Tag Archives: Zine

zine machine/queen & upcoming performances 



​Tonight I’m running off more mini zines and practicing for a reading tomorrow (2/27) at the Jade Lounge that is centered around the thing we idealize the shit out of but barely understand: Love. The good, the bad, the morbidly grotesque. We’ll cover it all. Music, stories, poetry and more. 

I’ll also be reading at Powell’s City of Books on March 20th as part of Smallpressapalooza.

Interview: CLASH Media Podcast


Had an astral daytime slumber party with Leza Cantoral for the CLASH Media podcast this weekend.
We talked about my novella, GLUE, mermaid hair/beards, Portland strip club aesthetics, biker culture, my dad’s role in said culture, zines, Ladybox Books and a lot of other stuff!

We had a great time chatting and probably could have gone on forever.
But we didn’t, you’re welcome ✨🖤✨

Click HERE to listen to me treat spoken statements, like, you know, questions..?

photo cred: Leza Cantoral

Reviews, lists & upcoming projects


I woke up with a brutal migraine and this song in my head.
I’m not sure if they are directly related.


Reviews and book photos (Glue Pix!) have been trickling in and they make my black heart swell. On top of the official reviews, some of my favorite feedback has come in the form of texts and phone calls from friends and family. Those don’t mean anything to y’all, but they mean the world to me.
This week Gabino Iglesias reviewed my new novella, Glue, at Vol. 1 Brooklyn in which he says so many wonderful things about my work including putting me alongside amazing writers like Joshua Jennifer Espinoza and Juliet Escoria. I died.

click here to read the full review

Gabino also rounded up some of his favorite Nasty Women in weird fiction for LitReactor and I made that list too.

There were eleven women chosen and of those eleven, six of them were either Ladybox Books authors or contributors to the box sets. I love these women and believe so wholly in their talent, I’m glad to see them being appropriately appreciated for all that they do.

click image to read about 11 nasty women @ LitReactor

I’ve opened submissions for a zine anthology project through Ladybox Books, in which I want to hear about songs we can’t listen to anymore -for whatever reason- bands our exes have ruined, and the loss of virginity. Each topic will be compiled into its own zine and I’m looking forward to the stories rolling in as much as I am looking forward to assembling them all by hand myself.

click image for zine trio submission guidelines

Some words about things, on a Thursday.


I would like to begin with what is happening all of 3 feet away from me:  A couple, an awkward one at that, arguing.

The male-  gawky and gangly. The female- a terribly attractive, Americanized Asian girl.

They can’t seem to agree on a thing.

They stand in a corner, looking at hosiery and “couple’s boardgames” until she walks briskly away. Confused, he follows her like a puppy until she reaches for a corset and suddenly raises her voice:  “Thanks for callng me fat!”

He whispers a disagreement that I cannot hear. He obviously doesn’t think he has said what she seems to have heard.

“In so many words, yeah. You did.”

In so many words.

Sometimes it’s the spaces between words that tell us more.

So, maybe my not writing what I ought to be, says more than my writing?


In fact, it has been brought to my attention that I have let time slip by a bit rapidly with out working on much of anything at all. For shame.

I have about half of the problem with my lap top fixed, so I am actually planning to go home this evening and work on compiling and completing my would-be novella.

I have one final story to write, and then on to word count and submission!

I am also still accepting donations to fun my trip to Portland, OR in November to attend BizarroCon 2010.

But wouldn’t it be nice to get something in return for your kindness?

Yes, yes it would.

What if you were to receive a handy little chapbook/zine filled with some of my “Creeps” short stories, a few doodles, and more words?

Would you all be interested in that?

I’ll bet you would!

So… I’ll be working on making that little bit of magic happen for y’all.

From a place of love, I’ll create things  just for you!

BizarroCon is going to be absolutely amazing!

Is it November yet?!!?