Stories at Stories

So here’s a link to the event at Stories Bookstore in Echo Park.

Here’s the blurb, put together by the host, Ben Loory

It’s a reading! People will read. The following people:

Ben Loory
Jim Ruland
Zoë Ruiz
Cecil Castellucci
John Skipp
JS Breukelaar

It will be good! JS Breukelaar will be here all the way from AUSTRALIA! Doing her first reading ever! In her entire life! From American Monster, her first novel, coming soon from Lazy Fascist Press. And everyone else will be reading other stuff, whatever the hell they want! Who can say? It’s a mystery. Also there might be liquor. ???

>>>>>>>> TOTALLY FREE!! <<<<<<<<

And it’s true. It is my first reading ever. Except for the one I did at Tin House Summer Workshop when I was sick. I wrote about that. You can read about it here. But I have never read before, not really. Not in public, like with other writers whose work I admire. You should really read Ben’s book. I’ve downloaded it to my Kindle and am starting it now and I’m mesmerized. Ray Bradbury blurbed it. So there’s that.
I didn’t put Ben up to making this be the American Monster Edition. He did that all by himself. Maybe my wily publisher, Cameron Pierce, put him up to it. I’ll never know.

American Monster

Gone to print!

I’ll be reading from American Monster at Stories Books in Echo Park on Feb 24, with a dauntin line-up that includes Ben Loory and John Skip. And then, as part of AWP, at Left Bank Books on March 1.

Details and links to follow.

As far as reality goes, the Novella is digging its spiky heels in as I near the end. Sorry, honey, you got the heels, I got the paddle and if you don’t get on with ending your sorry ass, I’m gonna spank it!