Richard Gowin did an excellent job of interviewing me over at his blog, The Slaughterhouse. We talked about publishing, ebooks, influences, my second book Disintegration, identity, sadism, reality, schizophrenia, and much more. I had a great time. Richard is also a fantastic author himself, be sure to check out his work.
If you’re not absolutely sick of hearing my voice, here’s some stuff to consider—podcasts! With so much going on these days, I thought I’d post up some of my podcasts that I’ve done over the last couple of years. Two places that you should for sure keep on your lists, and subscribe to if possible (iTunes, etc.) are the Velvet Podcast series and the Booked Podcasts,who are currently running a series on the Warmed and Bound authors. Lots of great information and entertainment at both of these sites, so be sure to bookmark, get your RSS Feed on, whatever.
1. Episode 16: Great Writers Edit. Bad Writers Discuss Editing on a Podcast.
I join authors Caleb J. Ross (Stranger Will), Gordon Highland (Major Inversions) and Gavin Pate (The Way to Get Here). Nobody enjoys editing, but we all go at it differently.
Don’t mind the tornadoes in the background. I was hiding in the basement for a bit, if you notice me dropping off the recording for awhile.
2. Richard Thomas Booked Podcast Inverview
I join Livius Nedin and Robb Ols0n over at Booked Podcast to talk about Warmed and Bound, and a lot of other stuff: my novel Transubstantiate,
The Cult, Speedloader and my reviewing at The Nervous Breakdown. Great time.
3. Episode 008: Don’t Pull My Hair Unless You Mean It
I join writers Nik Korpon (Stay God), Pela Via (Warmed and Bound) and Nic Young to grind out the topic of sex and violence in fiction
and their complex relationship to sadistic bedfellows, love and shock.
4. AWP Live Reading at Leela’s (Denver, Colorado)
Live reading from my novel Transubstantiate.
5. BOOKS AND BOOZE
Questions and answers. You know the drill.
In addition to doing book reviews at The Nervous Breakdown, I’ll also be doing interviews. My first is with one of my favorite authors, Amelia Gray. I hate to even limit her by calling her a small press darling (in the vein of Parker Posey, indie film darling) as she is a voice to be reckoned with, and I’m sure the small presses will only hold on to her for as long as they can, until the bigger presses come calling. Harper Perennial, are you paying attention?
Instead of doing the standard interview, asking about her latest projects and what her process is, I went over her first two books, AM/PM (Featherproof) and Museum of the Weird (FC2), reminisced about the times I’ve seen her read live at various AWPs and other outings, and generally prompted her with whatever authors, presses, and eccentricities I could think of.
So, go check out the review up at The Nervous Breakdown, pick up copies of AM/PM and Museum of the Weird, and track her at Twitter and her blog. She’s one of the most compelling voices out there right now – hilarious, disturbing, emotional, surreal, heartbreaking, grounded, alluring and smart.
My in depth interview about Transubstantiate, my work, and life as a struggling author (by talented writer Brandon Tietz) is now live at The Cult
So many people at The Cult have been supportive of my work – from the intensives with Craig Clevenger, Monica Drake and Max Barry to the people that run the show (Mirka, Mark, Dennis and Kirk) to the entire workshop and all of the people that make me laugh and distract me with pictures, videos, books and randomness.
Thanks Cult. And thanks Chuck Palahniuk for inspiring me back when Fight Club came out.
So Stephen Graham Jones is just a fascinating, immensely talented writer, and not only a great influence on me, but a bit of the ideal future I seek out. He has published seven novels, teaches at the MFA program at CU Boulder, and is one of the most prolific writers I know. I have been lucky enough to get to know Stephen over at The Velvet and met him in person at last year’s AWP here in Chicago. He publishes in literary publications and also writes impressive dark fiction – horror, sf, bizarro, and other genre work. The opening to ALL THE BEAUTIFUL SINNERS haunts me to this day, it is such a powerful novel.
This is a hilarious interview, but also so enlightening. Like Brian Evenson, he is at the forefront of the genre-bending writing that is going on today. Call it what you want – slipstream, new-wave fabulist, etc. – but this movement is powerful and one I’d like to think I’m a part of, or try to be. He will be doing some fantastic panels at the 2010 AWP in Denver, so be sure to check him out.
Craig Wallwork is a fantastic writer as well, and I’ve published him several times. Really, all of the people at this gathering who were previously interviewed by Craig are writers I really enjoy and hope break out in 2010.
I’m still a bit itchy from all that fur, but man, what a good time.
Thought I would make sure this link was up here on a more glorious and permanent basis.
Craig is a writer whose work I’ve really grown to love. I have in time published him in Colored Chalk (twice, Issue #6 – Waking Up Strange and Issue #9 -Heaven and Hell) as well as in Sideshow Fables (#1).
This was a lot of fun and always a bit revealing.