anthology Among the Leaves, which is a collection of Midwestern gay poets edited by Raymond Luczak. Contributors include Walter Beck, Ahimsa Timoteo Bodran, James Cihlar, Jack Fritscher, Brent Goodman, George Klawitter, Christopher Leland, John Medeiros, Stephen S. Mills, Michael Kiesow Moore, Timothy Murphy, William Reichard, James Schwartz, Gregg Shapiro, Jim Stewart, Whittier Strong, Malcolm Stuhlmiller and Scott Wiggerman. You can pre-order the anthology now at this link.
I spent Sunday formatting my short story collection, Kiss Shot, and will upload it to Amazon this week. It should be available by Sept. 1. As I mentioned in a previous post, the ebook will be exclusively available for the Kindle for 99 cents. With Amazon's Kindle Select program, the book will be available for lending and there will also be opportunities to download the ebook for free during special promotions. I can't wait for you to read it. You can read the story "Clover Grill" from the collection now at Scribd. and Fictionaut.
I'm going to interview fellow mystery writer Amanda Kyle Williams for Lambda Literary Review next week. Her new novel, Stranger in the Room, was released last week and is getting some fantastic reviews. In the meantime, read this little Q&A I did with Amanda for Atlanta INtown back in July.
On Saturday morning, I met with friend and fabulous photographer Colin Potts to shoot the cover for my poetry collection, Render, coming from Sibling Rivalry Press next April. The photo at right is a little teaser from the session. We were going for a Sally Mann-esque feel for the cover art and Colin really nailed it. We also did new author photos, too! Many thanks to Colin for his brilliant eye and his better half, Karen Head, for her art direction. Can't wait for all of you to see the final photo and to read these poems!
Neither panel I was asked to sit on was selected for AWP Boston, so I'm probably not going. It's an expensive proposition with no financial backing. However, Sibling Rivalry Press will be there and I'll have something special for you to pick up at the book fair: signed and numbered broadsides featuring my poem "Why I Want To Be Pam Grier." Now's that souvenir you'll definitely want to take home.