shhh. Nobody tell DC.

https://automatareview.com/bats-stephen-graham-jones

read more

Four months till Halloween


new (tmp) theme

Crosby Designs New Website Coming Soon! | Crosby Designs

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.

read more