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.
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
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
I met a lot of people when I attended AWP to represent Ladybox Books and one of them invited me to be a guest on their podcast.
Click HERE to listen to it and hear me talk about Ladybox Books, publishing, and my gross overuse of the word “um.”
I’ve got some of my chapbook ‘I Wasn’t In Love With You, I Was Just Really Drunk’ left over from the Ladybox event the weekend before last, as well as Tell Me A Story/ I’m A Fucking Lady/ Ladybox logo stickers and I’m A Fucking Lady/Ladybox logo patches!
If you’re interested in purchasing any of these items, please shoot me a message at email@example.com
PayPal pretty much a must.
(write up of I Wasn’t In Love With You, I Was Just Really Drunk @ Vol.1 Brooklyn