Matt DeBenedictis wrote a nice post about Flowing in the Gossamer Fold over at Trick with a Knife. Thanks Matt.


My novel Flowing in the Gossamer Fold can be pre-ordered from Blue Square Press (I'll probably be talking about this for a while, forgive me). I will sign all of the pre-orders but I'm thinking about doing something else, too. While I wrote the book I filled about 9 medium sized Moleskine journals with notes, ideas and scenes that helped create Gossamer. I might package a random page or two from the journals with the pre-orders, not sure yet.

“Good books tend to transcend their categories.”

Informative interview and discussion about genre, category and literary analysis between Brian Evenson and Caleb J Ross at the Velvet Podcast.


Matt Bell Wolf Parts

Matt Bell's Wolf Parts is just over 40 pages. Each page reinvents itself, setting a new stage, adding a new detail, changing. Several of the pages are not full pages but thick, violent, and sexual vignettes. Each of Bell's sentences is carefully detailed, full of symbolism. While reading it Peter Markus came to mind because of Wolf Parts repetition of violence and love. If you can get your hands on this book you'll read it again and again.

When I was only halfway through the short book it became clear to me that Bell's upcoming book HOW THEY WERE FOUND had become one my most anticipated releases of the year.

Wolf Parts was a limited edition print but the audio file of Bell reading it can be downloaded from Keyhole Press for $2.

HOW THEY WERE FOUND is forthcoming from Keyhole Press, October 5, 2010.


I once swam in the ocean. My Novel for Pre-Order

You can now pre-order my novel Flowing in the Gossamer Fold (the first title from Blue Square Press) for $14 (including shipping) by visiting this link. All pre-orders will be signed. I am very excited about all of this. I cannot wait to share this book with you. The book will ship sometime around August 2010.

The cover was drawn and rendered by Chi Birmingham.


The man at Dunkin' Donuts told me that, "everything's going to work out."


I don't think I've said this yet: congratulations to >Kill Author for winning the Million Writers Award for best new online magazine or journal.


Abjective Contest

Details here.


Kick Ass

Really enjoyed Kick Ass. Chloƫ Grace Moretz stole the show.
Darby Larson at The Collagist


Last Copy of Museum of Fucked

"Beautifully brutal and written in a simple and clear style, Museum rings true of Oscar Wilde, that we are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.'"
--Shane Jones, author of
Light Boxes and The Failure Six

There is only 1 copy left of the limited edition chapbook Museum of Fucked by David Peak. Don't miss it.


storySouth notable story

The storySouth 2010 Million Writers Award list of notable Internet stories of 2009 is up and I'm happy that an excerpt from Flowing in the Gossamer Fold made the list. And to sweeten the deal >Kill Author (the journal that published the excerpt) was awarded best new online magazine or journal, awesome.

Check out all of the notable stories for 2009 here.