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Category: Kickstartin’ my heart

Love Alone

Miscellaneous things:

The anthology I’m co-editing with Melissa Marr, Rags and Bones, is going to be amazing. We received another fantastic story for it this morning, and at this point we’re just waiting on a couple of final contributions. I’ve been blown away by the quality of work we’ve received. And in a bit over a year or so, you should all get to read it too!


Bizarro author Spike Marlowe is donating all August royalties for her book Placenta of Love to Planned Parenthood. It’s a fun book — I don’t consider myself a bizarro fan, but it made me laugh aloud, and is even kind of sweet, in its twisted way — so pick up a copy and amuse yourself and do some good.


The Kickstarter for Antiquities and Tangibles, my next collection, is zipping along marvelously. If I get another $160 or so, I’ll write another new story for the book. $10 gets you the e-book, $30 gets you a paperback, and if you’re feeling more generous, there are other rewards too.


There’s other excitement bubbling around. In a week or so I’ll be revealing myself as the True Author behind a book that’s coming out this month under a pseudonym. And there’s some audiobook awesomeness that will soon be yours too. These are wonderful times.



The Antiquities and Tangibles Kickstarter is going well. 150% funded in the first day! And I hit my first “stretch goal,” so I’ll be writing two new stories for the collection. (I do have a way of creating work for myself.)

I just have to figure out which reprints to include in the book. I know some — the award nominees, the ones that have been in year’s bests. Still thinking about which other ones to include. I want a good balance of long/short, light/dark, sentimental/brutal, etc. (Here’s my bibliography. Anything published in 2007 or onward is fair game. Suggestions/demands are welcome.)

On an unrelated note: This morning Officeboy said, “Do you know why I’m excited to go to school today? Because I get to do the monkeybars! I learned to do them yesterday! I couldn’t do it before and then I could! I can go up and down! Do you know how long it took me to learn? Zero minutes! I just watched people who could do it, and then I did it!”

I appreciate his enthusiastic joy in the little things, and seek to emulate it in my own life.