Reading at Powell’s Books Thursday, 7pm!

superstoriesCome help celebrate the launch of the supernew superanthology SUPER STORIES OF HEROES & VILLAINS! I’ll be reading from my story “Pinktastic and the End of the World” this Thursday, August 22 at 7pm at the Cedar Hills Powell’s Books here in sunny Portland.

From the Powell’s Site:

Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing  3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Beaverton, OR

Discover the origins of caped crusaders and their ingenious nemeses, uncover their terrible secrets, and witness their victories and defeats.  With hard-hitting stories from masters of the genre and fresh new talents, Super Stories of Heroes and Villains (Tachyon Publications) is a vastly adventurous anthology collecting some of the most exciting and original superhero stories of the past few decades.  Editor Claude Lalumière and contributors Camille Alexa (Push of the Sky) and Chris Roberson (The Dragon’s Nine Sons) will be on hand to share their stories of heroes and villains.

See you there!

Fiction: Fat Johnny Little and Salty Salt Sue make a break for the desert

hardly neverSalty Salt Sue met Fat Johnny Little at a card game so hot it burned a girl, the sultry Louisiana night dampening her clothes, making her tingle from the waist down. She sat next to Vinnie DeLuca, who bore a passing resemblance to Dillinger—his pencil moustache and fancy cigar and straight flush minus one—with her knee crooked over the arm of his chair like she could keep her legs anchored solid that way, keep everything from going south. . .

My story “Hardly Never in Vegas” is out today in Nautilus Magazine. Incredible illustrations by Angie Wang.

“Three Times” official today in CLOCKWORK PHOENIX 4

My eensy-weensy backwards-unfolding fable of love and death is out today! “Three Times” officially sees the light of day alongside a bevy of other tales of beauty and strangeness in CLOCKWORK PHOENIX 4.

Kindle Price $4.99clockwork phoenix 4
Canada $5.07
UK £3.28

Watch Weightless Books for e-book editions in alternate formats.

Trade Paperback $15.95 (Discounted at some stores)
Amazon.com
Amazon.ca
Amazon.com.uk
Barnes & Noble
Powell’s
Indiebound

Don’t see it on the shelves at your local store? Ask for it.

If you want to get a signed copy direct from the editor, go here.

Interview at Lobster & Canary

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Author and all-round accomplished fellow Daniel A. Rabuzzi chatted me up for his art and lit site, Lobster & Canary. Want to hear about dead pigeons in the freezer? How about which artists, living or dead, I’d have over for dinner? Read to find out.