Monthly Archives: February 2012

Beth Ann Masarik blog tour for The World Among Us

Thank you Richard, for hosting me today on my tour. We are coming down to the wire, and I would like thank EVERYONE for being a part of this tour. You all have been wonderful and amazing, and I couldn’t be happier with the tour results. That being said, welcome back to all who are […]

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AWP Chicago 2012 – My Schedule

I know you all are just waiting for me to release my schedule for the exciting 2012 Chicago AWP. So, here you go. Tentative, of course. Wednesday, 2/29 8:00 pm   Kick-Off Party @ The Empty Bottle (1035 N. Western Ave.) Readings by xTx, Jesus Angel Garcia, Ben Tanzer , Mary Miller, Lindsay Hunter, Sam Pink, Amber […]

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Slices of Flesh (Dark Moon Books) out soon, at World Horror Convention

OUT SOON! At the World Horror Convention on March 29th. Very excited. My story “Rudy Jenkins Buries His Fears” is in here. Linda Addison Janice Gable Bashman Erin Bender Laura Benedict Max Booth III Chantal Boudreau Gary Braunbeck Kevin James Breaux J ason V. Brock Reesa Brown Jennifer Brozek Ramsey Campbell Tom Cardamone Stewart Carrick […]

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RIP William Gay [1943-2012]

“The Paperhanger” is one of my favorite stories ever. If you haven’t read his work, do so now. We’ve lost a good one today. I’m very sad. My friend Heather Foster just went to a reading and signing he did, and he had a little stroke, but was okay. He signed a few of my […]

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The Pushcarts, Luna Park Review and Online Publishing

When I first read the article by Travis Kurowksi at Luna Park Review, I thought to myself, well, that’s not going to change any time soon. Then I realized that I had a story nominated by Metazen (an online publication) for my story “Twenty Reasons to Stay and One to Leave,” and suddenly I was […]

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Storyville Column Five is Now Up at Lit Reactor: Ideas

And, now my fifth column is live up at Lit Reactor. It’s all about how to get ideas when you’re blocked, and where I’ve gotten some of my ideas in the past. Really it comes down to your process and what interests you. If you like to plot, then it may be a much more […]

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My review of Ampersand, Mass by William Walsh is live at The Nervous Breakdown.

In this collection of stories, William Walsh has put together a unique collage of perspectives set in Ampersand, Mass (Keyhole Press). These tales run the gamut from fantastical and bizarre to sweet and touching to heartbreaking and morose. It’s a wild ride, so buckle up.

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My review of Damascus by Joshua Mohr is live at The Nervous Breakdown

If you’re a fan of Charles Bukowski (and who isn’t) then you’ll probably like this seedy, depressing and ultimately touching and redeeming novel, Damascus (Two Dollar Radio), by Joshua Mohr. I had the pleasure of reading with Josh a few months ago in Chicago as part of The Nervous Breakdown reading series run by Gina […]

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Punchnel’s Hard Boiled-Down Noir Fiction Contest – I’m a winner!

Steven Woods, for “Billy.” Nik Korpon for “Gold Teeth.” Alex Mattingly for “Marbles.” Mimi Brooks for “Out Like A Lion.” Richard Thomas for “Jimmy Five Ways.” My story “Jimmy Five Ways” was one of the winners at Punchnel’s fiction contest. My good friend Nik Korpon was also a winner! All five of the stories and […]

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My review of Karl Taro Greenfeld’s NowTrends is live at The Nervous Breakdown.

My review of Karl Taro Greenfeld’s NowTrends is now up at The Nervous Breakdown. Great stuff. He’s known as a non-fiction author, but he writes fiction too, very well published—The Paris Review, The Missouri Review, BASS, O. Henry, etc. And KTG is one hell of a nice guy, too. I ran across his work in […]

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