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Kansas City You Be So Pretty

The above was my attempt at a Cake Quatto. Didn’t quite work. It just looks like a cake within a cake rather than a cake growing out of a cake’s stomach. (Quatto reminder) I went to Kansas City to my pal Dylan’s Big Birthday Bender Blowout Bash! Three days of music plus a slew of…

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Book Tour Tips for (Self-Published) Authors

Yo, Fab Friends! I wrote a post for Black Gate on book tours for d.i.y. authors. Mosey on over. It starts like this: My adventure begins sixteen tons of sundowns ago…maybe say, November-ish, when the Clarendon Hills Public Library in Illinois asked me to be a featured reader at their No-Shush Salon. They wanted an…

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Tidbits from 20,000 Days on Earth

Are you a writer? A musician? Artistic type? Maybe someone searchin’ for gumption to get shit done? Have a sit-down with 20,000 Days on Earth, Jane Pollard and Iain Forsyth’s documentary on Nick Cave. You can rent it for 4 bucks on Amazon. (I rented it in a magic window of time when it was…

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Three Word Review: The Two Paupers by C.S.E. Cooney

Three Word Review: BUY THIS BOOK! Slightly Extended Review: C.S.E. Cooney makes me swoony…as displayed by this picture from a year-and-a-half ago posted on my tumblr: The Dark Breakers series makes my insides turn to goo. I have decided to reshape this goo into hearts and vomit them at Cooney’s feet. It’s a heaping well-deserved.…

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Bring! Bring! Awards Eligibility Post Calling.

First…holy crap. Check out this Prince “Batdance” video. Love. Love. LOVE. …Ok. I’m failing at blogotrons. Can’t seem to get the purple to rain for you via video. So…go HERE! You’ll get to see images like this: and this and this Which, I mean, is obviously…AWESOME!!! If Prince wanted to lean moodily in my direction…

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In the Land of Mom and Cacti

It has been two years…TWO YEARS…since I have gone to Arizona to see my family. Blame it on money, blame it on whatever, but that is too damn long. This song comes to mind: I now come home and both my mom and I are older than we’ve ever been. The time for us to…

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It. Is. 2015!!!

BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE! Happy New Year! 2014…well…I didn’t spend much time on this blog. Instead I was over on Tumblr and Twitter and Instagram. Here’s a reminder of ME! With sequins. Because New Years! Who am I kidding? No one. Even a blind dog would bark at that lie. Sequins are for ALL THE TIME! And…

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