Cemetery Dance stories

Another one coming out there, one of my favorite stories of any I’ve ever written. so, to sum up the forthcoming Cemetery Dance stuff:

  • “Raphael,” in #55 (right about to be out–might be out exactly when DEMON THEORY is, really)
  • “Hell on the Homefront Too,” sometime later
  • “Father, Son, Holy Rabbit,” some other time.
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    Upcoming & Current

  • another story in Cemetery Dance. a zombie-piece. too, if you don’t subscribe to their newsletter, I’d recommend it. if you’re into horror, I mean. lots of the bargains/sales they’re always doing, then intervws and reviews and all that good stuff.
  • an interview on Misnomer. looking like it’ll post there tomorrow. was a blast to do, and hopefully I didn’t say anything too terrible.
  • too, the first review of DEMON THEORY‘s out, in the April Texas Monthly (not sure if it’s on the shelves or not yet; like Francis Dolarhyde, I found the early copy at the airport [unlike Sir Dragon, I was on my way to PA, for a reading]). it’s very cool. wouldn’t be surprised if a piece or two of it ends up on the cover (of DT, which I’d guess is at the press right about now). and, as for release dates, Amazon says the 18th, and maybe they know?
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    Demon Theory sneaks

    Just realized we’re T-minus four weeks on Demon Theory. Usually by now galleys/ARCs would have been floating around, but, gremlins being what they are, we’re holding our breaths for the final copies instead. Which might make it all cooler, even.

    Still, though, I feel kind of bad about not giving any sneak peaks.

    So–and yeah, this may get pulled, as I’m kind of doing it without permission–here’s twenty or thirty of the first pages of DEMON THEORY. The first is in FlashPaper, which I’m just stumbling upon; it’s supercool. The second’s just a standard PDF. I would hand it out just as straight text, but, yeah, the formatting would explode, I’m pretty sure.

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    Demon Theory update / thanks

    I touched Demon Theory for the final time last Monday, at about six minutes shy of seven in the morning. It’s maybe at the printer’s now. Still an April 13th release, as far as I know. But yeah, people keep asking for galleys, ARCs. The story of that: all the formatting explosions Demon Theory started (typical software and 2006 processor speeds can’t contain the thing it is) kept pushing ARCs back more and more, until it was pretty much too late to mess with them. So, review/advance copies are going to be the real and true hardback, final versions, just with the UPC blacked-out or something. Which works for me.

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    Some more upcoming

    • A piece I read at AWP, “Lunch,” 32 Poems picked it up. they ran that little “Hansom Is” piece, that used to be posted as a sample on the old site.
    • A long / nother science fiction story, “The Man Who Would Cross Time,” Juked just picked it up. They’re the place that ran that “Zombie Sharks with Metal Teeth” story. Cool place.
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    These just out

    “The Wages: an Argument” is out now in the current CONTROLLED BURN. also in there’s a BLEED INTO ME review, which kind of just sums up why I even ever wrote the book, and a little five-question interview. kind of like Kilbourne used to do when the Daily Show was his.

    “Adultery: a Failing Sestina” is reprinted in BEHIND THE SHORT STORY, by Todd Pierce and Ryan G. Van Cleave. Though I’ve yet to read the essay-thing I wrote about revision, if I understand correctly, all my ‘dates’ were padded by a year or so, maybe more (ie, if I say it takes a year and a half for me to write a novel, then what I meant, of course, was more along the lines of “six weeks.”

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    The Minotaur at the End of Love

    hey, because somebody over at the Velvet asked for it, I dug up an old story I’d wholly forgotten about, sucked it into flash, put it in that little story list to the left, here. I remember writing all these, this ‘office’ series of stories. ‘Amateur Hour’ was in there, as was that ‘Jumpers,’ still forthcoming. seems there were some more, too–‘Doesn’t Play Well With Other Children,’ I recall very clearly–but who knows where they all went.

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    Austin schedule

    first, the whole event: AWP Conference.

    next, my part:

  • Thursday March 9th, 10:00 – 10:45: a booksigning for Bleed Into Me. I’d guess this’ll be at the University of Nebraska Press table in whatever big room’s got all the tables/journals/etc.
  • Thursday, March 9th, 12:00 – 1:15: a panel (“A Reading by the Faculty of Texas Tech”). not sure if it’s posted yet which room this’ll happen in, but there’ll be schedules, signs, all that stuff, so it should be easy to find.
  • Thursday, March 9th, 1:30 – 2:45: another panel (“Where Genre and Non-Genre Meet: Texas Writers on Texas Writing”), this one with Craig Clevenger and Joe Lansdale and I’m not sure who else. Should be a good time, though. I mean, there’ll maybe be a pitcher of water there anyway, which I’ll need, from running over from the last panel . . .
  • 7:00, there in the hotel, one of the reception rooms: a party hosted by Texas Tech. food on platters, cash bar, that type thing. not sure if it’s invite-only or not, but I’d guess I can get people in the door somehow (if I’m there [see next bullet])
  • 7:00, in room 408, same hotel (I think), I’m reading aloud with some FC2 people. or, not ‘with,’ like a chorus, but in sequence with, anyway. not sure of my order in that line-up or what I’m reading, or how I’m going to both host one party and provide diversion for another, but, I mean, I did grow up on Three’s Company, so of course know that what seems to be both wholly inadvisable and geographically impossible is often really just the optimum setting for some prime comedy, or at least an antic or two.
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