Friday, March 13, 2015

7 Lucky Links for You on this Friday the 13th

A pulp magazine cover with an image of a black cat.
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Although I’m not superstitious and, like Ben Kenobi in Star Wars, I don’t believe there’s such a thing as luck, you might consider this your unlucky day because I don’t have time to put a lot in this post on this Friday the 13th. I’ve been very busy with my writing projects and getting ready for upcoming events, one which was yesterday evening at the Crocker Art Museum here in Sacramento. It was called Art Mix: Cirque--a carnivalesque, French style, circus-themed event. Not your average childhood circus. It wasn’t bad. In hopes of being able to promote my book of short stories, The Fool’s Illusion, because it went with the theme of the event, I decided to dig up some of my extra promo bookmarks which I still had to cut out and do so in a hurry because the idea came to me at the last minute. However, I decided not to leave any book marks there because the area where the staff told me I could put them didn’t seem to attract very much traffic. I’m saving them for Professor Mondo’s Danger Works Conclave, a steampunk convention being held in Sacramento this weekend. You can find out more about this con at its website. 

I’m also up to a deadline proofreading a couple of my articles to be included in in an upcoming non-fiction anthology, Horror Addicts’ Guide to Life, which is edited by’s David Watson. I can’t talk much about it here because of an agreement, but I’ll keep you updated as we’re allowed to give out more information.

So because I haven’t had time to write up a full post for this week, I wanted to leave you on this “unlucky” Friday with seven lucky links to some fantastic stuff that I found while surfing the ‘net the other day. A couple of the links are to interesting articles on two really neat authors whose work I recently read. One article interviews Damien Angelica Walters whose short story, “Sing Me Your  Scars”, excerpted from her book of the same name at, I had the pleasure to read only a few days ago. It utilizes the Frankenstein myth really good. The other article features author Mary Robinette Kowal, whose short story I read from The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination several weeks ago, a kind of atom punk story that I really enjoyed. So I suggest you check out those two articles among the other links.

I’ll have a full post here next week (if not earlier).

7 Fantastic, Lucky Links

An Interview with Damien Angelica Walters”, A.C. Wise, 

“Damien Angelica Walters was kind enough to drop by today to talk about her new collection, Sing Me Your Scars.”

. . . Live from Capricorn 35 with Mary Robinette Kowal”, Patrick Hester 

“Hugo-award winning author, Mary Robinette Kowal is a novelist and professional puppeteer. Her debut novel Shades of Milk and Honey (Tor 2010) was nominated for the 2010 Nebula Award for Best Novel.”

 “The Great Internet Debate Over Not Reading White Men”, Saladin Ahmed,

“The internet has been abuzz recently with debates over reading lists and reading habits. Writer K. Tempest Bradford caused a bit of a stir when she challenged readers to stop reading straight white cisgendered male authors for a year.”

 Casefile: Arkham, a Kickstarter graphic novel project by Team Kaiju,

“Set in the mid-1940s, Case File: Arkham follows Hank Flynn, a down on his luck private eye who is back from the war and now working the mean streets of the most cursed city on Earth—Arkham, Massachusetts.”

“Paul Genesse, being the kind man he is, listened to my rant, and then suggested that we put together a panel at Life, the Universe, and Everything (LTUE) . . . a local literary convention that happens once a year in Utah county. I told him I’d be incredibly interested in a panel focused on the importance of disabilities in the genre. Paul said he’d make it happen.”

Feel free to let me know in the box below which of the above links’ stories you thought was most fantastic.

Until next time . . .


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  2. Well, thank you, Cassidy! I'll do that. : )